Gazzetta: AC Milan 2-1 Roma, player ratings

Pure spectacle at San Siro. AC Milan seal a dramatic 2-1 win against Roma thanks to Patrick Cutrone’s goal in the last moments of the game.

An impeccable performance rewarded in the end with a fantastic combination between Gonzalo Higuain and Patrick Cutrone. The Rossoneri attack throughout the match like never before in recent years and close the first half in advantage thanks to Franck Kessie. A single moment of distraction allowed Roma to equalize in the start of the second half. Gattuso’s decision to throw into the game three offensive players payed off and the Red and Blacks take home the first three points of the season.

As Usual La Gazzetta dello Sport has published the ratings for yesterday’s performers. The two real drivers of the Rossoneri’s success are without a doubt Gonzalo Higuain and Hakan Calhanoglu, both 7, for their huge quality contribution and sacrifice throughout the game. El Pipita yet again demonstrated that AC Milan have been missing such a striker since Ibrahimovic’s time. The Argentine striker provided the winning assist to Patrick Cutrone (7 also for him) at the last seconds of the match. He could not have been more decisive. San Siro is in love with the 30 year old.

Another positive display in defense from the central duo Musacchio-Romagnoli (both 6.5) that certifies the good work of the couple against Dzeko and teammates. Same ratings for some growing elements, like Rodriguez, Kessie and Biglia, the performances of whom have improved drastically compared to the Napoli flop. The Swiss left back showcased a rare attacking play while the Argentine central midfielder demonstrates he is fundamental to the Rossoneri’s game if he’s in his best.

Finally, the ‘less brilliant’ of the evening was Jesus Suso. The talented winger who has been called up by the Spanish national team for the upcoming encounters gets a 6. He is never lucid on the right flank but AC Milan mange to win even without his inventions. Samu Castillejo is ready to replace him if needed. Good work even by coach Gattuso (7) whose biggest success is not earning the first three points of the season but demonstrating the the first 60 minutes against Napoli were no coincidence.

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