Bologna 2-3 AC Milan: Tops and flops for the Rossoneri

AC Milan claimed all three points away at Bologna on Sunday evening, building on the important win against Parma. For the Rossoneri, it was only the second time this season that they have won two consecutive games, which certainly says a lot about their season so far. 

Finally, Stefano Pioli’s men converted their chances, showing great improvement from the clash against Parma. However, there was still a bit of drama as Bologna somehow managed to score two goals, both of which were very silly from Milan’s point of view. As many would agree, the scoreline didn’t do the Rossoneri’s performance justice.


Bonaventura: Jack is indeed back. Since starting against Napoli in the 13th round, the Italian veteran has gone from strength to strength in the midfield, becoming a crucial figure for Pioli’s side. Not only has he been able to bring some much-needed experience to the team, but also a great amount of quality.

Last night, he got on the scoresheet yet again with a lovely curling effort, pouncing on a rebound on the edge of the box. His performance even awarded him with a spot in WhoScored’s Team of the Week. You can certainly tell that Milan have missed him during all these months (knee injury).

Piatek: The striker just won’t give up. Despite receiving heavy criticism as of late, he was determined to prove his worth, which showed during the game. He looked a lot stronger in the duels with the defence, whether it was in the air or on the ground. Above all, he actually did well when in possession.

Of course, he won the penalty early on in the game, converting it himself. Although it wasn’t a goal from open play, it will surely help Piatek’s confidence. As we all know, this aspect is extremely important for every footballer, but especially strikers. He was also included in WhoScored’s Team of the Week.


Musacchio: In my eyes, the defender was all over the place last night. From a defender’s perspective, he made several mistakes throughout the game. Pressing way too high and misjudging balls, effectively begging the attackers to come his way as he was clearly the weak link.

At the end of the day, we shouldn’t be too hard on Musacchio as none of the goals was his fault. Then again, had the Bologna players been a bit more composed, then they could have capitalized on the Argentine’s mistakes.

Calhanoglu: For a long time now, I have been very supportive of the Turkish midfielder, as he is a very healthy player for the team. Whenever the Rossoneri are a bit stuck, he often makes himself available, even if it means dropping down or drifting out to the right.

Now, don’t get me wrong, he did do these things yesterday. However, his overall performance simply wasn’t good enough. Sure, there were a couple of nice passes, but when it really mattered he just wasn’t involved enough. In other words, he got overshadowed by Bonaventura and Hernandez, which is on him.

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