AC Milan secured an important win away at Lazio earlier this evening, netting three goals and keeping a clean sheet to increase their chances of reaching Europe. On Tuesday, the Rossoneri will take on Juventus and thus it was important to clinch a confidence boost. Down below are the tops and flops.
Kessie: As mentioned in the title, the Ivorian was simply fantastic this evening. Often dropping down to help out his teammates, he managed to shut down the opponents along with Ismael Bennacer. His passing was spot on and he also won many duels, offering a lot in both phases of the game.
He has often been criticised by the fans but since the league was resumed, he has certainly showcased his qualities. Against Juventus, his partnership with Bennacer will be the key to a good result and we can only imagine that tonight’s win has given them a nice confidence boost.
Kjaer and Romagnoli: It’s hard to mention just one of them, given how well they work together in the centre of the defence. Lazio barely had any good chances and the defenders are certainly to thank for this, allowing them little space while never letting them past the final line.
They were also impressive in the build-up phase, not getting too worked up but rather relying on composure to play out of the situations. Hopefully, Milan will redeem the Dane at the end of the season for the reported €3.5 fee.. After all, you won’t find a better replacement at that price point.
Ibrahimovic: I wouldn’t say that the Rossoneri had any flops this evening, but there were certainly a few players that could have done better. The Swede, in my opinion, is one of them even though he provided an assist and converted a penalty. He dropped down way too much, wanting to be involved in the build-up.
However, this just meant that Milan lacked a striker in the box, as Ibrahimovic often found himself on the flanks when his teammates wanted to pick him out with a cross. Furthermore, he didn’t really take part in the pressing, which became evident when Ante Rebic came on and showed how it should be done.
Conti: The full-back wasn’t terrible by any means but he didn’t add much to the game. Nearly made a costly mistake on one of Lazio’s counter-attacks, taking way too long before he decided to play the offside trap. It worked out in the end, but it could have been worse for the Rossoneri.
Davide Calabria replaced him for the final 20 minutes of the game and it remains to be seen who will start against Juventus. Both of them have been quite mediocre as of late and we can expect Milan to sign a right-back in September, when the transfer window will open.
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