Player Ratings as Federico Chiesa Star in San Siro
Federico Chiesa was the star of the show on Wednesday night at San Siro, with his two goals enough to earn Juventus a crucial victory over AC Milan.
The ex-Fiorentina man opened the scoring in the first 20 minutes – largely thanks to a delightful assist behind Paulo Dybala – before clinching a winner on time after Davide Calabria’s equalizer. Substitute Weston McKennie then added a third in the 75th minute.
The result sees La Vecchia Signora ending Milan’s unbeaten start to the season and placing Juve seven points behind leaders in Serie A.
Wojciech Szczesny (GK) – 8/10 – Another fantastic performance from the great Woj. One of the best in the world.
Danilo (RB) – 7/10 – A decent performance from the Brazilian again. It’s easy to see why Andrea Pirlo loves him so much.
Leonardo Bonucci (CB) – 6/10 – Really struggled to hold onto the ball against AC Milan’s high press in the first half, but was at least superb off the ball.
Matthijs de Ligt (CB) – 7/10 – Solid as a rock. Like always.
Gianluca Frabotta (LB) – 7/10 – Gave another good account of himself. One to watch as Alex Sandro’s powers continue to diminish.
Federico Chiesa (RM) – 9/10 – Scored a great first game in the opening 20 minutes, then hammered a second on time. What a signing he was for Juventus.
Adrien Rabiot (CM) – 3/10 – Useless.
Rodrigo Bentancur (CM) – 3/10 – Far from the rhythm, as it has been all season.
Aaron Ramsey (LM) – 5/10 – Surprisingly clumsy in possession in the first half, and should have scored in the second half.
Cristiano Ronaldo (ST) – 5/10 – Anonymous until the 70th minute, when he played a wonderful game to prepare McKennie for a shot on goal.
Paulo Dybala (ST) – 8/10 – Say whatever you want about Dybala, but when the chips are down he comes out on top. He did it once again on Wednesday night with back assist for Game 1.
Weston McKennie – 8/10 – Again marked. He has to start every game.
Dejan Kulusevski – 7/10 – Wonderful assist for the third for Juventus.
Arthur – N / A.
Federico Bernardeschi – N / A.
Merih Demiral – N / A.
Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK) – 7/10 – Couldn’t do anything for Chiesa’s goal, but made a brilliant save to deny McKennie.
Diogo Dalot (RB) – 4/10 – Caught out of position too many times.
Simon Kjaer (CB) – 6/10 – Didn’t do anything wrong during the game and defended Ronaldo well.
Alessio Romagnoli (CB) – 3/10 – Didn’t do enough to help Theo contain Chiesa, then was torn to pieces by Kulusevski for the third.
Théo Hernandez (LB) – 5/10 – A constant threat from the flank, but really struggled to contain Chiesa.
Samuel Castillejo (RM) – 3/10 – The weak link in attack for Milan.
Hakan Calhanoglu (CM) – 6/10 – The Turkey international has become one of Serie A’s most accomplished midfielders this season. Continued his fine form in the first half on Wednesday night, but much calmer in the second.
Davide Calabria (CM) – 7/10 – Scored a wonderful equalizer towards the end of the first half. Doesn’t look out of place in midfield – to say the least.
Franck Kessie (CM) – 6/10 – Did all the dirty work in midfield.
Jens Petter Hauge (LM) – 5/10 – It says a lot about Hauge that he can play in this game size and not look out of place.
Rafael Leao (ST) – 5/10 – Sets the pace for the Milan press which caused Juve midfield and defense problems but didn’t do much when he had the ball.
Brahim Diaz – 4/10.
Andrea Conti – N / A.
Pierre Kalulu – N / A.
Daniel Maldini – 6/10 – yes, the son of Paolo Maldini is legitimate.
Lorenzo Colombo – N / A.