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Atlético Madrid 0-1 AC Milan: Player Ratings

The marks from a lackluster Champions League performance.

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Starting XI:


AC Milan had opportunities where they looked close to scoring throughout the match, and up until the 87th minute, Oblak was able to keep the clean sheet for Atlético Madrid and made a flying save on substitute Zlatan Ibrahimović. The goal he conceded came from a free Junior Messias, who headed the ball past the keeper to earn the visitors three vital points. —6


On the left flank, the Belgian failed to connect with the strikers up top and create chances to score like he has done time and again throughout the season. He was also subdued in his one-on-one duels, with Pierre Kalulu playing a strong game against him. —4.5


His passing was not as crisp as seen in previous matches, but he came up with some solid interventions defensively. Lodi replaced him in the 64th minute. —6

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A sloppy game from the defender, which featured some mistimed tackles and questionable positioning on Messias’s goal. —4


Helped to keep the game goalless for most of the match with his defensive involvements. It was his clearance late in the second half that prevented a Tiemoué Bakayoko goal. His night ended with four clearances, four interceptions, two tackles, and two blocked shots. —7.5


Was at times the attacking lifeblood, frequently darting down the right flank. At times, his crosses in the final third were not accurate, but his energy and positioning helped spark his team’s better moments in the final third. —7

De Paul

Involved early on with some balls into the box, but beaten more than once when drawn into individual duels with physical Milan defenders on the right side. Defensively, the Argentine was able and willing to work hard and make some solid tackles. —6.5

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Had trouble with his distribution, which didn't help the already-desperate attack. The captain was again overwhelmed, as Milan’s press created anxious moments and easily-intercepted passes. —5.5


Halted more times than not via an interception or crunching tackle. The France international found it hard to get going and misplaced passes he ordinarily does not misplace. He was subbed off for Correa in the 64th minute. —4.5


The striker ended the game with two key passes and a shot attempt, but failed to challenge Ciprian Tătărușanu in net. His runs never came to fruition. —5.5


Similar to Griezmann, Suárez couldn't create much in his time on the pitch. The striker was held to one key pass and zero shot attempts. —5

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Subbed on for Hermoso on the left side. Committed four fouls in his relatively-short time on the pitch, in a game already bogged down in stoppages. —5


Didn't do much better than the struggling Lemar. Sloppy on the ball and created only one chance In stoppage time. —4.5


Replaced Suárez with under 15 minutes to go and missed a big chance in the dying minutes to bring the game level. —5


Came on for De Paul late in the second half and couldn’t make much of an impact in his 13 minutes on the pitch. —N/A