Juventus vs. Milan | Player ratings: Tonali won the battle against Locatelli

by | Sep 20, 2021 10:20

The Italian sports pages highlight how Milan midfielder Sandro Tonali won the midfield battle against Juventus’ Manuel Locatelli on Sunday.

Milan saved a point when Ante Rebic cancelled out Alvaro Morata’s opening goal at the Allianz Stadium and the Italian papers agree the Rossoneri coach Stefano Pioli tactically overcame Max Allegri on the night.

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Without Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Olivier Giroud available, Rebic prevailed and helped Milan secure a point in Turin, while Allegri stormed off after the full-time whistle, as Juventus sit 18th in Serie A after four games.

Wojciech Szczesny has been criticised in recent weeks, but the Poland international avoids being the centre of attention against the Diavolo.

The midfield battle between Tonali and Locatelli, however, was a talking point after the game and the three main sports papers agree the Rossonero won the battle on Sunday.

Il Corriere dello Sport believes Tonali was the best player on the pitch, while the two others have difficulties separating the two goalscorers, Morata and Rebic.

Check out the player ratings from Juventus vs. Milan below.

La Gazzetta dello Sport:

Juventus: Szczesny 7 Danilo 6 Bonucci 6,5 Chiellini 7 Alex Sandro 6,5 Cuadrado 6 (27′ st Chiesa 5,5) Bentancur 5,5 Locatelli 5,5 Rabiot 5 Dybala 7 (34′ st Kulusevski N/A) Morata 7 (21′ st Kean 5,5)

Coach: Allegri 5,5

Milan: Maignan 6.5; Tomori 6.5, Kjær 6 (34’ Kalulu 6.5), Romagnoli 6, Hernández 5.5; Kessie 5 (63’ Bennacer 6.5), Tonali 6.5; Saelemaekers 5.5 (63’ Florenzi 6), Díaz 7 (92’ Maldini N/A), Leão 5.5; Rebić 7.

Coach: Pioli 6.5

Il Corriere dello Sport:

Juventus: Szczesny 7 Danilo 6 Bonucci 6,5 Chiellini 7 Alex Sandro 6,5 Cuadrado 6 (27′ st Chiesa 5,5) Bentancur 5,5 Locatelli 5,5 Rabiot 5 Dybala 7 (34′ st Kulusevski N/A) Morata 7 (21′ st Kean 5,5)

Coach: Allegri 5,5

Milan: Maignan 7; Tomori 6.5, Kjær 6 (34’ Kalulu 7), Romagnoli 6, Hernández 6; Kessie 5.5 (63’ Bennacer 6), Tonali 7.5; Saelemaekers 6 (63’ Florenzi 6), Díaz 6 (92’ Maldini N/A), Leão 6; Rebić 6.5.

Coach: Pioli 6.5

Tuttosport:

Juventus: Szczesny 7 Danilo 6 Bonucci 6,5 Chiellini 7 Alex Sandro 6,5 Cuadrado 6 (27′ st Chiesa 5,5) Bentancur 5,5 Locatelli 5,5 Rabiot 5 Dybala 7 (34′ st Kulusevski N/A) Morata 7 (21′ st Kean 5,5)

Coach: Allegri 5,5

Milan: Maignan 7; Tomori 6.5, Kjær 6 (34’ Kalulu 6.5), Romagnoli 6, Hernández 5; Kessie 5.5 (63’ Bennacer 6), Tonali 6.5; Saelemaekers 5 (63’ Florenzi 5.5), Díaz 6 (92’ Maldini N/A), Leão 5; Rebić 7.

Coach: Pioli 6

6 Comments

  1. rosario

    Maignan 7, Tomori 7, Romagnoli 6.5, Theo 5.5, Kjaer 6, Kalulu 6.5, Kessie 5.5, Tonali 6.5, Bennacer 6, Alexis 4, Florenzi 5.5, Diaz 6.5, Leao 6, Rebic 6.5

  2. Jose F

    So all 3 newspapers have the Juventus players the exact same rating? 🤔

    Have never ever seen that before.

  3. Jose F

    gave*

  4. Basta Poco

    Watching the match, I thought Milan was disorganized and lucky to scrape by with a point. I think Tonali and Rebic played as well as they could under the conditions of the match. Was expecting more flare since this had “match of the week” potential, but really the match was outdone by Verona vs. Roma. What got me was Maldini’s substitution with like a minute remaining…really!? Is it that important to make such a superfluous move just to satisfy Maldini senior?

  5. Karl

    No, maldini’s sub was tactical as it was done before a corner and the shortest player on the field was substituted with a much taller fresh one, increasing the chances of goal on a last action.

  6. Milan Fan

    These Maldini accusations are ridiculous and insulting to both Maldini and Pioli, not to mention to Daniel Maldini who is a player with potential.

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