Milan earned a late draw towards Parma at San Siro on Sunday evening, extending their lead the highest of the Serie A desk to 3 factors.
The hosts misplaced defender Matteo Gabbia to harm within the opening jiffy of the sport, with Pierre Kalulu thrown on after 5 minutes to make his Serie A debut. They had been caught on the break not lengthy after, with Hernani placing the guests forward after 12 minutes.
Stefano Pioli’s facet spent the remainder of the primary half dominating proceedings, however could not discover a method by means of a resilient Parma defence and hit the woodwork on three separate events. The dominance continued after the break, however once more a lapsed Milan had been caught overcommitting and conceded on the counter, with Jasmin Kurtic extending Parma’s lead totally towards the run of play.
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— Parma Calcio 1913 (@ParmaCalcio_en) December 13, 2020
Theo Hernandez instantly pulled the hosts again into the sport from a header two minutes later and Milan continued to go looking for a second, however to no avail as Fabio Liverani’s facet remained extremely disciplined in each space of the pitch for as lengthy as they might.
Hakan Calhanoglu hit the woodwork thrice on his personal which appeared just like the abstract of a irritating evening on the workplace for Milan, till Hernandez bagged a properly taken second aim to degree proceedings within the 91st minute and earn his facet a degree in a recreation they dominated.
Milan would have little doubt needed three factors from the sport, however Parma made it troublesome and getting back from behind twice should be used as inspiration shifting ahead.
Theo Hernandez will get his second and a late Milan equaliser! ?
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Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK) – 5/10 – Donnarumma’s fingers had been tied for each of Parma’s objectives, along with his outfield colleagues letting him down and making issues simple for opposition attackers. Mark your males, lads.
Davide Calabria (RB) – 4/10 – Confident going ahead as standard, however Calabria was caught out positionally for every of Parma’s two objectives. Bad day on the workplace.
Matteo Gabbia (CB) – N/A – The younger Italian was pressured off with an harm after lower than 5 minutes following a problem from behind, sadly halting a promising run within the beginning XI.
Alessio Romagnoli (CB) – 6/10 – Composed efficiency as standard from the 25-year-old contemplating he had Serie A debutant Kalulu alongside him for the majority of the sport.
Theo Hernandez (LB) – 9/10 – Hernandez continues to show why he is probably the greatest attacking full backs in Europe. His teammates allow him to get ahead and he repays the religion each time; two extremely properly taken objectives saved his facet.
Calhanoglu could not have come any nearer with out scoring towards Parma | Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images
Ismael Bennacer – 5/10 – Largely quiet however stored the tempo and lined properly when the total backs bombed ahead, however not fairly on the races and departed after 75 minutes with an harm concern.
Franck Kessie (DM) – 4/10 – Unusually poor efficiency from Kessie who wasn’t as sharp with passing and likewise missing defensively. A nasty day on the workplace for the Ivorian is rarely useful for his facet.
Samu Castillejo (RW) – 6/10 – The Spaniard had the ball at the back of the online simply after 20 minutes, however it was dominated out for a marginal offside. Made method at half time so as for Milan to introduce Rafael Leao.
Hakan Calhanoglu (AM) – 7/10 – Milan’s brightest spark all through the primary half and the go-to man for creating probabilities. Rattled the woodwork thrice and was spraying passes for enjoyable, however it wasn’t fairly his night.
Brahim Diaz (LW) – 5/10 – Hitting the crossbar with a curled effort in the direction of the tip of the primary half was Diaz’s solely actual spotlight. Hooked at half time as a end result.
Milan lacked a sure Swedish ahead to goal for within the space | ISABELLA BONOTTO/Getty Images
Ante Rebic (ST) – 5/10 – Looked efficient when dropping out of place and feeding in teammates, however was usually swallowed by a sea of blue shirts when left contained in the 18-yard field.
Pierre Kalulu – 6/10 – Confident cameo for Kalulu who was thrown in on the deep finish for his Serie A debut. Little he may to do to cease Parma’s aim and appeared composed in possession.
Jens Petter Hauge – 5/10 – Most of Milan’s assaults got here down the other flank, which means the intense 21-year-old could not get into the sport from the bench
Rafael Leao – 6/10 – Only appeared harmful in patches from large areas and maybe would’ve carried extra menace down the centre.
Sandro Tonali – 6/10