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Monday November 23 2020
Media watch: Donnarumma as decisive as Ibra

Gigio Donnarumma was as decisive as Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Milan’s 3-1 win against Napoli while several Azzurri stars were disappointing at the San Paolo, check the ratings from the Italian media.

Ibra was the indisputable MVP at the San Paolo with two stunning goals that opened the account for the Rossoneri.

As La Gazzetta dello Sport points out, however, Donnarumma’s save in the first and in the second half were as decisive as Ibra’s goals.

Every Milan player has high ratings apart from Alessio Romagnoli who, writes Il Corriere dello Sport, can be blamed for Dries Mertens’ goal.

The Belgian was the best Napoli player on the pitch but too many of his teammates had a disappointing night, from Kalidou Koulibaly to Hirving Lozano and Fabian Ruiz, all of them are below a passing grade in each Italian sport paper.

Napoli-Milan, papers’ ratings

Gazzetta:

Napoli:Meret 6; Di Lorenzo 5, Manolas 6, Koulibaly 5, Mario Rui 6; Fabian Ruiz 5 (Elmas 89 N/A), Bakayoko 6; Politano 6 (Petagna 69), Lozano 5.5 (Zielinski 56 6), L Insigne 5.5; Mertens 6.5

Milan:G Donnarumma 7.5; Calabria 6, Kjaer 7, Romagnoli 6, Theo Hernandez 7; Kessie 7, Bennacer 6.5; Saelemaekers 6 (Castillejo 73 6), Calhanoglu 6.5 (Krunic 87 N/A), Rebic 7 (Hauge 73 7); Ibrahimovic 8(Colombo 79)

Tuttosport:

Napoli:Meret 6; Di Lorenzo 5, Manolas 6, Koulibaly 5.5, Mario Rui 5; Fabian Ruiz 5 (Elmas 89 N/A), Bakayoko 5; Politano 6.5 (Petagna 69 5.5), Lozano 5 (Zielinski 56 6), L Insigne 5.5; Mertens 6

Milan:G Donnarumma 7; Calabria 6, Kjaer 6.5, Romagnoli 6, Theo Hernandez 7; Kessie 7, Bennacer 6.5; Saelemaekers 5.5 (Castillejo 73 6.5), Calhanoglu 7 (Krunic 87 N/A), Rebic 6.5 (Hauge 73 6.5); Ibrahimovic 8 (Colombo 79 N/A)

Il Corriere dello Sport:

Napoli:Meret 6; Di Lorenzo 4.5, Manolas 5.5, Koulibaly 4.5, Mario Rui 6; Fabian Ruiz 5 (Elmas 89 N/A), Bakayoko 6; Politano 6 (Petagna 69 5.5), Lozano 5 (Zielinski 56 6), L Insigne 5; Mertens 6.5

Milan:G Donnarumma 6.5; Calabria 6.5, Kjaer 6.5, Romagnoli 6, Theo Hernandez 7.5; Kessie 6, Bennacer 6.5; Saelemaekers 6 (Castillejo 73 N/A), Calhanoglu 6.5 (Krunic 87 N/A), Rebic 7 (Hauge 73 6.5); Ibrahimovic 8 (Colombo 79 N/A)