While he didn’t find the net, he set his teammates up to score, doing all the hard work for Ibrahimović (1-0) and Saelemaekers (2-1). Indeed, he provided two assists, picking out the Swede with a wonderful ball in behind in the first half and laying it on a plate for the Belgian shortly after the restart following a brilliant burst forward. Two pieces of play that have contributed to Rafael Leão being voted as the Diavolo’s best performer in AC Milan v Roma. The Portuguese youngster received more than 50% of the vote share from the Rossoneri fans, allowing him to beat Ibrahimović (33%), Kjær (9%) and Saelemaekers (6%).
In the 3-3 draw at San Siro, Leão played 72 minutes before being replaced by Castillejo. Our young number 17 demonstrated the talent he possesses, creating two chances (his two assists) and enjoying three successful dribbles (a 100% success rate). He was also happy to pitch in and do the dirty work, recovering the ball on five occasions and winning three fouls. It was truly an excellent performance from someone who continues to be a precious and often essential asset to the squad. The compliments that Coach Pioli paid him after the match were very much deserved. Well done, Rafa!
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