Dejan Kulusevski (RM) – 5/10 – Another missed opportunity for Kulusevski. The Swede offered very little before being brought off at half-time.
Arthur Melo (CM) – 6/10 – The Brazilian was the sole pivot in possession and he was typically efficient with the ball. He also played a role in Dybala’s opener. However, his display was undermined by his early yellow card and Allegri acted at half-time by bringing him off. He couldn’t have Arthur defending transitions with the ubiquitous threat of a second yellow.
Rodrigo Bentancur (CM) – 7/10 – Bentancur was the best player on the pitch in the first half. The Uruguayan performed his midfield function wonderfully. He picked off passes like Trevon Diggs and ignited several dangerous transition moments as a result. The midfielder’s influence was less distinct in the second half as characteristic unforced errors began to plague his performance.
Weston McKennie (LM) – 7.5/10 – McKennie’s influence increased as the contest wore on, which was hugely impressive considering how much football he’s played at the start of 2022. The American headed into Saturday’s bout having run over 16km in the Supercoppa defeat and he still had plenty in the tank for this one. He secured all three points with a carbon copy of his header against Inter amid a fine second-half showing.