Ante Rebić will be the unsung hero for AC Milan on Sunday as he drew a penalty in the first half and assisted on Rafael Leao’s chip-shot goal in the 49th minute in a 2-0 victory over Benevento. Rebić is being the same work horse for AC Milan this season as he’s been for the Vatreni in the past. With the win, Milan remain top of the Serie A table as they are unbeaten through 15 matches. City rivals Inter Milan only trail by one point.
Marcelo Brozović played the full 90 minutes for Inter Milan on Sunday in a 6-2 thumping of Crotone, while Ivan Perišić came off the bench in the 75th minute. Brozović had a cheeky assist to Lautaro Martinez in the box for his second of three goals. It’s all Milan in the Serie A table nearly halfway through the season with Roma, Napoli, and Juventus far behind.
Borna Barišić had a fine game for Rangers on Saturday in a 1-0 victory in the Old Firm Derby against Celtic. “Usually a key man for Rangers with his deliveries into the box but rarely got that far up the pitch to hurt Celtic. Had one chance with a free-kick that was deflected just wide but spent most of the day chasing Frimpong back the way.” Rangers have an astronomical lead in Scotland; now in first place by 19 points. Stevie G’s men remain undefeated this season with the win only dropping points in two matches.
Luka Modrić and Real Madrid defeated Celta Vigo 2-0 on Saturday. Modric was given high marks by MARCA as he was “Real Madrid’s motor in midfield, the Croatian was at the heart of everything good for the hosts. His teammates know there aren’t many better options than giving Modrić the ball. After his 83-minute exhibition of excellent passing, dribbling and technical ability, the veteran was replaced by Odegaard.”
Mateo Kovačić had a rough day at the office and was given a 4/10 rating from NBC as he “Lost the ball on multiple occasions and never got to grips with the midfield battle.” Chelsea lost 3-1 to Manchester City.