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Qasa Alom On November - 15 - 2010

Match Ratings: Inter - Milan

How did the class of 2010/2011 fare in the 175th Serie A Derby della Madonnina ?

1. Ivan Castelazzi: Hardly tested. Didn’t really have a chance with the penalty. 5.5

2. Oscar Cordoba: Still ridiculously fast. Managed well with the threat from wide and saved his team on a number of occasions 6.0

6. Lucio: Ibrahimovic will be feeling this match until at least Thursday 6.0

23. Marco Materazzi: Evidently lacked match fitness to give the penalty away. Hasn’t lost the ability to wind players up though 4.5

26. Christian Chivu: Skinned by Abate in the first minutes of the game. Needed to add a threat offensively 5.0

4. Javier Zanetti (c): Combatting Milan’s midfield was a job just too big for the evergreen Inter captain tonight 5.0

5. Dejan Stankovic: At times in the first half acted merely as a glorified training cone. Not much better in the second half when he should have used his experience to lead Inter 4.0

20. Joel Obi: Plenty of running before his Injury 5.0

10. Wesley Sneijder: Doubtful before the game and it really showed. The Ballon d’Or wouldn’t be coming to the Dutch International on this performance 4.0

9. Samuel Eto’o: Tried to stretch the Milanese defense but was inneffective 4.5

22. Diego Milito: Anonymous but cruelly substituted off 4.0


29. Philippe Coutinho: Bright and full of endeavour. Forced a wayward shot on goal within seconds of coming on. Perfect chance to announce himself on the world stage passed him by 5.0

27. Goran Pandev: Came on to add a new dimension to Inter’s attack. Achieved this in a negative manner 3.0

88. Jonathan Biabiany: Positive and gave Thiago and Nesta something to think about 4.5

Coach. Rafa Benitez: Not helped by an injury hit side, but got the tactics completely wrong and made questionable substitutions 3.0

7.0 Clear tactics of diagonal balls over the top to expose Inter’s frailties. The team now has more identity and looks completely different to the side that took on Cesena in September. Reacted to Abate’s sending off immediately and has instilled hunger and desire back into the midfield.

Coach. Massimiliano Allegri
6.5 Great hands, particularly in the second half when Milan were under pressure 32. Christian Abbiati

5.0 Solid, but failed to keep a cool head. Not the first time he’s been sent off in a high pressure match and will have to reign in his hot-headed nature in the future to be trusted more  20. Ignazio Abate

7.5 Trademark performance, repelling everything Inter had without ever looking flustered 13. Alessandro Nesta

*8.0 MOM performance that will become the bedrock of Milan’s genuine Scudetto challenge 33. Thiago Silva

6.5 Got up to support the attack well and covered the more illustrious talents at the back 19. Gianluca Zambrotta

4.5 A liability in big matches. Reckless in the tackle and doesn’t add much offensively 8. Gennaro Gattuso

6.5 Calming leader at the centre of Milan’s new physical all-action midfield .23. Massimo Ambrosini (c)

7.5 Completely owned the midfield & busted a lung until the final whistle to support the attack 16. Mathieu Flamini

7.0 Continues to surprise everyone with his link play between midfield and attack 10. Clarence Seedorf

6.5 Stretched the defense continuously and was a genuine threat, occasional indulgent dribble aside  70. Robinho

8.0 Fantastic leading the line all night putting his body on the line. Shame he couldn’t get into the box for Antonini’s cross when it mattered. 11. Zlatan Ibrahimovic


5.0 A couple of delicious touches and passes aside, he was a passenger and gave the ball away needlessly . Allegri will have to re-invent his position in the side  21. Andrea Pirlo

6.0 Slotted in with ease and put in one lovely ball that nobody was on the end of. 77. Luca Antonini

6.0 Milan’s new box-to-Box utility midfielder . Dependable 27. Kevin Prince Boateng

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One Response so far.

  1. Josef says:

    Seedorf has been one of the best players in the world for over a decade, so why “his link play between midfield and attack” would “surprise everyone” is beyond me.

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