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Played
October 5, 2013 7:45 PM BST
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ P. Tagliavento‎
Attendance:‬ 48000‎
 
 
 
Francesco Totti 40′ (PG)
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Inter 0-3 Roma

Goal rates the players on show as the Giallorossi storm to an impressive victory at the San Siro, with Francesco Totti netting twice to keep their 100 per cent record intact

By Tom Webber

  • Samir Handanoviç
    17
    4
    3.50

    Samir Handanoviç

    Could do nothing to keep out any of the Roma efforts, which were struck with brilliant pace and direction. He was let down by his defence, but made a few key saves to keep the score down. One from Gervinho after the break was brilliant.

  • Juan Jesus
    5
    11
    2.00

    Juan Jesus

    Made a brilliant challenge on Gervinho inside the area during the first half, but failed to judge all of his tackles as well. He was far too clumsy at points and gave away too many needless free kicks.

  • Andrea Ranocchia
    2
    11
    2.50

    Andrea Ranocchia

    His poor touch helped Roma open the scoring during the first half and he was unable to pick up Totti throughout. Failed to organise the backline well enough as they looked vulnerable to every break.

  • Á. Pereira
    4
    17
    1.50

    Á. Pereira Flop of the Match

    The Uruguayan left far too much space behind him which Gervinho exploited to good effect. He failed to offer anything better at the other end of the pitch and was thus withdrawn at half-time.

  • Rolando
    3
    11
    2.50

    Rolando

    Beaten far too easily when faced up by an opponent, the Portuguese showed a distinct lack of mobility on the deck. To his credit, he did position himself well and made some important interceptions.

  • Yuto Nagatomo
    6
    13
    2.50

    Yuto Nagatomo

    Offered pace in the wide areas but rarely used it to good effect. He was far too hesitant in possession and therefore rarely got a good delivery into the area, which his team were in desperate need of.

  • Ricardo Álvarez
    10
    6
    3.00

    Ricardo Álvarez

    Failed to really influence the game from just behind Palacio in the first half but upped his game following the restart. Caused havoc on the right and was the key dangerman for the hosts, however he could not produce anything clear-cut.

  • Fredy Guarín
    6
    12
    2.50

    Fredy Guarín

    Pulled wide on the right at times and had a heated battle with Balzaretti. He stuck the post with a blistering shot in the first half but failed to supply enough dynamism in midfield throughout the match.

  • Esteban Cambiasso
    3
    12
    2.00

    Esteban Cambiasso

    Played a few good passes from deep that enabled Inter to attack from different angles, but he did not push on and offer support to the forwards often enough. He was beaten too easily in the build up to the penalty.

  • Saphir Taider
    4
    15
    2.50

    Saphir Taider

    Tested De Sanctis with a decent shot during the early exchanges but continued to play in a very selfish manner. He regularly looked to shoot rather than pass and was withdrawn in the second half.

  • Rodrigo Palacio
    4
    11
    2.00

    Rodrigo Palacio

    The Argentine dropped far too deep during the first half and left Inter without a focal point in attack. His movement was not bright enough and he was moved into wider areas during the latter stages of the game.

Substitutions

  • Mateo Kovačić
    20
    9
    3.00

    Mateo Kovačić

    Replaced Taider in the 57th minute and passed the ball well in midfield, directing the Nerazzurri from deep.

  • Mauro Icardi
    3
    9
    2.50

    Mauro Icardi

    Brought on for Pereira at half-time and showed a few bright touches. However, he failed to test De Sanctis throughout his time on the pitch.

  • Diego Milito
    6
    9
    2.50

    Diego Milito

    Came on for Guarin with 20 minutes remaining but failed to influence proceedings.

  • Morgan De Sanctis
    24
    1
    3.50

    Morgan De Sanctis

    The keeper made a couple of impressive saves from Taider and Alvarez in the first half, ensuring that Roma kept their sixth clean sheet from seven league games this season. He did not look like being beaten.

  • Leandro Castán
    20
    2
    3.50

    Leandro Castán

    The Brazilian picked up a cheap booking for a deliberate handball in the first half, but he showed plenty of composure to play out the rest of the game and help his side keep yet another clean sheet.

  • Mehdi Benatia
    22
    2
    3.50

    Mehdi Benatia

    A solid performance from the centre-back as he and Castan restricted space in the channels and repelled the majority of Inter's attacks. They protected their keeper well and refused the opposition time on the ball.

  • Vasilis Torosidis
    28
    2
    3.50

    Vasilis Torosidis

    Shepherded the opposition well on the right, making it difficult for them to find space in which to cross from. Inter had very little joy up against him and he was solid for the full 90 minutes.

  • Federico Balzaretti
    16
    8
    2.50

    Federico Balzaretti

    At times allowed Inter a bit too much space on his flank and so they regularly focused their attacks down that side. He did not support the forwards and made some poorly-judged tackles which ultimately led to his dismissal.

  • Kevin Strootman
    33
    2
    4.00

    Kevin Strootman

    The Dutchman was full of energy in the centre of the park and was very industrious. He worked extremely hard and nowhere was this more evident than in his assist for Florenzi's goal, as he carried the ball the length of the pitch.

  • Miralem Pjanic
    22
    10
    2.50

    Miralem Pjanic

    Made a few loose passes in the early stages as he struggled to cope with the pace of the game. He eventually settled but was withdrawn after the break through injury.

  • Daniele De Rossi
    33
    2
    3.50

    Daniele De Rossi

    Patrolled the middle of the park brilliantly, closing everything that came through and forcing Inter to play out wide. When that happened, he dropped into the defence to help them cope with the bodies inside the box.

  • Alessandro Florenzi
    36
    3
    4.50

    Alessandro Florenzi

    An extremely intelligent performance as he got on the scoresheet with a stunning finish moments before half-time. He continued to threaten when moving inside and linked up with his team-mates impressively.

  • Francesco Totti
    104
    3
    5.00

    Francesco Totti Top of the Match

    A world-class performance from the Roma captain. After a masterful opener, he doubled the Giallorossi's lead from the spot. His impeccable control was then initiated the counterattack from which Florenzi scored.

  • Gervinho
    45
    0
    4.00

    Gervinho

    The winger proved extremely confident in the wide areas. He showed great composure to supply an assist for Totti's opener, and then won the penalty for the second by beating Cambiasso and Pereira.

Substitutions

  • Dodô
    13
    1

    Dodô

    Came on for Totti in the 81st minute.

  • Marquinho
    11
    2

    Marquinho

    Replaced Florenzi in the 76th minute but did not have time to impact the game.

  • Rodrigo Taddei
    17
    3
    3.00

    Rodrigo Taddei

    Brought on for Pjanic in the 57th minute and added some further steel to the Roma midfield.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Hellas Verona
18 2
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0