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2 vs 1
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January 20, 2013 2:00 PM GMT
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ D. Doveri‎
Attendance:‬ 30031‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: AC Milan 2-1 Bologna

Goal.com rates the players as a Giampaolo Pazzini second-half double secures all three points for the Rossoneri at San Siro before Philippe Mexes' late own goal

By Ben McAleer

  • Christian Abbiati
    23
    4
    3.00

    Christian Abbiati

    Dealt with the attacking threat of Bologna well enough, including a superb save from Riverola in the first half. Little to do other than that.

  • Philippe Mexes
    8
    22
    1.50

    Philippe Mexes Flop of the Match

    Netted an unfortunate own goal late on to set up a tense finish, and at times struggled with the Bologna attack.

  • Cristian Zapata
    27
    1
    3.00

    Cristian Zapata

    Solid in the middle of the backline alongside Mexes and stifled the attacking threat of Bologna well, limiting them to pop shots from distance.

  • Ignazio Abate
    27
    3
    3.50

    Ignazio Abate

    Impressive pushing forward, along with his defensive duties. Could've had an assist early in the second half following a good run forward, before squaring to Pazzini.

  • Kevin Constant
    34
    1
    4.00

    Kevin Constant

    A constant thorn in the side of the Bologna backline, pushing forward from deep and was regularly looking to support the attack.

  • Kevin-Prince Boateng
    29
    5
    3.00

    Kevin-Prince Boateng

    Played an impressive role in the middle of the park, providing the link between the defence and the attack. Provided the assist for Pazzini's second.

  • Mathieu Flamini
    17
    8
    2.50

    Mathieu Flamini

    An industrious display from the Frenchman, who like Montolivo; looked to make things tick when pushing forward.

  • Riccardo Montolivo
    20
    3
    2.50

    Riccardo Montolivo

    Held the midfield down well, while looking to support the attack from deep. A solid display from the Italian.

  • Giampaolo Pazzini
    33
    4
    4.00

    Giampaolo Pazzini Top of the Match

    An impressive second half brace from the Italian, his second of which was a superb turn and finish. A threat throughout the afternoon.

  • M'Baye Niang
    32
    2
    3.00

    M'Baye Niang

    A constant attacking threat for the hosts and was regularly looking to pick out a probing pass for his teammates. Could've had an assist following an El Shaarawy effort in the first half.

  • Stephan El Shaarawy
    31
    2
    3.00

    Stephan El Shaarawy

    A creative influence pushing forward, was unlucky not to have netted late on following an impressive curling effort that drifted inches wide.

Substitutions

  • Antonio Nocerino
    11
    6
    1.50

    Antonio Nocerino

    Came on with 12 minutes to play. Not enough time to make an impact.

  • Bakaye Traoré
    12
    5
    2.00

    Bakaye Traoré

    Not enough time on the field to make an impact.

  • Federico Agliardi
    3
    2
    3.00

    Federico Agliardi

    An impressive performance from the Italian, including a superb first half save from a Pazzini header in the first half. Could do little for the two goals.

  • Mikael Antonsson
    0
    3
    2.00

    Mikael Antonsson

    Unfortunate to have let the ball bounce off him for Pazzini's opener, but struggled with the Milan front-man throughout the encounter.

  • Gyorgy Garics
    0
    2
    2.50

    Gyorgy Garics

    Endured a torrid afternoon up against Constant. Regularly pinned back into his own half and failed to really support the attack.

  • Nicolò Cherubin
    0
    2
    2.00

    Nicolò Cherubin

    Pushed forward well, but could never really pose a threat to Abate. At times struggled against Niang.

  • Daniele Portanova
    0
    2
    2.50

    Daniele Portanova

    Solid up until Pazzini's opener midway through the second half. Never really recovered following the first goal.

  • Diego Pérez
    0
    2
    2.50

    Diego Pérez

    Impressed in the middle of the park, but was unable to prevent Montolivo from influencing the game, nor stamp his authority on the encounter.

  • Riverola
    2
    2
    2.00

    Riverola

    Tested Abbiati with an impressive strike on the half hour mark, but was never able to pull the strings as was expected of him.

  • Michele Pazienza
    1
    1
    2.00

    Michele Pazienza

    Very poor afternoon for the midfielder. Unable to stifle the influence of Boateng and El Shaarawy and it was no surprise to see him subbed off in the second half.

  • Panagiotis Kone
    1
    1
    3.00

    Panagiotis Kone

    Looked to make things happen pushing forward, but saw his impact stifled well by Abate and Flamini.

  • Alberto Gilardino
    0
    3
    2.00

    Alberto Gilardino

    Struggled on his return to the San Siro and was out-muscled constantly by Zapata and Mexes in the air.

  • Alessandro Diamanti
    5
    1
    2.50

    Alessandro Diamanti

    Came close to finding the back of the net with a speculative effort at the end of the first half, but couldn't provide the spark for his teammates.

Substitutions

  • Saphir Taider
    2
    0
    2.00

    Saphir Taider

    Came on early in the second half, but saw his input stifled by the Milan midfield.

  • Christian Pasquato
    2
    1
    3.00

    Christian Pasquato

    His header across goal led to the the Mexes own goal to set up a tense finish at the San Siro.

  • Manolo Gabbiadini
    2
    0
    2.50

    Manolo Gabbiadini

    Replaced Gilardino with half an hour to go and performed admirably on his own, but was often left isolated ans struggled to work his way into the game.

Results
 
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