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January 27, 2013 2:00 PM GMT
Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia — Bergamo
Referee:‬ A. Gervasoni‎
Attendance:‬ 18805‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Atalanta 0-1 AC Milan

Goal.com takes a closer look at the players on show in Bergamo, as the Rossoneri took all three points courtesy of a single goal from Stephan El Shaarawy

By Daniel Edwards

  • Andrea Consigli
    9
    4
    3.00

    Andrea Consigli

    Always attentive between the posts, but could do nothing to keep out El Shaarawy's pinpoint effort for the opener.

  • Guglielmo Stendardo
    2
    3
    3.50

    Guglielmo Stendardo

    Was always solid in the middle of defence, restricting Milan's attack to only a handful of chances even if the rest of the side's deficiencies let them down.

  • Michele Canini
    1
    3
    3.00

    Michele Canini

    Formed a formidable partnership with Stendardo at the back, although he failed to keep track of El Shaarawy for what proved to be a decisive strike.

  • Davide Brivio
    1
    5
    2.00

    Davide Brivio Flop of the Match

    Made life even harder for his team in the early stages of the second half when a pointless challenge on Pazzini led to his expulsion.

  • Michele Ferri
    3
    3
    2.50

    Michele Ferri

    Forced off in the first half through injury.

  • Giacomo Bonaventura
    1
    3
    3.00

    Giacomo Bonaventura

    Attempted to find a way through the Milan defence with a handful of neat flicks and passes, but found his job heavy-going against a backline on good form.

  • Carlos Carmona
    1
    5
    2.50

    Carlos Carmona

    The Chilean was in the thick of every battle and tussle in a bad-tempered game, but he offered little on the few occasions Atalanta broke forward.

  • Luca Cigarini
    4
    3
    3.00

    Luca Cigarini

    Full of fight, but passed ineffectively and looked more concerned with kicking anything in a white shirt towards the end than pursuing a result.

  • Davide Biondini
    2
    7
    3.00

    Davide Biondini

    An uncompromising figure in the middle, hit hard and strived to make life uncomfortable for the men in white.

  • Germán Denis
    3
    5
    2.50

    Germán Denis

    The pick of Atalanta's attacking line, tried without pause to make space in the area and had a number of chances to get his side back into contention.

  • Facundo Parra
    1
    4
    2.00

    Facundo Parra

    The Argentine forward was shackled well by Mexes throughout the game, lacking the pace or ingenuity to shrug off the dogged defender.

Substitutions

  • Carlos Javier Matheu
    1
    5
    3.00

    Carlos Javier Matheu

    The defender's entry in place of Denis was proof Atalanta had given up hope of rescuing a result, choosing instead to limit the damage.

  • Cristian Raimondi
    2
    4
    2.50

    Cristian Raimondi

    Forced into action during the first half and defended proficiently, also recording a rare shot on goal for his side with a header from a corner.

  • Igor Budan
    2
    3
    2.00

    Igor Budan

    Came in for the dying minutes in a last attempt to snatch something from the game.

  • Christian Abbiati
    22
    2
    3.00

    Christian Abbiati

    A quiet day at the office for the veteran shot-stopper, who performed his rather sporadic duties with minimal fuss or worry.

  • Philippe Mexes
    25
    2
    3.50

    Philippe Mexes

    The performance Milan needed from the rather enigmatic French defender. Was flawless at the back marking Parra, barely giving the striker the merest whiff of goal.

  • Cristian Zapata
    27
    2
    3.50

    Cristian Zapata

    Formed a strong partnership with Mexes, almost caught out on one occasion by Denis but otherwise calm at the back and his distribution from deep was an added plus.

  • Ignazio Abate
    21
    6
    2.50

    Ignazio Abate

    His usual bombastic self overlapping on the right wing, enjoyed the space left by Atalanta although his crossing left something to be desired.

  • Kevin Constant
    36
    3
    3.00

    Kevin Constant

    A towering figure on the left flank, broke up numerous Atalanta breaks with his strong tackling and not afraid to get forward himself.

  • Kevin-Prince Boateng
    16
    12
    2.50

    Kevin-Prince Boateng

    A frustrating showing from the No.10. Got in all the right positions, but struggled to provide the final product with a lot of flawed decisions.

  • Mathieu Flamini
    20
    7
    2.50

    Mathieu Flamini

    The most low-key member of Milan's midfield triumvirate, but passed the ball without fuss and suddenly appeared with a cracking shot deflected just over.

  • Riccardo Montolivo
    28
    4
    3.00

    Riccardo Montolivo

    Anchored his side in the middle and worked well with the electric young talents in front of him, although was given few chances to release his trademark power shots from distance.

  • Giampaolo Pazzini
    26
    4
    3.00

    Giampaolo Pazzini

    Did all the hard work in the opposition half during a performance full of selflessness and sacrifice, even if chances were at a premium.

  • M'Baye Niang
    52
    2
    3.50

    M'Baye Niang

    The 18-year-old starlet fully justified his place from the start with a wonderful assist on the opening goal, and was a constant danger to Atalanta with his skill on the ball.

  • Stephan El Shaarawy
    61
    1
    3.50

    Stephan El Shaarawy Top of the Match

    The youngster is well on the way to becoming a favourite with the Rossoneri faithful. Converted his 15th of the season with class.

Substitutions

  • Bakaye Traoré
    13
    4
    2.00

    Bakaye Traoré

    A five-minute cameo after replacing Niang.

  • Robinho
    11
    8
    2.00

    Robinho

    Given a late run-out in place of El Shaarawy.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
19 0
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Hellas Verona
17 2
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0