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1 vs 0
Played
April 28, 2013 2:00 PM BST
Stadio Renzo Barbera — Palermo
Referee:‬ D. Orsato‎
Attendance:‬ 17000‎
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Palermo 1-0 Inter

Goal.com cast their eye over events at Stadio Renzo Barbera, where the home side's battle for survival continued while the visitors were again beaten on the road

By Tom Maston

  • Stefano Sorrentino
    1
    0
    3.50

    Stefano Sorrentino

    The goalkeeper was rarely called upon, but parried well from both Zanetti and Jonathan early on in each half. Dealt well with balls into the box.

  • Salvatore Aronica
    0
    0
    3.00

    Salvatore Aronica

    Marshaled Alvarez well and kept the Inter dangerman quiet for much of the match. Unlucky not to get on the end of Kurtic's cross after a well worked free kick.

  • Steve von Bergen
    0
    0
    3.00

    Steve von Bergen

    Solid in defence and put his body on the line numerous times. Did well to head behind a dangerous cross early in the first half and blocked well from Alvarez late on.

  • Santiago García
    2
    0
    4.50

    Santiago García

    A constant threat down the left, his pace and trickery proved a constant problem for Jonathan. Took a knock in the first half, and eventually substituted as game took its toll.

  • Michel Morganella
    0
    0
    3.50

    Michel Morganella

    Due to Pereira's attacking threat, almost played as a fourth defender on the right-hand side. Booked early in the second period.

  • Edgar Barreto
    0
    0
    3.50

    Edgar Barreto

    Spread the play well from the middle of the park and threatened sporadically in the final third. Solid if unspectacular.

  • E. Arévalo
    2
    0
    4.50

    E. Arévalo

    An excellent display in both attack and defence, and his tenacity meant Kovacic rarely got into the match. Did well to set up Miccoli in second half.

  • Massimo Donati
    0
    0
    3.00

    Massimo Donati

    Twice tried his luck from long range and after Zanetti was stretchered off had much more time on the ball. A good performance.

  • Josip Iličič
    13
    0
    4.50

    Josip Iličič Top of the Match

    Superb finish for the only goal and an enterprising display all round. One of Serie A's form players having scored five in his last five, and you can see why.

  • Jasmin Kurtić
    6
    0
    3.50

    Jasmin Kurtić

    Helped out equally in attack and defence and worked tirelessly for the cause. Palermo need more performances like that if they are to survive.

  • Fabrizio Miccoli
    7
    1
    4.50

    Fabrizio Miccoli

    Easily the best player on the pitch, and were it not for Handanovic, he would have marked his display with at least one goal. Dangerous from dead balls as well as open play.

Substitutions

  • Ezequiel Muñoz
    0
    0

    Ezequiel Muñoz

    Replaced Miccoli late on but had little chance to make an impact.

  • Abel Hernández
    1
    0

    Abel Hernández

    Almost sealed the points with a break late on and was a decent outlet as the home side looked to counter-attack late on.

  • Samir Handanoviç
    13
    2
    4.00

    Samir Handanoviç

    By far Inter's best player as they were indebted to him for keeping them it. Arguably could have done better with Ilicic's goal but more than made up for it.

  • Javier Zanetti
    4
    2

    Javier Zanetti

    Tested Sorrentino early on but stretchered off soon after with achilles injury. His usual influence was clear to see in his absence.

  • Matías Silvestre
    0
    6
    2.00

    Matías Silvestre Flop of the Match

    A horror return to his former club as his poor clearance led to the only goal. Looked troubled when under pressure and eventually substituted.

  • Andrea Ranocchia
    1
    5
    3.00

    Andrea Ranocchia

    Led well in Zanetti's absence and cleared brilliantly when Aronica was poised to score. Wasteful in front of goal from set pieces.

  • Á. Pereira
    1
    4
    2.50

    Á. Pereira

    Kept quiet going forward by Morganella and struggled to get back in defence, regularly leaving the back three outnumbered.

  • Juan Jesus
    1
    2
    2.50

    Juan Jesus

    A quiet match for the defender, with his usual attacking instincts neutralised. Booked early in the second half for a tough challenge.

  • Jonathan
    1
    2

    Jonathan

    Garcia regularly got the better of him and struggled on the whole. Good effort saved by Sorrentino in his best moment.

  • Mateo Kovačić
    7
    2
    2.50

    Mateo Kovačić

    Wasn't his usual self as he struggled to get to grips with Palermo's combative midfield. One jinking run through the middle showed what he is capable of.

  • Ricardo Álvarez
    4
    2
    3.50

    Ricardo Álvarez

    Showed glimpses of what he can do but not enough for the visitors. Swerving effort had Sorrentino beaten, but wasted best chance soon after.

  • Zdravko Kuzmanovic
    0
    3
    2.50

    Zdravko Kuzmanovic

    Very quiet in the middle of the park as the game passed him by. Rios certainly got the better of their battle.

  • Tommaso Rocchi
    1
    3
    2.50

    Tommaso Rocchi

    Marked out of the game by von Bergen and wasted chances he did get. Weak shot late in the first half summed his performance up.

Substitutions

  • Ezequiel Schelotto
    0
    4
    2.50

    Ezequiel Schelotto

    Introduced in place of Zanetti but never really got going. Did nothing to suggest he could be the answer to Inter's problems.

  • Luca Garritano
    0
    2

    Luca Garritano

    Regularly muscled off the ball and failed to make an impact after replacing Silvestre late on.

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