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2 vs 2
Played
December 17, 2013 1:15 AM IST
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ G. Rocchi‎
Attendance:‬ 37987‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: AC Milan 2-2 Roma

Goal rates the players on show as the Rossoneri were forced to come from behind twice against the Giallorossi, who fall five points behind Serie A leaders Juventus

By Tom Webber

  • Christian Abbiati
    0
    0
    3.00

    Christian Abbiati

    There was little he could do to keep Destro's effort out from close range. He was not tested too many times thereafter but was withdrawn at half-time.

  • Mattia De Sciglio
    0
    0
    3.00

    Mattia De Sciglio

    Allowed too much space in the channels and also struggled out wide. The combination of Dodo and Gervinho regularly stretched him.

  • Cristian Zapata
    0
    0
    4.00

    Cristian Zapata

    The Colombian was a solid force at the back, making a number of quality challenges to repel the likes of Gervinho and Destro. Scored Milan's first half equaliser.

  • Daniele Bonera
    0
    0
    3.50

    Daniele Bonera

    His lack of pace was at times exposed when put one-on-one against an opponent, but he adjusted well positionally as the game wore on.

  • Sulley Muntari
    0
    0
    3.00

    Sulley Muntari

    Worked hard in the Milan midfield and his desire to get forwarded was rewarded with his side's second goal.

  • Andrea Poli
    0
    0
    2.50

    Andrea Poli

    Struggled to influence the game in midfield. His touch let him down a bit too often and he found it difficult to hold possession under pressure.

  • Riccardo Montolivo
    0
    0
    2.00

    Riccardo Montolivo

    Was extremely disappointing on the night as he flitted about the pitch but never saw enough of the ball to real make his mark on the game.

  • Urby Emanuelson
    0
    0
    4.00

    Urby Emanuelson

    The left-back was tasked with offering his side much of their width due to the presence of both Montolivo and Kaka in the side. He did so to good effect.

  • Nigel De Jong
    0
    0
    2.50

    Nigel De Jong

    Did his best to pick apart the play but was frequently left exposed by his team-mates, especially when Roma countered at pace.

  • Kaká
    0
    0
    3.00

    Kaká

    The Brazilian had some bright moments with some impressive dribbling inside from the flanks. He picked out a number of impressive passes but failed to supply Balotelli with enough ammunition.

  • Mario Balotelli
    0
    0
    2.00

    Mario Balotelli Flop of the Match

    Found service rather hard to come by throughout the night. Nevertheless, he did have a few good chances, particularly one to win it late in the game which he pulled wide.

Substitutions

  • Gabriel
    0
    0
    2.00

    Gabriel

    Replaced Abbiati in goal for the second half but looked short of confidence after giving away a penalty early in the period. He was unconvincing when coming to claim the ball in the air.

  • Cristian Zaccardo
    0
    0

    Cristian Zaccardo

    Came on for the injured Emanuelson late on.

  • Alessandro Matri
    0
    0
    2.00

    Alessandro Matri

    Brought on for Poli in the 66th minute but he struggled to influence the game in any form.

  • Morgan De Sanctis
    0
    0
    3.00

    Morgan De Sanctis

    The keeper showed a strong pair of hands as he made a few good saves in the second half, particularly from a Balotelli free-kick.

  • Dodô
    0
    0
    3.50

    Dodô

    The left-back played very high up the pitch and proved dangerous in advanced areas. He regularly combined to great effect with Gervinho.

  • Leandro Castán
    0
    0
    3.50

    Leandro Castán

    Had a largely solid start to the game and helped keep things relatively tight. He picked up an injury towards the end of the first half and was replaced by Burdisso.

  • Maicon
    0
    0
    3.00

    Maicon

    Looked to get forward whenever he could and he did put a few good crosses into the area. However, he often left too much space in behind him.

  • Mehdi Benatia
    0
    0
    4.00

    Mehdi Benatia Top of the Match

    Was impressive in the heart of the defence as he showed impressive strength to limit the impact of Balotelli.

  • Michael Bradley
    0
    0
    3.50

    Michael Bradley

    Provided the engine room in Roma's midfield as he closed the ball as early as possible when Milan were in possession.

  • Kevin Strootman
    0
    0
    3.50

    Kevin Strootman

    The Dutchman was imperious in the centre of midfield. His passing was first-rate and he kept an impressive supply going up to the strikers.

  • Daniele De Rossi
    0
    0
    3.00

    Daniele De Rossi

    Had an efficient game in the midfield. He was solid at the back and used his distribution to push his team forward from deep for a number of breaks.

  • Adem Ljajic
    0
    0
    2.50

    Adem Ljajic

    The winger made some bright runs in the wide areas but they were few and far between. He struggled to create enough for his team-mates and was withdrawn late in the second half.

  • Mattia Destro
    0
    0
    3.50

    Mattia Destro

    Got his team off to a great start with a simple finish after 13 minutes. He was a bundle of energy up top and regularly made darting runs for his team-mates to pick him out.

  • Gervinho
    0
    0
    3.50

    Gervinho

    The Ivorian was a constant threat to the Milan defence and his pace caused them no end of problems on the counterattack. Won the penalty which was converted for the second goal as he beat Gabriel to the ball.

Substitutions

  • Nicolas Burdisso
    0
    0
    3.00

    Nicolas Burdisso

    Came on for Leandro Castan at the end of the first half and continued where the Brazilian left off. He showed good composure and cleared a dangerous De Sciglio cross in the second half.

  • Alessandro Florenzi
    0
    0
    3.00

    Alessandro Florenzi

    Brought on for Ljajic late in the second half.

  • Francesco Totti
    0
    0
    3.00

    Francesco Totti

    Replaced Destro in the 64th minute and helped create some decent opporutnities for his side.

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