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1 vs 2
Played
October 26, 2010 12:15 AM IST
Stadio San Paolo — Napoli
Referee:‬ N. Rizzoli‎
Attendance:‬ 53901‎
 
   
 
 

Serie A Player Ratings: Napoli 1-2 AC Milan

By Kris Voakes

  • Morgan De Sanctis
    3
    0
    3.00

    Morgan De Sanctis

    Beaten twice, but could do little about Robinho's effort and almost stopped Ibrahimovic's.

  • Hugo Campagnaro
    0
    1
    2.50

    Hugo Campagnaro

    Sturdy for the most part but beaten too easily by Robinho from time to time.

  • Salvatore Aronica
    1
    1
    2.50

    Salvatore Aronica

    Led the back line well despite their weakness against Milan's breaks after Pazienza's red card.

  • Gianluca Grava
    1
    1
    2.50

    Gianluca Grava

    Enjoyed running battles with what felt like half of the Milan side, but kept Pato reasonably quiet.

  • Christian Maggio
    0
    1
    3.00

    Christian Maggio

    Had little to offer once he'd clashed heads with Antonini, the effects of which forced him to leave the field early.

  • Michele Pazienza
    7
    2
    2.00

    Michele Pazienza Flop of the Match

    Utterly senseless red card curtailed his side's hopes of getting back into the game. Two handballs resulted in an unforgivable sending-off.

  • Walter Gargano
    1
    1
    3.00

    Walter Gargano

    Committed as ever, but his passing was sometimes sloppy. Made up for it with some penetrating runs.

  • Andrea Dossena
    1
    1
    3.00

    Andrea Dossena

    Put in a very good shift down the left hand side. Got a couple of decent low crosses in, but couldn't open the door for Napoli.

  • Marek Hamsik
    2
    1
    3.00

    Marek Hamsik

    Not as bubbly as usual, but still found time to test Abbiati on more than one occasion.

  • Edinson Cavani
    1
    0
    2.50

    Edinson Cavani

    When he's good, he's very good, but when he has a slow night, he's completely ineffective, Never looked like being the man to bring Napoli back into the game.

  • Ezequiel Lavezzi
    11
    4
    3.50

    Ezequiel Lavezzi Top of the Match

    His magnificent goal highlighted his ability to pop up and bring his side back into the game. Always willing to take the game to Milan, even when he was one of 10, instead of one of 11.

Substitutions

  • José Sosa
    1
    1
    3.00

    José Sosa

    A late replacement for Hamsik, he never really got on top of the game.

  • Hassan Yebda
    1
    2
    3.00

    Hassan Yebda

    Lost out in the personal battle with former Portsmouth team-mate Kevin Prince Boateng after replacing the stricken Maggio.

  • Nicolao Dumitru
    1
    0
    0.00

    Nicolao Dumitru

    Came on for Gargano late on.

  • Christian Abbiati
    7
    1
    3.00

    Christian Abbiati

    Did well to get across to a Lavezzi shot and almost became a one-man wall late on.

  • Daniele Bonera
    2
    6
    3.00

    Daniele Bonera

    Converted to the left side admirably, despite the obvious disadvantage, after Antonini's injury.

  • Sokratis Papastathopoulos
    5
    13
    2.00

    Sokratis Papastathopoulos

    Was given a rough time by Lavezzi throughout, but did ok in patches to keep the Argentine from causing real havoc.

  • Alessandro Nesta
    7
    2
    3.00

    Alessandro Nesta

    Another important shift completed by the consummate professional.

  • Luca Antonini
    5
    3
    0.00

    Luca Antonini

    Milan will be hanging on the results of tests after a worrying early clash of heads with Maggio.

  • Gennaro Ivan Gattuso
    17
    1
    3.00

    Gennaro Ivan Gattuso

    Put in a fair shift once more in midfield. How Milan could do with a 24-year-old version who can compete for the full 90 minutes.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    8
    1
    2.50

    Andrea Pirlo

    Played the 'quarter-back' role well, spreading play to stretch Napoli's depleted numbers.

  • Kevin-Prince Boateng
    10
    2
    2.50

    Kevin-Prince Boateng

    Got the better of Yebda for the most part and was more than willing to battle despite his passing sometimes being wayward.

  • Robinho
    22
    2
    3.00

    Robinho

    Scored one and could have been sent in for another by Ibrahimovic. He's looked much more useful over the past few games for Milan.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    19
    3
    3.00

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Scored the eventual winner, but was again anonymous for spells. Looked more interested after he'd gone off and the scuffles had started, strangely.

  • Alexandre Pato
    11
    1
    2.50

    Alexandre Pato

    A real off-night for the Brazilian. Failed to really make the most of the space often afforded to him.

Substitutions

  • Massimo Oddo
    17
    1
    3.00

    Massimo Oddo

    The surprise star. Two excellent assists, particularly for Ibrahimovic's goal, capped off a very good personal display. May finally see more game time off the back of this performance.

  • Mathieu Flamini
    4
    3
    3.00

    Mathieu Flamini

    Given a few minutes in place of Gattuso.

  • C. Seedorf
    3
    4
    3.00

    C. Seedorf

    Replaced Ibrahimovic late on.

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