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November 21, 2010 1:15 AM IST
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ A. Damato‎
Attendance:‬ 47549‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Milan 1-0 Fiorentina

A sensational strike by Zlatan Ibrahimovic powered the home side past the Viola. Goal.com rates the players on show...

By Max De Luca

  • Christian Abbiati
    60
    2
    3.50

    Christian Abbiati

    Made an excellent save in the early going from D’Agostino’s free kick and looked solid throughout. Preserved the victory with a late save on Ljajic.

  • Daniele Bonera
    21
    7
    3.00

    Daniele Bonera

    His wicked shot in the first minute forced Boruc into making an acrobatic save and he looked comfortable for the remainder of the contest.

  • Thiago Silva
    49
    0
    3.00

    Thiago Silva

    Showed off his long range shooting skills by almost finding the bottom corner in the 65th minute. Didn't put a foot wrong all night. A good display from the Brazilian.

  • Alessandro Nesta
    56
    1
    3.50

    Alessandro Nesta

    The classy Italian was rarely troubled at the back and made a couple of forays forward, one of which saw him direct a header straight at Boruc. Did well to neutralise the threat of Gilardino.

  • Gianluca Zambrotta
    22
    13
    3.00

    Gianluca Zambrotta

    A solid if unspectacular showing from the veteran defender. Did his job with minimal fuss this evening.

  • Gennaro Ivan Gattuso
    27
    7
    3.00

    Gennaro Ivan Gattuso

    The midfield terrier had a good chance to score a rare goal but couldn't fire the ball past Boruc in the 27th minute. Shackled D'Agostino in the second half.

  • Massimo Ambrosini
    35
    3
    3.00

    Massimo Ambrosini

    A calm and composed display from the captain who supplied the pass to set up the only goal of the game.

  • Mathieu Flamini
    39
    4
    3.00

    Mathieu Flamini

    The former Arsenal man’s work-rate is exemplary and he will feel aggrieved that he wasn't awarded a penalty in the second half.

  • C. Seedorf
    39
    7
    2.50

    C. Seedorf

    The smooth Dutchman was robbed by Boruc in the 28th minute and had his way in midfield tonight. Looks revitalised under coach Massimiliano Allegri.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    77
    4
    3.50

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic Top of the Match

    A very pedestrian first 43 minutes and poof… shows off his magic with a sensational acrobatic volley to score what turned out to be the winner. Delivering the goods for the Rossoneri so far this season.

  • Robinho
    33
    3
    2.50

    Robinho

    A decent display by the speedy Brazilian. Sent in some dangerous crosses but would have liked to have troubled the Viola back-four a more than he was able to this evening.

Substitutions

  • Kevin-Prince Boateng
    49
    1
    0.00

    Kevin-Prince Boateng

    Almost put the match to bed with a low shot in the 78th minute and provided some energy off the bench.

  • Ronaldinho
    39
    6
    0.00

    Ronaldinho

    Short five-minute cameo.

  • Artur Boruc
    10
    2
    3.00

    Artur Boruc

    The Polish shot-stopper made a number of excellent saves but had no chance on Ibrahimovic’s acrobatic effort. Kept his side in the game this evening. Unlucky to be on the losing side.

  • Gianluca Comotto
    6
    0
    2.50

    Gianluca Comotto

    His defending left a lot to be desired for Ibra’s goal and gave away possession more times than a full-back really should.

  • Cesare Natali
    6
    0
    3.00

    Cesare Natali

    The big, lumbering centre-back dealt well with the quickness of Ibrahimovic and Robinho but didn't come out for the second half because of injury.

  • Per Billeskov Kroldrup
    2
    6
    2.50

    Per Billeskov Kroldrup

    The veteran defender would have opened the scoring in the 19th minute if not for the heroics of Abbiati. Showed his frustration when he was sent off at the death.

  • Manuel Pasqual
    4
    2
    3.00

    Manuel Pasqual

    Flamini's bursting runs gave Pasqual some problems at times but didn't make any glaring mistakes and put in a solid shift.

  • Marco Donadel
    5
    0
    3.00

    Marco Donadel

    The captain made a point of shadowing Seedorf for a majority of the game and did a decent job. Was a bit fortunate he wasn't called for a handball in the penalty area in the second half.

  • Gaetano D'Agostino
    5
    2
    3.00

    Gaetano D'Agostino

    World class deliveries from set pieces in the first half. His sweet left-footed freekick in the second minute almost opened the scoring. Faded badly in the second half and it's evident he doesn't have a full 90 minutes in his legs at the moment.

  • Alessio Cerci
    6
    2
    2.50

    Alessio Cerci Flop of the Match

    The 23-year-old was unable to stamp his authority on the match and tried to win a penalty minutes before being hooked at the hour mark.

  • Adem Ljajic
    5
    2
    2.50

    Adem Ljajic

    The recently capped Serb international should have done better with a header in the 28th minute and had a glorious chance to level matters with just minutes remaining.

  • Marco Marchionni
    4
    1
    2.50

    Marco Marchionni

    Completely anonymous and rightfully hooked in the second half.

  • Alberto Gilardino
    5
    3
    3.00

    Alberto Gilardino

    Played as the lone striker as was starved of service for chunks of the match. Couldn't really get anything going but popped up late in the game to set up Ljajic on a platter.

Substitutions

  • Michele Camporese
    8
    0
    3.00

    Michele Camporese

    Was thrown straight into the fire and did an admirable job marking Ibrahimovic. A gutsy display tonight in difficult circumstances.

  • Mario Santana
    4
    1
    3.00

    Mario Santana

    He was selfish at times and picked the wrong option on occasion.

  • Juan Vargas
    3
    6
    0.00

    Juan Vargas

    A shadow of his former self.

Results
 
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