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3 vs 2
Played
January 30, 2011 7:30 PM IST
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ N. Rizzoli‎
Attendance:‬ 58000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Inter 3-2 Palermo

Goal.com rates the participants at the San Siro...

By Adam Scime

  • Julio César
    9
    0
    4.00

    Julio César

    He perhaps could have done better on the second goal, but he made a brilliant stop on a corner that was almost deflected in by Zanetti and stopped Pastore's penalty.

  • Maicon
    4
    1
    3.50

    Maicon

    The full-back bombed down the right all match long and assisted Pazzini's header with a perfect cross from a set-piece. Defensively he was beaten on the second goal, but overall a good performance.

  • Lúcio
    3
    0
    3.00

    Lúcio

    The third Brazilian at the back was average on the day. Stepped in when necessary but not one of his vintage displays.

  • Andrea Ranocchia
    6
    0
    3.00

    Andrea Ranocchia

    Unbeatable in the air. The winter signing made several crucial interceptions. On the counter he was beaten for pace, but that was his only drawback.

  • Davide Santon
    5
    0
    2.00

    Davide Santon

    The youngster was absolutely burned by Cassani on the opener and no better on Palermo's second goal. partly atoned for his errors by stopping the ball from rolling into the net at the end of the first-half.

  • Esteban Cambiasso
    4
    0
    3.00

    Esteban Cambiasso

    The former Real Madrid midfielder was once again his busy self in midfield, guarding Pastore and also being the anchor in possession.

  • Thiago Motta
    3
    2
    3.50

    Thiago Motta

    The midfielder's long range efforts flew over and he wasn't able to stamp his authority on the match. Also gave away a penalty with a clumsy foul. Luckily his side were not punished.

  • Javier Zanetti
    3
    0
    3.00

    Javier Zanetti

    The 37-year-old was unstoppable once again, dragging his team forward from midfield when appropriate and also stepping into defence after Santon's exit.

  • Coutinho
    1
    2
    2.50

    Coutinho

    His return from injury was not a happy one. The starlet had one shot blocked from close range though he was otherwise invisible.

  • Samuel Eto'o
    6
    0
    3.50

    Samuel Eto'o

    Always looking to create openings. His quick feet caused plenty of problems from the Sicilian backline. He eventually got his reward by placing a spot-kick into the net.

  • Diego Milito
    5
    1
    2.50

    Diego Milito

    The Argentine international has a couple shots blocked and was quote active. Once robbed by Sirigu as well. He only lacked the goal today.

Substitutions

  • Joel Obi
    0
    2
    0.00

    Joel Obi

    N/A

  • Houssine Kharja
    5
    0
    3.00

    Houssine Kharja

    Came on at the outset of the second-half and worked hard for the team, creating Pazzini's initial goal with a smart pass into the area.

  • Giampaolo Pazzini
    14
    1
    4.50

    Giampaolo Pazzini Top of the Match

    What a debut! Having just arrived from Sampdoria, Pazzini scored twice and then earned a penalty (even if it was dubious). His finishing could be crucial as the season progresses.

  • Salvatore Sirigu
    1
    0
    2.50

    Salvatore Sirigu

    A handful of very good saves against Eto'o, Milito, and company throughout the match. Reacted a tad late on Pazzini's first, but was unlucky to be on the losing side.

  • Mattia Cassani
    2
    0
    3.00

    Mattia Cassani

    Provided the final pass for both of Palermo's goals and definitely had the better of Santon, not as much luck in the second-half though.

  • Ezequiel Muñoz
    1
    0
    2.50

    Ezequiel Muñoz

    A brilliant first-half with several crucial plays in defence, a frustrating second one. Pazzini turned him to open the host's account and then he gave away a penalty.

  • Cesare Bovo
    1
    0
    2.50

    Cesare Bovo

    Has his back up against the wall as Inter attacked in waves for the duration of the contest.

  • Federico Balzaretti
    0
    0
    2.50

    Federico Balzaretti

    Pinned back by the runs of Maicon. The left-back could not believe it when his late volley did not go into the net after deflecting off both Maicon and Julio Cesar.

  • Giulio Migliaccio
    0
    1
    3.00

    Giulio Migliaccio

    Overrun in midfield by Inter's contingent. He really could not impose himself at all at the San Siro.

  • Armin Bačinovič
    1
    0
    2.50

    Armin Bačinovič

    A couple of nice passes here and there, but all too often disappeared from the proceedings like Migliaccio. Could not get his side out of their own half.

  • Antonio Nocerino
    0
    0
    3.00

    Antonio Nocerino

    A nice goal and another hardworking performance from the former Juventus midfielder.

  • Josip Iličič
    2
    0
    2.50

    Josip Iličič

    The Slovenian played a hand in the opener and threatened to open up Inter's defence on a couple occasions before drifting out of the game in the second-half.

  • Javier Pastore
    1
    3
    2.50

    Javier Pastore Flop of the Match

    What has happened to the Pastore that set Serie A alight from August to November? Smashed the post when he could have scored and then missed a penalty. Bossed by Cambiasso and Thiago Motta for too long. A few nice moves don't make up for a poor outing.

  • Fabrizio Miccoli
    2
    1
    3.00

    Fabrizio Miccoli

    Unless he was injured, it was a very strange decision to remove him while in the lead. He scored after five minutes and nearly did so again direct from a corner kick.

Substitutions

  • Pajtim Kasami
    1
    0
    3.00

    Pajtim Kasami

    He earned a penalty with a tenacious display after coming off the bench.

Results
 
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