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1 vs 2
Played
February 20, 2011 7:30 PM IST
Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi — Verona
Referee:‬ L. Banti‎
Attendance:‬ 29000‎
 
Robinho 25′
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Chievo 1-2 AC Milan

Goal.com rates the performances of the players involved in today's narrow in for Milan...

By Vasil Kotsev

  • Stefano Sorrentino
    0
    0
    3.00

    Stefano Sorrentino

    Pulled off some very good saves to keep AC Milan at bay prior to the closing stages. Could not do anything to prevent the first strike, but was easily beaten for the winner.

  • Andrea Mantovani
    0
    0
    3.00

    Andrea Mantovani

    Had some troubles with Abate late in the game, but generally very solid. Supported Constant well down the flank and later moved forward in a more offensive position.

  • Bostjan Cesar
    0
    0
    2.50

    Bostjan Cesar

    Sent off for a stupid handball in a reckless move. Despite some signs of stability he gave too much time to Milan's attackers, including to Robinho for the opener.

  • Santiago Morero
    0
    0
    2.50

    Santiago Morero

    Struggled to contain Ibrahimovic in the first half and looked shaky after the break as well. Not one of his best games as he could have done better for Pato's winner.

  • Nicolas Sebastien Frey
    0
    0
    2.50

    Nicolas Sebastien Frey

    Glaring mistake when he let Nesta shoot over the bar from close range in the 41st minute. Should take some blame for Pato's goal as well. Struggled defensively in the second half and offered very little in attack.

  • Gelson Fernandes
    0
    0
    3.00

    Gelson Fernandes

    Popped in with the equaliser after an indifferent first half. Tried to stamp his authority the centre of the pitch against Gattuso and Van Bommel, but to mixed results. Can anyone blame him?

  • Luca Rigoni
    0
    0
    2.50

    Luca Rigoni

    Played as the main defensive midfielder tonight and did relatively well. Pulled off a couple of bad fouls and is lucky to have only received one yellow card.

  • Nico Pulzetti
    0
    0
    2.50

    Nico Pulzetti

    Hooked off at half-time after witnessing Van Bommel and Gattuso's full power in the centre of the pitch. It remains unclear whether he was substituted due to injury or for tactical reasons.

  • Kevin Constant
    0
    0
    3.00

    Kevin Constant

    The ex-Toulouse man showed enormous work-rate down the flank today and took advantage of Ignazio Abate's unwillingness to close him down as provided the assist for Gelson Fernandes' equaliser. Went on a few very good runs on the left, but disappointed from set-pieces.

  • Sergio Pellissier
    0
    0
    2.50

    Sergio Pellissier Flop of the Match

    Atypically wasteful today. Had a few wonderful chances, but failed to capitalise on them. His miss just before half-time summed up his frustrating game.

  • Cyril Thereau
    0
    0
    3.00

    Cyril Thereau

    Constant threat with his flicks and runs in the first half, but faded away badly after the break and grew isolated.

Substitutions

  • Davide Moscardelli
    0
    0
    0.00

    Davide Moscardelli

    N/A

  • Mariano Bogliacino
    0
    0
    2.50

    Mariano Bogliacino

    Came on for Pulzetti and did well in midfield. Battled hard and distributed the ball well. Tried to play in a more advanced position, but it did not work out well in fact.

  • Bojan Jokic
    0
    0
    2.50

    Bojan Jokic

    Slotted in at left back after coming on for Constant. Did well defensively.

  • Christian Abbiati
    3
    0
    3.00

    Christian Abbiati

    Nothing he could do about Gelson Fernandes' strike. Pulled off some very good saves in the first half to protect his team's lead.

  • Luca Antonini
    2
    0
    3.00

    Luca Antonini

    Hooked at half-time after miserably failing to contain Pellissier, Thereau and Constant down the flank and offering very little in attack. Replaced by Massimo Oddo and that says it all.

  • Thiago Silva
    2
    0
    3.00

    Thiago Silva

    Slotted back at centre-back and did very well. Read the game superbly and showed good tackling.

  • Alessandro Nesta
    4
    0
    3.00

    Alessandro Nesta

    A very good game by the ex-Lazio man. Solid defensively and nearly scored in the 41st minute.

  • Ignazio Abate
    1
    2
    3.50

    Ignazio Abate

    Had a relatively easy first half, but his unwillingness to close down Constant on the flank resulted in Chievo's first goal. Did well in attack.

  • Alexander Merkel
    2
    3
    2.50

    Alexander Merkel

    Did well in midfield today and sprayed the ball comfortably. Had more freedom to go forward, give the fact that Mark Van Bommel and Gennaro Gattuso made sure AC Milan never gave away control of the centre of the pitch.

  • Mark van Bommel
    2
    1
    3.00

    Mark van Bommel

    Showcased his ability to control the midfield without attracting the attention of the referee. Probably the only player who can cover a blatant foul and come out innocent in the end. Passed the ball around well.

  • Gennaro Ivan Gattuso
    3
    2
    3.00

    Gennaro Ivan Gattuso

    His performance today brings back memories of his best days. Covered a lot of ground, led by example, never let his nerves get the better of him and almost scored after a run in the box in the 86th minute. Milan need performances like this from all players if they are to overcome Tottenham...

  • Robinho
    2
    2
    3.00

    Robinho

    Looked somewhat confused in the early minutes of the game, but did well to tuck away the only clear opportunity that came his way. His decisions with the ball at his feet let him down at times.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    3
    1
    2.50

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Not his game today, and this having in mind the fact that he provided the assist for Robinho's opener. Tried hard, but was not given any clear chances. Still, he sprayed the ball well and created good chances for his team mates.

  • Antonio Cassano
    3
    2
    3.00

    Antonio Cassano

    'Peter Pan' was probably in Neverland today, but surely not on the pitch. He was predictable, slow and Chievo's physical approach was not to his taste, either. Replaced by Pato in the 65th minute.

Substitutions

  • Massimo Oddo
    3
    0
    2.50

    Massimo Oddo

    Milan's faithful will hope this was his last performance in Rossoneri shirt. Nowhere to be seen as Gaston Fernandes headed in the equaliser and looked very rusty on the flank. A game to forget for the ex-Lazio man.

  • Alexandre Pato
    3
    0
    3.50

    Alexandre Pato Top of the Match

    Made the needed impact as he netted the winner. Impressed with his pace and nearly created another goal for Robinho in the 90th minute, when the Brazilian failed to get the ball past Stefano Sorrentino. The ace in the pack for Milan today.

  • Kevin-Prince Boateng
    1
    2
    0.00

    Kevin-Prince Boateng

    Came on for Merkel in the 73rd minute, and offered very little in attack. Not one of his best games.

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