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1 vs 2
Played
April 11, 2011 12:15 AM IST
Stadio Artemio Franchi — Firenze
Referee:‬ E. Morganti‎
Attendance:‬ 24000‎
 
79′ Juan Vargas
C. Seedorf 8′
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Fiorentina 1-2 Milan

Goal.com rates the players on show in tonight's Serie A clash between Fiorentina and league leaders Milan...

By Kris Voakes

  • Artur Boruc
    11
    12
    0.00

    Artur Boruc

    Held on to a couple of one-on-ones with Pato but had no answer when the Duck made it 2-0. Also dropped an early second effort which could easily have cost his side.

  • Manuel Pasqual
    2
    17
    0.00

    Manuel Pasqual

    Saw his wing exploited too often in the first half as Boateng made hay in the right hand channel.

  • Cesare Natali
    0
    15
    0.00

    Cesare Natali

    Struggled to have any answer to Pato as the forward was given too many chances to net in the first half.

  • Alessandro Gamberini
    2
    13
    0.00

    Alessandro Gamberini

    Too often by-passed by the neat interplay of Milan’s forward line, though he did come across to foil Pato well on one or two occasions.

  • Gianluca Comotto
    3
    15
    0.00

    Gianluca Comotto

    Made one particularly good intervention on Ibrahimovic in the first half as he did his best to keep up with Milan’s nippy forward play. Got forward well at times after the break, but should have stayed on his feet instead of trying to win a penalty off Seedorf.

  • Marco Donadel
    3
    15
    0.00

    Marco Donadel

    Didn’t have enough of an effect as Milan’s midfield got on top from the word go. Was later replaced by Behrami.

  • Riccardo Montolivo
    8
    13
    0.00

    Riccardo Montolivo

    Drove his team on well, and it was his shot that led to Vargas’ goal. One thing you’ll always get from him is effort.

  • Mario Santana
    4
    17
    0.00

    Mario Santana

    Ran with real heart at times as the Viola’s forward play lacked direction elsewhere. Got a couple of testing crosses in which went without a final touch to match, but was lucky to stay on the field after pole-axing Abate.

  • Juan Vargas
    21
    13
    0.00

    Juan Vargas

    Scored the goal which gave his side hope and also had Abbiati with his heart in his mouth moments later as he showed real drive to get his team back in the game.

  • Adem Ljajic
    7
    31
    0.00

    Adem Ljajic

    Had nothing like the effect Mihajlovic would have looked to get from him, and it resulted in him being hooked at half-time.

  • Alberto Gilardino
    2
    15
    0.00

    Alberto Gilardino

    Didn’t have the finishing touch tonight as many of his runs were out of tune with the final ball he was looking to pounce on. Often second best up against Thiago Silva.

Substitutions

  • Per Billeskov Kroldrup
    3
    15
    0.00

    Per Billeskov Kroldrup

    A like for like replacement for Natali, he had no real positive effect on the game.

  • Khouma Babacar
    3
    13
    0.00

    Khouma Babacar

    Changed the energy levels in the Viola attack when he came on at the break, but didn’t have quite the goal threat to earn his side a point.

  • Valon Behrami
    12
    8
    0.00

    Valon Behrami

    Replaced Donadel and did well getting down the right hand side, asking questions of Zambrotta.

  • Christian Abbiati
    67
    9
    0.00

    Christian Abbiati

    Should have done better when failing to hold Montolivo’s shot as Vargas scored, and was caught out again by the winger moments later.

  • Gianluca Zambrotta
    61
    6
    0.00

    Gianluca Zambrotta

    Did well to close off the threat of Donadel and the overlapping Comotto as Milan stayed on top for the first hour, though Behrami did beat him once or twice.

  • Thiago Silva
    99
    4
    0.00

    Thiago Silva

    Another expert defensive display by the Brazilian, who seems to be able to turn in big performances whether Nesta is alongside him or not. Won the battle with Gilardino.

  • Mario Yepes
    66
    8
    0.00

    Mario Yepes

    Stood in well for Nesta as the Viola tested him in the air, but not so much on the ground where he has been questionable previously.

  • Ignazio Abate
    78
    3
    0.00

    Ignazio Abate

    Again did well in the right back slot but sometimes found he couldn’t answer the questions asked by Vargas.

  • C. Seedorf
    174
    4
    0.00

    C. Seedorf

    In the left midfield slot Allegri has suddenly found the perfect slot for Seedorf to work in and his football was excellent once more tonight. No longer has the legs, but the brain took him through as he bagged one goal and almost created more.

  • Mark van Bommel
    105
    12
    0.00

    Mark van Bommel

    Excellent performance once more from the Dutchman. Provided exactly the performance Milan needed from him as he played early sensible passes in to the more attack minded Rossoneri players.

  • Mathieu Flamini
    66
    18
    0.00

    Mathieu Flamini

    Fitted in well in a dominating Milan midfield performance. Staked a claim for a more regular place in the starting XI.

  • Kevin-Prince Boateng
    104
    11
    0.00

    Kevin-Prince Boateng

    His emergence as a point in the midfield diamond has been a real boon for Milan, with Seedorf complementing him perfectly. Great cross in for Pato’s goal.

  • Alexandre Pato
    139
    6
    0.00

    Alexandre Pato Top of the Match

    Great movement, great appetite, and – eventually – a great finish. But had he finished those two earlier chances he may have made it a more straightforward night for his side.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    63
    79
    0.00

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic Flop of the Match

    Played well in the first half in particular and then worked well with Pato, but missed two great chances and then earned his second senseless red card in successive games.

Substitutions

  • Gennaro Ivan Gattuso
    54
    21
    0.00

    Gennaro Ivan Gattuso

    Made one real contribution, and that was to deflect Vargas’ shot beyond Abbiati. Typically dogged showing thereafter.

Results
 
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