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2 vs 0
Played
December 18, 2011 1:15 AM IST
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ M. Bergonzi‎
Attendance:‬ 41759‎
 
 
64′ (PG) Zlatan Ibrahimovic
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: AC Milan 2-0 Siena

Goal.com rates the performances of the players involved in Massimiliano Allegri's team comprehensive victory over the Bianconeri

By Vasil Kotsev

  • Marco Amelia
    74
    10
    3.00

    Marco Amelia

    A virtual spectator in this game. Had one shaky moment in the 23rd minute, when he was beaten by Bolzoni, but luckily for him the midfielder missed the target.

  • Taye Taiwo
    91
    30
    2.50

    Taye Taiwo

    Showed a lot of desire and put in a lot of effort, but was largely inefficient in attack. Made a few good interventions in defence, but nothing spectacular.

  • Philippe Mexes
    104
    7
    3.00

    Philippe Mexes

    Was rarely troubled at the back as Siena barely had a sniff on goal. Had a few lapses of concentration in the second half, but improved as the game progressed.

  • Daniele Bonera
    55
    61
    3.00

    Daniele Bonera

    The defender did a great job at the back and showed a lot of enthusiasm in the final third. Misplaced a few passes, but was full of determination.

  • Thiago Silva
    125
    5
    3.00

    Thiago Silva

    The Brazilian was once again impeccable at the back as he made sure that Siena were restricted to half-chances. Read the game superbly.

  • Mark van Bommel
    70
    14
    3.00

    Mark van Bommel

    Had very little defensive work to do as the visitors camped in their own half for most of the match. His lack of pace was exposed on a few occasions, but he compensated with clever reading of the game.

  • Antonio Nocerino
    147
    5
    3.50

    Antonio Nocerino Top of the Match

    The Italy international had a solid game, despite having little to do defensively. Kept it simple when on the ball and made sure it was quickly distributed to the attackers from the back. Popped up with the opener just before the hour mark as he powered home a nice finish.

  • Kevin-Prince Boateng
    110
    21
    3.50

    Kevin-Prince Boateng

    The dynamic midfielder had an off-day as he looked short of ideas against Siena. Found himself swarmed by defenders most of the time, and failed to make the most of chances that came his way. Did well to earn a penalty for his team in the 64th minute.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    178
    24
    3.00

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    The Swede once again showed great vision and imagination as he treated the fans to some moments of sheer brilliance. He was not given any clear-cut chances, but did well to create some very good opportunities for his team-mates. Tucked away the penalty with aplomb.

  • Robinho
    78
    49
    2.50

    Robinho

    The Brazilian tried hard to break down Siena's defence, but had no answer to the visitors' disciplined approach. Tried to break through with slick dribbles and runs, but to no avail.

Substitutions

  • Alberto Aquilani
    84
    13
    3.00

    Alberto Aquilani

    Came on for Seedorf and showed good passing and reading of the game.

  • Urby Emanuelson
    62
    17
    0.00

    Urby Emanuelson

    Put in some hard minutes after replacing Kevin-Prince Boateng.

  • Alexandre Pato
    87
    46
    3.00

    Alexandre Pato

    Missed a host of chance that came his way in what was a disappointing cameo by the Brazil international.

  • Zeljko Brkic
    8
    7
    3.00

    Zeljko Brkic

    Intervened well whenever he was called upon, but had no chance for Nocerino's goal. Controlled his area well, and made a few good blocks. Left with no choice but to bring down Boateng for the penalty.

  • Roberto Vitiello
    2
    7
    2.50

    Roberto Vitiello

    Had his fair share of troubles against Ibrahimovic, but, baring a few minor lapses of concentration, did well to limit the Swede's efficiency. Dealt well with Taiwo, but was non-existent in attack.

  • Cristiano Del Grosso
    4
    6
    3.00

    Cristiano Del Grosso

    Spent most of his time in defence, and generally did well at the back. Read the game superbly and made a few timely interventions.

  • Mariano de Almeida Angelo
    3
    7
    3.00

    Mariano de Almeida Angelo

    Had a few great runs, and often got the better of Taiwo on the flank. Showed great pace, but his inability to make the right decisions cost his team on a couple of occasion on the break.

  • Luca Rossettini
    2
    6
    2.50

    Luca Rossettini

    Lacked pace at times and it showed. Struggled when his team was not camping in their own half, and was caught out of position on a few occasions.

  • Claudio Terzi
    3
    9
    2.50

    Claudio Terzi

    Should take responsibility for the second goal as he was caught upfield and so was the whole Siena defence. Struggled to deal with AC Milan's attackers all night as his positioning let him down.

  • Alessandro Gazzi
    3
    8
    2.50

    Alessandro Gazzi

    Spent most of his time defending as AC Milan were constantly pumping bodies forward. Failed to impress at the back as he often failed to restrict Ibrahimovic & co.

  • Francesco Bolzoni
    3
    5
    3.00

    Francesco Bolzoni

    The youngster had a decent game as he showed great desire and determination. Helped out in defence superbly, and made a few telling passes. Nearly got the opener in the 23rd minute, but failed to find the target when Amelia was beaten.

  • Emanuele Calaiò
    3
    7
    2.50

    Emanuele Calaiò Flop of the Match

    Saw little of the ball, and was largely isolated from the game. Failed to provide the spark when in possession as he met an impenetrable wall in the form of Thiago Silva and Philippe Mexes.

  • Franco Brienza
    4
    6
    3.00

    Franco Brienza

    Had troubles with Mark Van Bommel and Nocerino as he was often crowded off the ball by the AC Milan duo. Saw little possession, and failed to trouble the hosts with his movement.

  • Reginaldo
    3
    6
    3.00

    Reginaldo

    The former Parma attacker had a disappointing game as his efficiency on the flank was stifled by AC Milan's collective efforts. Lack imagination on the ball, and failed to be a genuine danger to the Rossoneri defence.

Substitutions

  • Paolo Grossi
    2
    7
    3.00

    Paolo Grossi

    An improvement over Alessandro Gazzi, the midfielder put in a lot of effort after coming on on the hour mark. Displayed fine passing and good work-rate.

  • Gaetano D'Agostino
    3
    6
    2.50

    Gaetano D'Agostino

    The former Fiorentina and Udinese man replaced Reginaldo in the second half, but failed to offer a creative spark to Giuseppe Sannino's team. Showed decent passing and skill on the ball, though.

  • Mattia Destro
    4
    6
    2.50

    Mattia Destro

    The 20-year-old could not make an impact in the final third. Had little supply from midfield, and this naturally affected him. Did little to help his team create chances.

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