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Played
December 2, 2012 7:30 PM IST
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ M. Bergonzi‎
Attendance:‬ 41000‎
 
74′ (OG) Santiago García
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Inter 1-0 Palermo

Goal.com rates the players as a second half Santiago Garcia own goal hands Inter their first win in four games and cuts the deficit with league leaders Juventus to four points.

By Ben McAleer

  • Samir Handanoviç
    3
    0
    3.00

    Samir Handanoviç

    A quiet afternoon for the Inter shotstopper. Spilled a first half effort from Barreto, but was lucky to have his defence on hand to clear the danger.

  • Javier Zanetti
    3
    0
    3.50

    Javier Zanetti

    A solid display from the veteran defender, who shows no signs of slowing. Did well to push high up the pitch and cause problems for the visitors. Found Palacio early on with a pin point cross, which the striker should've done better with.

  • Andrea Ranocchia
    2
    1
    3.50

    Andrea Ranocchia

    At times struggled to deal with the threat of Dybala, but did enough to contain the teenage striker. Came close to netting early in the second half after being picked out by Samuel. His cross led to Garcia's own goal for the winner.

  • Walter Samuel
    3
    0
    3.00

    Walter Samuel

    Continues to impress in the Inter defence and looked solid again today. Booked late on, meaning he will miss the encounter with Napoli next week.

  • Á. Pereira
    3
    0
    2.50

    Á. Pereira

    Received plenty of space on the left flank, but was wasteful in possession. Crossing wasn't up to his usual high standards in the win.

  • Juan Jesus
    3
    0
    3.00

    Juan Jesus

    A solid, if not spectacular, display for the defender, who more than made up for his poor performance against Parma last week.

  • Coutinho
    5
    0
    3.00

    Coutinho

    A quiet start, but grew into the game as the minutes ticked by. Looked the most likely to unlock the Palermo defence and was unlucky not to find the net himself in the second half.

  • Esteban Cambiasso
    3
    0
    3.00

    Esteban Cambiasso

    Tested Ujkani with a volley in the first half, but other than that made no substantial contribution to the side. A quiet, but solid, game for the Argentine, before he was substituted in the second half.

  • Walter Gargano
    4
    0
    3.50

    Walter Gargano

    Almost provided an assist for Milito in the first half, but came close to gifting Dybala a goal in the second. Impressive in the middle after missing the 1-0 defeat to Parma last week.

  • Rodrigo Palacio
    2
    1
    2.00

    Rodrigo Palacio

    A poor game again for the Argentine who just hasn't coped well in the absence of Cassano. Touch was lacking on the day and bar his header in the third minute, really failed to test the opposition back line

  • Diego Milito
    4
    0
    3.00

    Diego Milito

    Fired another blank in front of goal. Was the main threat for the hosts, causing havoc to the opposition back line, but has now gone four games without netting.

Substitutions

  • Yuto Nagatomo
    3
    0
    3.00

    Yuto Nagatomo

    An astute stand in for Zanetti on the right. Posed a consistent threat from deep after replacing his Argentine teammate.

  • Fredy Guarín
    2
    0
    3.50

    Fredy Guarín

    Introduced midway through the second half for Milito and almost provided an assist instantaneously, his low drive tipped away by Ujkasi inches before the ball found its way to Palacio

  • McDonald Mariga
    1
    0

    McDonald Mariga

    Thrown on for the final eight minutes, but was unable to make an impact.

  • Samir Ujkani
    1
    0
    3.00

    Samir Ujkani

    Solid display from the Palermo shotstopper. Could do little for the own goal, but made a superb stop from Coutinho moments later to deny Inter a quick fire second.

  • Ezequiel Muñoz
    2
    0
    4.00

    Ezequiel Muñoz Top of the Match

    Did well on the right and often tested Juan. Didn't deserve to be on the losing side this afternoon.

  • Steve von Bergen
    1
    0
    3.50

    Steve von Bergen

    Dealt with the threat of Milito and Palacio well. Denied Coutinho a sure fire goal early in the second half after pressuring the Brazilian, who ultimately fired wide.

  • Santiago García
    0
    2
    2.00

    Santiago García Flop of the Match

    Unlucky to have conceded the own goal late on. Struggled with the threat of Zanetti and perhaps should've listened his goalkeeper for Ranocchia's cross that led to the winner.

  • Eros Pisano
    0
    0
    3.00

    Eros Pisano

    Solid display in defence for the Palermo man. Comfortably contained Pereira, with the Inter man forced to regularly cross from deep.

  • Michel Morganella
    1
    0
    3.50

    Michel Morganella

    Impressive alongside Von Bergen in the Palermo defence. Could do little to deny the goal, but handled the danger of Palacio and Milito well.

  • Edgar Barreto
    0
    0
    3.00

    Edgar Barreto

    Booked early on, thus hampering his impact. Made Palermo tick when going forward and tested Handanovic with a speculative drive midway through the first half.

  • Josip Iličič
    0
    0
    3.00

    Josip Iličič

    Came agonisingly close to sliding in Dybala in the first half, but there was too much on his cross for the teenage Argentine to get a foot on the ball.

  • Jasmin Kurtić
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jasmin Kurtić

    Like Barreto, was also booked just after the hour mark, hindering his input. Solid in the middle of the park up against Cambiasso.

  • Paulo Dybala
    2
    0
    3.50

    Paulo Dybala

    A constant thorn in the side of the Inter back line and didn't deserve to be on the losing side. Had a few half chances to test Handanovic, but was eventually substituted in the second half.

  • Franco Brienza
    0
    0
    2.50

    Franco Brienza

    Very quiet game and was often beaten by Zanetti on the right side. Couldn't push forward and when he did, was regularly denied by the Inter captain.

Substitutions

  • Eran Zahavi
    0
    0

    Eran Zahavi

    Thrown on for the final 10 minutes, but was unable to make an impact.

  • Luigi Giorgi
    0
    0
    3.00

    Luigi Giorgi

    Replaced the ineffective Brienza prior to Garcia's own goal. Tested Nagatomo and kept the Inter full-back pinned into his own hald.

  • Igor Budan
    0
    0

    Igor Budan

    Thrown on for the final 15 minutes, but was unable to make an impact.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
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Hellas Verona
18 2
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Striker
Juventus
18 1
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Napoli
17 5
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Striker
Inter
15 0