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2 vs 1
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December 10, 2012 1:15 AM IST
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ N. Rizzoli‎
Attendance:‬ 41000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Inter 2-1 Napoli

Goal.com rates the performance of the players on show at San Siro as Fredy Guarin and Juan Jesus shine for the Nerazzurri

By Rupert Fryer

  • Samir Handanoviç
    12
    1
    3.50

    Samir Handanoviç

    Had little to do in the first-half as Napoli failed to hit the target from a number of good opportunities, but made a terrific stop from Inler shortly into the second period.

  • Javier Zanetti
    16
    0
    3.50

    Javier Zanetti

    The bionic man. His performance was typified by a late surge in which he ran the length of the field before winning a corner to relieve the pressure on his side.

  • Andrea Ranocchia
    14
    0
    3.00

    Andrea Ranocchia

    Was solid throughout, kept tight to Cavani as the Uruguayan drifted along the line, and did well to pick up runners from midfield when necessary.

  • Á. Pereira
    12
    0
    3.00

    Á. Pereira

    One quick break and slick pass into Cassano aside, he was too heavily involved in his side's attacking play, but held his position well as Inter soaked up possession late on.

  • Juan Jesus
    15
    0
    4.00

    Juan Jesus

    Continues to improve following some indifferent form in a Brazil shirt, and dealt extremely well with high balls into the Inter box.

  • Yuto Nagatomo
    12
    0
    3.00

    Yuto Nagatomo

    Was one the of the Japan international's quieter evenings, but he did well defensively against a dynamic Napoli.

  • Fredy Guarín
    29
    1
    4.50

    Fredy Guarín Top of the Match

    Displayed his fine ability to strike the ball with a superbly controlled volley to give his side an early lead.

  • Esteban Cambiasso
    11
    0
    3.00

    Esteban Cambiasso

    Dropped into the back three and brought a calm to his side's defence that has been missing in recent weeks.

  • Walter Gargano
    12
    0
    2.50

    Walter Gargano

    Against his former club, the little Uruguayan was combative and while Hamsik burst beyond him, he did well to the limit space between the lines.

  • Diego Milito
    14
    0
    3.50

    Diego Milito

    Inter's top scorer this season, the Argentine took his goal well at a time when his team looked to be losing momentum.

  • Antonio Cassano
    14
    0
    3.50

    Antonio Cassano

    Delivered a wonderful deep corner to pick out Guarin as Inter took the lead, but did not quite recover from an early knock before being withdrawn in the second-half.

Substitutions

  • Coutinho
    11
    0
    3.00

    Coutinho

    The young Brazilian made a late cameo but had very little opportunity to make any sort of impact.

  • Rodrigo Palacio
    11
    0
    3.00

    Rodrigo Palacio

    Was tasked with leading the line as his side sat back looking to protect their lead, and was given very little to work with.

  • Morgan De Sanctis
    0
    0
    3.00

    Morgan De Sanctis

    Having got a hand to the ball, he should have stopped Milito's shot shortly before the break.

  • Miguel Angel Britos
    1
    0
    3.00

    Miguel Angel Britos

    Made a superb tackle when Cassano burst into the box in the first-half, and adjusted well to the switch to four at the back.

  • Paolo Cannavaro
    1
    0
    2.50

    Paolo Cannavaro

    Dealt with Milito's movement and repeatedly denied Inter the chance to counter as the game wore one, but got caught on the wrong side as the Argentine put Inter two up shortly before half-time.

  • Alessandro Gamberini
    1
    1
    2.00

    Alessandro Gamberini Flop of the Match

    Caught an early smack in the nose from Cassano, and was withdrawn at half-time following a quiet first-half.

  • Christian Maggio
    1
    1
    3.00

    Christian Maggio

    Should have drawn his side level at the end but wasted his free header.

  • Marek Hamsik
    2
    1
    2.50

    Marek Hamsik

    Repeatedly broke forward from the tip of the midfield and went close in the opening period, but will be largely disappointed with his contribution before being withdrawn late on.

  • Camilo Zúñiga
    0
    0
    2.50

    Camilo Zúñiga

    The Colombian was typically dynamic but need to contribute more going forward as Napoli went in search of an equaliser.

  • Valon Behrami
    1
    0
    3.00

    Valon Behrami

    The Switzerland international increasingly looked to break beyond Inter's midfield and did not shirk away from the midfield battle.

  • Gökhan Inler
    2
    0
    2.50

    Gökhan Inler

    Almost had his side level with a fine strike shortly after the break, but was withdrawn shortly before the hour mark after failing to impose himself on the game.

  • Edinson Cavani
    5
    0
    3.00

    Edinson Cavani

    Has scored over a third of his side's Serie A goals this season, was a threat throughout, and got his team back into the game shortly after the break.

  • Lorenzo Insigne
    5
    0
    4.00

    Lorenzo Insigne

    Floating around Cavani, the Italy international constantly looked to commit defenders and caused Inter problems whenever in possession in the final third.

Substitutions

  • Blerim Dzemaili
    2
    0
    2.50

    Blerim Dzemaili

    Replaced Inler with a third of the game remaining, but failed to make a significant impact as his side chased the game.

  • Goran Pandev
    2
    1
    2.50

    Goran Pandev

    Came on at half-time against his former club and made an immediate impact, hitting the crossbar before the ensuing scramble saw Cavani hammer home.

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