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2 vs 4
Played
December 9, 2012 7:30 PM IST
Stadio Olimpico di Torino — Torino
Referee:‬ A. Romeo‎
Attendance:‬ 15000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Torino 2-4 AC Milan

Goal.com rates the performance of the players on show at the Stadio Olimpico as Pazzini and El Shaarawy shine in Turin

By Harry Slavin

  • Jean-François Gillet
    0
    12
    2.00

    Jean-François Gillet

    Had a busy afternoon which frequently involved picking the ball out of his own net. Could do little about Robinho's opener but will be disappointed with his part in Milan's second and was beaten at his near post by Pazzini for the third. The less said about the fourth the better

  • Valerio Di Cesare
    1
    2
    2.50

    Valerio Di Cesare

    Struggled with the power of Pazzini all afternoon and was completely sold by Robinho's dummy for the equaliser. Didn't cover himself in glory as Milan's front trio were allowed to run riot.

  • Angelo Ogbonna
    10
    3
    3.00

    Angelo Ogbonna

    Produced an important block early on when the visitors were pressing for the opener. Struggled to deal with Milan's trio though and went missing for a couple of the visitors' goals.

  • Salvatore Masiello
    0
    2
    2.50

    Salvatore Masiello

    Appeared to be bundled over when Pazzini scored the third and was unlucky not to be awarded the free kick. Allowed Nocerino too much space to swing in the cross that led to the fourth goal however.

  • Matteo Darmian
    3
    1
    2.50

    Matteo Darmian

    Had a tough time down his flank this afternoon and was shown up by El Shaarawy on a number of occasions.

  • Migjen Basha
    4
    1
    2.50

    Migjen Basha

    Saw out the match in a midfield that struggled to cope with Milan's pace all game. Didn't enjoy the company of Urby Emanuelson in the centre of the park.

  • Mario Santana
    2
    1
    3.50

    Mario Santana

    Started brightly and took the opening goal well when presented with the freedom of the Milan half. Like the rest of his team-mates however, he went missing as the Rossoneri cranked up the pressure.

  • Alessio Cerci
    0
    6
    1.50

    Alessio Cerci Flop of the Match

    Came off at half-time after a difficult 45 minutes. Did not see much of the ball and couldn't get near a strong Milan midfield.

  • Alessandro Gazzi
    0
    3
    2.50

    Alessandro Gazzi

    Booked on a day that his side would rather forget. Looked to be playing well at the beginning but faded as the match wore on.

  • Rolando Bianchi
    6
    1
    3.00

    Rolando Bianchi

    A great headed goal brought his fifth strike of the season but Torino's No.9 was feeding off scraps for most of the game and didn't have many other chances to shine.

  • Riccardo Meggiorini
    0
    2
    2.50

    Riccardo Meggiorini

    Was only just off the treatment table to appear this afternoon and looked like he wasn't 100 per cent. Taken off in the second half after a lethargic display.

Substitutions

  • Simone Verdi
    4
    1
    2.00

    Simone Verdi

    Replaced goalscorer Santana late on but didn't make much of an impact in his 15-minute cameo.

  • Valter Birsa
    4
    1
    3.00

    Valter Birsa

    Swung in a great ball for Bianchi to notch Torino's second but was largely ineffectual after being introduced at the break as Milan tore through the hosts in the second half.

  • Gianluca Sansone
    1
    1
    2.00

    Gianluca Sansone

    Came on for Meggiorini but struggled to make his mark. Was in the mixer when Bianchi headed home Torino's second but didn't get an chances himself.

  • Marco Amelia
    29
    5
    3.00

    Marco Amelia

    Maybe went to ground a bit too easily when rounded by Santana but nothing he could do to stop Bianchi's header and saved well late on to prevent a grandstand finish.

  • Mattia De Sciglio
    73
    2
    4.00

    Mattia De Sciglio

    Got forward well down the left flank. Set up Robinho for the opening goal and swung in a number of dangerous crosses throughout the match.

  • Philippe Mexes
    53
    5
    3.50

    Philippe Mexes

    Was nowhere to be seen when Nocerino attempted to play the ball back into defence during the run up to the opening goal. Didn't have too much difficulty dealing with Torino's attacking threat thereafter.

  • Ignazio Abate
    34
    7
    3.00

    Ignazio Abate

    Caused a few problems down the right for Torino and got in a few crosses early on but was outshone by his team-mate on the opposite flank.

  • Mario Yepes
    37
    10
    3.00

    Mario Yepes

    Like Mexes, seemed out of position for the opening goal but dealt well with threats later. Couldn't do too much for Bianchi's header.

  • Antonio Nocerino
    36
    11
    3.00

    Antonio Nocerino

    Made an awful mistake for the opening goal but made up for it by putting his side in front. His cross set up the fourth goal but Gillet's howler contributed more to El Shaarawy's strike.

  • Urby Emanuelson
    41
    8
    3.50

    Urby Emanuelson

    Played well in midfield and was strong in possession all afternoon. Was fouled on a couple of occasions as Torino grew frustrated but provided a good base for Milan to mount their attacks.

  • Nigel De Jong
    38
    3
    2.00

    Nigel De Jong

    Went off fairly early with an injury and was replaced by Ambrosini.

  • Robinho
    64
    6
    3.50

    Robinho

    Fantastic bit of skill for the opening goal. Went missing a bit though as Milan stretched their opponents, leaving a lot of the work for the two prongs of Milan's attacking trident.

  • Giampaolo Pazzini
    58
    10
    4.00

    Giampaolo Pazzini Top of the Match

    Really impressive all afternoon and didn't give the Torino back line a moment's peace. Deserved his goal and took it well but could have had more after hitting the post with a header and sending another over the bar early on.

  • Stephan El Shaarawy
    78
    5
    4.00

    Stephan El Shaarawy

    Grabbed his customary away goal for the Rossoneri and was a constant threat to Torino. Set up the all-important second and was quick to pounce on Gillet's mistake for his own effort.

Substitutions

  • Mathieu Flamini
    15
    12
    2.00

    Mathieu Flamini

    Replaced El Shaarawy late on but the game was already in the bag for Milan.

  • Massimo Ambrosini
    28
    5
    3.00

    Massimo Ambrosini

    Came on early for the injured De Jong and had a comfortable afternoon in midfield. Held back and didn't add too much to Milan's attacks but was steady in the centre of the park.

  • Bojan Krkic
    27
    3
    2.00

    Bojan Krkic

    Appeared late on but the game was already done and dusted.

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