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4 vs 1
Played
December 16, 2012 7:30 PM IST
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ A. Giannoccaro‎
Attendance:‬ 42520‎
 
51′ (OG) Elvis Abbruscato
 
79′ (OG) Jonathas
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: AC Milan 4-1 Pescara

Goal.com evaluates the performances of everyone involved at San Siro, after a game in which El Shaarawy scored and assisted, Nocerino netted and Pescara scored two own goals

By Craig Turnbull

  • Marco Amelia
    11
    1
    3.00

    Marco Amelia

    Had a quiet first half but Pescara really pressured the hosts in the second 45. Will be disappointed he conceded but his defence did not help him out. Was lucky to see Balzano's effort cannon off the post.

  • Mattia De Sciglio
    13
    1
    3.00

    Mattia De Sciglio

    Got forward when the opportunity arose and provided the Rossoneri with an extra dimension down the right-hand side.

  • Cristian Zapata
    7
    3
    3.00

    Cristian Zapata

    Milan once again conceded from a set-piece and looked vulnerable everytime the ball was swung into the box. Nullified the threat of Abbruscato and Vukusic, however.

  • Kevin Constant
    10
    1
    3.00

    Kevin Constant

    Surged down the left-hand side putting telling balls. Didn't have much to do defensively. But stuck to his task well.

  • Mario Yepes
    9
    0
    3.50

    Mario Yepes

    Firm and decisive throughout made some excellent blocking tackles, generally making life difficult for the strikers. Will be disappointed to see his side concede from another set piece, though.

  • Antonio Nocerino
    19
    3
    4.00

    Antonio Nocerino Top of the Match

    Opened the scoring and attacked frequently playing nice passes and offering himself whenever possible to get on the ball. Looking like the Nocerino of last season.

  • Riccardo Montolivo
    13
    1
    3.50

    Riccardo Montolivo

    Attempted a few shots from the outside box, retained possession well and looked very comfortable on the ball. As per usuall, really.

  • Massimo Ambrosini
    12
    3
    3.00

    Massimo Ambrosini

    Once again showed his determination and fight for Milan, at times it was almost literally as he got caught up in an altercation with Jonathas. Won the ball in midfield and drove the hosts forward.

  • Robinho
    8
    5
    2.50

    Robinho

    An enigma. He was unplayable in the first half causing all sorts of problems and Pescara couldn't get near him. Then put in the cross for the own goal in the second half. However, he faded badly and was hooked by Allegri.

  • Giampaolo Pazzini
    11
    1
    3.00

    Giampaolo Pazzini

    Another solid performance by the striker, who continues to lead the line well. Was involved in Milan's best opportunites. Set up El Shaarawy for a tap-in and could have scored himself.

  • Stephan El Shaarawy
    24
    1
    4.00

    Stephan El Shaarawy

    A constant threat with his runs out wide and looked to get behind the defence whenever possible. Assisted the first goal and grabbed the fourth in this match - and his 14th of the season in Serie A. Another impressive display.

Substitutions

  • Sulley Muntari
    3
    2

    Sulley Muntari

    Came on but didn't have enough time to make an impact.

  • Kevin-Prince Boateng
    9
    1
    3.50

    Kevin-Prince Boateng

    Came on for the tiring Robinho and did well, getting into scoring opportunites and creating a few chances.

  • M'Baye Niang
    7
    0

    M'Baye Niang

    Couldn't top his week by adding a goal here, though in fairness he had little time to work with.

  • Mattia Perin
    4
    1
    3.50

    Mattia Perin

    Will be disappointed to concede four goals, but he couldn't really do anything about them as two of the strikes were tap-ins while the other were own goals. In reality, had it not been for him, Pescara would have been routed.

  • Marco Capuano
    0
    1
    2.00

    Marco Capuano

    Found wanting at the back for the visitors struggled to deal with the flowing Rossoneri strike force.

  • Francesco Modesto
    0
    1
    2.50

    Francesco Modesto

    Whipped in a couple of nice balls when he got forward but was found wanting against the Milan attack in the first half as their fluidity and movement opened the defence time and time again. Booked in the second half for hack on El Shaarawy.

  • Antonio Balzano
    0
    2
    2.00

    Antonio Balzano

    Saw a fine effort cannon of the post, in what could have been a game-changing moment. Defensively, however, couldn't handle the threat of El Shaarawy, who gave him a torrid time.

  • Christian Terlizzi
    0
    1
    3.00

    Christian Terlizzi

    Got his side back in the game with a great header but was giving a torrid time by the Milan three-pronged attack.

  • Birkir Bjarnason
    0
    1
    2.50

    Birkir Bjarnason

    Attempted to drive his side forward when possible. Tested Amelia with a couple of chances when Pescara got back into the game.

  • Vladimir Weiss
    0
    1
    2.50

    Vladimir Weiss

    Came off at half-time rather surprsingly, as he was one of Pescara's brighter sparks in the opening 45. Can only assume he was injured.

  • M. Nielsen
    0
    1
    2.00

    M. Nielsen

    Showed plenty of energy but he looked out of his depth all afternoon.

  • Eugenio Romolo Togni
    0
    1
    3.00

    Eugenio Romolo Togni

    Played quite well and created a few chances for Pescara as they pressed for an equaliser in the second half.

  • Elvis Abbruscato
    0
    1
    2.00

    Elvis Abbruscato

    Couldn't provide much going forward for the Delfini and scored an own goal on an afternoon to forget for the striker.

  • Ante Vukušić
    0
    4
    1.50

    Ante Vukušić Flop of the Match

    Largely anonymous and was well-marshalled by the Rossoneri centre-back pairing of Yepes and Zapata.

Substitutions

  • Mervan Çelik
    0
    1
    2.50

    Mervan Çelik

    Tried his best to make an impact on proceedings and had a couple of efforts at goal but couldn't really change the flow of the game.

  • Jonathas
    0
    1
    2.00

    Jonathas

    Came on, got booked and scored an own goal - not the sort of impression he would have been hoping to make from the bench.

Results
 
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