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2 vs 1
Played
January 6, 2013 7:30 PM IST
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ G. Calvarese‎
Attendance:‬ 50000‎
 
67′ Bojan Krkic
80′ (PG) Giampaolo Pazzini
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: AC Milan 2-1 Siena

Goal.com analyses the performances of everyone on show at San Siro, as Bojan Krkic and Giampaolo Pazzini netted the goals which earned the Rossoneri a vital win

By Harry Slavin

  • Christian Abbiati
    19
    0
    3.50

    Christian Abbiati

    Quiet first half in which he only had to deal with a couple of basic crosses, but had to be on top form to keep out Rosina's sharp effort in the second. Might be disappointed not to have prevented Paolucci's header.

  • Mattia De Sciglio
    20
    0
    3.00

    Mattia De Sciglio

    Didn't have a great deal to do today, just like most of Milan's back four, but will probably be annoyed he let Angelo's cross into the box for Siena's consolation goal.

  • Francesco Acerbi
    14
    2
    3.00

    Francesco Acerbi

    Quiet day at the back where he didn't half to break a sweat to deal with Siena's front pair. Like his team-mates, though, will be frustrated at the lack of a clean sheet.

  • Kevin Constant
    12
    5
    3.00

    Kevin Constant

    Almost brought about the opening goal with his wayward cross in the opening minutes. Failed to really impose himself thereafter but hard to fault his effort.

  • Ignazio Abate
    19
    1
    3.00

    Ignazio Abate

    Didn't get forward as much as he usually likes to and became frustrated by the number of fouls against him. Still, he was a handful going forward.

  • Antonio Nocerino
    11
    10
    2.00

    Antonio Nocerino

    Frustrating afternoon for the midfielder, who was subbed fairly early in the second half. Wayward passing and midfield scraps saw him make way for goalscorer Bojan.

  • Kevin-Prince Boateng
    26
    0
    3.00

    Kevin-Prince Boateng

    Really impressive second-half performance after a lazy opening 45 minutes. Created a number of really good chances for his team-mates that should have been taken but came up trumps with his cross for Bojan's opener.

  • Riccardo Montolivo
    17
    2
    2.50

    Riccardo Montolivo

    Deliveries from set pieces always posed a threat to the Siena defence. Showed his vision with a few cute passes behind Siena's backline but all too often these were cut out.

  • Massimo Ambrosini
    18
    2
    3.50

    Massimo Ambrosini

    Marshalled the midfield well and compensated for Nocerino's tired display. Was booked in the process but was one of the players that dragged Milan through a difficult game.

  • Stephan El Shaarawy
    25
    2
    3.00

    Stephan El Shaarawy

    A constant threat to Siena down the left flank, only denied the opening goal by a brave stop from Pegolo. Will have been disappointed not to have made the scoresheet this afternoon, though, given he had a number of fine chances. to add to his impressive goals tally.

  • Giampaolo Pazzini
    16
    4
    3.00

    Giampaolo Pazzini

    Was a constant nuisance for Siena all afternoon and eventually got his reward from the penalty spot. Received a booking that will see him miss the next match but that was the only black spot on a decent performance.

Substitutions

  • Luca Antonini
    9
    3
    3.00

    Luca Antonini

    Came on late in the second half and didn't make much of an impact for the Rossoneri.

  • Bojan Krkic
    40
    0
    4.00

    Bojan Krkic Top of the Match

    Took his goal fantastically well and gave Milan's attack a different dimension in the second half, providing the wingers a quicker and more dynamic outlet than Pazzini.

  • Gianluca Pegolo
    2
    2
    3.50

    Gianluca Pegolo

    Had to be alert from the offset to deny Constant and El Shaarawy in the opening exchanges. Showed bravery on a number of occasions when dealing with Milan's strike force but nothing he could have done about either goal.

  • Mariano de Almeida Angelo
    2
    1
    3.00

    Mariano de Almeida Angelo

    Booked in the first half for a stupid tackle on Nocerino and couldn't create much for Siena's starting strikers. Lovely assist for Paolucci's consolation, though.

  • Neto
    1
    3
    3.00

    Neto

    Booked for his part in what was largely scrappy contest. He struggled to contain El Shaarawy on the right in the first half but his job was made easier when the emphasis was passed to the left in the second and he improved as a result.

  • Felipe
    1
    2
    2.50

    Felipe

    Needless foul for the penalty as neither him nor Pazzini were likely to reach the loose ball. Struggled with the strength of Milan's centre forward all afternoon

  • Massimo Paci
    0
    2
    3.00

    Massimo Paci

    Held up well with Felipe for large parts of the game. Siena's defence gave away fewer chances than usual and that was largely down to this man's performance.

  • Cristiano Del Grosso
    0
    2
    2.50

    Cristiano Del Grosso

    Looked dangerous in attack and produced one of the visitors' best chances when setting up Rosina. Was beaten time after time by Boateng at the other end, however.

  • Simone Vergassola
    1
    1
    3.00

    Simone Vergassola

    Had Siena's only meaningful effort of a dour first half and didn't have much to work with in the second. Another player to be booked in a scrappy, niggling encounter.

  • Gaetano D'Agostino
    1
    3
    2.50

    Gaetano D'Agostino

    Substituted in the second half, D'Agostino spent much of his time trying to rough up the Milan midfield in the first half. At the end of the day, it failed to work.

  • Francesco Valiani
    1
    1
    3.00

    Francesco Valiani

    Not too prominent at either end for the visitors as he tried but failed to produce a decent link between midfield and attack.

  • Alessandro Rosina
    1
    4
    2.00

    Alessandro Rosina Flop of the Match

    Like his strike partner, was largely anonymous in the opening 45, however really should have put his side ahead when set up by Del Grosso at the beginning of the second period.

  • Erjon Bogdani
    0
    1
    2.50

    Erjon Bogdani

    Will have felt, like most of his team-mates, that he was definitely fouled in the run up to Milan's opening strike. Despite this, he will still have been pretty disappointed by his own display.

Substitutions

  • Francesco Bolzoni
    1
    1
    3.00

    Francesco Bolzoni

    Came on for D'Agostino but didn't contribute much to the match.

  • Michele Paolucci
    2
    1
    3.50

    Michele Paolucci

    Took his goal well with a powerful header past Abbiati. Not a lot else the substitute could do though during his 10-minute cameo.

  • Reginaldo
    2
    1
    3.00

    Reginaldo

    Came on in the second half but wasn't given long enough to make a great impact to proceedings.

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