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April 21, 2013 4:00 PM IST
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ A. Damato‎
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Player Ratings: Inter 1-0 Parma

Goal.com took in the action at San Siro, where Tommaso Rocchi came up with the goods late on to give three points, and potential European football, to the home side

By Keeghann Sinanan

  • Samir Handanoviç
    9
    0
    3.50

    Samir Handanoviç

    Though he was nearly beaten by Valdes' stunner, he still held his ground to make a few fine saves, particularly a block on Jonathan Biabiany late in the game.

  • Javier Zanetti
    10
    0
    3.50

    Javier Zanetti

    As ever, the Nerazzurri skipper belied his age with a display full of energy and running. He drove into dangerous positions both on and off the ball, and was an asset to his side’s endeavours in both halves of the field.

  • Andrea Ranocchia
    7
    1
    3.00

    Andrea Ranocchia

    Posed some problems by the directness of Nicola Sansone in the initial exchanges, but recovered from that shaky early start to appear a figure of calm at the back for the home side.

  • Á. Pereira
    6
    1
    3.00

    Á. Pereira

    Not quite as dynamic as Jonathan on the opposite flank, but the Uruguayan full-back still gave his side a decent option on the left.

  • Juan Jesus
    6
    1
    3.00

    Juan Jesus

    Mostly did what he had to do in the heart of Inter’s defence, and hardly put a foot wrong when faced with danger from the likes of Amauri and Co. A solid display.

  • Jonathan
    11
    2
    4.00

    Jonathan Top of the Match

    Inter found a lot of joy through his enterprise up and down the right hand side. He always seemed capable of storming into space, providing both a good outlet for his side, and a good source of service into the area. Set up the all-important winner for Tommaso Rocchi.

  • Ezequiel Schelotto
    2
    9
    2.00

    Ezequiel Schelotto Flop of the Match

    Guilty of two dreadful misses in the first half as nothing seemed to be coming off for him out on the left flank. At times, he was more hindrance than help to the Nerazzurri.

  • Mateo Kovačić
    17
    2
    3.50

    Mateo Kovačić

    Sometimes it's hard to believe that he's only 18 years old. The Croatian midfielder acquitted himself extremely well in the centre of the park, showing supreme composure on the ball to keep play ticking for his side.

  • Ricardo Álvarez
    10
    1
    3.50

    Ricardo Álvarez

    Drifted in and around the space behind Tommaso Rocchi to good effect, and his propensity to move around the front line pulled defenders out of position and opened up space for his other team-mates.

  • Zdravko Kuzmanovic
    5
    4
    3.00

    Zdravko Kuzmanovic

    Facilitated his team-mates well on the night, with an accurate delivery setting up Ezequiel Schelotto for one of his openings. Sent an effort over the bar in the game’s infancy from a decent shooting opportunity.

  • Tommaso Rocchi
    8
    1
    3.50

    Tommaso Rocchi

    Struggled to make much of an impact on the game for most of his time on the pitch, as he rarely found an opportunity to have an attempt on goal. But good things come to those who wait, and with time ticking down, he found his range, rather fortunately, to bundle home the winning goal.

Substitutions

  • Antonio Mirante
    2
    0
    3.00

    Antonio Mirante

    Not really forced into too many demanding saves by the Nerazzurri, and can take little blame for Tommaso Rocchi's goal.

  • Alessandro Lucarelli
    1
    0
    3.00

    Alessandro Lucarelli

    An unassuming display in the back four, as he was never glaringly caught out by any one play. He was consistent, rather than spectacular - but that was of benefit to his team.

  • Massimo Gobbi
    1
    0
    2.50

    Massimo Gobbi

    Had absolutely no answer for the overlapping runs of Jonathan and at times, the drive of Javier Zanetti. Conceded his flank to Inter multiple times, though he was isolated far too often.

  • Yohan Benalouane
    1
    0
    3.50

    Yohan Benalouane

    Simply nullified the threat of Ezequiel Schelotto, blocking the Inter man on a gilt-edged shooting opportunity from point blank range. Never let his attention to his defensive duties waver for one second, and was very effective supporting the attack as well.

  • Andrea Coda
    1
    0
    2.50

    Andrea Coda

    Stuck to his task at the back, and was not afraid to venture out of his central position to help his full-backs and midfielders snuff out the Inter threat in wider areas, though that left him exposed centrally at times.

  • Jaime Valdes
    2
    0
    3.50

    Jaime Valdes

    Desperately unlucky not to give his side the lead in breathtaking fashion, with an absolutely magnificent curling effort from the edge of the box that cracked off the underside of the crossbar. A commanding showing throughout, where he played with a spring in his step.

  • Marco Parolo
    1
    0
    3.50

    Marco Parolo

    Protected his defence excellently, patrolling the zone in front of the back four throughout to make a number of key tackles. Effective at the other end of the pitch as well, forcing a decent save out of Samir Handanovic.

  • Marco Marchionni
    1
    0
    3.00

    Marco Marchionni

    Solid, if a little unremarkable for his side in midfield today. He did all the little things right, but was never going to be the one that drove Parma to a higher level. Subbed in the second half.

  • Ishak Belfodil
    1
    0
    2.00

    Ishak Belfodil

    Really a non-factor on the flanks as he was isolated for large spells, and seemed lethargic when on the ball. Taken off in the second half after a poor showing.

  • Amauri
    1
    1
    3.50

    Amauri

    Worked himself into a few good shooting positions in the first-half through his ability to drive into the Inter penalty area. Held the ball up fantastically well, and was unlucky not to see some of his good work result in a goal for his side.

  • Nicola Sansone
    0
    0
    3.00

    Nicola Sansone

    Tested Andrea Ranocchia more than once in the opening exchanges with his propensity to run at pace with the ball at his feet. His speed was sporadic, but when it appeared, it was very effective.

Substitutions

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