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February 21, 2013 11:30 PM IST
Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu — Cluj-Napoca
Referee:‬ P. Gil‎
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Fredy Guarín 45+2′
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: CFR Cluj 0-3 Inter (Agg 0-5)

Goal.com rates the players as Inter set up a last 16 tie with Tottenham Hotspur...

By Ben McAleer

  • Mário Felgueiras
    0
    0
    1.50

    Mário Felgueiras

    Could do little for Guarin's first but was completely at fault for his second following a poor touch from the Inter man and allowed Benassi's effort to trickle under him late on. Did well to deny Palacio in the first half.

  • Ivo Pinto
    0
    0
    3.00

    Ivo Pinto

    A threat down the flank across the 90 minutes, came close to setting up Kapetanos in the first half and Pedro in the second, only for the pairing to be denied.

  • Laszlo Sepsi
    0
    0
    2.50

    Laszlo Sepsi

    Fired just wide after Inter took the initiative, but an overall poor evening for the defender, who was lackadaisical in containing the Nerazzurri frontline.

  • Felice Piccolo
    0
    0
    2.00

    Felice Piccolo

    Struggled to contain Palacio and Cassano and failed to muscle Benassi off the ball for Inter's third.

  • Cadu
    0
    1
    2.00

    Cadu

    Not the best of evenings for the Portuguese defender who was poor against the fluid Inter attack.

  • Ionut Rada
    0
    0
    2.00

    Ionut Rada

    A poor half an hour for the Cluj man who was sacrificed for Kapetanos with 10 minutes remaining of the first half.

  • Camora
    0
    0
    2.00

    Camora

    Not the best of evenings for the Cluj man, he tested Handanovic before receiving his marching orders and deservedly so with 10 minutes remaining.

  • Gabriel Muresan
    0
    0
    0.00

    Gabriel Muresan

    Substituent with an injury after nine minutes.

  • Nicolas Godemèche
    1
    0
    2.00

    Nicolas Godemèche

    Like Rada, was kept at bay by Cambiasso and failed to really stamp his authority on the encounter when it was needed most.

  • Rui Pedro
    0
    0
    2.00

    Rui Pedro

    Failed to connect properly with an early chance, despite being unmarked, having been picked out well by Pinto. Not the most productive of performances for the striker.

  • Robert Maah
    0
    0
    2.50

    Robert Maah

    Lively in the opening exchanges, but failed to build upon the early pressure. Came close to netting the opener early on before Guarin's first.

Substitutions

  • Ioan Hora
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ioan Hora

    Saw a number of efforts denied in the second half, including a great Handanovic save and a last ditch Pereira block, before striking the bar in injury time.

  • Diogo Valente
    0
    0
    3.00

    Diogo Valente

    Replaced Pedro with 20 minutes to go and looked lively, but was forced to drop deeper following Camora's red 10 minutes from time.

  • Pantelis Kapetanos
    0
    0
    2.50

    Pantelis Kapetanos

    His experience should have proved vital in the final third, but never really got going having been introduced on the half hour mark.

  • Samir Handanoviç
    4
    0
    3.50

    Samir Handanoviç

    A fairly quiet first half for the Inter number one, but was called into action in the second to deny Hora and Camora.

  • Javier Zanetti
    5
    0
    3.00

    Javier Zanetti

    A solid performance from the Inter veteran to set up a last 16 tie with Spurs as the defence remained impenetrable.

  • Andrea Ranocchia
    3
    0
    3.00

    Andrea Ranocchia

    An edgy performance from the Italian, who was beaten by Robert Maah in the first half, before having to be helped down the tunnel late on.

  • Á. Pereira
    5
    0
    3.50

    Á. Pereira

    Impressive at left-back as he looked to press forward regularly to support the attack. Made a superb last ditch block in the second half to deny Hora from six yards out.

  • Juan Jesus
    3
    1
    3.00

    Juan Jesus

    Showed his inexperience again in the back four and was continuously targeted by the Cluj frontline. Looks lost without Samuel alongside him.

  • Ricardo Álvarez
    6
    0
    3.50

    Ricardo Álvarez

    The creative hub in the Inter midfield, he released Palacio for Guarin's first before keeping his composure for the Colombian's second in the 18 yard box before being substituted in the 54th minute.

  • Fredy Guarín
    9
    0
    4.00

    Fredy Guarín

    Netted the simplest of first half goals to hand Inter a 2-0 lead heading into the interval after seeing his two efforts nestle into an empty goal.

  • Esteban Cambiasso
    5
    0
    3.00

    Esteban Cambiasso

    Came close to an assist in the opening 10 minutes, only for Cassano to blaze his effort over the bar. Blocked a Pedro effort on the hour mark well that was destined for the back of the net.

  • Mateo Kovačić
    10
    0
    3.00

    Mateo Kovačić

    Another impressive performance in the middle of the park from the youngster who continues to win the plaudits from his peers.

  • Rodrigo Palacio
    5
    0
    3.50

    Rodrigo Palacio

    Helped himself to an assist for Guarin's first and could have netted midway through the first half, only to force a good save from Felgueiras. Substituted at the interval following a late tangle with Cadu in the first 45.

  • Antonio Cassano
    7
    0
    4.00

    Antonio Cassano

    A creative force for his side throughout the 90 minutes and should have opened the scoring for Inter after 10, but failed to keep his composure in front of goal.

Substitutions

  • Simone Pasa
    2
    0
    3.00

    Simone Pasa

    Supported the attack well and was impressive on the ball with the time given to him by the Cluj midfield.

  • Ibrahima Mbaye
    3
    0
    3.00

    Ibrahima Mbaye

    Replaced Guarin and churned out a solid display in the middle of the park, holding his nerve as Cluj pushed for a way back into the tie.

  • Marco Benassi
    6
    0
    3.50

    Marco Benassi

    Came on at half time for Palacio and was a menace to the opposition backline, helping himself to a late goal after holding off Piccolo to tap under Felgueiras.

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