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4 vs 2
Played
December 22, 2012 8:45 PM WAT
Stadio Olimpico — Roma
Referee:‬ G. Rocchi‎
Attendance:‬ 50746‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Roma 4-2 AC Milan

Goal.com takes a look at the players on show during an entertaining encounter at the Stadio Olimpico, won by Roma who held off a late fightback from their rivals

By Daniel Edwards

  • M. Goicoechea
    12
    3
    4.50

    M. Goicoechea

    Made a vital intervention at 1-0 to deny El Shaarawy, a save that set Roma on the path to a convincing victory. Followed that up with a string of excellent stops, before struggling right at the death as Milan went for broke.

  • Marquinhos
    8
    3
    4.00

    Marquinhos

    The young centre-back responded magnificently to the challenge of shackling Milan's potent forward line, conceding very little space in defence alongside Burdisso. Victim of a ridiculous red card decision that put Roma in trouble.

  • Iván Rodrigo Piris
    6
    2
    3.50

    Iván Rodrigo Piris

    Defended diligently and high up the pitch, forcing the Rossoneri to attack from deep and more often than not, without success.

  • Nicolas Burdisso
    9
    2
    4.00

    Nicolas Burdisso

    Magnificent display from the defender, who proved equal to almost everything Milan could throw at him and capped his display with a great goal.

  • Federico Balzaretti
    6
    5
    3.00

    Federico Balzaretti

    Caused the away team no end of problems on the left side, combining well with Totti and Osvaldo to give Roma all sorts of options going forward.

  • Michael Bradley
    9
    3
    3.50

    Michael Bradley

    The unassuming American was the engine that made possible Roma's demolition job. Always present in midfield to break up play and get his side moving forward.

  • Miralem Pjanic
    15
    2
    3.50

    Miralem Pjanic

    Almost added to the scoreline at 4-0 with a volley that whistled past the post. Did not put a foot wrong all game.

  • Daniele De Rossi
    12
    2
    4.00

    Daniele De Rossi

    Revelled in the space afforded to him in the centre of the pitch, and set up Lamela's first goal with a delightful pass that fooled everyone.

  • Erik Lamela
    17
    3
    5.00

    Erik Lamela Top of the Match

    The Argentine was unerring in front of goal to ensure a convincing victory for his side, netting with his feet and his head in a demonstration of all-round quality.

  • Pablo Daniel Osvaldo
    10
    2
    4.00

    Pablo Daniel Osvaldo

    Scored one, set up another and generally gave Milan a nightmarish 70 minutes before being withdrawn to a standing ovation.

  • Francesco Totti
    17
    3
    4.50

    Francesco Totti

    Let a golden chance to get on the scoresheet go astray, but it barely tarnished a wonderful effort from the No. 10 who set up Osvaldo for the second and was a creative tour de force.

Substitutions

  • Alessio Romagnoli
    3
    1
    2.50

    Alessio Romagnoli

    Given an unenviable cameo at the end, thrown into defence after Marquinhos' expulsion.

  • Alessandro Florenzi
    2
    1
    2.50

    Alessandro Florenzi

    The youngster struggled to contain a desperate Milan side after replacing Lamela with the game apparently sewn up.

  • Mattia Destro
    3
    2
    2.00

    Mattia Destro

    Brought on with 20 minutes to go in place of Osvaldo, had little impact.

  • Marco Amelia
    0
    9
    3.00

    Marco Amelia

    Horribly betrayed by his defence, could not be considered at fault for any of the goals he saw fly past him on a nightmare evening.

  • Mattia De Sciglio
    3
    7
    2.50

    Mattia De Sciglio

    Had no answer for Totti and Balzaretti as they ran rampant on his right flank. A day to forget for the full-back.

  • Philippe Mexes
    2
    8
    2.00

    Philippe Mexes

    The Frenchman went absent without leave in the Stadio Olimpico, putting in a shocker of a performance. An ill-advised attempt to dribble past Balzaretti on the right summed up Mexes' clueless display.

  • Kevin Constant
    0
    8
    2.00

    Kevin Constant

    An anonymous figure for much of the game, only attacking with purpose down the left when Milan were already condemned to defeat.

  • Mario Yepes
    1
    17
    1.50

    Mario Yepes Flop of the Match

    Completely beaten by Osvaldo in the build-up to the second goal, and looked completely clueless on how to stop Roma's insatiable attack.

  • Antonio Nocerino
    1
    7
    2.00

    Antonio Nocerino

    Ineffective throughout his spell on the pitch, eventually sacrificed for Pazzini as Milan desperately chased a goal.

  • Kevin-Prince Boateng
    0
    8
    2.00

    Kevin-Prince Boateng

    Tested Goicoechea on more than one occasion, but whether it was his deficiencies in front of goal or the keeper's inspired stopping, his efforts were fruitless.

  • Riccardo Montolivo
    0
    9
    2.50

    Riccardo Montolivo

    Tested Goicoechea more than most on the Milan side with his trademark efforts from deep, but he could not find a way past the Uruguayan.

  • Massimo Ambrosini
    1
    8
    2.00

    Massimo Ambrosini

    The Milan captain was overpowered in the middle by Bradley, failing to find his usual rhythm and coming off for Muntari.

  • Robinho
    3
    10
    2.50

    Robinho

    One of the better men in a Milan shirt, constantly tested the home defence and enjoyed playing the final minutes against 10 players.

  • Stephan El Shaarawy
    4
    5
    3.00

    Stephan El Shaarawy

    Put in a wonderful cross to tee up Bojan and give Milan hope, but will be left wondering what if after squandering a golden chance with the game still up for grabs.

Substitutions

  • Sulley Muntari
    3
    6
    2.50

    Sulley Muntari

    The substitute's shot indirectly led to the penalty that sparked a mini-revival.

  • Giampaolo Pazzini
    11
    1
    3.00

    Giampaolo Pazzini

    Came on with Milan in a tailspin, but got his name on the scoresheet via the penalty spot.

  • Bojan Krkic
    11
    0
    3.00

    Bojan Krkic

    Briefly raised hopes for the away support when he netted against his old team, but it was too little too late.

Results
 
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Position
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Striker
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20 0
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18 2
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17 5
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Inter
15 0