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4 vs 1
Played
November 21, 2010 2:45 PM EST
Stadio San Paolo — Napoli
Referee:‬ A. Gervasoni‎
Attendance:‬ 39626‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Napoli 4-1 Bologna

Edinson Cavani scored one and had a hand in two more as the Vesuviani went third.

By Kris Voakes

  • Morgan De Sanctis
    1
    0
    3.00

    Morgan De Sanctis

    Not called upon too often, but pulled off a good save from Siligardi after a period of inactivity. Less convincing during a good 15-minute spell for the visitors, during which Meggiorini bagged a consolation.

  • Fabiano Santacroce
    2
    0
    3.00

    Fabiano Santacroce

    A decent performance upon returning to the side, but may count himself fortunate to have gotten away with a penalty shout when catching a lot of Di Vaio and only a smidgen of the ball.

  • Paolo Cannavaro
    1
    0
    0.00

    Paolo Cannavaro

    Injured very early on and barely saw out 20 minutes before he had to be replaced by Cribari.

  • Hugo Campagnaro
    1
    0
    3.00

    Hugo Campagnaro

    Stood still as Meggiorini dropped onto Dossena to head home, whilst he failed to get a handle on Di Vaio for most of the night.

  • Christian Maggio
    3
    0
    3.50

    Christian Maggio

    His greatest contribution came within the first two minutes as he got forward to head home the opener. Continued to go about his business and did enough to justify his continued inclusion.

  • Michele Pazienza
    2
    0
    3.00

    Michele Pazienza

    Played the assistant role to Gargano’s sorcerer as Napoli bossed the midfield for the first 50 minutes or so with barely a mark against their name.

  • Walter Gargano
    6
    0
    3.00

    Walter Gargano

    Dynamic performance once again from the Uruguayan, who has to be one of the most under-rated players in Serie A. Constantly drove into wide open gaps during a dominant opening half for the Vesuviani.

  • Andrea Dossena
    2
    0
    3.00

    Andrea Dossena

    Typical galloping performance down the left wing as the Felsinei did little in the way of asking questions of his defensive abilities until he was completely outdone by the leap of Meggiorini as Bologna hit back.

  • Marek Hamsik
    11
    0
    4.00

    Marek Hamsik Top of the Match

    Excellent performance, capped off by two goals before his early withdrawal to clean up a knock to his leg.

  • Edinson Cavani
    8
    1
    3.50

    Edinson Cavani

    Had he not scored, it would have been a travesty. All over the place as he laid on chance after chance for his team-mates, and finally adding to the scoresheet himself to end Bologna’s mini-comeback near the end. Keeping pace with Samuel Eto’o for the capocannoniere crown.

  • Ezequiel Lavezzi
    6
    0
    3.50

    Ezequiel Lavezzi

    Looked dangerous from the first minute to the last as he made the kinds of runs that Bologna’s back line just couldn’t live with. Had a hand in one goal, but could easily have had three goals and three assists given his contribution.

Substitutions

  • Cribari
    1
    0
    3.00

    Cribari

    Did a decent job after his introduction for the stricken Cannavaro, though he wasn’t always able to keep up with the guile of Di Vaio, Gimenez and Meggiorini.

  • José Sosa
    1
    1
    3.00

    José Sosa

    Replaced Hamsik and turned in one of his most convincing spells of the season, almost scoring before chalking up an assist for Cavani’s goal.

  • Raffaele Maiello
    1
    0
    3.00

    Raffaele Maiello

    The youngster was a late replacement for Cavani.

  • Emiliano Viviano
    3
    0
    3.00

    Emiliano Viviano

    You have to feel for the Italy No. 1. Despite conceding four, he’s worthy of a decent mark for his sheer effort. Could easily have been 7 or 8-1 but for some excellent goalkeeping.

  • Gyorgy Garics
    1
    0
    2.00

    Gyorgy Garics

    Sacrificed at half-time after a poor opening effort as Radovanovic was introduced for extra impetus.

  • Miguel Angel Britos
    1
    1
    2.00

    Miguel Angel Britos Flop of the Match

    A disappointing display was summed up when he gave the ball away to Cavani and immediately rushed back only to deflect Hamsik’s shot over Viviano. A night to forget.

  • Daniele Portanova
    1
    0
    2.50

    Daniele Portanova

    Unable to live with the clever movement of Lavezzi and Hamsik as Bologna were taught a tough lesson by the dynamic Napoli duo.

  • Matteo Rubin
    1
    0
    2.50

    Matteo Rubin

    Kept battling away and deservedly added an assist to his name when his excellent left wing cross was headed home by Meggiorini.

  • Francesco Della Rocca
    0
    0
    2.50

    Francesco Della Rocca

    A highly nondescript effort as he went missing in Napoli’s one-sided victory in the midfield battle.

  • Rene Krhin
    1
    0
    2.50

    Rene Krhin

    An underwhelming effort from the Slovenian youngster as he was taught something of a lesson by Walter Gargano in Napoli’s midfield. A big future awaits, and better performances will be produced.

  • Albin Ekdal
    2
    0
    3.00

    Albin Ekdal

    Did what he could to have an effect on the tussle between the midfield men, but was fighting a losing battle given Gargano and Paziena’s dominance.

  • Antonio Buscè
    1
    0
    3.00

    Antonio Buscè

    Couldn’t provide the difference down the right and failed to test Dossena enough times despite that wing being one of Napoli’s perceived weaknesses.

  • H. Giménez
    1
    0
    2.50

    H. Giménez

    Replaced at half-time by Meggiorini after an underwhelming first 45 minutes, though he had kept Di Vaio involved with some intelligent passing.

  • Marco Di Vaio
    4
    0
    2.50

    Marco Di Vaio

    Continues to lead Bologna on a one-man mission as the side struggled to put together anything of note without the veteran striker influencing proceedings. He remains their main hope of survival.

Substitutions

  • Vangelis Moras
    1
    0
    0.00

    Vangelis Moras

    Brought on for Portanova close to the end.

  • Luca Siligardi
    1
    0
    3.00

    Luca Siligardi

    A really positive influence on the Felsinei after the break, he put in a couple of efforts which stung the palms of De Sanctis and showed the way forward for his team-mates.

  • Riccardo Meggiorini
    2
    0
    3.00

    Riccardo Meggiorini

    Had a big impact after entering the fray and was worthy of his goal after dwarfing Dossena in the air.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
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18 2
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Striker
Juventus
18 1
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Striker
Napoli
17 5
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Striker
Inter
15 0