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0 vs 1
Played
December 11, 2010 2:45 PM EST
Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris — Genova
Referee:‬ C. Brighi‎
Attendance:‬ 24288‎
 
 
Marek Hamsik 25′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Genoa 0-1 Napoli

Marek Hamsik's goal was the difference between the two sides in a feisty affair at the Marassi.

  • Eduardo
    4
    3
    3.00

    Eduardo

    Other than Hamsik's header that flew past him, the Portuguese 'keeper wasn't tested. Almost gifted Cavani a goal in the second half.

  • Rafinha
    1
    3
    2.50

    Rafinha

    Not a vintage performance by the Brazilian right-back by any means. Wasn't able to keep Hamsik under wraps and did not offer an attacking outlet either.

  • Andrea Ranocchia
    4
    3
    3.50

    Andrea Ranocchia

    A solid showing from the 22-year-old. Made a couple of good blocks in the early going but really should have hit the target in the 48th minute. Kept Cavani off the scoresheet which is no small chore these days.

  • Dario Dainelli
    0
    3
    3.00

    Dario Dainelli

    The former Fiorentina defender looked nervous early on in his own penalty area but proved to be a nuisance in the air from set pieces in Napoli’s box.

  • Domenico Criscito
    2
    4
    3.00

    Domenico Criscito

    An encouraging start but didn't look the same after clashing heads with Maggio early in the second half.

  • Marco Rossi
    1
    5
    2.50

    Marco Rossi

    A mixed bag from the midfielder. Sent in some decent crosses but spurned two excellent chances. Had a running conversation with the referee, which did his team no good.

  • Omar Milanetto
    2
    2
    2.50

    Omar Milanetto

    The 35-year-old conceded the free kick which led to Napoli’s goal and let his emotions get the best of him as he spent too much time haranguing the referee.

  • Miguel Veloso
    1
    6
    2.50

    Miguel Veloso

    A sub-par display by the Portuguese midfielder. Was burned by Hamsik for the first goal of the game and was booked for a tackle on Zuniga. It was no surprise that he did not come out for the start of the second half.

  • Houssine Kharja
    0
    5
    2.00

    Houssine Kharja Flop of the Match

    Ineffective for the most part. Went missing for large chunks of the game and taken off with 20 minutes left to play.

  • Raffaele Palladino
    3
    3
    2.00

    Raffaele Palladino

    A poor showing. Struggled mightily to impose himself on the game and was hooked at the interval.

  • Luca Toni
    0
    5
    2.50

    Luca Toni

    Battled hard all game but to no avail. His great cushioned header set up Rossi in the first half. Lucky not to have been booked for a flop in the area in the 54th minute and missed an excellent chance from close range later in the second half.

Substitutions

  • Giandomenico Mesto
    2
    2
    3.00

    Giandomenico Mesto

    Missed a good opportunity on the hour mark.

  • Mattia Destro
    2
    1
    3.00

    Mattia Destro

    The youngster wasn't able to flick the ball past De Sanctis in the late going.

  • Gergely Rudolf
    1
    1
    3.00

    Gergely Rudolf

    Was Genoa's most dangerous player. Added some much needed spark to the attack when he came on at the start of the second half.

  • Morgan De Sanctis
    3
    2
    3.00

    Morgan De Sanctis

    Showed good, safe hands when called upon. Did not have to make any difficult stops as Genoa weren't able to hit the net.

  • Hugo Campagnaro
    3
    1
    3.00

    Hugo Campagnaro

    The Argentine defender did not put a foot wrong tonight. Shut down Palladino and Veloso and will be pleased with the clean sheet.

  • Paolo Cannavaro
    0
    4
    2.50

    Paolo Cannavaro

    The captain had a running battle with Luca Toni this evening and was tough in the tackle and good in the air. His booking in the second half will see him miss Napoli's next match, though.

  • Salvatore Aronica
    1
    3
    2.50

    Salvatore Aronica

    The ex-Reggina man commanded the backline with confidence and rarely lost sight of Toni.

  • Christian Maggio
    2
    2
    3.00

    Christian Maggio

    A solid showing by the Italy international. Had a couple of close calls with handballs in his own penalty area.

  • Walter Gargano
    4
    2
    3.00

    Walter Gargano

    Battled valiantly in the midfield trenches and set up Hamsik’s goal with a splendid free kick delivery.

  • Michele Pazienza
    0
    4
    2.50

    Michele Pazienza

    The ‘Pazmanian Devil’ was a little reckless near the end of the game and paid for it by picking up his second yellow card and putting his team in a tough situation.

  • Andrea Dossena
    1
    2
    2.50

    Andrea Dossena

    Nothing flashy from the ex-Liverpool man but no glaring mistakes either. A decent outing.

  • Camilo Zúñiga
    3
    2
    2.50

    Camilo Zúñiga

    The Colombian looked lively in the early going and wasted no time in testing Eduardo with a long-range effort. He wasn't afraid to run at the Genoa defense and his first touch was excellent this evening. Substituted just after the hour mark with a booking to his name.

  • Edinson Cavani
    0
    9
    3.00

    Edinson Cavani

    Has terrorized his fair share of backlines this season but was relatively quiet by his usual lofty standards. Still, held up the ball well and his passing was spot on.

  • Marek Hamsik
    25
    1
    3.50

    Marek Hamsik Top of the Match

    An excellent display by the Slovakia international. Lost his marker and powered a bullet-header that wound up being the game winner.

Substitutions

  • José Sosa
    0
    4
    0.00

    José Sosa

    Short, six minute cameo.

  • Hassan Yebda
    3
    4
    0.00

    Hassan Yebda

    Tightened things up in the midfield after his introduction.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Hellas Verona
18 2
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0