Could not be faulted for the goal and generally dealt quite well with everything Inter threw at him. However, he did spill an Alvarez cross during the first half, a mistake which Samuel really should have punished.
C. Del Grosso
Struggled to subdue Alvarez during the opening period but looked far more assured after the break and even became more adventurous from an attacking perspective as the home side began to dominate.
A pretty solid game from the fullback, who coped quite well with both Zarate and his replacement, Obi.
In truth, enjoyed a pretty comfortable afternoon with Inter employing just one up top and his solid display warranted a clean sheet. It was not to be though, as he and his colleagues switched off right at the death.
Committed and uncompromising, Terzi was booked for going through Pazzini during the first half but, for the most part was disciplined, and performed well at the heart of the Siena defense.
Worked hard and also went close with a flying header during the first period. Also picked out Calaio with a terrific ball over the top early in the second half. Decent display.
Squandered a good chance during the first half when he fired over at the end of a good counterattack but he also supplied a lot of good crosses from the left. However, let his frustration boil over at the end and was sent off for kicking the corner flag!
Showed some neat touches and a nice passing range but did not really provide enough incision.
Like those around him in midfield, was very industrious but did not really contribute in an attacking sense.
Siena's principal attacking threat. It was his pass which put Brienza in on goal during the first half, while he also went close himself just before the break. Something of a surprise that he was withdrawn midway through the second period.
Did his best to put himself about but made little impact and, in truth, it was a surprise when Calaio was hauled ashore before him.
In truth he had very little to do, even during the second half when Siena came on strong.
Solid display from the Argentine. Stepped out of defense during the first half to start a good counterattack and also should have scored when a corner dropped to him in the box. Defended well throughout though.
Continues to look very suspect. Booked for hauling down Calaio during the first half after mis-controlling a long ball, and also allowed the ball to bounce over his head during the second half. Suspect in the least.
Did not really offer much going forward, but was as reliable as ever at the back and made a crucial intervention when the game was still scoreless by cutting out Larrondo's terrific cross to the far post.
Linked up very well with Alvarez in the first half, getting forward whenever he could, and was also pretty solid defensively.
Distributed the ball simply and effectively, allowing those around him the chance to go and play. Came to the fore in the closing stages, drawing a save from Brkic with a well struck free before then picking out Castaignos for the winner.
Tested Brkic with a decent early drive, but faded as the game wore on and provided little drive from the middle of the park.
He was Inter's best player during the opening period, providing a succession of inviting crosses from the right, and yet was bizarrely replaced at halftime.
Solid but not spectacular in the slightest. Passing was poor at times and he also never managed to support the isolated Pazzini in attack.
Saw a fair bit of the ball during the first half but did absolutely nothing with it - other than win a couple of corners - and he was unsurprisingly hauled off at the break.
Difficult afternoon for the forward, who was given very little support from those behind him. Went close with a header in the first half but was given little to work with.
- 25 G. Pegolo
- 15 N. Belmonte
- 6 Ângelo
- 80 M. Contini
Thrown on for Gazzi but did not really have sufficient time to impose himself on proceedings.
Came on for Calaio but made little impression on the game in the final quarter.
Replaced Larrondo but proved just as ineffective as the Argentine.
- 12 L. Castellazzi
- 2 I. Córdoba
- 16 L. Caldirola
Came on at the break for Alvarez but did not justify his introduction at all. Caught in possession badly on one occasion while he also failed to beat the first man with a couple of crosses.
- 18 A. Poli
Introduced at the break for Zarate and initially struggled to make an impact, but then came up with the winning goal, finishing well after being put in by Motta.
Came on towards the end, offering him scant opportunity to make his presence felt.