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Played
October 7, 2012 2:45 PM EDT
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ P. Valeri‎
Attendance:‬ 40155‎
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: AC Milan 0-1 Inter

Goal.com takes a closer look at the players on display in Saturday's Derby della Madonnina, won by Inter thanks to Walter Samuel's early header.

By Daniel Edwards

  • Christian Abbiati
    6
    30
    3.00

    Christian Abbiati

    Was punished for his decision to come out in the opening minutes when Samuel netted from a deep free kick.

  • Mattia De Sciglio
    16
    22
    2.50

    Mattia De Sciglio

    Was rarely troubled at the back as Milan took the initiative and tried to level, but did not offer much in the opposition half.

  • Philippe Mexes
    12
    25
    3.00

    Philippe Mexes

    Guilty of conceding too many fouls in an uncompromising match, deservedly earning a yellow card for his troubles.

  • Daniele Bonera
    8
    29
    2.50

    Daniele Bonera

    Taken off for Abate in the second half when Milan started to chase the game, offered little going forward.

  • Mario Yepes
    16
    20
    2.50

    Mario Yepes

    Took his eye off the ball for Cambiasso's free kick and saw Samuel steal in for the game's only goal. Little to do as Inter retreated into its own half.

  • Kevin-Prince Boateng
    8
    34
    2.50

    Kevin-Prince Boateng

    A match to forget for the Ghanaian. Wasted two decent chances when the goal was at his mercy.

  • Riccardo Montolivo
    37
    10
    3.50

    Riccardo Montolivo

    Always a danger from distance with a handful of wicked shots. Unlucky to see his equalizer chalked off for a questionable foul.

  • Urby Emanuelson
    23
    16
    3.00

    Urby Emanuelson

    Had plenty of chances to advance down the right wing, but far too often his final ball was not good enough to open up the defense.

  • Nigel De Jong
    21
    16
    2.50

    Nigel De Jong

    A yellow card for the Netherlands international was no surprise in a no-nonsense performance. Could not drive his team forward in search of a point.

  • Bojan Krkic
    23
    20
    2.50

    Bojan Krkic

    Looked stranded at times in the first half as he led the line alone for his team.

  • Stephan El Shaarawy
    22
    21
    2.50

    Stephan El Shaarawy

    Too easily nullified going forward, and put in an ineffective display. Substituted for Pazzini in the second period.

Substitutions

  • Ignazio Abate
    17
    15
    2.50

    Ignazio Abate

    Offered more in the Inter half than Bonera after he replaced the defender, but too often imprecise with the final ball.

  • Robinho
    23
    17
    3.00

    Robinho

    The Brazilian's entry coincided with an added potency to Milan's attacks, although he could not break free of a determined back line.

  • Giampaolo Pazzini
    14
    19
    2.50

    Giampaolo Pazzini

    Brought in to introduce an extra offensive threat, and came so close to meeting Robinho's cross with the goal looming.

  • Samir Handanoviç
    35
    12
    3.50

    Samir Handanoviç

    Always attentive to the long-range danger of Montolivo, pulling off a couple of impressive saves to keep Inter's lead intact.

  • Javier Zanetti
    31
    11
    3.00

    Javier Zanetti

    The old warhorse had few opportunities to get forward, but defended with class and marshaled the right flank throughout the game.

  • Andrea Ranocchia
    30
    10
    3.00

    Andrea Ranocchia

    A sterling effort in defense from the center back, who time and again frustrated Milan's efforts to get back into the match.

  • Walter Samuel
    38
    12
    3.50

    Walter Samuel Top of the Match

    A titan in the air, finishing Cambiasso's cross with class to push his side into the lead.

  • Juan Jesus
    31
    10
    3.50

    Juan Jesus

    Put under a lot of pressure in the second half as Milan pushed forward, but responded magnificently and made a couple of key interventions.

  • Yuto Nagatomo
    18
    28
    2.00

    Yuto Nagatomo Flop of the Match

    A decent first-half showing from the Japan international, but he will feel aggrieved to have seen his participation end with 40 minutes left after a very soft second yellow card.

  • Coutinho
    15
    23
    2.00

    Coutinho

    Taken off for Guarin at the start of the second half as Inter looked to add more bite in the midfield.

  • Esteban Cambiasso
    30
    9
    3.50

    Esteban Cambiasso

    Caught out the entire Milan defense with his floated cross that led to Samuel's opener.

  • Walter Gargano
    29
    12
    3.00

    Walter Gargano

    A combative display from the Uruguayan, who was strong in the tackle and gave no quarter against the Milan midfield.

  • Diego Milito
    18
    25
    2.50

    Diego Milito

    A constant thorn in the side of the Milan defense, moved and made space intelligently. Let Abbiati off the hook when he should have netted the second.

  • Antonio Cassano
    24
    16
    2.50

    Antonio Cassano

    Looked occasionally dangerous against his old club, who gave him a hostile reception. Taken off for Pereira to strengthen the back line following Nagatomo's expulsion.

Substitutions

  • Á. Pereira
    19
    13
    2.50

    Á. Pereira

    Thrown on in the second half after Nagatomo saw red, and was safe in a more defensive role than usual.

  • Fredy Guarín
    20
    11
    3.00

    Fredy Guarín

    The Colombian came on after the break, but was on occasion slack with the ball putting his team under more pressure.

  • Rodrigo Palacio
    18
    12
    3.00

    Rodrigo Palacio

    A late sub, and could have killed off the game with an effort that he failed to convert.

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