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1 vs 1
Played
January 20, 2013 2:45 PM EST
Stadio Olimpico — Roma
Referee:‬ D. Orsato‎
Attendance:‬ 37000‎
 
22′ (PG) Francesco Totti
Rodrigo Palacio 45+1′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Roma 1-1 Inter

Goal.com kept a watchful eye on proceedings at Stadio Olimpico, as Michael Bradley starred for the home side, while Palacio proved to be quite a handful.

By Simon Harrison

  • M. Goicoechea
    3
    8
    3.00

    M. Goicoechea

    Looked very shaky when claiming set pieces, which almost certainly didn't fill his defenders with confidence. Was a spectator for most of the first half, whether it was being stood on the edge of his box, or watching Livaja's strike crack off the upright.

  • Marquinhos
    7
    3
    3.50

    Marquinhos

    Dominated Palacio and Livaja aerially throughout the game, and made some important interceptions to deny the Croatian. A generally solid game from the defender.

  • Leandro Castán
    9
    2
    3.50

    Leandro Castán

    Made some vital interceptions, especially from Livaja, and oozed calmness in tricky situations. A strong performance from the defender, who managed to keep Inter's tricky duo upfront relatively quiet.

  • Iván Rodrigo Piris
    4
    6
    2.50

    Iván Rodrigo Piris

    Struggled in front of goal when he was presented with a couple of good opportunities. Definitely should have found himself on the score sheet in the second half, but squandered two fantastic chances in the space of five minutes.

  • Federico Balzaretti
    6
    2
    3.00

    Federico Balzaretti

    Often found himself in the Inter half, more than his own. Was unfortunate not to turn home a squared ball by Osvaldo in the second half, but at times was wasteful in possession.

  • Michael Bradley
    25
    5
    3.50

    Michael Bradley

    Managed to get into a good position to be brought down for Roma's penalty, and used his engine well to press Inter relentlessly. The American had a very strong game, dictating play and driving forward whenever he could.

  • Daniele De Rossi
    9
    4
    3.00

    Daniele De Rossi

    Substituted at half time, presumably due to the fact he picked up a yellow card cynically in the first half. Did nothing wrong on the field however, and retained possession comfortably.

  • Alessandro Florenzi
    4
    4
    3.00

    Alessandro Florenzi

    Had a great deal of possession in the first half, and should have perhaps done more with the ball - maybe even by grabbing a goal. Faded in the second half, but had a very strong first 45.

  • Erik Lamela
    10
    3
    2.50

    Erik Lamela

    Should have probably had a goal to his name in the first 45 minutes, but a lack of composure left him goalless, in what was otherwise an energetic performance.

  • Pablo Daniel Osvaldo
    3
    8
    2.00

    Pablo Daniel Osvaldo Flop of the Match

    Wasteful in the first half, dragging countless efforts wide of the post. It just wasn't his night, nothing seemed to go right, whether it was offside decisions or just poor finishing.

  • Francesco Totti
    14
    2
    3.50

    Francesco Totti

    Took his penalty well, blasting it with great force, and generally pulled the strings throughout, with the maestro's long passing a particular highlight.

Substitutions

  • Simone Perrotta
    7
    1

    Simone Perrotta

    His experience was useful in helping Roma maintain midfield dominance.

  • Panagiotis Tachtsidis
    5
    5
    2.50

    Panagiotis Tachtsidis

    Misplaced a few passes early on, but grew into the second half the longer it went on. Struggled a little bit against Guarin, however.

  • Mattia Destro
    4
    5

    Mattia Destro

    Struggled to really make an impact after replacing Totti in the final 10 minutes. The stage was set for a goal, but it didn't arrive.

  • Samir Handanoviç
    14
    3
    3.50

    Samir Handanoviç

    Made a magnificent double save in the second half to deny both Osvaldo and Totti, and generally had a great game. His side could well have found themselves conceding several more goals if a different man had been in between the posts.

  • Javier Zanetti
    7
    5
    3.00

    Javier Zanetti

    Struggled to impose himself in a game which generally progressed through the midfield at great pace. However, he did everything right off the ball.

  • Andrea Ranocchia
    5
    5
    3.00

    Andrea Ranocchia

    Was unlucky to have a penalty awarded against him, after miscalculating and losing control of his body whilst sliding in to intercept the ball.

  • Cristian Chivu
    6
    4
    3.00

    Cristian Chivu

    Unfortunate not to turn home an equalizer after a goalmouth scramble.

  • Á. Pereira
    2
    9
    3.00

    Á. Pereira

    Used his engine to get forward whenever possible, but defensively was left a little bit wanting. Definitely wasn't the worst performer on the pitch however, and put in a great deal of work off the ball.

  • Juan Jesus
    8
    5
    3.00

    Juan Jesus

    Had a solid game, and did well in the air. Was perhaps a tad unfortunately not to score in the first half from a corner, but generally did okay against a fluid Roma front three.

  • Yuto Nagatomo
    1
    10
    2.00

    Yuto Nagatomo

    Failed to have any real impact on the game, and was unsurprisingly the first casualty of Stramaccioni's substitution decisions.

  • Fredy Guarín
    25
    3
    3.50

    Fredy Guarín Top of the Match

    Powerful and solid game from the Colombian, who was the engine room of the Inter midfield, also providing a great assist for his teammate Palacio. On another day, he might have converted one of his long range efforts too, in a very strong performance.

  • Walter Gargano
    0
    11
    2.50

    Walter Gargano

    Struggled to deal with the fluid passing of Roma, as they often bypassed the midfield altogether. Struggled to deal with Michael Bradley, too.

  • Rodrigo Palacio
    8
    4
    3.50

    Rodrigo Palacio

    Great performance from the Argentine, who was always an outlet for his side, and took his first half goal extremely well. He was perhaps unlucky to have Livaja, who was offside, take the ball off his foot in a good goalscoring position.

  • Marko Livaja
    10
    4
    3.00

    Marko Livaja

    Showed moments of real quality. Was desperately unlucky not to see his first half brilliance rewarded with a goal, as a smart strike on the turn rattled Roma's woodwork.

Substitutions

  • Joel Obi
    5
    4
    2.50

    Joel Obi

    His pace was useful as Inter chased the game in midfield, however he struggled to create anything in possession, and often lost the ball while breaking.

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