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0 vs 3
Played
December 12, 2010 11:30 AM GMT
Stadio Renato Dall'Ara — Bologna
Referee:‬ G. Rocchi‎
Attendance:‬ 24915‎
 
 
 
Robinho 35′
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Bologna 0-3 Milan

  • Emiliano Viviano
    25
    13
    3.50

    Emiliano Viviano

    Was in no way helped by a slipshod defence, but it wasn't his best performance this season. Never looked likely to stop any of the Milan goals, though he did managed to foil Ibrahimovic with a great touch on the half hour.

  • Archimede Morleo
    10
    12
    3.00

    Archimede Morleo

    Struggled in the left back role as he attempted to provide some width to Bologna's play, but his defensive presence was lacking to say the least.

  • Vangelis Moras
    8
    18
    2.50

    Vangelis Moras

    Fought gamely until the end but proved to not have the class to stay with Robinho and Ibrahimovic as their delicate touches constantly left him wanting.

  • Miguel Angel Britos
    10
    31
    2.50

    Miguel Angel Britos Flop of the Match

    Made a couple of important blocks, one in particular from Robinho, as he tried to pull his side out of many a difficult spot. Shook off a little too easily by Robinho as the Brazilian struck Milan's second.

  • Andrea Esposito
    7
    15
    2.50

    Andrea Esposito

    Didn't know whether to stick or twist half the time when Bologna had the ball, and he was exposed more than once as Milan attacked.

  • Francesco Della Rocca
    7
    14
    2.50

    Francesco Della Rocca

    Utterly anonymous first half display, and paid for it with a half-time substitution.

  • Gaby Mudingayi
    8
    12
    3.00

    Gaby Mudingayi

    Failed to reproduce the big game performance he showed against Inter when they came to town. Milan's midfield was the engine behind their powerful display, but Mudingayi could do nothing to stop his side being steamrollered.

  • Federico Casarini
    4
    26
    2.50

    Federico Casarini

    Provided one of the few really good moments when he crossed for Meggiorini in the second half, but never looked likely to take the game by its scruff.

  • G. Ramírez
    11
    13
    2.50

    G. Ramírez

    Lively for the first half hour but drifted out of the game for long spells after Milan went two goals ahead. Reacted quickly to Abbiati's error which so nearly saw the Rossoblu get back into it.

  • Marco Di Vaio
    20
    14
    2.50

    Marco Di Vaio

    Largely lacking in any goal threat, he still worked hard up front before failing to find the back of the net with his 78th minute penalty.

  • Antonio Buscè
    8
    11
    2.50

    Antonio Buscè

    Very poor first half performance, which was rewarded with an early bath from Alberto Malesani at the break.

Substitutions

  • Albin Ekdal
    38
    11
    3.00

    Albin Ekdal

    Brought a bit more direction to the Bologna midfield, but lacked the bite and the support to bring his side back into it.

  • H. Giménez
    11
    12
    0.00

    H. Giménez

    Replaced Ramirez for the latter stages.

  • Riccardo Meggiorini
    11
    13
    3.00

    Riccardo Meggiorini

    A half-time replacement for Busce', he made something of a difference in terms of giving Bologna some aerial threat up front and forced a good save out of Abbiati at 2-0,

  • Christian Abbiati
    350
    19
    3.50

    Christian Abbiati

    The penalty save was without doubt the highlight of his day as he produced a largely organised display, but for when he let his guard drop and was tackled by Meggiorini.

  • Gianluca Zambrotta
    228
    22
    3.00

    Gianluca Zambrotta

    Looked steady and assured before being clattered by Casarini. Had to leave the fray soon after.

  • Daniele Bonera
    192
    61
    3.00

    Daniele Bonera

    Not the most flawless of performances, but certainly did enough to suggest he'll get the nod again next week. With Thiago Silva injured he has half a chance of a long run now, and while he didn't nail that spot today, he did little to harm his chances either.

  • Alessandro Nesta
    379
    8
    3.00

    Alessandro Nesta

    Classy display from the man who now more than ever may need to prove himself as a one-man wall for Milan. He rarely looked likely to give Di Vaio more than a quick glimpse of the goal.

  • Ignazio Abate
    252
    25
    3.00

    Ignazio Abate

    A better game from the busy right back. Fought from the first minute to the last, though there must still be questions asked about his technical defensive abilities.

  • Massimo Ambrosini
    286
    16
    3.00

    Massimo Ambrosini

    Got on with his job brilliantly alongside the dominant Andrea Pirlo. Worked hard, battled, played the easy ball well and got forward with some regularity... just the kind of performance which has become his hallmark over a number of years.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    485
    28
    3.50

    Andrea Pirlo

    Top quality outing from the midfielder. He directed the game from start to finish, playing some fantastic balls through for the front men, including a delicious pass for Ibrahimovic's second half strike. Bologna's midfield couldn't get near him.

  • Gennaro Ivan Gattuso
    224
    43
    3.00

    Gennaro Ivan Gattuso

    Battled gamely after picking up an early injury under the challenge of Gaby Mudingayi, but eventually succumbed just after the break.

  • Kevin-Prince Boateng
    487
    18
    3.50

    Kevin-Prince Boateng

    Started by finishing off Ibrahimovic's cross to set Milan on their way and looked more than comfortable throughout until he was replaced by Seedorf.

  • Robinho
    499
    27
    3.00

    Robinho

    An excellent first half display was rewarded with Milan's second goal, and he continued to cause Bologna's back four some real concerns. Is he in the best form of his career right now?

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    671
    25
    3.50

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic Top of the Match

    Fantastic display by the Swede. Though he wasn't exactly involved throughout, he was involved in some massively key moments. Had a hand in practically everything Milan made in terms of goal chances and clinically finished after Pirlo's excellent throughball to round off the win.

Substitutions

  • Luca Antonini
    209
    24
    3.00

    Luca Antonini

    Decent enough substitute appearance after replacing the injured Zambrotta. May well win his place back if the veteran is out for any length of time with his problem.

  • Rodney Strasser
    277
    17
    3.00

    Rodney Strasser

    Composed entrance from the Sierra Leone man. Worked hard and looked comfortable on the ball, though a couple of better weighted passes may have seen Milan add to their three goals.

  • C. Seedorf
    153
    165
    2.50

    C. Seedorf

    Was only on the pitch for the last knockings, but that was still long enough for him to concede a penalty which Abbiati saved.

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