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0 vs 1
Played
December 18, 2010 7:45 PM GMT
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ A. Damato‎
Attendance:‬ 53769‎
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Milan 0-1 Roma

Marco Borriello came back to haunt Milan. Goal.com rates the players on show...

  • Christian Abbiati
    155
    34
    3.00

    Christian Abbiati

    The 33-year-old has probably been the best goalkeeper in Serie A so far this season but had nothing to do in the first half. No chance on Borriello's goal as sloppy defending let him down. Made a great save on De Rossi to keep his side in the match.

  • Ignazio Abate
    84
    195
    2.50

    Ignazio Abate

    The full-back position has been a problem area for the Rossoneri this season and so it proved again tonight. His failed clearance enabled Borriello to bury the winner.

  • Alessandro Nesta
    210
    39
    3.00

    Alessandro Nesta

    His anticipation was top notch and made a few key interventions. His sliding tackle in his own penalty area to deny Borriello in the 59th minute was world class.

  • Daniele Bonera
    75
    121
    3.00

    Daniele Bonera

    Didn't have much to do in the first half as chances were few and far between. Wasn't able to handle the physicality of Adriano and Borriello on occasions.

  • Luca Antonini
    64
    145
    3.00

    Luca Antonini

    Supplied a few decent crosses but overall a poor display. The full-back was burned by Menez in the lead-up to Borriello's winner.

  • Gennaro Ivan Gattuso
    128
    79
    3.00

    Gennaro Ivan Gattuso

    An all-action display from the Calabrese midfielder. Showed off his offensive capabilities with a lovely ball which sent Ibrahimovic clean through in the 35th minute. Tried to shadow Menez who was able to break free and set up the only goal of the game

  • Massimo Ambrosini
    82
    107
    3.00

    Massimo Ambrosini

    A typical no-nonsense performance from the veteran. Battled hard in the midfield trenches and tried to will his team to victory.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    168
    47
    3.00

    Andrea Pirlo

    Forced off in the 21st minute after a challenge by Menez.

  • Kevin-Prince Boateng
    111
    126
    3.00

    Kevin-Prince Boateng

    His work rate is second to none but wasn't able to supply the creativity which the Rossoneri so desperately needed tonight.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    129
    149
    2.50

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Cut a frustrated figure at times. Seemed to be caught in two minds when he beat the offside trap and was one-on-one with Doni in the 30th minute. Picked up a silly booking in extra time which will see him miss Milan's next match after the winter break.

  • Robinho
    84
    151
    3.00

    Robinho

    Has looked like the Robinho of the Selecao in the last few weeks for Milan but struggled tonight against Roma. Almost opened the scoring in the early going but faded badly after that. Caught offside a few times in the second half.

Substitutions

  • C. Seedorf
    160
    226
    2.50

    C. Seedorf Flop of the Match

    Came on for Pirlo early in the first half but other than a few long distance efforts, wasn't able to leave his mark on the match.

  • Ronaldinho
    353
    58
    3.00

    Ronaldinho

    His overhead kick flew over the bar in the late going.

  • Doni
    138
    22
    3.00

    Doni

    The 31-year-old made his first start in Serie A this season and had to be sharp to deny Ibrahimovic in the 35th minute. Didn't have many difficult saves to make but will be pleased to keep a clean sheet against the league leaders.

  • Nicolas Burdisso
    120
    18
    3.00

    Nicolas Burdisso

    Was forced into a right-back role due to the illness of Cassetti and looked pretty comfortable. Wasn't overly troubled by Seedorf and Robinho.

  • Philippe Mexes
    149
    27
    3.00

    Philippe Mexes

    The Frenchman was left for dead on a couple of occasions in the first half. Improved dramatically in the second session where his positioning was superb.

  • Juan
    248
    28
    3.50

    Juan Top of the Match

    The graceful defender did an excellent job commanding the back line. Conducted the offside trap to perfection. Was able to stifle Ibrahimovic, something most defenders have been unable to do this season.

  • John Arne Riise
    105
    22
    3.00

    John Arne Riise

    We did not see many of his marauding runs forward this evening as he concentrated on his defensive duties.

  • Fabio Henrique Simplicio
    128
    31
    3.00

    Fabio Henrique Simplicio

    One of Roma's best players tonight. Cool, calm and collected while managing to strike blow for blow against Gattuso and Ambrosini.

  • Daniele De Rossi
    202
    20
    3.00

    Daniele De Rossi

    Protected the back four admirably and almost found the back of the net with a sweetly-struck volley in the second half. An inspired display this evening.

  • Matteo Brighi
    102
    32
    2.50

    Matteo Brighi

    Worked his socks off and did well to kill the home side's creativity in the midfield. A solid, professional performance.

  • Jérémy Menez
    177
    23
    3.00

    Jérémy Menez

    His mazy runs caused problems for the home side's backfour. Should have hit the net in the 30th minute but more than made up for it by setting up Borriello's goal in the second half.

  • Adriano
    213
    34
    3.00

    Adriano

    The 2010 Golden Bin ‘award’ winner hit back at some of his critics with a gutsy display. Held up the ball well and made his manager proud in the process.

  • Marco Borriello
    242
    51
    3.00

    Marco Borriello

    Came back to haunt Milan with the winner at San Siro. Was jeered off the pitch but even the boos couldn't wipe that smile off his face.

Substitutions

  • Rodrigo Taddei
    83
    34
    0.00

    Rodrigo Taddei

    Replaced Menez and caused some problems for Nesta and company.

  • Aleandro Rosi
    89
    16
    0.00

    Aleandro Rosi

    Two-minute cameo.

  • Stefano Okaka
    82
    20
    0.00

    Stefano Okaka

    Time wasting substitution.

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