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4 vs 4
Played
January 9, 2011 2:00 PM GMT
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ P. Valeri‎
Attendance:‬ 39405‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Milan 4-4 Udinese

Goal.com rates the performances of the players involved in today's goal fest...

By Vasil Kotsev

  • Marco Amelia
    120
    175
    2.50

    Marco Amelia

    Caught by surprise for the first goal, but really could have done more than just looking helpless on the other three occasions.

  • Ignazio Abate
    233
    62
    3.00

    Ignazio Abate

    Had his moments in defence today and looked threatening in attack, especially in the second half. Made an inch-perfect cross for Ibrahimovic in the 43th minute and went close with a shot in injury time.

  • Daniele Bonera
    197
    328
    2.00

    Daniele Bonera

    Downright horrible. Most of Udinese's goals came from his zone and it was not a coincidence. He was too slow and poorly positioned most of the time. A game to forget for the defender.

  • Thiago Silva
    303
    22
    3.00

    Thiago Silva

    The better of the two centre-halves for large portions of the game. Pretty solid at the back, but was caught out of position quite a few times as well and paid for that (Sanchez's goal). Provided the cross that led to Benatia's own goal.

  • Luca Antonini
    94
    184
    2.50

    Luca Antonini

    Average game from the left-back at best. Looked insecure in defence against Sanchez and Isla and was not much of a helping hand in attack either.

  • Rodney Strasser
    173
    115
    2.50

    Rodney Strasser

    Fairly anonymous today. In a so open game tonight, he failed to impress.

  • C. Seedorf
    172
    301
    2.50

    C. Seedorf Flop of the Match

    More of a liability today. Offered virtually nothing in attack and was completely at fault for Di Natale's second as he gave up the ball easily to Inler.

  • Gennaro Ivan Gattuso
    366
    38
    3.50

    Gennaro Ivan Gattuso

    A decent performance from the midfield enforcer, who may not have the legs anymore, but sure has the heart to fight till the end. Covered a lot of ground and fought for every ball.

  • Robinho
    290
    82
    3.00

    Robinho

    Very active in attack an made a nuisance of himself in the final third. Had a stinging shot blocked in the 50th minute and was unlucky not to get a goal today.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    544
    34
    3.50

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    The saviour once again. Provided the assist for Pato's first and scored a brilliant goal to salvage a point for his team. Looked frustrated at times, but managed to pick himself up and score a vital goal in the end.

  • Alexandre Pato
    556
    23
    3.50

    Alexandre Pato

    Showed quick feet and great positioning. Simple tap-in for his first and marvellous finish for his second. Looked very confident in front of goal and as incisive as ever.

Substitutions

  • Antonio Cassano
    745
    17
    3.50

    Antonio Cassano

    The substitute that turned the game around. Two assist in twenty-four minutes. First - a delightful flick to release Pato, and the second - a marvellous pass to Ibrahimovic for the final goal of the game.

  • Samir Handanoviç
    57
    17
    3.00

    Samir Handanoviç

    Pretty much helpless for all goals. Pulled off one great save in the 50th minute from Robinho, but still conceded four times. Let down by a poor defence in the second half.

  • Mehdi Benatia
    22
    19
    2.50

    Mehdi Benatia

    Had a great game until the 60th minute, but from then on he completely lost the plot. Scored an own goal, committed a few reckless fouls and frustration got the better of him as he struggled to deal with the threat of Milan's dynamic attack.

  • Maurizio Domizzi
    14
    16
    3.00

    Maurizio Domizzi

    Had a pretty good game before being substituted, barring his slip that led to Milan's first. He was probably fuming after seeing his team surrender the lead two times after he left the pitch.

  • Cristian Zapata
    26
    31
    2.50

    Cristian Zapata

    He might by physically imposing, but struggles with the mental aspects of the game. Showed poor positioning all night and looked lost at time. His concentration let him down on quite a few occasions and should take some blame for at least three of Milan's goals today.

  • Kwadwo Asamoah
    18
    21
    2.50

    Kwadwo Asamoah

    Did not really offer much in attacking sense today, aside from a few good passes in the first half. Spent most of the second period in his own half, but to no greater effect.

  • Mauricio Isla
    46
    16
    3.50

    Mauricio Isla

    After a decent first half, Isla stepped up his game after the break and ended the match with two assists. A great performance.

  • Almen Abdi
    12
    16
    3.00

    Almen Abdi

    Had a a pretty decent game before the break as he covered a lot of ground and showed decent work-rate. Spent most of his time in defence in the second half, but did not really steal the show.

  • Gökhan Inler
    46
    17
    3.50

    Gökhan Inler

    A very promising performance from the Switzerland international. Hit the post in the build-up to the opener and stole the ball from Clarence Seedorf in midfield to set-up Antonio Di Natale for his second of the night. His only mistake today came in the build-up to Milan's first as he failed to mark Pato.

  • Giovanni Pasquale
    15
    16
    2.50

    Giovanni Pasquale

    After a pretty decent first half in which he provided a few good crosses, the player faded away after the break and should have probably been more involved in defence.

  • Antonio Di Natale
    166
    48
    3.50

    Antonio Di Natale Top of the Match

    Showed great instincts to slot home the first with a reflexive volley and made a wonderful run for his second, followed by an expert finish. Yet another inspiring performance from the Italy international.

  • Alexis Sánchez
    104
    24
    3.50

    Alexis Sánchez

    Caused much trouble to Thiago Silva and Antonini tonight with his pace and dribbling. Even got a goal to show for his efforts. Faded a a little late in the game.

Substitutions

  • Andrea Coda
    11
    11
    2.50

    Andrea Coda

    Not the best of substitution to say the least. Struggled in defence and failed to keep Milan's attacking juggernaut at bay.

  • Badu
    14
    12
    2.50

    Badu

    Did not really impress in his eighteen-minute cameo after coming on for Almen Abdi.

  • Germán Denis
    26
    9
    3.00

    Germán Denis

    Put away the only chance that came his way with aplomb. A fairly impressive cameo from the ex-Napoli man.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
19 0
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Hellas Verona
17 2
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0