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1 vs 1
Played
February 6, 2011 2:00 PM GMT
Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris — Genova
Referee:‬ P. Mazzoleni‎
Attendance:‬ 26000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Genoa 1-1 Milan

By Kris Voakes

  • Eduardo
    20
    9
    0.00

    Eduardo

    His main concern seemed to be in collecting stray balls as Milan's strike force had so many near-misses. Made a good fingertip stop on an Ibrahimovic header though.

  • Giandomenico Mesto
    8
    14
    0.00

    Giandomenico Mesto

    Brought discipline and desire to the right back role as he gave his side plenty of width and helped to snuff out many of Flamini's better moments.

  • Kakhaber Kaladze
    25
    18
    0.00

    Kakhaber Kaladze

    When not attempting overhead clearances with Milan players on his back he was turning in a fairly solid display, though he offered enough space for Milan to have scored more than just once.

  • Dario Dainelli
    5
    8
    0.00

    Dario Dainelli

    Should have done better as Pato put the Rossoneri ahead, but improved somewhat thereafter. Helped out by the deep support of the Grifone midfield.

  • Domenico Criscito
    13
    23
    0.00

    Domenico Criscito

    Still doesn't convince as a left back, but was happy enough on the rare occasions he got forward with the ball at his feet.

  • Abdoulay Konko
    20
    13
    0.00

    Abdoulay Konko

    Fed through a delicious ball for Floro Flores despite being under pressure from two men as Genoa levelled on the stroke of half-time. Put in an excellent shift to show he's firmly back as a Grifone player.

  • Omar Milanetto
    10
    12
    0.00

    Omar Milanetto

    Still one of Genoa's most vital components, despite all the comings and goings of the past eight months. His desire on the run and his set piece threat kept Milan honest throughout.

  • Juraj Kucka
    96
    61
    0.00

    Juraj Kucka Top of the Match

    Found it tough to keep up at times as Milan's slick passing game tended to bypass the Genoa midfield. He'll have better games for the Rossoblu.

  • Marco Rossi
    13
    11
    0.00

    Marco Rossi

    Is there a player with more commitment in Serie A? A real heart-on-sleeve professional who helped to break up Milan's long periods of pressure through sheer force of effort.

  • Antonio Floro Flores
    32
    9
    0.00

    Antonio Floro Flores

    Provided a real figurehead for Genoa's play which has been missing for too long. Together with his goal threat, he added something new, and took his goal very well.

  • Mattia Destro
    11
    15
    0.00

    Mattia Destro

    Had to exit all too early due to injury.

Substitutions

  • Rafinha
    10
    12
    0.00

    Rafinha

    Brought on in stoppage time.

  • Rodrigo Palacio
    19
    12
    0.00

    Rodrigo Palacio

    To say an early introduction wasn't part of their original plans, he still seemed to play the substitute role late on as he stretched MIlan left and right on the counter.

  • Alberto Paloschi
    22
    13
    0.00

    Alberto Paloschi

    Replaced Floro Flores and caused almost as many problems, very nearly pouncing when Yepes stood off him.

  • Christian Abbiati
    97
    13
    0.00

    Christian Abbiati

    Didn't have to make too many outstanding saves, but was forced to be on his toes rather often, as Floro Flores, Paloschi and Rossi all troubled.

  • Massimo Oddo
    46
    107
    0.00

    Massimo Oddo

    Got down the right pretty well, but his crosses were too hit and miss, and he was often exposed in behind, particularly by Palacio.

  • Thiago Silva
    186
    13
    0.00

    Thiago Silva

    Back in his rightful spot of centre-back he looked at ease when pulling across to snuff out dangers, particularly in the second half when his side gambled more and more.

  • Mario Yepes
    146
    13
    0.00

    Mario Yepes

    Continues his decent run, though he did allow Floro Flores to drop off him once too often.

  • Daniele Bonera
    32
    147
    0.00

    Daniele Bonera

    Something of a liability still at times, and Milan continue to come up short in the search for a long-term solution at left back.

  • Gennaro Ivan Gattuso
    55
    86
    0.00

    Gennaro Ivan Gattuso

    When does he not get his job done in midfield? Provided the brawn behind the attacking brains, but seemed to run out of energy on his return to action.

  • Mark van Bommel
    74
    82
    0.00

    Mark van Bommel

    Played the pivot role as well as you'd expect, and was forever directing the troops with great authority. He's yet to finish a Milan game anywhere but at the Marassi.

  • Mathieu Flamini
    67
    71
    0.00

    Mathieu Flamini

    Not as convincing on the left of the three as he is on the right, but got forward well in the channels to cause some real headaches at times.

  • Robinho
    96
    73
    0.00

    Robinho

    It was probably easier to score than miss when he fired over early on, but he linked well with Pato thereafter without ever convincing in front of goal.

  • Alexandre Pato
    207
    39
    0.00

    Alexandre Pato

    Fired home the opener during a spell in which he and Robinho looked like bagging four each. But he went missing a bit in the second half, and a Milan winner looked most likely to come from Ibrahimovic and Cassano.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    191
    51
    0.00

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Just not his day, and it looked it towards the end as his head began to drop. So many near-killer passes went astray, he hit the wall with a decent free-kick chance, and Eduardo tipped away his header from his tip-toes.

Substitutions

  • Urby Emanuelson
    114
    27
    0.00

    Urby Emanuelson

    Played a bit part late on and failed to have the required decisive impact on the game.

  • Antonio Cassano
    84
    165
    0.00

    Antonio Cassano Flop of the Match

    Created some headaches after coming on, but his afternoon was summed up when he ran the ball out in stoppage time... it was all about if onlys.

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