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March 6, 2011 2:00 PM GMT
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ C. Russo‎
Attendance:‬ 60000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Inter 5-2 Genoa

Goal.com rates the participants at the San Siro...

By Adam Scime

  • Julio César
    151
    32
    3.00

    Julio César

    Caught out of place once in the first-half and unlucky not to be punished. Could do little about Palacio's goal at the start or Boselli's at the end.

  • Cristian Chivu
    126
    95
    3.00

    Cristian Chivu

    A mixed match from the Romanian, as he was caught too far up field as Genoa bagged the opener.

  • Andrea Ranocchia
    208
    25
    3.00

    Andrea Ranocchia

    A good effort from the centre-back taking on his former side. Strong in the middle, with only a couple of errors sneaking in. Seems to have become a settled partner for Lucio since arriving in January.

  • Lúcio
    175
    37
    3.00

    Lúcio

    The Brazilian centre-back was his usual dominant self, cutting out attack after attack when Genoa were still in the game in the first-half and always looking to spark a counter attack.

  • Maicon
    205
    31
    3.50

    Maicon

    Played more like winger, getting forward every opportunity he could, provided a pinpoint assist for Pazzini's strike. Also left Boselli open for a late header to make it 5-2, but by then the match was over.

  • Dejan Stankovic
    128
    86
    2.50

    Dejan Stankovic

    The veteran could not stamp his authority on the match in the first-half was was unsurprisingly replaced at half-time.

  • Thiago Motta
    149
    42
    3.00

    Thiago Motta

    Playing as the deep-lying midfielder, the 28-year-old did a decent job of pulling the strings in the second-half after struggling in the opening 45 minutes.

  • Javier Zanetti
    288
    28
    3.00

    Javier Zanetti

    The story that is Javier Zanetti showed no signs of ending. Always able to take control and dribble his way out of trouble, the captain's work rate in midfield was crucial to the three points.

  • Wesley Sneijder
    256
    24
    3.50

    Wesley Sneijder

    Signs that he is getting back to his best. The Dutchman played a stray pass here and there, but put in some sublime touches and linked up well with Eto'o. Provided the assist for Pandev's tap-in and tested Eduardo with a long-range missile.

  • Giampaolo Pazzini
    236
    39
    3.00

    Giampaolo Pazzini

    The winter signing bagged Inter's equaliser, but otherwise wasn't involved in the play very much and showed his frustration at times by pleading with the officials for fouls in his favour.

  • Samuel Eto'o
    560
    48
    3.50

    Samuel Eto'o Top of the Match

    When he's in this kind of form, Eto'o simply cannot be stopped. Scored two, and involved in two more: he constantly beat his markers tonight and was a constant threat.

Substitutions

  • Yuto Nagatomo
    911
    207
    3.00

    Yuto Nagatomo

    The Japanese left-back came off the bench and scored his first goal for the Nerazzurri with an exquisite finish.

  • Houssine Kharja
    273
    36
    3.00

    Houssine Kharja

    Another substitute who had a positive impact, setting up Nagatomo's strike.

  • Goran Pandev
    697
    34
    3.00

    Goran Pandev

    A game changer. With Inter trailing he came off the bench and put in his best performance in months. His determination was clear to see as he pierced the opponents' defence several times and grabbed a deserved goal.

  • Eduardo
    47
    48
    2.50

    Eduardo Flop of the Match

    A compelte howler allowed Eto'o to gave the hosts the lead. He could have reacted quicker on goals from Pazzini and Pandev as well. The Portuguese shot-stopper's nightmare season continues.

  • Emiliano Moretti
    19
    30
    2.50

    Emiliano Moretti

    Played everyone onside for Inter's fourth, allowing Pandev past for an easy tap-in.

  • Dario Dainelli
    20
    17
    2.50

    Dario Dainelli

    Tried his best against Eto'o and had some success against the African star in the first-half. Wasn't able to keep it up in the final 45 minutes though.

  • Kakhaber Kaladze
    25
    25
    2.50

    Kakhaber Kaladze

    Marked Pazzini quite well for the most part, though his lack of pace was evident on a couple occasions. Made way late on due to a minor injury.

  • Giandomenico Mesto
    15
    22
    2.50

    Giandomenico Mesto

    His error led to the match being put beyond doubt as Eto'o pick-pocketed him in the corner before waltzing into the area to score Inter's third.

  • Marco Rossi
    10
    15
    3.00

    Marco Rossi

    The captain once again worked hard and put in several hard but fair and effective challenges in the first-half. Overrun after the interval.

  • Rafinha
    15
    15
    2.50

    Rafinha

    Practically invisible. The former Schalke player did nothing positive and went unnoticed on both sides on the pitch.

  • Juraj Kucka
    31
    14
    2.50

    Juraj Kucka

    Made some nice runs forward in the opening exchanges, opening up Inter's defence once or twice before fading into the background like several of his team-mates. Showed some promising sings though that he can be a key player for the Grifoni.

  • Abdoulay Konko
    15
    16
    2.50

    Abdoulay Konko

    Played a wonderful ball that left Inter's defence for dead for Palacio's opener and was his side's best midfielder. Made way on 75 minutes after running his socks off.

  • Rodrigo Palacio
    43
    9
    3.50

    Rodrigo Palacio

    The offensive inspiration for his side, as he scored their first and assisted their second. Unfortunately, his efforts were all in vain.

  • Alberto Paloschi
    19
    16
    2.50

    Alberto Paloschi

    Missed a sitter with the goal at his mercy in the first-half and also scored a goal that was ruled out for offside. Other than that, Lucio and Ranocchia had his number this afternoon.

Substitutions

  • Luca Antonelli
    13
    11
    0.00

    Luca Antonelli

    N/A

  • Mauro Boselli
    28
    15
    3.00

    Mauro Boselli

    Showed he can play in Serie A by scoring on his debut with a flying header.

  • Chico
    9
    13
    0.00

    Chico

    A late substitute that had no time to make a contribution.

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