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May 22, 2011 7:45 PM BST
Stadio Communale Friuli — Udine
Referee:‬ P. Tagliavento‎
Attendance:‬ 15000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Udinese 0-0 AC Milan

Goal.com rates the players on show at the Stadio Friuli as the hosts secure fourth place and a spot in the Champions League qualifiers

By Jonathan Mitchell

  • Samir Handanoviç
    28
    1
    3.00

    Samir Handanoviç

    Was never really tested by Milan's strikers, but whenever he was called into action he was sound in his handling, particularly when stooping to gather a low Pato drive.

  • Maurizio Domizzi
    15
    5
    3.00

    Maurizio Domizzi

    The left-sided defender was a strong presence in the back three. Although that often included being a little over robust, including one moment in which he dragged Cassano to the ground by his neck.

  • Cristian Zapata
    22
    4
    3.00

    Cristian Zapata

    Played at the heart of the Udinese back line and was as commanding as ever. Stepped out to make one particularly impressive interception to block Abate's low cross in the first half.

  • Mehdi Benatia
    20
    2
    3.00

    Mehdi Benatia

    Like his fellow defenders, the Moroccan was resolute in the face of Milan's attacking play, particularly in the closing stages of the opening 45.

  • Pablo Armero
    25
    4
    3.00

    Pablo Armero

    Really came to the fore in the second half as he charged down the left wing like a man possessed. He had earlier put over a fantastic, teasing cross which Sanchez headed over.

  • Kwadwo Asamoah
    11
    15
    3.00

    Kwadwo Asamoah

    The diminutive left footer is usually so precise in his passing, but he looked out of sorts today and too often gifted the opposition the ball.

  • Giampiero Pinzi
    17
    3
    3.00

    Giampiero Pinzi

    Goes about his business in a quiet yet effective manner and did so again today. Was prominent in the early stages of the first half.

  • Gökhan Inler
    33
    2
    3.50

    Gökhan Inler

    Controlled play in the centre of the park. Crashed a fantastic shot against the crossbar and also slipped Di Natale in on goal with a visionary slide-rule pass.

  • Mauricio Isla
    27
    3
    3.00

    Mauricio Isla

    The outstanding player for Udinese in the opening half hour as he burst forward at every opportunity, going close with an angled drive. He faded as an attacking force in the second half.

  • Alexis Sánchez
    57
    9
    3.50

    Alexis Sánchez

    Won the penalty with a fine solo run which ended with him cleaned out by Seedorf. Also drew two fine saves from Amelia and headed just over.

  • Antonio Di Natale
    20
    20
    2.50

    Antonio Di Natale

    The 2010-11 Capocannoniere retained his title despite not scoring and missing a penalty. Was intelligent in some of his link-up play but not at his best tonight.

Substitutions

  • Marco Amelia
    214
    7
    4.00

    Marco Amelia Top of the Match

    The Milan keeper made a series of stunning second half saves, including a crucial finger-tip penalty stop to deny Serie A top scorer Di Natale.

  • Dídac Vilà
    164
    4
    3.00

    Dídac Vilà

    The winter signing made a rare start at left-back and although Udinese looked to get at him in the first half, he was competent enough and even managed to put over one or two dangerous crosses.

  • Mario Yepes
    89
    3
    3.00

    Mario Yepes

    Veteran defender was hugely dominant in the air and helped his side keep a clean sheet in the face of increased Udinese pressure in the second half.

  • Thiago Silva
    135
    2
    3.00

    Thiago Silva

    Showed moments of true class and pace, particularly to chase down Armero and win a goal kick late in the second half.

  • Ignazio Abate
    84
    7
    3.00

    Ignazio Abate

    Started well but had a real shaky spell in the first 20 minutes of the second half in which Armero regularly outstripped him.

  • C. Seedorf
    68
    74
    3.00

    C. Seedorf Flop of the Match

    Captain for the night showed some flashes of skill in the early stages, but was off the pace in the second half and gave away a clumsy penalty when he tripped Sanchez inside the box.

  • Mark van Bommel
    85
    4
    2.50

    Mark van Bommel

    Had been positionally astute and aware before he was replaced at half-time. Also attempted to stretch the game with several raking passes.

  • Mathieu Flamini
    84
    10
    2.50

    Mathieu Flamini

    Gave his usual 100 per cent commitment for the cause and dovetailed neatly with Pato on occasions.

  • Kevin-Prince Boateng
    101
    4
    3.00

    Kevin-Prince Boateng

    Full of energy and running as he attempted to give legs to the midfield. Went close with a left-footed volley which flashed just over in the 37th minute.

  • Antonio Cassano
    89
    8
    3.00

    Antonio Cassano

    After a subdued opening 20 or so minutes, he sparked to life and appeared to be the only player capable of opening up the Udinese defence. Fired a shot just wide just prior to the break.

  • Alexandre Pato
    91
    10
    2.50

    Alexandre Pato

    The Brazilian injured his shoulder in a collision with Zapata and had to replaced by Robinho in the 72nd minute. Looked lively in spells, forcing one save from Handanovic in the 32nd minute.

Substitutions

  • Urby Emanuelson
    60
    22
    3.00

    Urby Emanuelson

    Came on at half-time and failed to impress.

  • Robinho
    86
    2
    3.00

    Robinho

    Replaced Pato and was inches away from stealing in to convert a goal in the closing stages.

  • Flavio Roma
    52
    10
    0.00

    Flavio Roma

    Made a brief cameo in the closing stages.

Results
 
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