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May 11, 2011 7:45 PM BST
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Player Ratings: Inter 1-1 Roma (2-1 agg.)

Goal.com rates the players on show at San Siro as Inter advanced to the Coppa Italia final

By Jonathan Mitchell

  • Julio César
    66
    10
    0.00

    Julio César

    A solid performance was typified by a perfect 93rd minute catch from a Greco free-kick to ease the late pressure. Also made an impressive save to block Borriello's toe-poked effort.

  • Yuto Nagatomo
    134
    7
    0.00

    Yuto Nagatomo

    Put in a fantastic shift at left-back. Made two superb interceptions after lung bursting runs to track back and help Chivu.

  • Cristian Chivu
    41
    25
    0.00

    Cristian Chivu

    Was booked for a crazy lunge on Menez, but looked more comfortable at centre-half than left-back.

  • Lúcio
    58
    7
    0.00

    Lúcio

    Made one of his trademark bustling forays forward to win a free-kick on the edge of the box and was solid throughout until he blotted his copybook when he was easily outjumped by Borriello, who scored with his header.

  • Maicon
    49
    13
    0.00

    Maicon

    Fired a third minute shot into the side-netting as he signalled his intent early on. Although he made some strong forward runs, he did look suspect in defensive situations.

  • Samuel Eto'o
    142
    7
    0.00

    Samuel Eto'o

    Worked like a trojan as he floated towards the left and helped in a defensive capacity. The Cameroonian made a crucial contribution when he scored what would turn out to be a crucial goal with a cool finish.

  • McDonald Mariga
    95
    9
    0.00

    McDonald Mariga

    Kept things simple in the midfield and was effective without being spectacular.

  • Houssine Kharja
    72
    25
    0.00

    Houssine Kharja

    Supplied the cross for Eto'o's goal to cap an influential midfield performance.

  • Esteban Cambiasso
    53
    12
    0.00

    Esteban Cambiasso

    Anchored the midfield and worked hard to limit the opposition's effectiveness.

  • Javier Zanetti
    118
    4
    0.00

    Javier Zanetti

    Put in a strong showing in his 1000th career appearance. Filled in for Maicon when he advanced from right-back and always seemed to pop up in important positions.

  • Giampaolo Pazzini
    55
    15
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    Giampaolo Pazzini

    Wasn't at his best, but drew an excellent save from Doni shortly before he was substituted.

Substitutions

  • Thiago Motta
    39
    11
    0.00

    Thiago Motta

    Replaced Kharja with 15 minutes to shore things up.

  • Diego Milito
    70
    9
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    Diego Milito

    Almost made an instant impact when he latched on to Zanetti's pass and placed an effort at goal, which Doni did superbly well to save with his legs, and could have won an injury time penalty.

  • Doni
    30
    6
    0.00

    Doni

    He made two strong second-half saves to deny Pazzini and Milito and keep his side in with a chance.

  • John Arne Riise
    22
    5
    0.00

    John Arne Riise

    The left-back was not as much of an attacking threat as he usually is, but on the bright side he coped reasonably well defensively.

  • Juan
    22
    5
    0.00

    Juan

    Made a few superb tackles and demonstrated that he is an expert in the art of the standing tackle as he dispossessed Eto'o and Pazzini on separate occasions.

  • Nicolas Burdisso
    20
    9
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    Nicolas Burdisso

    Former Inter player had a reasonable game at the back but had one or two shaky moments.

  • Marco Cassetti
    23
    4
    0.00

    Marco Cassetti

    Got forward to good effect, sending over more than a few dangerous deliveries.

  • Jérémy Menez
    19
    12
    0.00

    Jérémy Menez

    A quiet 90 minutes in which he made one or two interesting forward runs, one of which ended with De Rossi firing just wide.

  • Daniele De Rossi
    42
    3
    0.00

    Daniele De Rossi

    The Roma captain was particularly prominent in the first half, going close with two excellent efforts. Always a strong presence in the midfield engine room.

  • Fabio Henrique Simplicio
    29
    9
    0.00

    Fabio Henrique Simplicio Flop of the Match

    Played in an advanced midfield position and had absolutely no effect on the match. No surprise when he was substituted in the 56th minute.

  • David Pizarro
    13
    6
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    David Pizarro

    Was replaced by Greco at half-time after a 45 minutes in which he showed flashes of ability but was never particularly prominent.

  • Simone Perrotta
    17
    9
    0.00

    Simone Perrotta

    Whipped over the cross from which Borriello scored his late header to round off a hard working performance.

  • Marco Borriello
    75
    23
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    Marco Borriello Top of the Match

    Quite simply didn't deserve to be on the side who were knocked out. Provided a real focal point for the Roma attack, scoring their late equaliser and going close with a strike that came back off both posts.

Substitutions

  • Leandro Greco
    27
    3
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    Leandro Greco

    Fired over some dangerous set-pieces after replacing Pizarro at half-time.

  • Mirko Vučinić
    30
    8
    0.00

    Mirko Vučinić

    Put Borriello through on goal with a smart pass and caused Inter problems in the closing stages.

  • Gianluca Caprari
    20
    5
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    Gianluca Caprari

    Replaced Menez in the 73rd minute and show some neat touches.

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