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September 17, 2011 7:45 PM BST
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Player Ratings: Inter 0-0 Roma

Goal.com rates the performance of the players on show at San Siro as the two Scudetto contenders played out a goalless draw

By Kris Voakes

  • Julio César
    109
    40
    3.50

    Julio César

    Collected Totti's early free-kick well despite the downpour and showed great anticipation to foil Osvaldo at the start of the second half.

  • Lúcio
    49
    179
    3.00

    Lúcio

    Perhaps harshly booked for his collision with Stekelenburg, and later recovered well to block Osvaldo's shot having been turned by the striker.

  • Andrea Ranocchia
    80
    201
    2.50

    Andrea Ranocchia Flop of the Match

    Beaten all ends up time and again by Borini's pace and movement. Didn't look comfortable defending to his left as the former Chelsea man asked constant questions.

  • Walter Samuel
    55
    64
    3.00

    Walter Samuel

    Largely acted as the spare man as Cambiasso was detailed with the role of shadowing Totti, but when asked to deliver from deep he twice hoofed easily balls into the stands.

  • Yuto Nagatomo
    92
    65
    3.00

    Yuto Nagatomo

    Thriving in the freedom of the wing back role, but shows a lack of willingness to get crosses in first time. Flashed over from the edge of the box when in a good position.

  • Javier Zanetti
    158
    52
    3.50

    Javier Zanetti

    Showed the energy of an 18-year-old once more as he put in a full 90 minutes of effort once more. Fantastic run and cross down the right should have resulted in a shot at goal in the least.

  • Esteban Cambiasso
    55
    69
    3.00

    Esteban Cambiasso

    Followed Totti everywhere as he anchored a midfield which was largely second best, but who hung in nonetheless.

  • Wesley Sneijder
    160
    59
    3.50

    Wesley Sneijder

    More subdued than normal starting from a deeper midfield position, but when he drove forward he was a threat as ever. Hit a couple of stinging efforts which had Lobont scrambling to keep away from onrushing strikers.

  • Joel Obi
    64
    84
    2.50

    Joel Obi

    Involved only fleetingly, and seemed short of his normal game in the aftermath of being jeered on Wednesday by the San Siro crowd.

  • Diego Forlán
    104
    59
    3.00

    Diego Forlán

    Frustrated the crowd with his inability to find Milito on one break, but largely linked the play well between midfield and attack before fading in the second half.

  • Diego Milito
    58
    86
    2.50

    Diego Milito

    Couldn't get a touch at the near post when a cross from the right was scuffed centrally, and should have got a header on target from Sneijder's free-kick when colliding defenders put him in.

Substitutions

  • Jonathan
    54
    62
    2.50

    Jonathan

    Replaced Obi but unable to add anything to Inter's game.

  • Sulley Muntari
    43
    97
    0.00

    Sulley Muntari

    Late replacement for Forlan.

  • Mauro Zárate
    132
    49
    3.00

    Mauro Zárate

    Immediately unleashed a stinging left-foot strike only marginally wide, and then had a similar effort moments later.

  • Maarten Stekelenburg
    218
    23
    0.00

    Maarten Stekelenburg

    His brave dive at the feet of Lucio resulted in an early end to his game, and there will be fears as to his short-term availability to Roma.

  • Simon Kjaer
    118
    227
    2.50

    Simon Kjaer

    With the ball at his feet he was a nightmare and he also regularly misjudged simple headers, but his man-marking ability remains excellent and he kept a decent leash on Milito.

  • Nicolas Burdisso
    120
    26
    3.00

    Nicolas Burdisso

    His passing might sometimes have had Roma fans with their hearts in their mouths, but defensively he was excellent. Also found time for a backheel pass in a left-wing position.

  • Rodrigo Taddei
    54
    64
    3.00

    Rodrigo Taddei

    Beaten on the byeline by Milito when exposed on the right. Often fighting to stay with Nagatomo, but used his experience to keep in the battle. Very nearly gifted Inter a winner, though.

  • Simone Perrotta
    80
    38
    3.00

    Simone Perrotta

    His willingness to chase down everything made him a good choice at right-back, and his ability on the ball from the deep was priceless.

  • Daniele De Rossi
    352
    38
    3.50

    Daniele De Rossi Top of the Match

    Masterful performance from the midfielder in a virtual centre-back role. His passing was assured, his leadership was vital, and his reading of the game saved Roma on more than one occasion.

  • Miralem Pjanic
    111
    85
    2.50

    Miralem Pjanic

    Failed to hold possession at times, and one or two of his passes did team-mates no favours, but his general distribution was tidy enough. Shown up for his lack of pace when 38-year-old Zanetti cruised past him.

  • David Pizarro
    109
    28
    3.00

    David Pizarro

    Industrious as ever in midfield, keeping the play ticking over well as Roma dominated long spells of possession, but one lapse almost proved costly.

  • Francesco Totti
    149
    57
    3.00

    Francesco Totti

    There was both the sublime and the ridiculous from Totti tonight. A lovely backflick pass sent Pjanic through, but then he hoofed a ball out of play 20 yards back. Played one particularly superb ball for Borini which Roma could have scored from.

  • Pablo Daniel Osvaldo
    83
    77
    3.00

    Pablo Daniel Osvaldo

    Still seemed a touch out of place on the left of the strikers, but his movement gave him a few chances. Pulled off the last defender superbly to get in a left-foot shot, and caused more trouble after the break, forcing Julio Cesar into a good save.

  • Fabio Borini
    202
    32
    3.50

    Fabio Borini

    Great belief saw him turn Ranocchia time and again, winning corners and chances when reaching the byeline. Might have done better from Totti's crossfield pass when volleying wide.

Substitutions

  • Bogdan Lobonţ
    88
    31
    3.00

    Bogdan Lobonţ

    His inability to hold onto powerful shots might have been his downfall on another night, but his parries from Forlan and Sneijder proved just enough after replacing the injured Stekelenburg.

  • Fernando Gago
    152
    31
    3.00

    Fernando Gago

    Showed a real thirst for possession when replacing Pizarro, and the early signs suggest he'll fit in well at Roma.

  • Marco Borriello
    57
    38
    0.00

    Marco Borriello

    Late replacement for Borini.

Results
 
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