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November 27, 2011 2:00 PM GMT
Stadio Comunale Artemio Franchi - Montepaschi Arena — Siena
Referee:‬ A. De Marco‎
Attendance:‬ 11000‎
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Siena 0-1 Inter

Goal.com evaluates the performances of those involved in a rather turgid encounter in Tuscany as the Nerazzurri claimed a scarcely deserved away win

By Mark Doyle

  • Zeljko Brkic
    22
    3
    3.00

    Zeljko Brkic

    Could not be faulted for the goal and generally dealt quite well with everything Inter threw at him. However, he did spill an Alvarez cross during the first half, a mistake which Samuel really should have punished.

  • Roberto Vitiello
    12
    3
    2.50

    Roberto Vitiello

    A pretty solid game from the full-back, who coped quite well with both Zarate and his replacement, Obi.

  • Cristiano Del Grosso
    10
    5
    3.00

    Cristiano Del Grosso

    Struggled to subdue Alvarez during the opening period but looked far more assured after the break and even became more adventurous from an attacking perspective as the home side began to dominate.

  • Luca Rossettini
    12
    2
    2.50

    Luca Rossettini

    In truth, enjoyed a pretty comfortable afternoon with Inter employing just one up top and his solid display warranted a clean sheet. It was not to be though, as he and his colleagues switched off right at the death.

  • Claudio Terzi
    9
    5
    3.00

    Claudio Terzi

    Committed and uncompromising, Terzi was booked for going through Pazzini during the first half but, for the most part was disciplined, and performed well at the heart of the Siena defence.

  • Gaetano D'Agostino
    13
    5
    2.50

    Gaetano D'Agostino

    Showed some neat touches and a nice passing range but did not really provide enough incision.

  • Alessandro Gazzi
    10
    5
    3.00

    Alessandro Gazzi

    Like those around him in midfield, was very industrious but did not really contribute in an attacking sense.

  • Daniele Mannini
    14
    2
    3.00

    Daniele Mannini

    Worked hard and also went close with a flying header during the first period. Also picked out Calaio with a terrific ball over the top early in the second half. Decent display.

  • Marcelo Larrondo
    11
    4
    2.50

    Marcelo Larrondo

    Did his best to put himself about but made little impact and, in truth, it was a surprise when Calaio was hauled ashore before him.

  • Emanuele Calaiò
    18
    2
    3.00

    Emanuele Calaiò

    Siena's principal attacking threat. It was his pass which put Brienza in on goal during the first half, while he also went close himself just before the break. Something of a surprise that he was withdrawn midway through the second period.

  • Franco Brienza
    11
    4
    2.50

    Franco Brienza

    Squandered a good chance during the first half when he fired over at the end of a good counter-attack but he also supplied a lot of good crosses from the left. However, let his frustration boil over at the end and was sent off for kicking the corner flag!

Substitutions

  • Francesco Bolzoni
    8
    6
    3.00

    Francesco Bolzoni

    Thrown on for Gazzi but did not really have sufficient time to impose himself on proceedings.

  • Pablo González
    8
    6
    2.50

    Pablo González

    Replaced Larrondo but proved just as ineffective as the Argentine.

  • Reginaldo
    7
    6
    2.50

    Reginaldo

    Came on for Calaio but made little impression on the game in the final quarter.

  • Julio César
    53
    28
    0.00

    Julio César

    In truth he had very little to do, even during the second half when Siena came on strong.

  • Javier Zanetti
    93
    24
    0.00

    Javier Zanetti

    Did not really offer much going forward, but was as reliable as ever at the back and made a crucial intervention when the game was still scorrless by cutting out Larrondo's terrific cross to the far post.

  • Andrea Ranocchia
    42
    67
    0.00

    Andrea Ranocchia

    Continues to look very suspect. Booked for hauling down Calaio during the first half after miscontrolling a long ball, and also allowed the ball to bounce over his head during the second half. Suspect in the least.

  • Walter Samuel
    76
    22
    0.00

    Walter Samuel

    Solid display from the Argentine. Stepped out of defence during the first half to start a good counter-attack and also should have scored when a corner dropped to him in the box. Defended well throughout though.

  • Yuto Nagatomo
    95
    46
    0.00

    Yuto Nagatomo

    Linked up very well with Alvarez in the first half, getting forward whenever he could, and was also pretty solid defensively.

  • Dejan Stankovic
    45
    65
    0.00

    Dejan Stankovic

    Tested Brkic with a decent early drive, but faded as the game wore on and provided little drive from the middle of the park.

  • Thiago Motta
    153
    26
    0.00

    Thiago Motta Top of the Match

    Distributed the ball simply and effectively, allowing those around him the chance to go and play. Came to the fore in the closing stages, drawing a save from Brkic with a well-struck free before then picking out Castaignos for the winner.

  • Ricardo Álvarez
    142
    26
    0.00

    Ricardo Álvarez

    He was Inter's best player during the opening period, providing a succession of inviting crosses from the right, and yet was bizarrely replaced at half-time.

  • Esteban Cambiasso
    53
    47
    0.00

    Esteban Cambiasso

    Solid but not spectacular in the slightest. Passing was poor at times and he also never managed to support the isolated Pazzini in attack.

  • Giampaolo Pazzini
    67
    34
    0.00

    Giampaolo Pazzini

    Difficult afternoon for the forward, who was given very little support from those behind him. Went close with a header in the first half but was given little to work with.

  • Mauro Zárate
    47
    86
    0.00

    Mauro Zárate Flop of the Match

    Saw a fair bit of the ball during the first half but did absolutely nothing with it - other than win a couple of corners - and he was unsurprisingly hauled off at the break.

Substitutions

  • Joel Obi
    30
    51
    0.00

    Joel Obi

    Came on at the break for Alvarez but did not justify his introduction at all. Caught in possession badly on one occasion while he also failed to beat the first man with a couple of crosses.

  • Diego Milito
    51
    24
    0.00

    Diego Milito

    Came on towards the end, offering him scant opportunity to make his presence felt.

  • Luc Castaignos
    152
    21
    0.00

    Luc Castaignos

    Introduced at the break for Zarate and initially struggled to make an impact, but then came up with the winning goal, finishing well after being put in by Motta.

Results
 
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Position
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Striker
Torino
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
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18 2
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17 5
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Inter
15 0