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April 7, 2012 2:00 PM BST
Stadio Nereo Rocco — Trieste
Referee:‬ M. Guida‎
Attendance:‬ 19000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Cagliari 2-2 Inter

The points were shared at the Stadio Nereo Rocco in Trieste after an open and thrilling match that included four goals and one red card

By Julian De Martinis

  • Michael Agazzi
    4
    2
    3.00

    Michael Agazzi

    Conceded two goals but was left out to dry by his defence somewhat and also made several solid saves. Nevertheless, he probably should have done better on Miltio's early strike despite how close it was.

  • Davide Astori
    10
    1
    3.50

    Davide Astori

    Scored a fantastic goal despite being pulled down by Ranocchia and did well to command his area. Like his fellow defenders, however, must share some of the blame for the goals conceded.

  • Francesco Pisano
    5
    1
    3.00

    Francesco Pisano

    Caught out of position on the first goal and generally could have expected to do better against the Inter frontline, who look rejuvenated under Stramaccioni.

  • Michele Canini
    4
    2
    3.00

    Michele Canini

    One of the more invisible players, perhaps due more to those around him than any inherent fault of his own.

  • Alessandro Agostini
    4
    1
    3.00

    Alessandro Agostini

    Was guilty of miscontrolling the ball on several occasions and otherwise had a pretty average game. Nothing special but nothing terrible either.

  • Radja Nainggolan
    16
    1
    3.00

    Radja Nainggolan

    Proved to be a bit of a handful for Inter, going on an excellent solo run during the first half, having a header flash wide of goal, and earning a free kick that went on to hit the post. Unlucky not to score.

  • Daniele Conti
    4
    1
    3.00

    Daniele Conti

    Forced a late save from Castellazzi but was booked for a needless and violent challenge on Forlan. Might have been expected to assert himself more dominantly in the midfield.

  • Andrea Cossu
    16
    5
    3.50

    Andrea Cossu Top of the Match

    Assisted the first goal via his corner and was full of creativity. Was everywhere in the first half but faded somewhat in the second before being booked for protesting.

  • Albin Ekdal
    6
    1
    3.00

    Albin Ekdal

    Had a quiet match compared to some of his team-mates but still put the Inter defence under pressure with smart movements and shooting.

  • Thiago Ribeiro
    5
    1
    2.50

    Thiago Ribeiro

    Ran his heart out for his side but wasn't as involved in the build-up for either goal as his team-mates were. His movement and pressing added to his team, however.

  • Mauricio Pinilla
    10
    1
    3.00

    Mauricio Pinilla

    The centre of attention. Booked for shoving Samuel, was everywhere up front, scored the side's second goal, and was sent off for celebrating. Influential but for the wrong reasons as well as the right ones.

Substitutions

  • Gabriele Perico
    3
    1
    0.00

    Gabriele Perico

    Came on with less than 10 minutes left.

  • Nenê
    3
    1
    0.00

    Nenê

    Was a very late sub who barely had time to influence the match.

  • Víctor Ibarbo
    6
    2
    3.00

    Víctor Ibarbo

    Had about 20 minutes and showed some superb individual dribbling.

  • Luca Castellazzi
    40
    17
    3.00

    Luca Castellazzi

    Made several fantastic saves and was blameless on both goals as his defence let him down immensely. Will be upset to have not kept a clean sheet after saves like his one on Conti.

  • Javier Zanetti
    131
    9
    3.00

    Javier Zanetti

    Doesn't age, doesn't tire, doesn't perform poorly. Zanetti was absolutely everywhere and owned the left flank for much of the match, putting many of his younger team-mates to shame with his effort and skill.

  • Andrea Ranocchia
    49
    63
    2.50

    Andrea Ranocchia Flop of the Match

    Had an absolute shocker. The first goal was almost entirely his fault as he fell behind Astori and then dragged him down as well, and nearly gifted Pinilla a goal as well minutes later. Memorably ran forward and passed directly to Cagliari on a counter; not the player that was once at Bari.

  • Walter Samuel
    68
    10
    3.50

    Walter Samuel

    Made numerous important clearances and was a threat himself on set pieces. Maybe was out of position on Pinilla's goal but was doing the work of two centre-backs for much of the night. An astute display.

  • Cristian Chivu
    31
    30
    3.00

    Cristian Chivu

    The quietest of Inter's back line, who committed a few too many fouls but also nearly had an assist when he found Zarate in the box.

  • Dejan Stankovic
    36
    23
    3.00

    Dejan Stankovic

    A very unusual match based on his standards, and didn't shoot anywhere near as much as he would have liked to. Was furious as his shot in the second half got deflected out for a corner.

  • Fredy Guarín
    81
    10
    2.50

    Fredy Guarín

    Was seemingly everywhere in his first start for Inter. Committed some silly fouls but also was instrumental in pushing the side forward and did well in his defensive duties too.

  • Esteban Cambiasso
    67
    9
    3.50

    Esteban Cambiasso

    Had a crucial intervention in the 11th minute, forced Agazzi into hitting the upright later in the first half, had a weak effort from a free kick, and most importantly, scored the second goal. Vital.

  • Diego Forlán
    47
    26
    2.50

    Diego Forlán

    Loves to drop deep and help his team orchestrate attacks. His influence is waning as he ages but he assisted Cambiasso's goal and always tried to push his team forward.

  • Diego Milito
    71
    8
    3.00

    Diego Milito

    Poked home Zarate's cross perfectly for Inter's opener and was excellent in the first half but much more anonymous in the second.

  • Mauro Zárate
    79
    15
    3.00

    Mauro Zárate

    Alternated equally between genius and frustrating. Looks revived under Stramaccioni and had a great shot in the 79th and assisted the first goal but gave away the ball often and was guilty of awful decision making at times.

Substitutions

  • Andrea Poli
    41
    10
    3.00

    Andrea Poli

    Came on during the second half for Guarin but could not exert himself as he should have once Cagliari went down a man.

  • Joel Obi
    27
    16
    0.00

    Joel Obi

    Had less than 10 minutes to come on and make a difference.

  • Giampaolo Pazzini
    27
    25
    0.00

    Giampaolo Pazzini

    Had about 15 minutes and nearly scored right at the death. Looked sharp at times but couldn't find the winner.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
19 0
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Hellas Verona
17 2
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0