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Played
September 1, 2012 7:45 PM BST
Stadio Renato Dall'Ara — Bologna
Referee:‬ P. Tagliavento‎
Attendance:‬ 22202‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Bologna 1-3 AC Milan

Goal.com runs the rule over those who made the difference at the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, with the Rossoneri's controversial new signing taking all the plaudits

By Sam Lee

  • Federico Agliardi
    25
    51
    1.00

    Federico Agliardi Flop of the Match

    Committed a terrible error that probably cost his side a point. Did nothing else of note, but wascertainly culpable for Pazzini's second.

  • Archimede Morleo
    19
    18
    3.50

    Archimede Morleo

    Provided some darting runs down the left in a largely timid performance, but some promising signs.

  • Mikael Antonsson
    13
    23
    2.50

    Mikael Antonsson

    Played a neat and tidy role on the ball and did his bit in the air, but seemed to tire late on and his failure to clear his lines allowed Pazzini to seal his hat-trick.

  • Marco Motta
    19
    17
    3.00

    Marco Motta

    Was unlucky to have deflected Antonini's cross into the air for Milan's second goal and cannot be blamed for that. Energetic showing on the whole.

  • Nicolò Cherubin
    12
    20
    2.50

    Nicolò Cherubin

    Conceded the penalty when he tugged down Pazzini. The forward made the most of his fall, but Cherubin was caught out by Boateng's pass anyway. Booked.

  • Roger Carvalho
    19
    17
    3.50

    Roger Carvalho

    Put in a solid performance at the back but was caught out by Pazzini on occasions.

  • Saphir Taider
    28
    13
    3.50

    Saphir Taider

    Wasted a good opportunity in the first half after creating space for himself brilliantly. One of Bolgna's better players.

  • Tiberio Guarente
    13
    20
    2.50

    Tiberio Guarente

    Should have put his side ahead after the break when he lashed wide from Acquafresca's cut back.

  • Michele Pazienza
    13
    23
    2.50

    Michele Pazienza

    Struggled at first and committed a few fouls, but grew into the match and provided a solid base for his more attack minded colleagues.

  • Robert Acquafresca
    13
    28
    2.00

    Robert Acquafresca

    Was occasionally lively and worried the visiting defence with his direct running. Was eventually substituted as his influence fizzled out.

  • Alessandro Diamanti
    79
    13
    4.00

    Alessandro Diamanti

    Bologna's best player; he worried the Rossoneri with his dangerous runs through the middle and set-pieces. Equalised from the spot.

Substitutions

  • Alberto Gilardino
    16
    27
    2.50

    Alberto Gilardino

    Headed over the bar after coming on when he probably should have scored. Did not have as much influence as he would have liked.

  • Christian Abbiati
    117
    20
    3.00

    Christian Abbiati

    Solid enough display; could do nothing about the penalty. Fumbled a first half shot from Diamanti but that was of no consequence.

  • Mattia De Sciglio
    214
    14
    3.50

    Mattia De Sciglio

    A mixed evening for the 19-year-old. Often looked out of his depth but then recovered with some strong tackling. Some promise there.

  • Francesco Acerbi
    192
    24
    4.00

    Francesco Acerbi

    Was rarely called into action, but coped well with the somewhat diminished threat of Acquafresca and then Gilardino.

  • Daniele Bonera
    75
    111
    3.00

    Daniele Bonera

    Looked fine when in his comfort zone, but looked worried when Acquafresca ran at him in the first half. Booked

  • Luca Antonini
    121
    51
    3.00

    Luca Antonini

    Provided some good runs down the left hand side, in the second half particularly. His cross set up Milan's second goal, albeit with help from Agliardi.

  • Antonio Nocerino
    100
    99
    2.00

    Antonio Nocerino

    A disappointing night for the midfielder, although his wayward shot was deflected in by Pazzini for the third goal.

  • Kevin-Prince Boateng
    219
    36
    4.00

    Kevin-Prince Boateng

    A fine performance from the Ghanaian, who was at the heart of everything Milan did well. Provided great passing and inventive flicks. Deserved a goal.

  • Riccardo Montolivo
    138
    50
    2.50

    Riccardo Montolivo

    Booked in the first half and then went off with a hamstring injury.

  • Massimo Ambrosini
    115
    67
    2.50

    Massimo Ambrosini

    Played a mature if uninspiring game for the visitors. His deep play gave Boateng and El Shaarawy the confidence to showcase their talents. Booked.

  • Giampaolo Pazzini
    291
    22
    4.50

    Giampaolo Pazzini Top of the Match

    Showed the lethal touch in front of goal. Made the most of the penalty incident but was usually in the right place at the right time. Booked.

  • Stephan El Shaarawy
    170
    63
    3.50

    Stephan El Shaarawy

    A stop-start performance for the promising 19-year-old. Showed his potential with a number of flicks, but in truth failed to provide any influential moments.

Substitutions

  • Nigel De Jong
    164
    60
    2.00

    Nigel De Jong

    Came on in the first half for the injured Montolivo, but barely did anything of note, apart from getting booked.

  • Bojan Krkic
    178
    30
    3.00

    Bojan Krkic

    Came on for his debut but made little impact.

Results
 
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