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2 vs 1
Played
September 23, 2012 2:00 PM BST
Stadio Communale Friuli — Udine
Referee:‬ D. Celi‎
Attendance:‬ 18000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Udinese 2-1 AC Milan

Goal.com analyses the players on show as Massimiliano Allegri's side put in a poor performance at the Stadio Friuli

By Sam Lee

  • Zeljko Brkic
    31
    10
    3.00

    Zeljko Brkic

    A couple of fine saves, but looked extremely dodgy on crosses. He came for a couple that he had no right to get, and should have been punished.

  • Danilo
    23
    6
    3.00

    Danilo

    Fulfilled his defensive duties capably. Made a number of clearances and some timely tackles.

  • Andrea Coda
    12
    8
    3.00

    Andrea Coda

    Solid at the back, and almost scored a third for his side as they made hay on the counterattack late on.

  • Mehdi Benatia
    28
    6
    3.50

    Mehdi Benatia

    Flicked on free kick for the first goal, but Mexes deserves more criticism than Benatia deserves praise for his part in it. Impressive overall performance.

  • Giovanni Pasquale
    12
    9
    2.50

    Giovanni Pasquale

    Some direct runs and passes, and often found Di Natale, only for the striker to misfire.

  • Allan
    14
    6
    3.00

    Allan

    Strong running and defending, with some decent, creative passes thrown in too. Could be a key player this season if he rounds off his game.

  • Marco Faraoni
    8
    15
    2.50

    Marco Faraoni

    Fairly quiet on the right, put in a couple of tackles but often lost the ball. Subbed.

  • Roberto Pereyra
    24
    6
    3.00

    Roberto Pereyra

    A bright spark for the hosts. Lit up the game on occasion with dribbles and passing, and was often fouled as Milan tried to cope with him.

  • Giampiero Pinzi
    18
    8
    3.00

    Giampiero Pinzi

    Very smart performance in the midfield. Played a number of clever passes and made some timely tackles. Booked.

  • Antonio Di Natale
    38
    6
    3.50

    Antonio Di Natale

    An off day for the forward, but still caused a lot of problems for the Rossoneri defence. Scored from the spot confidently, but could have had more.

  • Mathias Ranégie
    52
    6
    3.50

    Mathias Ranégie Top of the Match

    Very impressive showing from the tall Swede. Out-jumped the culpable Mexes and Abbiati for the goal, but contributed a good out ball for his team-mates too.

Substitutions

  • Badu
    25
    11
    3.00

    Badu

    Looked very lively down the right after coming on. Could be a very big player for Udine this season if he can channel his direct running.

  • Christian Abbiati
    26
    77
    2.00

    Christian Abbiati

    Culpable for the first goal after getting in a mess with Mexes. Some good saves otherwise, but ones that you would expect him to make.

  • Philippe Mexes
    34
    77
    2.00

    Philippe Mexes

    Dreadful afternoon. At fault for the goal, often looked slow and was covered for by Zapata on numerous occasions.

  • Djamel Mesbah
    20
    94
    2.00

    Djamel Mesbah

    Poor afternoon for the left-back. Did not really provide much going forward and did not shine defensively, either.

  • Cristian Zapata
    84
    45
    2.50

    Cristian Zapata

    Looked good in the first half when covering for Mexes, but two bookings in quick succession saw him sent off and concede the match-winning penalty.

  • Ignazio Abate
    57
    52
    3.00

    Ignazio Abate

    Decent going forward but often failed to link up with his team-mates, though that was rarely his fault. Decent at the back, but Udine often came down his side.

  • Antonio Nocerino
    19
    86
    2.50

    Antonio Nocerino

    Poor afternoon and substituted. He often makes an impact from the bench, but may not have the ability to do it from the starting line-up, especially in the company of his current midfield team-mates.

  • Riccardo Montolivo
    84
    32
    3.00

    Riccardo Montolivo

    Looked ponderous at times, but was Milan's most creative threat, although that isn't really saying anything.

  • Massimo Ambrosini
    20
    82
    2.50

    Massimo Ambrosini

    Booked for a characteristic foul to stop a counterattack in the first half, and was subbed after the break. His duties will be under scrutiny as his team-mates struggle for creativity.

  • Urby Emanuelson
    50
    60
    3.00

    Urby Emanuelson

    Put in a couple of good tackles and passes and showed flashes of his promise.

  • Giampaolo Pazzini
    19
    94
    2.00

    Giampaolo Pazzini

    Quiet afternoon for the striker. Looked a threat when in possession, but that was all too rare an occurrence.

  • Stephan El Shaarawy
    119
    26
    3.00

    Stephan El Shaarawy

    Scored a brilliant goal to level the scores, but also missed in the first half with the game goalless. Good performance on the whole, but will need to do it more and more this season.

Substitutions

  • Francesco Acerbi
    64
    28
    3.00

    Francesco Acerbi

    Looked solid after coming on without doing anything spectacular.

  • Kevin-Prince Boateng
    37
    86
    2.00

    Kevin-Prince Boateng Flop of the Match

    Came on to provide an attacking spark after a poor start to the season and had a hand in the equaliser. However, he was sent off for two bookings and that was that for his side.

  • Bojan Krkic
    90
    31
    3.00

    Bojan Krkic

    Won a free kick thanks to his fresh legs when he came on, but even that led to Boateng's red card on a miserable afternoon for all Milan players. Slipped as he took a late corner, which summed up their afternoon.

Results
 
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