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October 28, 2012 2:00 PM GMT
Stadio Renato Dall'Ara — Bologna
Referee:‬ A. De Marco‎
Attendance:‬ 24512‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Bologna 1-3 Inter

Goal.com evaluates the performances of everyone involved at the Dall'Ara, after a game decided in the visitors' favour by Andrea Ranocchia, Diego Milito and Esteban Cambiasso

By Mark Doyle

  • Federico Agliardi
    5
    6
    2.50

    Federico Agliardi

    Was brave in the air when he had to come and claim the ball and there was little he could do about either of Inter's goals.

  • Archimede Morleo
    4
    6
    2.50

    Archimede Morleo

    Defended competently and tried to get forward when he could but his delivery was poor and he failed to put Zanetti under any real pressure.

  • Mikael Antonsson
    3
    5
    2.50

    Mikael Antonsson

    A very committed display from the Swede, who launched himself into tackles - with scant regard for his own health. However, he was pulled out of position at times by the clever movement of Inter's front two.

  • Gyorgy Garics
    5
    2
    3.00

    Gyorgy Garics

    Kept Nagatomo reasonably quiet and was also willing to step inside to help out his centre-halves when required. Offered nothing offensively, though.

  • Nicolò Cherubin
    7
    2
    3.00

    Nicolò Cherubin

    Made some vital interceptions and was strong in the air defensively, so it was not that surprising that he put his head to good use at the other end, dragging Bologna back into the game by getting on the end of Diamanti's delivery.

  • Saphir Taider
    6
    2
    3.00

    Saphir Taider

    The Frenchman played a very prominent role in Bologna's promising start but his influence waned the longer the game went on.

  • Tiberio Guarente
    3
    5
    2.50

    Tiberio Guarente

    The on-loan Sevilla midfielder produced a wonderful pass in behind the Inter defence which Gilardino criminally failed to control. Kept probing and pressing thereafter, but gradually lost his grip on the game.

  • Michele Pazienza
    3
    5
    2.50

    Michele Pazienza

    Constantly snapping at the heels of Cambiasso and Co., the former Juventus man really put himself about in midfield so it was not that surprising that he was booked for cynically hauling down his Argentine counterpart midway through the first half. Was also easily brushed aside by Palacio in the build-up to Inter's second.

  • Alberto Gilardino
    12
    2
    3.00

    Alberto Gilardino

    Show some nice touches at times and linked well with Diamanti, but his control let him down badly after his clever run in behind was spotted by Guarente. Still, he led the line well and forced some smart saves out of Handanovic.

  • Manolo Gabbiadini
    4
    5
    2.00

    Manolo Gabbiadini Flop of the Match

    Could not be faulted for effort but he was on the fringes for most of the game, with his partnership with Gilardino failing badly to ignite.

  • Alessandro Diamanti
    16
    1
    3.00

    Alessandro Diamanti

    A real thorn in Inter's side. Went close with an early free kick and then fired just wide of the right post again 10 minutes later. It was his cross that Cherubin headed home to get Bologna back into the game but, despite Diamanti's best efforts, they would finish empty-handed.

Substitutions

  • Rene Krhin
    18
    1
    3.00

    Rene Krhin

    Came on for Pazienza on 75 minutes but couldn't alter the course of the game at that stage.

  • Panagiotis Kone
    6
    4
    3.00

    Panagiotis Kone

    Replaced Guarente for the final eight minutes.

  • Daniele Paponi
    3
    3

    Daniele Paponi

    Took over from Gabbiadini for the last 15 minutes but was unable to make an impact.

  • Samir Handanoviç
    100
    7
    2.50

    Samir Handanoviç

    Very nearly spilled a Diamanti cross at the feet of Gilardino but denied the forward with a couple of good stops later in the game. However, questions will be asked about the way in which he failed to come and claim Diamanti's cross for Cherubin's header, given the defender nodded home from inside the six-yard box.

  • Javier Zanetti
    141
    4
    3.50

    Javier Zanetti

    A predictably energetic presence down the right-hand side, the Argentine was always on hand to help out at the back as well as offer a decent attacking option. More solid than spectacular today.

  • Andrea Ranocchia
    116
    3
    3.50

    Andrea Ranocchia

    Remains very prone to lapses in concentration, as evidenced by the way in which he lost Cherubin for Bologna's goal. A shame too, as he was solid for the most part. Really should have scored after being left unmarked at a corner midway through the first half but made amends by finding the far corner with a looping header after being picked out by Cambiasso at the back stick.

  • Walter Samuel
    108
    5
    3.50

    Walter Samuel

    Strong performance from the veteran Argentine, who swept up well and won his fair share of headers.

  • Juan Jesus
    129
    1
    3.50

    Juan Jesus

    A composed and classy display from the young centre-half. In true Brazilian style, he repeatedly threatened going forward; first with an ambitious but tamely hit overhead, and then with a well-struck drive after a terrific surge out of defence.

  • Yuto Nagatomo
    109
    8
    3.00

    Yuto Nagatomo

    As ever, the Japanese was always keen to take up advanced positions and he played his part in Cambiasso's goal. Also defended well, so, all in all, a decent display.

  • Gaby Mudingayi
    81
    7
    3.00

    Gaby Mudingayi

    Perhaps a little too keen to make an impact against his former club, giving away a free on the edge of his own box for bundling Diamanti off the ball before then being booked for going through the same player 15 minutes in. Calmed down thereafter, though, and offered Inter no end of effort and energy in midfield.

  • Esteban Cambiasso
    154
    3
    4.00

    Esteban Cambiasso Top of the Match

    A dyanamic display from the veteran midfielder, who was always looking to get forward in support of his forwards. Created Ranocchia's goal with a fine free-kick delivery to the back post before later sealing a fine away win with a sublime finish.

  • Walter Gargano
    82
    18
    2.50

    Walter Gargano

    The former Napoli man broke up play well and was strong on the ball. However, his passing did let him down at times.

  • Rodrigo Palacio
    121
    5
    3.50

    Rodrigo Palacio

    Looked dangerous every time he got the opportunity to run at the Bologna back four, so it came as no surprise when he laid on Inter's second for Milito after a powerful drive forward down the right wing. Even better was to come, with the former Genoa man teeing up the third for Cambiasso with a sumptuous first-time lay-off.

  • Diego Milito
    106
    6
    3.00

    Diego Milito

    Didn't actually see much quality ball in the first half, though he did test Agliardi with a stinging drive on the half-hour mark. Like all good strikers, took his chance when it came, guiding home Palacio's low cross at the far post. Replaced soon after.

Substitutions

  • Á. Pereira
    78
    8

    Á. Pereira

    Thrown on in the dying seconds, so his impact was negligible.

  • Ricardo Álvarez
    86
    7

    Ricardo Álvarez

    Saw 10 minutes of action at the end, after coming on for Palacio, but was unable to impose himself on the game.

  • Antonio Cassano
    109
    6
    3.50

    Antonio Cassano

    Came on for Milito midway through the second half and made a nuisance of himself, drawing a number of fouls with his direct running and quick feet.

Results
 
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