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Played
November 18, 2012 2:00 PM GMT
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ P. Giacomelli‎
Attendance:‬ 51671‎
 
Marco Sau 43′
82′ (OG) Davide Astori
Marco Sau 66′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Inter 2-2 Cagliari

Goal.com evaluates the performances of everyone involved at San Siro, after a game in which Astori's own goal gifted the hosts a share of the points after Sau's brace.

By Tom Beck

  • Samir Handanoviç
    94
    15
    4.00

    Samir Handanoviç

    Pulled off a great save from Cossu and twice prevented Nene with fantastic stops.

  • Javier Zanetti
    71
    22
    3.50

    Javier Zanetti

    A consistent performance as ever. Intercepted well and regularly made the correct decision when on the ball.

  • Andrea Ranocchia
    26
    49
    3.00

    Andrea Ranocchia

    Made a number of good headed clearances but struggled to contain Sau as his off-ball runs often took him out of position.

  • Walter Samuel
    50
    25
    3.00

    Walter Samuel

    Worked hard all game, mopped up loose balls and did well to hold position against a pacy Cagliari forward line.

  • Juan Jesus
    39
    44
    2.50

    Juan Jesus

    Could have scored in the first half from a header which produced a great save from Agazzi. Lost his marker, Sau, for the first goal.

  • Yuto Nagatomo
    71
    35
    2.50

    Yuto Nagatomo

    Largely ineffective throughout the match. Lost possession on several occasions and often out-jumped by his marker at the back post.

  • Esteban Cambiasso
    29
    63
    2.50

    Esteban Cambiasso Flop of the Match

    Rarely seen on the ball and didn't provide anything for Inter as Cagliari's Cossu outplayed and dominated him in the centre of midfield.

  • Walter Gargano
    21
    68
    2.50

    Walter Gargano

    Booked for a cynical foul in the first half. Did well to regularly lay the ball off for more talented teammates.

  • Rodrigo Palacio
    64
    19
    3.00

    Rodrigo Palacio

    Scored Inter's goal with a well-judged header, but did not make an impact on the game otherwise.

  • Diego Milito
    21
    76
    2.50

    Diego Milito

    Really not involved in much of Inter's play and rarely had a touch of the ball. Should have scored when he hit a shot over the bar from inside the six-yard box.

  • Antonio Cassano
    86
    22
    3.50

    Antonio Cassano

    Easily Inter's best player. The most creative threat for his side and continually provided good deliveries into the box. Assisted Palacio's goal.

Substitutions

  • Coutinho
    80
    18
    3.00

    Coutinho

    Bright when brought on. He showed great speed of thought and his pace was a constant threat.

  • Ricardo Álvarez
    76
    21
    3.00

    Ricardo Álvarez

    His introduction injected real energy into Inter. Tempo lifted and his ball into the box resulted in the equaliser through the own goal.

  • Michael Agazzi
    40
    2
    4.50

    Michael Agazzi

    Not really tested for 75 minutes. Did well when called upon and made a good save from Milito at 2-1.

  • Danilo Avelar
    16
    3
    3.50

    Danilo Avelar

    Made a great clearance from Ranocchia on the goal line as Inter piled on pressure.

  • Davide Astori
    21
    12
    3.00

    Davide Astori

    Unfortunate to score the own goal which evened the scoreline in the last few minutes. Comfortable otherwise.

  • Francesco Pisano
    16
    3
    3.00

    Francesco Pisano

    Ran well down the right flank all game, always showing. Prevented Nagatamo time on the ball.

  • Luca Rossettini
    15
    4
    3.00

    Luca Rossettini

    Defended well and looked in control at the centre of defence. Lost Palacio in the first half for the goal.

  • Radja Nainggolan
    27
    6
    3.50

    Radja Nainggolan

    Often wasted possession in the final third. Influential but too greedy on occasions.

  • Daniele Conti
    17
    6
    3.00

    Daniele Conti

    Very comfortable in possession and performed with patience and intelligent passing.

  • Andrea Cossu
    28
    4
    4.00

    Andrea Cossu

    Provided a sublime assist for Sau's first goal. Unbalanced the Inter back three.

  • Albin Ekdal
    17
    10
    2.50

    Albin Ekdal

    Not influential during the game. Quiet throughout and the match seemed to pass him by.

  • Nenê
    21
    5
    3.00

    Nenê

    Unlucky not to score through a terrific volley and then a towering header before being withdrawn through injury during the first half.

  • Marco Sau
    60
    12
    5.00

    Marco Sau Top of the Match

    Scored both Cagliari goals. A thunderous first before a brilliantly composed second.

Substitutions

  • Víctor Ibarbo
    23
    6
    3.00

    Víctor Ibarbo

    Did not have enough time to make any real impact on the game after being brought on but held up the ball well when in possession.

  • Mauricio Pinilla
    23
    5
    3.00

    Mauricio Pinilla

    Did well to keep the ball in play for Sau's second goal.

Results
 
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Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
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Hellas Verona
18 2
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0