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November 17, 2012 7:45 PM GMT
Stadio San Paolo — Napoli
Referee:‬ M. Bergonzi‎
Attendance:‬ 52546‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Napoli 2-2 AC Milan

Goal.com rates the players at the San Paolo, with Stephan El Shaarawy was the Rossoneri's saviour again, stealing the show with a pair of strikes to complete his side's comeback

By Livio Caferoglu

  • Morgan De Sanctis
    24
    18
    3.00

    Morgan De Sanctis

    Had little to do in truth as Milan's attempts were few and far between.

  • Hugo Campagnaro
    15
    25
    3.00

    Hugo Campagnaro

    Generally a soild outing from the tenacious defender, but it was his side of central defence that was exposed by Robinho's pass to El Shaarawy. Prior to that, he was comfortable.

  • Paolo Cannavaro
    22
    25
    3.50

    Paolo Cannavaro

    The odd loose ball aside, the captain was a leader at the back and had virtually no aerial or physical threat to address. Commanding as ever.

  • Alessandro Gamberini
    15
    24
    3.00

    Alessandro Gamberini

    Along with his fellow stoppers, they were seemingly watertight until Milan's late show.

  • Christian Maggio
    26
    23
    3.50

    Christian Maggio

    Showed great enthusiasm down the right-hand side, as most of Napoli's forays through the channels came via his flank.

  • Marek Hamsik
    60
    15
    3.50

    Marek Hamsik

    Always buzzing in and around the final third, the Slovak provided the cross for Insigne's strike to double Napoli's lead and always looked likely to threaten with the ball at feet.

  • Camilo Zúñiga
    29
    16
    3.00

    Camilo Zúñiga

    Lost the ball in the build-up to El Shaarawy's goal and, on the whole, was well-patrolled by De Sciglio. However, he did break clear of his marker on the odd occasion.

  • Blerim Dzemaili
    23
    32
    3.00

    Blerim Dzemaili

    Appeared the quietest of his fellow midfielders, the Swiss was neat and tidy enough but did not truly assert his creative nature on the match..

  • Gökhan Inler
    53
    14
    3.50

    Gökhan Inler

    A rock in the middle of the park, he was the heartbeat of his side. Broke up play on numerous occasions in a disciplined manner and showed an impressive range of passing. His goal capped off a powerhouse display.

  • Edinson Cavani
    54
    26
    3.50

    Edinson Cavani

    His physical presence appeared too much for Milan in the early stages but was soon marshalled by Acerbi, and he failed to take advantage of any slip in concentration.

  • Lorenzo Insigne
    54
    14
    3.50

    Lorenzo Insigne

    Not all of his moves came off but he was lively enough. His movement caused MIlan problems, as seen in the way he ghosted into the box and struck the second goal of the game.

Substitutions

  • Andrea Dossena
    8
    30
    2.50

    Andrea Dossena

    Came on with not long left but did not leave a lasting impression on the match.

  • Giandomenico Mesto
    9
    27
    2.50

    Giandomenico Mesto

    Second-half cameo from the right-back but could be deemed as a negative substitution by Mazzarri, much like that of Dossena.

  • Christian Abbiati
    47
    236
    1.50

    Christian Abbiati Flop of the Match

    The veteran should have done better with Inler's long-range strike, although the ball did move about in the air. There was absolutely no excuse for the way in which he failed dismally do deal with Insigne's strike.

  • Mattia De Sciglio
    269
    14
    3.50

    Mattia De Sciglio

    Improving in each passing match but is still being held back by intermittent moments of naivety. Zuniga was a constant thorn down his flank and he regularly risked not being tight enough. However, he stood up to the challenge extremely well.

  • Philippe Mexes
    132
    67
    2.50

    Philippe Mexes

    The Frenchman looks a shell of the classy stopper he once was at Roma. He was dragged out of position frequently in the first half and needed to be assisted by Acerbi, but improved as the game wore on.

  • Francesco Acerbi
    197
    46
    2.50

    Francesco Acerbi

    He struggled at times but Milan would have been even more vulnerable without him. Dealt remarkably well with Cavani and is growing into an important player for the side.

  • Kevin Constant
    151
    59
    2.50

    Kevin Constant

    A mixed bag from the left-sider, who struggled to deal with the darting runs of Maggio, but his workrate could not be faulted as he did not give up. Paled in comparison to his recent displays, though.

  • Antonio Nocerino
    139
    82
    3.00

    Antonio Nocerino

    The midfielder is beginning to recapture his form of last season, having showed real grit and determination in the centre of the pitch. May not be the same goal threat, but his industry and combative nature were most welcome from a Milan perspective.

  • Kevin-Prince Boateng
    151
    91
    3.00

    Kevin-Prince Boateng

    A marginal improvement on his previous outings this season, the midfielder distributed the ball positively but could not build beyond that. Replaced by Robinho, who within minutes produced a through ball worthy of a point.

  • Riccardo Montolivo
    257
    10
    3.50

    Riccardo Montolivo

    Inler looked to have neutralised his impact in the early stages, but he grew in stature and influence. Not all of his passes came off but many of them proved key in the wider context of the match.

  • Nigel De Jong
    222
    23
    3.00

    Nigel De Jong

    Inler may have been a crucial part of Napoli's efforts in going two up, but the Dutchman can claim a similar role in Milan's comeback. He was not afraid of getting stuck in and did not have a moment's rest.

  • Bojan Krkic
    265
    25
    3.50

    Bojan Krkic

    Was eased off the ball far too regularly but was still very lively, if not quite as electric as he has been in recent weeks.

  • Stephan El Shaarawy
    657
    11
    5.00

    Stephan El Shaarawy Top of the Match

    Il Faraone does it again! The forward is in unstoppable form at the moment and scored a delightful pair of goals, curling home the first from distance, and showing great movement and composure to wrap up the second.

Substitutions

  • Robinho
    356
    22
    4.00

    Robinho

    Made an instant impact on proceedings, threading through an inch-perfect ball for El Shaarawy to complete redemption for his team at the death.

  • Giampaolo Pazzini
    70
    132
    2.50

    Giampaolo Pazzini

    Late cameo from the Italy striker.

  • M'Baye Niang
    248
    18
    3.00

    M'Baye Niang

    Was brought on too late to make an impact.

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