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February 17, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
Stadio Artemio Franchi — Firenze
Referee:‬ N. Rizzoli‎
Attendance:‬ 23000‎
 
13′ Adem Ljajic
 
 
65′ Adem Ljajic
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Fiorentina 4-1 Inter

Goal.com takes a closer look at a convincing win for the Viola, who were grateful to stunning performances from Stevan Jovetic and Adem Ljajic to take down under-par Inter

By Daniel Edwards

  • Emiliano Viviano
    47
    13
    3.00

    Emiliano Viviano

    Essentially a spectator throughout the game, barely called into action as Fiorentina proved the best defence is a strong attack.

  • Gonzalo Rodríguez
    56
    7
    4.00

    Gonzalo Rodríguez

    Anchored the defensive trio solidly and without fuss, although it has to be said that he was given few worries by an awful Inter side.

  • Stefan Savic
    72
    5
    3.50

    Stefan Savic

    Occasionally stretched by Cassano as the veteran tried to kick-start his team. but forced the No.99 out deep enough to limit the danger.

  • Manuel Pasqual
    56
    7
    3.50

    Manuel Pasqual

    Few wingers have made Javier Zanetti look so foolish over the last 20 years or so. Gave the Argentine a torrid time out wide, and his cross helped Ljajic to the opener.

  • Nenad Tomovic
    59
    9
    3.50

    Nenad Tomovic

    A very quiet evening for the centre-back, whose duties were mainly confined to clearing up long balls hoofed downfield by the desperate visitors.

  • David Pizarro
    94
    5
    4.50

    David Pizarro

    Almost set up an instant opener for Jovetic with a wonderful ball over the top. Revelled in the space afforded to him on the edge of the box.

  • Alberto Aquilani
    102
    9
    3.50

    Alberto Aquilani

    Two assists for the former Liverpool man was no less than he deserved for an imperious, combative showing in midfield.

  • Juan Cuadrado
    83
    3
    3.50

    Juan Cuadrado

    Rapid and explosive down the right wing, enjoyed free run of the flank when Nagatomo wandered up field and almost hit the net with a wicked effort.

  • Borja Valero
    79
    8
    4.00

    Borja Valero

    Will be disappointed to not have made the scoresheet in the first half, as his excellent bursts from deep went without reward thanks to less than excellent finishing.

  • Stevan Jovetic
    207
    10
    5.00

    Stevan Jovetic Top of the Match

    A simply wonderful showing from the Montenegro international, who gave Ranocchia a nightmare game. A brilliant strike to put his side two up, and took the third for good measure.

  • Adem Ljajic
    169
    10
    5.00

    Adem Ljajic

    Two perfectly-converted goals for the attacker, who, along with Jovetic, ran rampant against an Inter defence missing in action from the first minute onwards.

Substitutions

  • Cristian Llama
    24
    10

    Cristian Llama

    A late cameo in place of Cuadrado.

  • Mohamed Lamine Sissoko
    38
    16
    3.00

    Mohamed Lamine Sissoko

    Came in for the brilliant Pizarro and helped his side see out the last few minutes.

  • Mounir El Hamdaoui
    36
    15
    3.00

    Mounir El Hamdaoui

    His entry gave Viola fans the chance to give Jovetic a well-deserved standing ovation, as Sunday's hero exited the game.

  • Samir Handanoviç
    111
    41
    4.00

    Samir Handanoviç

    Saw four fly past him, but it could have been many more as the keeper was the only thing separating his side from total humiliation in the first half.

  • Javier Zanetti
    48
    84
    2.00

    Javier Zanetti

    The veteran full-back will want to forget this game as soon as possible, as time and again he was passed by Pasqual down the wing.

  • Andrea Ranocchia
    25
    128
    1.50

    Andrea Ranocchia Flop of the Match

    Truly horrible stuff from the centre-back. Had no answer for Jovetic's movement, and was caught out of possession on countless occasions in a gruesome display.

  • Juan Jesus
    27
    88
    2.50

    Juan Jesus

    The best thing the young Brazilian can take from the game is that he completed all 90 minutes, having escaped with a yellow for a spiteful elbow.

  • Yuto Nagatomo
    33
    93
    1.50

    Yuto Nagatomo

    Occasionally posed a danger on breaking forward, but left far too much space behind him which was a delight for Cuadrado.

  • Mateo Kovačić
    67
    76
    2.50

    Mateo Kovačić

    Sacrificed at half-time for the more attacking Alvarez, having done nothing to convince in a shocking first 45 minutes for the Nerazzurri.

  • Fredy Guarín
    25
    94
    2.00

    Fredy Guarín

    The Colombian had shown some excellent moments in his adopted trequartista role, but he was an invisible presence in Florence and made way early.

  • Zdravko Kuzmanovic
    29
    88
    2.00

    Zdravko Kuzmanovic

    Completely shown up in the midfield battle with Aquilani and Valero, failing to check the duo's movement forward and offering nothing at the other end.

  • Esteban Cambiasso
    14
    99
    2.00

    Esteban Cambiasso

    Needed to do more to protect a breathtakingly fragile defence, but lost his battle with Pizarro and was a forlorn figure on the pitch.

  • Rodrigo Palacio
    16
    93
    2.00

    Rodrigo Palacio

    An uncharacteristically muted display from the ex-Boca Juniors man, who was starved of the ball and pulled off with 15 minutes left.

  • Antonio Cassano
    77
    59
    2.50

    Antonio Cassano

    Gave Inter their only bright moment of the match with a late, sparkling consolation, but for the preceding 86 minutes he had been sadly absent.

Substitutions

  • Á. Pereira
    13
    85
    2.00

    Á. Pereira

    Entered in the second half, but a yellow card minutes after appearing was the Uruguayan's only real contribution.

  • Ezequiel Schelotto
    34
    66

    Ezequiel Schelotto

    Replaced Palacio for the last 15 minutes, and added a more physical presence going forward.

  • Ricardo Álvarez
    32
    68
    2.50

    Ricardo Álvarez

    Came on at the break to add more creativity, but aside from a few isolated moments could not change the match's destiny.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
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