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2 vs 1
Played
February 15, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ D. Massa‎
Attendance:‬ 33077‎
 
39′ (OG) Gabriel Paletta
Nicola Sansone 90+3′
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: AC Milan 2-1 Parma

Goal.com rates the players as a second half Balotelli free kick secures all three points for the Rossoneri...

By Ben McAleer

  • Christian Abbiati
    169
    12
    3.00

    Christian Abbiati

    Called into action early on after Yepes came close to turning into his own net, before saving well for Amauri's second half header. Perhaps could've done better for Sansone's late strike, but a solid performance from the Italian.

  • Mattia De Sciglio
    209
    19
    3.00

    Mattia De Sciglio

    Pushed forward very well and eager to join in the Milan attacks, while performing his defensive duties to the highest standard.

  • Cristian Zapata
    165
    34
    3.00

    Cristian Zapata

    Cheaply gave the ball away to Paletta in the first half with the scores level, but settled following the incident and churned out an effective display in the heart of the Milan defence.

  • Kevin Constant
    215
    23
    3.00

    Kevin Constant

    Given the run around by Biabiany and continuously beaten by the former Inter man, although did come close to a first half assist for Balotelli before a much improved second half performance.

  • Mario Yepes
    96
    87
    3.00

    Mario Yepes

    At times struggled with the physical presence of Amauri, losing out on a first half header that forced Abiatti into a save, after almost turning a Parma cross into his own net.

  • Sulley Muntari
    88
    135
    2.50

    Sulley Muntari

    Not the greatest of performances from the midfielder, who should've netted in the second half following some great work from Niang. Didn't go enough to convince Allegri that he warrants a starting spot.

  • Antonio Nocerino
    172
    59
    3.00

    Antonio Nocerino

    Attempted a speculative second half effort from distance following a Pavarini clearance, but failed to turn his shot on target. Solid display from the Italian.

  • Kevin-Prince Boateng
    222
    54
    3.50

    Kevin-Prince Boateng

    Saw his low cross turned in by Paletta at the end of the first half in a game where the midfielder was continuously involved in a majority of Milan's attacks before his 65th minute withdrawal.

  • Riccardo Montolivo
    318
    6
    4.00

    Riccardo Montolivo

    Worked tirelessly in the midfield to counteract the Parma threat from deep and continuously cut out a number of attacks from the visitors before seeing a later long range effort denied by Pavarini.

  • Mario Balotelli
    485
    15
    4.00

    Mario Balotelli Top of the Match

    Regularly involved in the teams attacking impetus, but failed to really test Pavarini until his 75th minute free kick which flew into the top corner and secured all three points for the hosts.

Substitutions

  • Bakaye Traoré
    75
    38
    0.00

    Bakaye Traoré

    Not enough time to make an impact.

  • Bojan Krkic
    141
    50
    2.50

    Bojan Krkic

    Full of running following his 65th minute introduction, but never really got going and looked off the pace, especially after Niang looked to play him in with the score at 2-0, in which he completely misread the pass.

  • Nicola Pavarini
    14
    11
    3.00

    Nicola Pavarini

    Solid when called upon against the misfiring Milan frontline and could do little for the Paletta own goal and Balotelli's free kick.

  • Djamel Mesbah
    27
    22
    2.50

    Djamel Mesbah

    Not the strongest of performances upon his return to the San Siro and was often caught out at left back by Niang. His poor header in the first half almost led to the opener from Boateng.

  • Gabriel Paletta
    10
    42
    2.00

    Gabriel Paletta Flop of the Match

    Could've opened the scoring in the first half after capitalising on a poor Zapata clearance, but dragged his effort wide, before turning Boateng's cross into his own net.

  • Andrea Coda
    6
    29
    2.50

    Andrea Coda

    Worked hard to keep Balotelli's creative influence to a minimum before his substitution midway through the second half.

  • Aleandro Rosi
    18
    11
    3.00

    Aleandro Rosi

    A good game from the full back, who regularly broke forward to support Biabiany. Unfortunate to have been on the losing side this evening.

  • Jaime Valdes
    18
    8
    3.50

    Jaime Valdes

    The main source of creativity for the visitors and came close to notching an assist in the second half, only for Amauri to misjudge his effort moments before Milan netted their second.

  • Marco Parolo
    5
    21
    2.50

    Marco Parolo

    A poor performance from the midfielder, who was completely overrun by Montolivo and Nocerino in the middle of the park.

  • Marco Marchionni
    13
    12
    3.00

    Marco Marchionni

    Came close to helping himself to a first half assist after picking out Amauri from a corner, but struggled to stamp this authority in the encounter. On the receiving end of a booking in the second half.

  • Jonathan Biabiany
    33
    9
    3.50

    Jonathan Biabiany

    Gave Constant the run around in the encounter and could've nabbed an assist after breaking down the right in the first half before firing in for Amauri.

  • Amauri
    11
    27
    2.50

    Amauri

    A constant threat throughout the game, but failed to find a way past Abbiati. The closest he came was a first half header in the first half that the Milan 'keeper held before his second half substitution. Would've fared better had be brought his shooting boots to the San Siro.

  • Nicola Sansone
    15
    11
    3.00

    Nicola Sansone

    Netted a late consolation and attempted to force his way into the encounter, but in the end was regularly shut out by the Milan defence regardless of his best efforts.

Substitutions

  • Yohan Benalouane
    12
    11
    3.00

    Yohan Benalouane

    With Balotelli overpowering Coda at times, the Frenchman solidified the defence, but could do little to stop the Italian netting the winning free kick with 15 minutes to go.

  • Sotiris Ninis
    17
    19
    2.50

    Sotiris Ninis

    Replaced the poor Parolo 10 minutes into the second half, but was also shut out by the combined efforts of Montolivo and Nocerino in the middle of the park.

  • Ishak Belfodil
    25
    13
    2.50

    Ishak Belfodil

    Kept quiet during his 20 minutes on the pitch by Yepes and Zapata having failed to bring a similar physical presence to that of Amauri, the player he replaced.

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