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February 24, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ P. Mazzoleni‎
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Player Ratings: Inter 1-1 AC Milan

Goal.com was on hand to cast a critical eye over the Derby della Madonnia, where El Shaarawy and Scheletto struck for either side to keep the battle for third place finely poised

By Keeghann Sinanan

  • Samir Handanoviç
    476
    37
    4.00

    Samir Handanoviç Top of the Match

    Were it not for the Slovenian, Inter may well have been thrashed. He made a number of top saves, particularly in the first half, the pick of which was a tip over the bar from a close range Balotelli header.

  • Javier Zanetti
    306
    46
    3.50

    Javier Zanetti

    The Nerazzurri skipper once again belied his age with a display full of energy and commitment, as his defensive work was a key factor in Inter turning around the game in the second half.

  • Andrea Ranocchia
    153
    92
    3.00

    Andrea Ranocchia

    A bit hit or miss at the back, as though he was strong to make some good clearances from dangerous crosses, he was sometimes a step too slow to deal with runners off the ball.

  • Yuto Nagatomo
    159
    138
    3.00

    Yuto Nagatomo

    Had a torrid first half, as Milan found a lot of joy down his flank, and was caught out of position for El Shaarawy’s opener. However, just before he was about to be taken off the pitch, the Japanese came through with a precise cross to find Scheletto for the equaliser.

  • Juan Jesus
    200
    61
    3.50

    Juan Jesus

    Made an absolutely vital block on El Shaarawy, and was often found at the end of a few last-ditch defensive plays in the first half as Inter hung on for dear life.

  • Ricardo Álvarez
    115
    230
    2.00

    Ricardo Álvarez Flop of the Match

    Handed a surprise start, but the Argentine did little to justify it. He had a fair bit of possession early on, but failed to do anything notable, before drifting from the game completely as time went on.

  • Fredy Guarín
    200
    83
    3.50

    Fredy Guarín

    Coughed up the ball once or twice in the first half, but a move centrally after the break benefited him as he was able to give his side a lot of poise and drive on the ball.

  • Esteban Cambiasso
    92
    147
    2.50

    Esteban Cambiasso

    Run a bit ragged during the first period, and though he did not lack for effort, he was rather ungainly in many of his tussles in the middle of the park.

  • Walter Gargano
    102
    145
    2.50

    Walter Gargano

    Failed to adequately protect his defence, with Milan finding all kinds of space around the outskirts of the penalty area during their first half rampage.

  • Rodrigo Palacio
    141
    106
    3.50

    Rodrigo Palacio

    Slightly unlucky not to have won a penalty after Mexes tugged him back inside the box, but he really aided his team after the interval. Became more of a focal point up front, and nearly set up Guarin with a fantastic cross.

  • Antonio Cassano
    152
    137
    3.00

    Antonio Cassano

    Muscled a little too easily off the ball at times, but there were still moments that showcased his sublime first touch and close control.

Substitutions

  • Ezequiel Schelotto
    246
    67
    4.00

    Ezequiel Schelotto

    As decisive an impact as one could have off the bench. Within minutes of his appearance, he had Inter level with a strong header, and he revitalized his team with his boundless energy in midfield.

  • Zdravko Kuzmanovic
    124
    102
    3.00

    Zdravko Kuzmanovic

    Did not have a whole lot of time to make an impact after making his appearance late on.

  • Christian Abbiati
    232
    48
    3.50

    Christian Abbiati

    Not always busy, but made an excellent save on Guarin's volley. No chance for the goal.

  • Mattia De Sciglio
    329
    43
    4.00

    Mattia De Sciglio

    In a rampaging mood for most of the first half, as he marauded down the left flank time and time again to send a host of convincing deliveries into the area. Had his teammates been more clinical, he could have registered multiple assists.

  • Philippe Mexes
    241
    78
    3.50

    Philippe Mexes

    Though he mistimed his jump slightly for Shceletto's goal, his performance was otherwise sterling. Did well to put Palacio off on what appeared to be a clear sight at goal, and was generally equal to whatever Inter could muster.

  • Cristian Zapata
    238
    61
    3.00

    Cristian Zapata

    Not always put to the sternest of tests, but he went about his business professionally, getting first to a lot of crosses and repelling the occasional danger.

  • Ignazio Abate
    236
    60
    3.00

    Ignazio Abate

    A lot more reserved in an attacking sense than De Sciglio on the opposite flank, but hardly put a foot wrong at the back. A good game from the full back.

  • Sulley Muntari
    259
    82
    3.00

    Sulley Muntari

    Put in a lot of work in midfield, covering every blade of grass and ruffling the feathers of the Inter players with his tenacious tackling. It was one such challenge which won the ball back in the buildup to his side’s opener. He did pick up a yellow card for a moment of over-exuberance, but it was a small infraction on an otherwise solid display.

  • Antonio Nocerino
    135
    162
    3.00

    Antonio Nocerino

    Ran his socks off in midfield, and was always available to link with his teammates or switch the ball quickly across flanks.

  • Kevin-Prince Boateng
    324
    53
    3.50

    Kevin-Prince Boateng

    Really found himself at the heart of a lot of good offensive moments for Milan in the first half, as he dovetailed superbly with the likes of El Shaarawy in the attacking third to carve Inter apart multiple times.

  • Riccardo Montolivo
    329
    51
    3.50

    Riccardo Montolivo

    With his team in an energetic mood, Montolivo did what he does best, spraying a number of incisive passes to take advantage of the lively movement in front of him.

  • Mario Balotelli
    296
    181
    3.00

    Mario Balotelli

    On another day, Balotelli could, and should have had a hat-trick. But through his own profligacy and the brilliance of Handanovic, he was kept off the scoresheet in what ended up being a frustrating outing.

  • Stephan El Shaarawy
    503
    38
    4.00

    Stephan El Shaarawy

    Stretched the defence time and time again with his ability to run in behind. and opened to scoring with an explosive finish. He kept the backline on its toes with some blistering movement on and off the ball.

Substitutions

  • M'Baye Niang
    168
    93
    3.00

    M'Baye Niang

    Given a late run out, but did not contribute much.

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