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January 15, 2013 8:00 PM GMT
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ L. Banti‎
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Player Ratings: Inter 3-2 Bologna (aet)

Goal.com rates the men involved in an enthralling Coppa Italia clash, won by the Nerazzurri thanks to Ranocchia's last-minute header

By Daniel Edwards

  • Samir Handanoviç
    129
    8
    4.00

    Samir Handanoviç

    Stood up tall for his side with more than one top-drawer save, both in the area and from distance. Little he could do for either of the goals.

  • Javier Zanetti
    167
    5
    4.00

    Javier Zanetti

    A trademark display from the Argentine, anchoring his side throughout and forming a strong partnership first with Benassi and later with Cambiasso.

  • Matías Silvestre
    59
    37
    2.50

    Matías Silvestre

    Almost opened the scoring with a well-timed header that rattled the side-netting. Looked comfortable at the back, even if at times he struggled with the physicality of Gilardino.

  • Andrea Ranocchia
    140
    5
    4.00

    Andrea Ranocchia

    The pick of Inter's defensive trio. Always strong in the air and happy to bring the ball out from the back. His late header sealed the win and capped off a fine display.

  • Á. Pereira
    81
    24
    3.00

    Á. Pereira

    His bursts down the left were often in vain as Cassano controlled the tempo of Tuesday's encounter. Allowed Motta to get past him all too often.

  • Jonathan
    21
    98
    2.50

    Jonathan

    Seemed to neglect the defensive part of his game. He was electric in attack but left acres of space behind him to leave Inter stretched at times.

  • Juan Jesus
    100
    6
    3.00

    Juan Jesus

    Let Gilardino slip away towards the end of the first half and almost paid dearly. A rare blip in what was another decent showing.

  • Fredy Guarín
    141
    6
    4.00

    Fredy Guarín

    The Colombian's partnership with Cassano was a joy to watch, and he almost broke the net with a full-blooded shot that gave Inter the lead.

  • Marco Benassi
    95
    12
    2.50

    Marco Benassi

    Picked up where he left off against Pescara with another mature showing in the middle of the pitch. Occasionally let himself down with a couple of mis-timed tackles.

  • Antonio Cassano
    97
    14
    3.00

    Antonio Cassano

    The Bambino was on top form in front of the San Siro faithful. At the heart of everything Inter created, his pass to Guarin showed he can do the simple stuff just as well as the spectacular.

  • Tommaso Rocchi
    33
    72
    2.50

    Tommaso Rocchi Flop of the Match

    Overshadowed in attack by his more explosive companions, and failed to make a telling contribution before he was withdrawn for Palacio.

Substitutions

  • Esteban Cambiasso
    96
    8
    3.00

    Esteban Cambiasso

    Came in to add stability to the midfield, but was overwhelmed at the death as Bologna somehow fought back.

  • Gaby Mudingayi
    48
    34
    2.00

    Gaby Mudingayi

    Punished for a nasty studs-up challenge on Diego Perez that saw him yellow carded, though it could easily have been red.

  • Rodrigo Palacio
    133
    3
    4.00

    Rodrigo Palacio

    Must have thought he had won the game with a wonderful finish that put Inter 2-0 up.

  • Federico Agliardi
    18
    5
    2.50

    Federico Agliardi

    No keeper in the world could have saved Guarin's effort. Was always attentive between the posts, coming out well to cut out a number of dangerous approaches.

  • Archimede Morleo
    12
    6
    3.50

    Archimede Morleo

    Struggled to contain Jonathan as the Brazilian burst down the right-hand side, but posed his own threats when given the chance to break.

  • Marco Motta
    16
    7
    3.00

    Marco Motta

    Never stopped working down the right and almost teed up Gilardino, before a wonderful centre levelled proceedings at the death.

  • Frederik Sorensen
    16
    8
    2.50

    Frederik Sorensen

    Was left stranded for the second goal which ended Bologna's hopes, after being run ragged by Cassano all night.

  • Daniele Portanova
    10
    6
    3.00

    Daniele Portanova

    Caught out at times by Inter's deep passing into the corners, but otherwise coped admirably with Pereira when the Uruguayan looked to make the difference.

  • Mikael Antonsson
    7
    7
    3.00

    Mikael Antonsson

    Struggled to contain an inspired Cassano and Guarin as the pair waltzed past the defence, but rallied towards the end to keep Inter within touching distance.

  • Tiberio Guarente
    5
    9
    2.50

    Tiberio Guarente

    A disappointing showing from the midfielder, was outplayed by the imperious Zanetti and pulled off after 45 minutes.

  • Diego Pérez
    16
    3
    3.00

    Diego Pérez

    A typically powerful, tenacious performance from the Uruguayan who played his heart out in trying to drag Bologna back into the game.

  • Christian Pasquato
    8
    7
    2.50

    Christian Pasquato

    Was wasteful in the final third. Forced a decent save from Handanovic but was withdrawn early in the second half.

  • Alessandro Diamanti
    80
    2
    4.50

    Alessandro Diamanti Top of the Match

    A constant danger for Inter as the midfielder released more than one excellent effort in the direction of Handanovic. Thoroughly deserved his goal, a sumptuous free kick that paved the way for the comeback.

  • Alberto Gilardino
    19
    6
    2.50

    Alberto Gilardino

    Let one great chance slip with a header saved by Handanovic, but showed his poaching instincts in the dying minutes by firing in the equaliser.

Substitutions

  • Michele Pazienza
    13
    4
    2.50

    Michele Pazienza

    Added extra steel in the middle after coming off the bench during the second half.

  • Panagiotis Kone
    20
    4
    2.50

    Panagiotis Kone

    An extra body up front just when it counted, unsettled the Inter defence in his cameo.

  • Manolo Gabbiadini
    29
    3
    4.00

    Manolo Gabbiadini

    Changed the course of the game for Bologna off the bench, providing speed and class in attack and making the comeback possible.

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