Pulled off at least three world-class saves to keep his side ahead in the tie, including a double stop on Muriel and Lopez right at the death.
Did not look comfortable with the pressure around his box and was forced to hack it away often, giving possession right back to the opposition.
Opened the scoring with a volley of sublime quality, and was fired up for the rest of the evening, refusing to give an inch when faced with a challenge.
Though he let Silva run in behind once, he still did a decent job of forcing the Udinese wing-back away from goal.
Won tackles and kept the opposition at bay with some crucial interventions before injury prematurely ended his evening.
Sent the Artemio Franchi into raptures with a fabulous strike from outside the box. Misses the final after costly booking.
Worked hard, but did not offer his team much offensively and was often left chasing the opposition midfielders.
Made his mark on the tie with a beautiful and agile cushioned header to lay on Pasqual's opening goal.
Ran the show for the home side whenever they looked to attack, playing some incisive passes forward and helping maintain possession during crucial spells.
Accurate passing, and a constant threat to attack the ball from the top of the box. Forced the opposition keeper to work more than once.
Achieved little more than coughing up a few silly free kicks for upending the opposition centre backs.
Tough to blame him for conceding given the sheer quality of both strikes, but responded well to whatever else was thrown his way.
Had a very commanding game, but lost it in the final moments picking up a needless red card for an overreaction.
Never offered his side the requisite width from the right flank, which left his side rather short of options down that wing.
Defended stoutly on the right side, making sure that Joaquin did not offer much after his assist.
Took care of Matri with little trouble and was generally sound and reliable in the heart of the defence.
Mopped up play very effectively in front of the back three and was calm in possession to boot.
Got involved often in the attacking third, but all too often, the end product was not of the required standard. Frustrated the away fans.
Fought hard for everything in the middle, but still, his output was largely average and was guilty of some shameful play acting.
Overlapped generally well, and was at the end of a few dangerous moments. Far more focused on his offensive duties today.
Remarkably effective with his passing, creating multiple chances during Udinese's strongest spells.
A. Di Natale
Missed a glorious chance in the first half to get his side on the board, and try as he might, he could not get another opening as promising.