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January 12, 2013 10:45 PM EAT
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ D. Celi‎
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Player Ratings: Inter 2-0 Pescara

Goal.com takes a look at the players on show at San Siro, as the Nerazzurri return to third place in Serie A with a routine victory over a struggling Delfini

By Daniel Edwards

  • Samir Handanoviç
    11
    0
    3.00

    Samir Handanoviç

    Rarely troubled by the Pescara attack as Inter took control of the game. One save in the first half from a free kick was about as much as the keeper had to deal with.

  • Javier Zanetti
    16
    0
    3.50

    Javier Zanetti

    What better example for young Benassi than to play alongside Javier Zanetti in the middle. Never flashy, never hurried, passed flawlessly and his surges were a constant thorn in the visitors' side.

  • Matías Silvestre
    9
    0
    3.00

    Matías Silvestre

    A very straightforward outing for the ex-Catania stopper, who was called into action only to clean up wayward Pescara clearances.

  • Cristian Chivu
    7
    0
    3.00

    Cristian Chivu

    An efficient defensive performance from the Romanian, who was comfortable taking the ball out from the back. His intelligent pass set up Palacio's strike.

  • Á. Pereira
    8
    0
    2.50

    Á. Pereira

    Broke down the left almost at will, consistently reaching the byeline and penalty area. One shot fired into the side netting, but was always a danger.

  • Jonathan
    9
    0
    2.50

    Jonathan

    A simple yet intelligent pass broke the Pescara defence and left Palacio with a simple assist for Guarin, the highlight of an accomplished performance from the winger.

  • Fredy Guarín
    14
    0
    4.00

    Fredy Guarín

    The Colombian operated in a more advanced role, but responded with a display that combined perfectly his power and precision. In the right place to finish a simple goal for Inter's second.

  • Esteban Cambiasso
    10
    0
    3.00

    Esteban Cambiasso

    The makeshift centre-back was ruthless in cutting short Pescara's attacks time and again. Not even a nasty clash of heads could discourage the combative Argentine.

  • Marco Benassi
    14
    0
    3.50

    Marco Benassi

    Made his Serie A debut, but the 18-year-old looked like an old hand in the Inter line-up. Never overawed by the step up and acquitted himself well.

  • Rodrigo Palacio
    13
    1
    4.50

    Rodrigo Palacio Top of the Match

    A wonderful display from the forward, who combined tireless running with plenty of class, and took his goal to perfection to open the scoring.

  • Antonio Cassano
    11
    1
    3.50

    Antonio Cassano

    A perfectly-judged stepover opened the way for Palacio in the first half, but the skilful striker failed to impose himself on the Pescara backline and make a significant impact.

Substitutions

  • Gaby Mudingayi
    6
    0

    Gaby Mudingayi

    Replaced the excellent Guarin in the final minutes of the encounter.

  • Tommaso Rocchi
    6
    0
    3.00

    Tommaso Rocchi

    Came on for Cassano as Inter's first sub, and kept up the pressure on Pescara in the final third.

  • Diego Milito
    6
    2

    Diego Milito

    Received a generous ovation as he came on for Palacio five minutes from the end.

  • Mattia Perin
    1
    0
    3.00

    Mattia Perin

    Had no answer to either Palacio or Guarin's strikes as he was let down by those in front of him and came up with strong saves from Rodrigo and Cassano to keep the scoreline respectable.

  • Marco Capuano
    0
    0
    2.50

    Marco Capuano

    Did his best to keep Cassano at bay and ensured Inter had little success down his flank.

  • Francesco Modesto
    1
    0
    2.50

    Francesco Modesto

    Given a torrid time by Jonathan and Palacio when the forward drifted out wide. Was nowhere to be seen when the pair combined to set up the second goal.

  • Antonio Balzano
    0
    0
    2.50

    Antonio Balzano

    Held his own at right-back, keeping Pereira relatively quiet and pitching in with a handful of excellent interceptions over the 90 minutes.

  • Christian Terlizzi
    0
    0
    2.00

    Christian Terlizzi

    Left looking foolish by Palacio as the Argentine turned him and opened the scoring with ease. Struggled all game with his opponent's pace and skill.

  • Birkir Bjarnason
    0
    0
    2.50

    Birkir Bjarnason

    Occasionally threatened when given space out wide, but had no answer to an Inter midfield on top form.

  • Vladimir Weiss
    4
    0
    3.00

    Vladimir Weiss

    Given the role of trequartista at San Siro, but had no answers for the home team's physical marking and faded into the shadows.

  • Giuseppe Colucci
    0
    0
    3.00

    Giuseppe Colucci

    Wasteful in the pass, and did little to hold back Zanetti as the tireless veteran pulled the strings in the middle. Too many times possession was gifted to a blue and black shirt.

  • M. Nielsen
    0
    0
    2.50

    M. Nielsen

    Played almost as an extra centre-back to stem the Inter tide as they pushed forward throughout the game. Made some important challenges, but offered little going forward.

  • Mervan Çelik
    0
    0
    2.00

    Mervan Çelik

    Had one of Pescara's clearest chances with a speculative header that looped over the bar. Otherwise, shackled well by De Silvestre.

  • Jonathas
    0
    2
    1.50

    Jonathas Flop of the Match

    The young Brazilian cut a forlorn figure on the pitch, starved of the ball and a clear loser every time he tussled with the Inter backline.

Substitutions

  • Emmanuel Cascione
    0
    0
    2.50

    Emmanuel Cascione

    Helped shore up the Pescara midfield for the last half an hour, albeit aided by an Inter side who had taken their foot off the gas.

  • Elvis Abbruscato
    0
    0

    Elvis Abbruscato

    Entered for Celik with just over 10 minutes left.

  • Gianluca Caprari
    0
    0

    Gianluca Caprari

    A late entrant for Weiss with the game already lost.

Results
 
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