Player Ratings: Siena 1–2 AC Milan

A brace from Alexandre Pato powered Milan past Siena and gave Leonardo his first coaching victory in Serie A in the process. rates the performers on show.

Curci: 6.5- Made a great save from Jankulovski early on but was powerless to stop Pato from grabbing a brace.  

Rossettini: 5.0- Played Pato onside for Milan’s first goal of the game and never really looked comfortable at the back tonight.  

Brandao: 6.5- Made some good blocks and did a valiant job battling Borriello.

Ficagna: 6.0- Gave the ball away cheaply at times in the early going and struggled with Pato’s pace. Was nowhere to be found for Pato's second goal of the match.

Del Grosso: 6.0- Pushed forward on a couple of occasions but more often than not the final product was lacking. 

Codrea: 5.5- Sat in front of the back four in order to protect them but failed to neutralize the threat of Ronaldinho and was replaced early in the second half.  

Vergassola: 6.0- The Siena captain gave possession away a little too easily and was rendered ineffective after his booking in the first half.  

Jarolim: 7.0- Made a good run into the box and must have been as surprised as anyone that his innocuous shot was parried straight into Ghezzal’s path. Siena’s most dangerous player on the night.  

Fini: 6.0- The former Cagliari man spotted Jarolim in the penalty area in the move that led to Ghezzal’s goal.  

Ghezzal: 7.0- Was jogging on the spot to smash the ball home in the 35th minute but faded away after that.  

Maccarone: 6.0- Starved of service for long stretches of the match but missed a glorious opportunity to level the scores in the second half when he blasted his shot wide of the mark.  

SUBS: Ekdal (52”) 6.0, Paolucci (52”) 6.0, Reginaldo (79”) NA    


Storari: 6.0- With Dida and Abbiati both injured, the well-traveled keeper was handed a starting nod and should have done better on Ghezzal’s goal.  

Zambrotta: 6.0- Struggled to get into the match and was beaten to the by-line on a couple of occasions. Not a vintage performance by the Italy right-back by any means  

Nesta: 6.5- Showed little signs of rust tonight although his poor clearance led to Siena’s equalizer in the first half. Nevertheless, Serie A is all the better for having him back.  

Thiago Silva: 7.0- Made his official Serie A debut after signing for the club in the winter transfer window and was cool as a cucumber at the back. An impressive bow from the Brazilian defender.  

Jankulovski: 7.0- The experienced left-back was extremely dangerous going forward and had a glorious chance to open the scoring in the 19th minute but was foiled by Curci. He spent a huge chunk of the evening in Siena’s half of the field.  

Flamini: 7.0- Put in an admirable shift on the left flank and it was his delightful pass that set up Pato for his second goal of the evening.  

Pirlo: 6.5- The sleepy-eyed, deep-lying playmaker pulled the strings in midfield this evening although his set-piece deliveries were a little poor by his lofty standards.  

Gattuso: 5.0- The Calabrese pitbull lacked some of his usual bite in midfield and it looks as if his best days may be behind him.  

Ronaldinho: 8.0- Showed flashes of his old brilliance as he was handed a trequartista role tonight and his vision carved open the Siena defense on more than one occasion. He presented Jankulovski with a golden opportunity early on before directly setting up Pato for the first goal of the match and it was his decisive diagonal pass to Flamini that set up Pato’s game winner. An inspired performance.  

Pato: 8.0- The Brazilian starlet was a danger all evening long and opened the scoring with a cool finish after being played through by Ronaldinho. Netted the game winner by tapping home a pass from Flamini to complete his brace. This dominating performance shows just why Carlo Ancelotti is desperate to take him to Stamford Bridge.  

Borriello: 6.5- Caught offside four times tonight but played a part in both goals.  

SUBS: Ambrosini (60”) 6.0

Max De Luca,

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