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April 17, 2013 7:45 PM BST
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ M. Bergonzi‎
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Player Ratings: Inter 2-3 Roma (Agg 3-5)

Goal.com rates the players on show as Mattia Destro inspires the Giallorossi to come from behind against his former club and set up a tantalising Coppa final with rivals Lazio

By Tom Webber

  • Samir Handanoviç
    94
    19
    4.00

    Samir Handanoviç

    The Slovenian keeper was in sublime form as he made a string of impressive saves. After getting a hand to the ball to deny Marquinho a simple finish, he went on to thwart Destro and Florenzi with astonishing reaction stops.

  • Javier Zanetti
    69
    23
    3.00

    Javier Zanetti

    Used his experience to calm the play when Inter got on the ball, playing simple horizontal passes that helped his team retain their advantage in the first half. He dropped in to help protect the three-man defence frequently too.

  • Andrea Ranocchia
    13
    62
    2.50

    Andrea Ranocchia

    Stood up his opponent and forced them into making the first move, though this failed to be enough in the second half as Roma ramped up their movement in the final third. He lacked awareness as the visitors turned the game around.

  • Walter Samuel
    34
    45
    3.00

    Walter Samuel

    The experienced centre-back put in an unforgiving performance at the back. He regularly put his body on the line for his team but lost Destro as he raced in to equalise after the restart.

  • Juan Jesus
    24
    52
    2.50

    Juan Jesus

    The young Brazilian was perhaps too adventurous when playing as part of a back three. He was fortunate not be be caught out of position on a few occasions and did not help maintain solidity in Inter's defence.

  • Jonathan
    68
    27
    3.50

    Jonathan

    Only brought into the starting line-up shortly before kick-off following the pre-match injury to Cambiasso, the right back proved a worthy replacement. He initiated and finish a brilliant move for an exquisite opening goal.

  • Ricardo Álvarez
    91
    17
    3.50

    Ricardo Álvarez

    Seems to be growing in confidence with every performance after another impressive outing. His lively dribbling made Inter a real danger on the counterattack and he scored a much-deserved late goal.

  • Ezequiel Schelotto
    10
    87
    2.00

    Ezequiel Schelotto Flop of the Match

    Never seemed to get going after sitting out the weekend loss to Cagliari due to suspension. He did not get at Torosidis enough and subsequently failed to provide enough service to his striker's from the left.

  • Mateo Kovačić
    118
    18
    3.00

    Mateo Kovačić

    The Croatian enjoyed a decent start to the game as he dropped deep to pick up the ball and showed an impressive level of vision when moving it forward. His influence waned in the second half though as Roma pushed for an equaliser.

  • Zdravko Kuzmanovic
    10
    75
    2.00

    Zdravko Kuzmanovic

    Struggled to keep up with the play when not on the ball, failing to provide his defence with adequate protection. He did not show an awful lot of desire to get forward either and failed to contribute anything positive to the game.

  • Tommaso Rocchi
    31
    46
    3.00

    Tommaso Rocchi

    The veteran was left isolated at times as Alvarez dropped off the front so that he could dribble forwards. However, his movement was impressive to set up Jonathan's goal though his touch let him down in the area a couple of times.

Substitutions

  • Marco Benassi
    41
    24
    3.00

    Marco Benassi

    Replaced Schelotto in the 64th minute and played a role in reinvigorating Inter's midfield, though it came a bit too late.

  • Niccolò Belloni
    36
    20
    3.00

    Niccolò Belloni

    Brought on in place of Ranocchia with three minutes remaining.

  • Francesco Foresta
    37
    22
    3.00

    Francesco Foresta

    Came on for Kuzmanovic with just over 15 minutes remaining and provided a lot more energy to his side.

  • Maarten Stekelenburg
    57
    19
    2.50

    Maarten Stekelenburg

    Could not do much to keep Jonathan's well-placed finish out of goal in the first half and stood idle as Alvarez netted a late consolation for Inter. He was not tested often, but when he was he did not inspire confidence.

  • Marquinhos
    76
    9
    3.00

    Marquinhos

    A solid performance from the young centre-back as he kept a close watch on the experienced Rocchi. He did not allow himself to be outmuscled or outwitted by the Inter attacker.

  • Leandro Castán
    61
    9
    3.00

    Leandro Castán

    The Brazilian international read the play impressively and seemed to know exactly where the ball was going. Such interceptions were crucial to stifling Inter's attack and making the visitors difficult to break down.

  • Vasilis Torosidis
    88
    4
    3.50

    Vasilis Torosidis

    Kept a close watch on Schelotto in the first half and did not allow much past him at right-back. He was far less conservative after the break and scored a superb goal to wrap up the win for his team.

  • Michael Bradley
    72
    9
    3.00

    Michael Bradley

    Another tireless performance from the American as he hounded the opposition when his team were not in possession. He pressed intensely but lacked creativity and craft higher up the pitch.

  • Marquinho
    51
    10
    3.00

    Marquinho

    Showed plenty of attacking intent down the left. He initiated a quality move early on and was only denied a goal by the hand of Handanovic. However, defensively he struggled against Alvarez and was thus shifted into midfield.

  • Daniele De Rossi
    82
    5
    3.00

    Daniele De Rossi

    The Italy international battled relentlessly in midfield but did not spend an awful amount of time on the ball. A rare venture forward turned out to be key to his team's second goal as he spotted Balzaretti's run.

  • Alessandro Florenzi
    50
    12
    3.00

    Alessandro Florenzi

    Drove forward from midfield during the early exchanges, almost supplying an assist for Marquinho in the third minute. He almost scored on the stroke of half time but saw his shot saved by Handanovic and he did not return after the break.

  • Erik Lamela
    73
    21
    2.50

    Erik Lamela

    Did not see enough of the ball in the first half to make an important contribution, but he improved after the restart. His pass into Destro for the equaliser was weighted to perfection and helped send his team into the final.

  • Francesco Totti
    96
    14
    2.50

    Francesco Totti

    Dropped into holes in the middle of the pitch to gather the ball and try to pick apart the opponents. Unfortunately, he could not find the killer ball and his delightful flicks failed to provide any substance to his team's attack.

  • Mattia Destro
    128
    9
    4.00

    Mattia Destro Top of the Match

    The former Inter youngster was bright all evening as he consistently tried to break in behind the defence. His persistence paid off as he ended the game with two goals, the first of which was a delightful finish.

Substitutions

  • Dodô
    53
    11
    3.00

    Dodô

    Came on for Destro in the 70th minute as Roma looked to see out the game. His pace proved dangerous on the counterattack but his team could make nothing of it.

  • Federico Balzaretti
    78
    4
    3.50

    Federico Balzaretti

    Brought on for Florenzi at the interval and maintained the attacking intent of Marquinho, who was subsequently allowed to exert his influence in midfield. A great run and simple pass saw him set up Destro's second.

  • Rodrigo Taddei
    41
    20

    Rodrigo Taddei

    Replaced Lamela in the closing stages and he did not have time to impact the game.

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3 1
Gervinho Gervinho
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3 0
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3 0
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