He kept the scoreline respectable in the first half when Inter threatened to
put five or six on the board. Conceded four goals but made a couple of world
class saves as well.
5- Looks as if he has lost a step or two as he was anonymous for large chunks
of the match.
Made numerous impeccably-timed tackles in the first 30 minutes before he was
overrun by Milito and Eto’o.
Silva: 5- Appeared in his first Milan derby and was left shell-shocked by
an Inter attack that hit the Rossoneri with four goals in a 37 minute span.
5- The Czech full-back spent most of his time dealing with the runs of Maicon and
could not push forward as much as he would have liked.
Wore the captain’s armband but let the team down by conceding a penalty and
then picking up his marching orders only minutes later. An absolutely
disastrous performance tonight.
It was a static and sluggish display by the Italian international who could not
find the pass in the final third of the pitch to unlock the Inter defence.
Picked up an early yellow card and was rendered pretty much ineffective after
that. Substituted at the half-way mark to make way for Ambrosini.
5- The former World Player of the Year missed a glorious chance early on to
give Milan the lead and never really troubled the Inter back four. Much more was
expected of him after the display at Siena and he did not rise to the occasion
this evening. Was jeered off the pitch tonight.
5- Another disappointing performance from the striker, who was hooked at the
half for his ineffective display.
Pato: 6- The
Brazilian starlet showed flashes of his brilliant pace at times but did not
receive any service to pose a real threat to the Inter backline.
6: Fumbled a couple of innocuous looking crosses in the first half and wasn’t
really tested until Huntelaar entered the mix.
Chivu: 7- The
versatile Romanian was handed a left-back role this evening and put in a solid
Lucio: 7- Looked
nervous in the early going but composed himself well and almost opened up his
Serie A account but was denied by a fantastic save by Storari.
Almost gifted Pato an early goal before settling down and reminding everyone why his nickname is
The smooth Brazilian right-back galloped up and down the right hand side with
ease and pitched in with Inter’s third goal of the evening.
Motta: 7.5- Scored his first goal in a Nerazzurri shirt and what a strike it
was! Provided the creative spark in the midfield along with Sneijder for Inter
7.5- Is always emotionally charged up for derby matches and tonight was no
different. Scored a wonderful 30-yard screamer in the second half that put the
icing on the cake for Inter.
The ageless Nerazzurri captain patrolled the midfield with composure and class and
led the club to an emphatic victory their fans will not soon forget.
7- The new Inter signing made his debut and performed admirably. Almost opened
the scoring with a powerful shot in the early going and came close again in the
second half. His set-pieces were below par though tonight. Still that did not
take the shine off a solid performance
8.5- Simply sublime tonight. His wonderful slide rule pass set up Thiago Motta
on a platter for Inter’s first goal and he scored the second with a resounding
spot-kick. He then played Maicon through for Inter’s third.
Eto’o: 8- Played a great one-touch pass to Milito
that led to the opening goal of the match and then won the penalty which set up
the second. Unlucky not to find a derby goal tonight.
Max De Luca, Goal.com