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Player Ratings: AC Milan 0–4 Inter

AC Milan  

Storari: 6- 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.  

Zambrotta: 5- Looks as if he has lost a step or two as he was anonymous for large chunks of the match.  

Nesta: 6- Made numerous impeccably-timed tackles in the first 30 minutes before he was overrun by Milito and Eto’o.  

Thiago 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.  

Jankulovski: 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.  

Gattuso: 4- 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.  

Pirlo: 5.5- 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.  

Flamini: 5- 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.  

Ronaldinho: 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.  

Borriello: 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. 

Substitutions  

Ambrosini: 5  

Seedorf: 6  

Huntelaar- 6  


Inter  

Julio Cesar 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 shift.  

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.  

Samuel: 7- Almost gifted Pato an early goal before settling down and reminding everyone why his nickname is ‘The Wall’.  

Maicon: 8- 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.  

Thiago 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 tonight.  

Stankovic: 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.

Zanetti: 7- 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.  

Sneijder: 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  

Milito: 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.  

Substitutions  

Muntari 6  

Vieira: 6  

Balotelli: NA

Max De Luca, Goal.com