Julio Cesar: 5 –
He had virtually nothing to do in the first half except to pick the ball out of
his net on two occasions. Was beaten once more by Maccarone in the second 45
minutes and will be grateful that the Nerazzurri still won despite conceding
Maicon: 5 - His
worst game of the season for Inter. Left his flank exposed and gave away
possession too many times to count.
Cordoba: 5 - Was
caught napping a couple of times at the back and Inter paid the price.
Maccarone got the better of the Colombian on numerous occasions.
Lucio: 6 - He did not seem to be on the same page as his
defensive partner Cordoba tonight. Made some ferocious tackles but was pulled
out of position one time too many.
Zanetti: 7 - The
captain slotted seamlessly into a left-back role and pushed forward at will
with his trademark runs. Moved into the midfield after Samuel came on to start
the second half.
Stankovic: 6.5 -
Won the free kick that set up Sneijder’s first goal but was replaced when he seemed
to pick up an injury before the start of the second half.
Sneijder: 9 - The
Dutchman pulled the strings in the final third once again for the
Beneamata. Provided the pass that set up Milito’s goal and scored two himself
from dead ball situations. Simply outstanding tonight.
Thiago Motta: 5
-He was nowhere to be
found when Maccarone was allowed to run at the Inter defence and wallop a shot
past Julio Cesar. It only got worse from there for the former Genoa midfielder
who was pelted with a smattering of jeers when he left the pitch in the 67th
Pandev: 6.5 - The
pride of Macedonia was robbed by Curci in the seventh minute but faded away for the
majority of the match before popping up and providing the assist for Samuel’s
Milito: 7.5 - His
off the ball movement was second to none tonight and he opened the scoring for
Inter with a well placed shot that found the bottom corner. Was not as
much of a threat in the second period but still kept the Siena backline on
Quaresma: 5 - The
Portuguese winger made a rare Serie A start but did not make the most of his
opportunity. Was not confident on
the ball and the final product was always lacking. Hooked for Walter Samuel of
all people at the half.
Samuel: 7 - Did
not look comfortable playing as a full-back but will earn most of the plaudits
with a clinical finish deep in injury time.
Arnautovic: 6 -
Did not provide the spark that Jose Mourinho would have liked but showed some
flashes of his talent.
Stevanovic: 6 -
The youngster was thrust into a difficult situation but made the most of it as
his team rallied to win the match.
Curci: 6 –
Made a great save on Pandev in the ninth minute but conceded two goals after that. He made way
for Pegolo to start the second half.
Rosi: 5 -
Returned after an injury layoff and needed treatment on three different
occasions. Gave away the free kick on the edge of his own area that led to
Sneijder’s first goal.
Brandao: 5 - Had
a tough time dealing with the runs of Milito in the first half and was left
with egg on his face for Samuel’s winner.
Cribari: 5 - The
former Lazio defender was guilty of giving Milito too much space in the leadup
to Inter’s first goal of the match.
Del Grosso: 6 - The
defender showed off his technique when he pushed forward during the second
half. The best of the bunch for Siena at the back.
Codrea: 7 - Won his midfield battle over Thiago Motta tonight and was the spark that led Siena's dangerous counter-attacks.
Ekdal: 7.5 - The
Juventus-owned Swedish youngster looked comfortable on the ball and was rewarded
for his hard work with a deserved goal. Fans of the Old Lady will be salivating
at the prospect of Ekdal haunting the Nerazzurri for years to come.
Vergassola: 7 -
The Bianconeri captain kept the team’s midfield tight but missed a glorious
chance in the 62nd minute. Will be proud of his side’s performance
once the agony of the cruel defeat wears off.
Reginaldo: 7.5 - Provided
the cross for Ekdal’s goal and made a major nuisance of himself when Siena hit
the hosts on the counter. Cut the ball back to Maccarone for his second of the
game and used his speed on the flanks to great effect.
Jajalo: 6 - The
Croatian was a pain in Maicon’s side all night as he harried and harangued the
Brazilian defender into a plethora of mistakes.
Maccarone: 8.5 -
Siena’s leading scorer added another two goals to his growing tally. His first
strike will be on all the highlight shows tonight and his second was not too shabby as well. Embarrassed Cordoba on a number of occasions and will be
devastated that his performance did not result in a victory for Siena.
Pegolo: 6 – Did a
solid job considering the circumstances and claimed a plethora of crosses as
his own but will be disappointed that he conceded two late goals.
Fini: 5.5 – Did
not shore up the midfield as well as his coach would have liked.
Jarolim: NA –
Was brought on to help protect Siena’s lead but failed miserably in that regard.
Max De Luca, Goal.com