Monday, October 6, 2008

Player Ratings: Cagliari 0-0 Milan(


Abbiati - 6.0: Did not have too many difficult saves to make, but he did all that was asked from him, and once again showed that he has improved on crosses.

Zambrotta - 6.0: Not a vintage performance from Zambrotta, who did not get forward as much he usually does, and was even flustered at the back the odd occasion.

Maldini - 7.0: Milan's standout defender for the second week running. Excellent against the young and up-and-coming Acquafresca.

Bonera - 6.0: Relatively solid was Bonera, who linked up well with Maldini. Occasionally lost concentration but these weren't major incidents.

Jankulovski - 6.5: Did well at left back, and whipped in numerous crosses in the second half, including one that Pato headed just wide.

Ambrosini - 6.5: The best out of Milan's deep midfielders. Tough in the tackle, and went closer than any of his team-mates when he headed just wide.

Gattuso - 6.0: Fiery display as usual from Gattuso, who never stopped running for the 79 minutes he was on the pitch. Could not match this quantity with quality though.

Seedorf - 5.5: Seedorf has been absolutely outstanding of late, but today we did not see his usual creativity. A couple of long shots but did not offer much else.

Kaka - 6.5: Blew hot and cold tonight, but nonetheless looked the most likely of making something happen, and went on one superb solo run in the first half when he set-up Ambrosini.

Ronaldinho - 5.0: Last week Ronaldinho was the hero, this week he was well off the pace. Still not fully fit and needs to work on increasing his match sharpness before he can play three times in seven days.

Pato - 6.0: Worked hard, and had a few efforts on goal, including one when he brought out a fine save from Marchetti. Ball just wouldn't fall for him at times.

Subs: Inzaghi 6.0, Shevchenko 6.0

Anthony Sormani