Sunday, December 7, 2008

Player Ratings: Milan 1-0 Catania (


Abbiati: 6.0- Had very few saves to make and was nearly beaten early when Paolucci hit the post, but he never made any mistakes.

Zambrotta: 8.0- Showed the form he was in during the World Cup. Bombed up and down the flank and was not afraid to go for goal when the opportunity presented itself.

Kaladze: 6.0- A decent showing, but nearly gave away a penalty in the dying minutes and just a few mintues earlier made a weak effort to clear the ball that was nearly pounced on by Catania in the box. Needs to be more attentive.

Maldini: 6.5- The Milan captain was much better than last week against Palermo, using all of his experience to shut down the Etnei's strikers.
Jankulovski: 7.5- Excellent game from the Czech, who, like Zambrotta, was always an option for his teammates.

Gattuso: 6.5- A fiery performance from Gattuso as usual, but his temper got the better of him when he was given a yellow card, meaning he will miss next week's match with rivals Juventus.

Flamini: 6.0- Kept his positioning well, but was not invovled enough in the proceeding until the second half. Still adapting to Serie A, it seems.

Emerson: 5.5- Did well defensively, but you can tell physically he is not the same player he once was. Substituted at the half because of a back injury.

Kaka: 7.5- His header led to the winning goal and he created opportunities for himself and teammates. However, he is capable of more than he showed today, drifting out of the game on occassion.

Pato: 6.5- Still a little raw, but was dangerous with his set pieces. Booked for diving.

Shevchenko: 6.0- Shevchenko was a willing runner and was clearly desperately looking for a goal. However, he is still rusty and was often alcking when it came to the end-product.


Favalli: 6.0, Antonini N/A