Monday, 8 December 2008

Chievo vs AS Roma 0-1 Players Rating

Chievo Verona

Player Ratings: Chievo Verona 0-1 Roma
Sorrentino -7.5: The goalkeeper was called into action on a number of occasions and his two stops on Menez and Brighi were a la Buffon. He tipped a powerful close range drive around the post on the first and then minutes later he pulled off a miracle save from point blank range as he blocked the midfielder's effort on the line.

Moro -5.5: Moro was supposed to keep an eye on Menez which he did but in spells. He couldn't really deal with the Frenchman's pace and he failed to run with him for the goal. He completely lost his man which was a sign of poor defending.

Mandelli -6.0: The stopper played well on the night and his understanding and positional sense was of the highest level. However, he lacked a little confidence and looked uncertain when Roma launched counter attacks. He failed to pick up some of Totti's runs as well.

Yepes -6.0: A solid show at the back and he dealt with Roma's threats well. He lived dangerously and he was lucky not to concede a penalty in the first half when he hacked down Menez. However, he made up for that with some good tackles.

Mantovani -6.5: One of the teams better defenders. He was everywhere and he never stopped working. In the right place at he right time as he cleared Julio Baptista's shot off the line with a great intervention. A solid game from all aspects.

Luciano -5.0: The midfielder was average. At times even clumsy as he gave away possession and needless free kicks for being over ambitious. Not one of his better performances by any means.

Pinzi -5.5: Battled well in the middle of the park but he failed to offer much spark when going forward. He looked uncertain at times and he was replaced in the second half by his coach as his work declined.

Bentivoglio -6.5: The midfielder's main job was to rumble Baptista and he did so very well. He never lost the Brazilian and kept him shackled for most of the game. A very good display. Defended well and attacked too. Great passing and vision also.

Marcolini -5.5: The midfielder's passing let him down on the night. His back-pass almost gifted Menez the chance to score. He was sloppy at times even though he tried to get the ball rolling.

Esposito -6.5: The former Roma man said he had no regrets leaving the Giallorossi for Chievo earlier this week, however he will regret missing a number of first half chances. To his credit, he did press well and his constant hustling down the left almost paid off.

Pellissier -6.0: The striker failed to get going. He didn't offer much up top. His run and cross for Esposito was, perhaps, his moment of glory. He worked well but he just couldn't penetrate the Roma back line.

Subs: Iunco 5.0, Langella 5.5


Doni -7.0:
The Brazilian has a fairly quiet game but he was called into action and dealt with it well. His double save from Esposito in the first half was top notch as he saved his side's skin. A good overal performance and he always looked comforatble.

Cicinho -6.5: The right-back was always on hand to help clear the danger and his running didn't seem to stop for the whole game. He got up and down well and created some openings but some of his crosses were less than perfect.

Mexes -6.5:
The Frenchman had a quiet game overall but he did pop up here and there and he was a little unlucky not to have scored when he latched onto Menez's free kick.

Juan -6.0: The Brazilian stopper is Roma's unsung hero. A fairly quiet game overall but he was always on hand to help at the back and his clearances from corners and reading of the play was spot on.

Riise -6.5: Riise showed some great form on the left and made good runs down the wing. He was up and down with high frequency. He also tested Sorrentino's hands with a thuderous free kick. Slowly but surely he is getting back to his best.

Perrotta -6.0: The Italian international was good but at times some sloppy passing was his down fall. He battled well in the middle and his presence was there for all to see but he could have done better when moving the ball around. Some faster passing and a little more intensity would have been good. His second half volley was decent.

De Rossi -6.5: A relatively poor first half but came to life in the second. His header laid the ball on a plate for Menez to score. His shooting wasn't so great though- wild and the words hit and hope come to mind.

Brighi -4.5: Brighi enjoyed a mixed game and the words good bad and ugly some up his night in Verona. Nice work rate and passing, a very poor miss and two nasty tackles were the highlights of his match. He was left red faced when he was booked twice for two different challenges.

Menez -8.5: The hit-man has come under heavy criticism recently but the skeptics will have changed their opinion on his first half showing alone. He was one of the Giallorossi's best players and my man of the match. He showed great skill and pace and was a constant threat down the wing. His great run and turn had Brighi in for a sitter but the midfielder missed. A volley a la Van Basten saw him score his first Serie A goal as well as give his side maximum points.

Baptista -5.5: A less than perfect display by the hit-man. He failed to live up to expectation. He kept on getting caught in positions which made it easy to be shackled. Bentivoglio was all over him and the Chievo man won the battle.

Totti -6.5: Roma are a different team when he plays and he kept on pulling the strings. Like De Rossi, a slightly poor showing in the first but gradually made up for it as the game went on. Excellent vision and technique.

Subs: Cassetti N/A, Taddei 6.0.

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