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Napoli-Cesena 2-0 - player ratings

posted 7 Feb 2011, 17:35 by NFCL
Morgan De Sanctis                                                                                                     671

The former Galatasaray 'keeper had few rel efforts to worry about over the course of the 90 minutes, he was reliable enough dealing with crosses.

Fabiano Santacroce151

A rare start for the defender, but he settled in seamlessly and showed his desire and ability with several tough but fair challenges. Wonderfully dispossessed Giaccherini in the first-half.


The veteran stole the ball from Bogdani and launched a counter attack in the other direction that resulted in the opener.

Salvatore Aronica60

Jimenez and Giaccherini caused him a few problems. It wasn't one of his better displays this season.

Christian Maggio
Top of the Match2

The most influential man on the pitch. Absolutely devastating down the right, pinpoint crosses, also assisting Cavani's goal and also could have been awarded a goal but it was difficult to tell whether his header crossed the line. Hard work on both ends of the pitch.

Walter Gargano95

The Uruguayan found it difficult to settle in the match and put his foot on the ball less than usual in this match. Positionally he was sound.

Hassan Yebda203

The ex-Portsmouth star's orange boots were all over the pitch though he needs to tends to be a tad reckless at times. He was able to win the midfield battle against Caserta and company.

Juan Camilo Zúñiga151

His late runs to assist the attack down the left were very effective, if luck was on his side than he could have scored having an early volley flash just wide of goal and a one-time strike fly over the bar.

Marek Hamsik34

Did well to carry the ball and open the Cesena backline with an exquisite through ball to Maggio in the build-up to the opener.

Edinson Cavani333

Not a vintage display from the Uruguayan hotshot, but he found the back of the net early for his 18th goal in Serie A this season and tracked back when necessary.

Ezequiel Lavezzi1

The Argentine wizard failed to conjure up any of his magic on this occasion. One nice pass into the area for Zuniga was the extent of his contributions.

• Substitutions
José Sosa16

Came off the bench late on to secure the result with a late tap-in.

Giuseppe Mascara130

A positive, if short, debut for his new club. Mascara showed his effectiveness on the wing by setting up the second goal.

Andrea Dossena44


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