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In the first official game of the Italian season, Lazio produced two sucker punches to beat Mourinho’s Inter and lift their third Supercoppa Italiana. Goal.com rates the participants….


J.Cesar: 6.5 - The Brazilian didn’t have much to do for large spells of the game but when he was called into action he made some decisive interventions. There was little he could do for either of Lazio’s goals.

Maicon: 6.5 - The Brazilian wasn’t at his peak but he still got forward on regular occasions and gave Kolarov a lot to think about at the back.

Lucio: 7.0 - Good first half in which he dealt with the sustained Lazio pressure. The former Bayern Munich stopper looked extremely dangerous going up for corners, and he could have opened the scoring if it wasn’t for an incredible save from Muslera.

Chivu: 5.5 - The Romanian had little to do in the first period but he showed poor gamesmanship in the second half with some dirty challenges on the Lazio forwards. The former Roma man can do much better.

Zanetti: 7.0 - The Inter captain lead by example throughout and pushed the Nerazzurri forward after Lazio’s double strike. Despite his age Zanetti still has an incredible engine and is an example to all.

Cambiasso: 6.0 - Battled hard throughout the game but faded significantly as the fatigue of a speedy first half set in. The Argentine could have done better to stop Rocchi slipping through for Lazio’s goal.

Muntari: 5.0 - Good going forward but missed a couple of sitters in the first half which would have gifted Inter a commanding lead. He will be ruing his poor shooting when he looks back on the game in the days to come.

T.Motta: 6.0 - A key player in the middle but failed to have the same impact on the side that he displayed in Genoa. He was lucky not to be shown the door following some last ditch tackling. Mourinho had to substitute him to save him from an early bath.

Stankovic: 7.0 - A constant threat down the middle, the Serbian proved to be in electric form in the first half. He could have had a better rating had he finished some clear cut chances in the first period.

D.Milito: 7.0 - ‘El Principe’ proved to be his usual threatening self, leaving the Lazio stoppers with a mountain of work for the duration of the game. He was unlucky not to get on the score sheet when Eto’o interfered from an offside position to deny the Nerazzurri an equaliser.

Eto’o: 7.5- The Cameroonian displayed a world class level of play and ran rings around the Lazio backline for large periods of the game. He has settled immediately in his new surroundings and will undoubtedly be one of the stars of the season.

SUBS: Balotelli (6.5), Vieira (6.5), Suazo (N/A)


Muslera: 8.5 - The Uruguayan was undoubtedly the man of the match following a host of world class saves. Without such a commanding performance between the sticks, Lazio would not have been in a position to take a double lead to devastating effect.

Lichtsteiner: 6.0 - The Swiss international put in a shift but was left for dead on a number of occasions by the Inter forwards.

Siviglia: 6.0 - The vice-captain had his work cut out keeping Eto’o and Milito at bay and for large periods he managed to succeed. He couldn’t really do much on the Inter goal following Dabo’s inattention on the ball.

Diakité: 6.5 - The Frenchman produced a mature performance in the first period and managed to make some decisive headed interventions. After the break he faded a little, but the Parisian is certainly a talent for the future.

Kolarov: 6.5 - Good going forward but made heavy work in getting back and found it hard to deal with the lightning quick pace of Sammy Eto’o. The Serbian will try to claim an assist for the first goal despite the fact it took a nice ricochet off the Inter wall.

Baronio: 6.0 - The veteran Lazio midfielder did well to cover the absent Ledesma in the first period, but he is clearly lacking the legs to become a regular first team player.

Brocchi: 6.5 - The former Milan man put in a solid shift despite the intense Chinese heat. After arriving at Lazio last summer he has quickly become a reference for the rest of the Biancocelesti squad.

Mauri: 6.0 - His rating would have been lower had he not produced the clever through-ball for Rocchi on the second Lazio goal. The trequartista seems to be lacking in fitness with the start of the season still a fortnight away.

Matuzalem: 8.0 - The Brazilian was bought outright this summer by Claudio Lotito and he wasted no time in repaying the faith shown by the Lazio patron. He may have been a little lucky on the opening goal, but it proved to be a massive opener for the Aquilotti as they suffered under intense Inter pressure.

Zarate: 7.0 - The Argentinean youngster took a while to find his feet but popped up on a number of occasions to question Julio Cesar’s alertness between the sticks. He has the ability to take Lazio to new heights in the coming years.

Rocchi: 7.5 - The Lazio captain was always second to the ball in the first period as Lucio proved far too good at the back. After the re-start TommyGol popped up in spectacular fashion to float a delicious lob over the Inter keeper and give Lazio a commanding two goal lead.

SUBS: Dabo (5.5), Cruz (6.5), Cribari (N/A)


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