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Friday March 22 2013
Italy ratings versus Brazil

The Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport all rated Mario Balotelli as Italy’s best player in the 2-2 draw with Brazil.

Although the Milan man only rated his own performance as 6 out of 10, the three big sports newspapers all gave him a 7.5.

The pagelle given to the Azzurri were all pretty uniform across the publications, although there were different opinions of Christian Maggio and Mattia De Sciglio.

The Napoli full-back was awarded a 5.5, a 6 and a 6.5, while the Milan debutant was handed a 6.5 by the Gazzetta but only a 5 by the two other newspapers.

Player Gazzetta CorSport Tuttosport Average
Buffon 6 6 6 6
Maggio 5.5 6 6.5 6
Barzagli 6 6 6.5 6.17
Bonucci 6 5.5 5.5 5.67
De Sciglio 6.5 5 5 5.5
De Rossi  7 7 7 7
Pirlo 6 6.5 6 6.17
Montolivo 6.5 6 6 6.17
Giaccherini 6 6 6 6
Balotelli 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5
Osvaldo 5.5 5 5 5.17
Cerci 6.5 6 6 6.17
El Shaarawy 6 6 6 6
Diamanti - - - -
Gilardino - - - -
Antonelli - - - -
Poli 6.5 - 6 6.25

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