Battle of Monte Carlo: Man for man

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Flavio Roma: Not at fault for Crespo's goal but not unduly busy. Mark: 5/10

Hugo Ibarra: Bright start but early forays petered out as he dealt with Bridge runs. 6

Gaël Givet: Used physical presence to squeeze space in the box and intimidate opponents at set-pieces. 6

Julien Rodriguez: Worked hard to keep tabs on Gudjohnsen and limit threat from attacks down middle. 5

Patrice Evra: Dealt with Chelsea long balls and started counter-attacks on left. 6

Ludovic Giuly: Typically for someone with the "vision of Zola", his quiet spells were followed by devastating touches. 7

Lucas Bernardi: Lively from the off. Roamed wide in search of space. Distribution good from the centre. 6

Andreas Zikos: His delicately-weighted lobbed passes proved to be a sporadic danger until unfair dismissal. 5

Jerome Rothen: Not as potent down the left as he can be but made a solid contribution. 6

Fernando Morientes: Always there or thereabouts and produced a thumping great finish for 2-1. 6

Dado Prso: His movement caused headaches for the visitors. Good conversion of fortuitous heading opportunity for 1-0. 6


Edouard Cissé: Team-mates seemed buoyed by his presence. 5

Shabani Nonda: Immediate impact to steal in and score with first touch. 6

Plasil: No time to make an impact. 5


Marco Ambrosio: Flap on cusp of break; reaction save on 50 to palm Prso's header clear. Error for 3-1. 5

Mario Melchiot: Nervous start and deserved yellow card for foul on Rothen. Settled but substituted. 5

John Terry: Defence not as solid as usual, but he blocked well. Did best work tracking runners, not least Giuly. 6

Marcel Desailly: Edgy early on, defending too high. Settled to give a slightly more assured display. 5

Wayne Bridge: Positive going forward, but also occupied for long spell in duel with the roaming Prso. 6

Scott Parker: Energetic and willing, provided ball in for 1-1. Lacked telling passes. Substituted. 5

Frank Lampard: Superb performance full of hard work, good tackling, fine passing and total commitment. 8

Claude Makelele: Seemed in two minds whether to act as barrier or conduit. Faked to get Zikos sent off. 4

Jesper Gronkjaer: Lively down the left but hesitancy with the final ball led to his substitution at half-time. 5

Hernan Crespo: Fluffed clearance assisted Moncao for 1-0. Made amends with goal and lively contribution. 6

Eidur Gudjohnsen: Did well to supply pass for 1-1 after falling over. Put himself about but not always productively. 6


Sebastian Veron: Needed to be more assertive and looked short of desire. 4.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink: Came on for Melchiot to little effect. 5

Robert Huth: On for Parker but did not add solidity. 5