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Muntari was a key component of the squad that took Inter Milan to the summit of football in 2009 when they beat Bayern Munich for the Champions League title. While I'm not a fan of Muntari's effort on the pitch, today, he was the thermometer for the whole squad.
Muntari played an excellent match today. He started a bit shaky with a clearance that backfired disastrously into Abbiati's hands but, as time wore on, Muntari's passing got more accurate.
As Milan were more sure of their efforts after scoring with Boateng, Muntari's game grew until it reached it's apex with the goal he scored in the 81st minute.
That play is a perfect example of the type of game Milan played. Ambrosini first cut off a Jordi Alba pass right to Montolivo. Montolivo then sprung wide M'Baye Niang, right on Jordi Alba's back. Niang proceeded to cut inside and pass to El Shaarawy. El Shaarawy then lobbed the ball to the free Muntari who hit a wonderful volley past Valdes.
Ambrosini's defensive role enabled Montolivo to do what he does best, make plays as the regista. From then on, it was speed on the wing until the ball reached its destination.