Player Ratings – SPAL 1 – 2 Inter: An Icardi Brace Makes It 6 In A Row

Player Ratings – SPAL 1 – 2 Inter: An Icardi Brace Makes It 6 In A Row
October 8, 2018 09:30
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Inter go into the international break with 6 wins in a row in all competitions which has helped them joint top of their Champions League group and to third in the Serie A just two points behind Napoli in second. This after a Mauro Icardi brace which secured all points in a match where SPAL where perhaps the better team.

Samir Handanovic – 7: Would be Inter’s Man Of The Match if it wasn’t for his captain scoring twice out of nothing. Great diving save on Petagna’s header.

Sime Vrsaljko – 6,5: Solid defensively and decent going forward. Looked a bit rusty which is expected given he’s been out for more than a month.

Joao Miranda – 5,5: Struggled quite a bit with SPAL’s counterattacks. Clumsy challenge when gifting SPAL a penalty. In current form he’s bypassed by De Vrij.

Milan Skriniar – 6: Not as commanding as one has grown accustomed to seeing him be. Stood right, won a lot of duels and was a safe passer.

Kwadwo Asamoah – 6: Surprisingly he made quite a few simple errors when passing the ball and his crossing was rather poor but made up for that defensively.

Matias Vecino – 6,5: Ran, ran and then ran some more. His usual weakness, his positioning, was today is best attribute. His form is rising which is needed.

Borja Valero – 6: Replaced the injured Brozovic quite well as he showed his class with the ball quite a few times. Safe, calm, cool and collected.

Keita Balde – 5.5: It seems he just can’t catch a break. Has so much potential and wants to express it but fumbles or trips and gets in the way of himself.

Radja Nainggolan – 6: Ran the length of the pitch quite a few times and won the ball back on numerous occasions. Focused mainly on defense.

Ivan Perisic – 6: The Croatian winger is such an asset even when suffering from fatigue. Such an intelligent player who sacrifices himself for his team.

Mauro Icardi – 7.5: Football is a simple game: 22 players on the pitch where Icardi is invisible for 88 minutes then scores twice leading his team to a win.

Matteo Politano – 6: Came on for the disappointing Keita Balde and demonstrated his strenghts when attacking as well as weaknesses defensively.

Lautaro Martinez – 5: Was brought on for Borja Valero when Inter were looking for a goal and never really got going or involved.

Roberto Gagliardini – N/A: Brought on late in the game for Mauro Icardi when Inter wanted to kill the game off and maintain their lead.

Luciano Spalletti – 6.5: Continues to rotate with successful results as the Nerazzurri notched up their 6th straight win in all competitions.

Fabio Maresca – 5,5: Very inconsistent level which frustrated both team’s players. Got penalty decision spot on but had no real control over the game.

Inter – 6: The team continues to win despite not playing that good. Football is a zero-sum game from which Inter are currently gaining from.

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Nima Tavallaey Roodsari
By Nima Tavallaey Roodsari

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