Player Ratings Inter 1 – 2 Barcelona: Nerazzurri Knocked Out Of The Champions League

Player Ratings Inter 1 – 2 Barcelona: Nerazzurri Knocked Out Of The Champions League
December 11, 2019 10:30
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Inter needed to beat Barcelona to control their Champions League destiny, but lucky break for Perez off of Godin put them back after a decent start.

Lautaro had one of his best nights as he took on Barca singlehandedly before setting up his partner in crime for an equalizer. Inter created a decent number of chances but weren’t able to convert them in the second half. Barcelona brought some quality off the bench to gut punch any Nerazzurri hopes.

Samir Handanovic – 6: One save in the first half apart from the goal. A bit busier in the second half but did his job well. Faultless on both goals and exposed towards the end.

Diego Godin – 6.5: Unlucky on the goal Inter conceded. If that hits Vidal it would be offside. Continued his good form and always looked a step ahead of the opponents.

Stefan de Vrij – 6.5: Grit and determination from Stefan who is probably the most underrated defender in the world, however still not enough to stop Barcelona.

Milan Skriniar – 7: Skriniar played at a very, very high level. His tackles were not risking any fouls or pressure and yet he won the ball easily when he wanted to.

Danilo D’Ambrosio – 6: As usual the defending was good and his flank was covered for most of the game. Crossing, not so much. Taken off as Conte went all out attack.

Borja Valero – 6: Made a couple of mishit/misplaced passes, especially the one to Rakitic. Woke up towards the end of the first half and played very well then on.

Brozovic – 6.5: Controlled the midfield and had a lot of the ball. Always looked to draw players to him to create space for his team-mates. Ran out of fuel at the end.

Vecino – 6.5: His shooting in the first half left a lot to be desired but bombed forward and got to the right positions throughout the game. Won a few 50-50’s.

Cristiano Biraghi – 5.5: Great running up and down the flank, had a decent shot that was well saved. Crossing was poor all night as he got only one to a team-mate.

Lautaro Martinez – 7: Probably one of Lautaro’s best games in an Inter shirt. Took on 2-3 defenders with ease, held up the play when it was needed. Great assist.

Romelu Lukaku – 6.5: Involved from the start till the end. Makes runs and uses his physicality well. Superbly taken goal but will rue the fact that he wasn’t more clinical.

Valentino Lazaro – 5: Conte wanted some power and pace. Lazaro froze under pressure and failed to produce anything of note. His European nights have been poor.

Matteo Politano – N/A: One good run but his team-mates couldn’t find him in good positions. Looked like he hasn’t played for a while. Maybe time for change of scenery?

Sebastiano Esposito – N/A: Sebastiano was thrown on more in hope. Ran for his 10 minutes or so but only managed to make a cross that Politano failed to control at the far post.

Antonio Conte – 5: Conte had a good game plan but for the seconnd game running his reliable attackers didn’t take their chances. Inter created more chances than Barca.

Bjorn Kuipers – 7: Great refereeing in the first half and anyone could hardly disagree with his decisions. Never lost control. Just the one mistake on Lautaro in the second.

Inter – 5: The team started well, however once behind they looked deflated. In the second half, Inter were wasteful. When Fati scored they knew it was over.

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