Player Ratings Bologna 0 – 1 Inter: Romelu Lukaku’s 20th Serie A Goal Gifts Inter 9th Straight Win On The Trot

Player Ratings Bologna 0 – 1 Inter: Romelu Lukaku’s 20th Serie A Goal Gifts Inter 9th Straight Win On The Trot
April 3, 2021 23:27
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Inter are storming to a 19th Serie A title after recording their 9th win on the trot in the Serie A following a 1-0 win away against Bologna at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara.

Antonio Conte is on his way to delivering what he promised when taking over the reigns at the club almost 2 years ago.

This after Romelu Lukaku scored his 20th Serie A goal of the season which turned out to be the only goal of the game.

Samir Handanovic – 6: Great feeling to see Samir back. Did not have to make a single save till the end of the first half. Did very well on the ball as well. Looked very confident.

Milan Skriniar – 6: Continued from where he left off. Always made sure his flank remained quiet for Bologna. One mistake but Svanberg failed to capitalize thankfully.

Andrea Ranocchia – 5.5: Came in for De Vrij who had just one session with the team. Made a couple of errors that were not costly but gave it his all. Almost perfect in the air.

Alessandro Bastoni – 6.5: What a fantastic cross at the best possible moment in a crucial game. His reading of the game is phenomenal. Too bad he will miss the next game.

Achraf Hakimi – 5.5: Hakimi had simultaneously his best defensive game with his worst game offensively. Struggled to combine with any of his teammates in attack. Solid.

Nicolo Barella – 5.5: Barella looked weary and tired for the first time this season. This probably has to do with the minutes he played for Italy. Could not string a move.

Marcelo Brozovic – 5: This was possibly his poorest performance of the season so far. The free kick towards the end summed it up. That error meant he is suspended.

Christian Eriksen – 6: Conte took him off as Inter needed more steel defensively in midfield. Arguably Eriksen was the best central midfielder with the ball in his 60 minutes.

Ashley Young – 6: Struggled against Skov Olsen but always managed to stop him. Ran a lot and was out of fuel by the 60th minute. Did well to spot Bastoni in that move.

Romelu Lukaku – 6.5: Another game, another telling contribution. Bologna were too hard on him but Romelu ensured that he nailed the only chance of the game he got.

Lautaro Martinez – 6: Ran a lot, but just could not click in attack or with the final ball. Could have still managed to score had that shot not been deflected onto the upright.

Roberto Gagliardini – 5.5: Looked to win free kicks and keep the ball from the moment he came on. Conte wanted some more physicality and Gagliardini provided that tonight.

Alexis Sanchez – 6.5: Fantastic 20 mins or so by Sanchez everything considered. Was a menace for the Bologna midfielders and defenders as he used all his experience.

Matteo Darmian – 6: His mission was to come on and shut down the flank, however, could not stop Juwhara towards the end. His positioning helped slow down Bologna.

Matias Vecino – N/A: Time wasting sub but Vecino would be happy to get that run out. Another physical midfielder is always welcome especially with Conte as manager.

Antonio Conte – 5: Not what he would have liked to see. The defence worked fine but the midfield and the attackers struggled to grind out a win. Great timing of subs.

Piero Giacomelli – 5: No major mistakes or decisions to make. Somehow managed to annoy both teams by blowing for soft fouls and managing to miss the easier calls.

Inter – 5 : Ugly performance but the three points won are worth their weight in gold as Milan and Juve both dropped points earlier in the day. Almost there?

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By Suneet Bajaj

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