Player Ratings – Sampdoria 2 – 2 Inter: Nerazzurri Held To A Frustrating Draw

Player Ratings – Sampdoria 2 – 2 Inter: Nerazzurri Held To A Frustrating Draw
September 12, 2021 15:10
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Inter dropped points for the first time this season away at Stadio Luigi Ferraris after a 2-2 draw after goals from Lautaro Martinez and Federico Dimarco.

The Nerazzurri will be annoyed as they created more than enough chances to score the winner but neither Perisic, Dzeko, Correa, Calhanaglu or Lautaro were able to capitalize.

Samir Handanovic – 4: Simply refuses to attack any sort of crosses, even though they hang in the air for a minute in the 6-yard box. Unfortunately, opponents also know this.

Milan Skriniar – 6: Not a particularly difficult game for Milan defensively, however he didn’t move the ball well as the midfield was heavily double marked throughout.

Stefan De Vrij – 6.5: Another good game for De Vrij as he has hit yet another purple patch. Played very well with or without the ball and kept the center pretty much shut.

Federico Dimarco – 6: Dimarco didn’t have the best of games defensively. Understandably so as he was playing for the first time. Still rifled in an inch perfect free kick.

Matteo Darmian – 5.5: One thing Matteo provides is consistency. He did decently in defense, but the attacking side of his game suffered. Not his best outing in an Inter jersey.

Nicolo Barella – 6: Along with Brozovic, Nico was heavily marked and barely given time on the ball. The one time he got a free run he produced some magic for Lautaro.

Marcelo Brozovic – 5.5: Just like in Verona, D’Aversa had the plan to mark him out of the game. He did much better this time but couldn’t make a huge impact with the ball.

Hakan Calhanoglu – 5.5: Hakan is great on the ball and today he showed his physicality as well. When he clicks with the ball his technique and reading is top drawer.

Ivan Perisic – 5: Ivan struggled to keep his old mate Candreva quiet. Sampdoria attacked from the right almost nonstop and Perisic didn’t have a great time with that.

Edin Dzeko – 5.5: Unlucky on the goal and maybe should have done better. Started coming deep to get the ball and had more impact with the ball. Deserved a goal.

Lautaro Martinez – 6.5: Lautaro looked tired after 10 minutes and considering he has only returned on Friday it was understandable. Got one chance and scored one goal.

Arturo Vidal – 5.5: Arturo couldn’t impact the game like the first 2 rounds today. Took a booking and stopped a couple of moves when Inter were down to 10 men.

Danilo D’Ambrosio – 6: Struggled with the pace of the game but still managed to make a trademark classy goal line save as Inter struggled to keep control of the second half.

Joaquin Correa – 6: Lots of explosive runs and moves with the ball, unfortunately as Inter lost Sensi he had to play in midfield and struggled to get into danger zones.

Denzel Dumfries – 6: Looked good in the one attacking run he could make. Did ok defensively towards the end and surely deserves to start in the next few games. Pace.

Stefano Sensi – N/A: Made of glass. The moment he went down it looked like his game was over. Tried carrying on but couldn’t run or do anything. Get well soon Stefano.

Simone Inzaghi – 5: For the 2nd game in a row his midfield has been heavily marked and he didn’t have a plan to change that. The subs didn’t get the impact he wanted.

Daniele Orsato – 4: The mark of a good referee is where the viewers barely notice him. Orsato was the star of the show. No major incorrect decisions but lost control.

Inter – 5: All things considered this is a point earned. However, Sensi and Dimarco both hobbled off and Inter were unable to win the ball back quickly enough.

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By Suneet Bajaj