Inter demolished Salernitana at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza after a Lautaro Martinez hat-trick and an Edin Dzeko brace.
The Nerazzurri demolished the guests from the south of Italy who had their chances in the beginning of the game but failed to convert.
However, after Lautaro Martinez broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute and then doubled Inter’s lead 18 minutes later it was clear this as going to be a hammering.
Samir Handanovic – 7: Didn’t have too much to do except for the start of the game but did it without much fuss. Looked relaxed, comfortable and focused.
Milan Skriniar – 7: Had a good game where he controlled the space Dumfries left when marauding forward. Read the game as is his strength throughout.
Stefan de Vrij – 6,5: Isn’t player he was a few seasons ago. Whether it’s a decline in form or quality remains to be seen. Looks nervous in everything he does.
Alessandro Bastoni – 7,5: Probably most in-form Inter defender currently. Gets everything right in both phases of play. Demonstrates intelligence and maturity.
Denzel Dumfries – 8: Marauds down the right flank reeking havoc which Salernitana just couldn’t cope with today. Got an assist and unlucky not to score.
Nicolo Barella – 8,5: Outstanding. Behind everything Inter did offensively and worked hard defensively. Would have been MOTM if not for Lautaro’s hat-trick.
Marcelo Brozovic – 8: Finally an epic performance by his epic epicness. Controlled & dictated the tempo of the midfield with his BFF Barella from start to end.
Hakan Calhanoglu – 7: A step forward in terms of play and set pieces by the Turkish midfielder after a poor period. Looked calm and composed on the ball.
Matteo Darmian – 7,5: Nerazzurri’s own utility man came good as he always does. Was very good replacing the injured Ivan Perisic from start at the last minute.
Lautaro Martinez – 9: What a way to signal your way back to form by scoring a hat-trick where the third one was pure class. Exactly what he and Inter needed.
Edin Dzeko – 8: Scored a brace and looked so much more lively than we have seen him recently. Unlucky not to get a hat-trick but hat’s off to the veteran.
Arturo Vidal – 7: When Vidal nutmegs players then the opposition in question isn’t exactly top notch but he was very useful in both phases of play.
Andrea Ranocchia – 6,5: Replaced Stefan de Vrij in the 62nd minute after Lautaro’s hat-trick and wasn’t much for him to do as game was over but did well overall.
Robin Gosens – 7: Most impressive substitute on the day getting an assist for Dzeko’s first goal as well as having a few good shots on goal. Looks promising.
Roberto Gagliardini – 7: Came on in the 71st minute for Brozovic when Inter were already 5-0 up and helped to just control the game. Should’ve had a penalty.
Joaqion Correa – 6,5: Brought on for Dzeko after the latter’s brace and had a few chances to score but fluffed them all. Isn’t fully fit and looks a bit rusty.
Simone Inzaghi – 8: Got everything right from start to finish, including his substitutes. Rewarded handsomely for his continued belief in Lautaro Martinez.
Livio Marinelli – 6,5: Decent performance by referee keeping a consistent level throughout except for a shocking booking on de Vrij which was inexplicable.
Inter – 7,5: Not the best opposition in the world but still did the job in an impressive way. Scoring those 5 goals will work wonders for their belief.