Inter beat Juventus away for the first time in a decade in the Serie A when winning 1-0 at the Allianz Stadium thanks to a spot-kick by Hakan Calhanoglu.
The Nerazzurri started the game very poorly and were lucky not be at least a couple of goals down at half-time instead finding themselves a goal up.
This thanks to a goal from the penalty spot which had to be retaken by Hakan Calhanoglu after his first penalty was saved but had to be retaken due to Juventus players entering the penalty area before the penalty was taken.
Samir Handanovic – 5,5: Was his standard Juve-self, error-prone to the bone. Almost gifted Juve with 2 goals, was insecure overall, tho palmed Zakaria’s shot to the post.
Danilo D’Ambrosio – 6,5: Not shy going forward breaking the lines, but although he had his troubles, he was always in a way, intrusive and a thorn for their forwards.
Milan Skriniar – 7,5: Colossal. One of the best in the world. He’s a hardman, no ifs and buts about it. Harassed Vlahovic. Almost broke the deadlock too. MOTM. Should be Inter’s next captain.
Alessandro Bastoni – 5,5: Consistently got beaten by superb and crafty Cuadrado. A learning curve hopefully for the future. Uncharacteristically conservative offensively.
Denzel Dumfries – 6,5: He had his troubles containing Morata early on, but was a tank on the right with good solutions offensively. Won a decisive penalty.
Nicolo Barella – 6,5: Took awhile to get going, but once he did, was a go-to outlet to relieve the pressure and keep the ball. Far from his best, but still quite useful.
Marcelo Brozovic – 6: Means a lot for the way we play, helped ease the pressure with his agility and calmness with the ball. Not as precise as usual, but industrious.
Hakan Calhanoglu – 6: Had a torrid time in the 1st half. If only he could’ve just keep retaking everything he did, as he did with the penalty…Calmed himself in the second half.
Ivan Perisic – 6: Missing for large portions of the match, kept out of the proceedings. Couldn’t handle Cuadrado. As the match went on, grew a lot and ran for two.
Edin Dzeko – 6: One of our best defenders on the night, and our worst attacker. Too slow for the tempo to do anything constructive in attack but defended like a lion.
Lautaro Martinez – 5,5: His aggressiveness cost him a yellow after a minute, and we were lucky it did not cost him again, and it could’ve. He got his shooting boots on reverse.
Joaquin Correa – 6: Disappears as a magician, and then reappears behind De Ligt’s back, steals the ball, opens the space up, and mistimes the killer pass. Not bad nor good.
Matteo Darmian – 6: Looks clumsy in a high-paced game, yet still contributes, as he uses his experience well. His positioning defensively was a factor in maintaining the lead.
Arturo Vidal – 6: As we all know, he’s not shy of putting his foot in, or feet for that matter, and he did so effectively this time. Disturbed their flow, was helpful.
Roberto Gagliardini – 6: With changing Brozo we lost composure on the ball when we did not need it anymore, and gained a tall bulky body when the balls came flying. Did well.
Robin Gosens – N/A: A late, late sub in the stoppages with a purpose to waste a second or two. Hopefully he gets his chance to shine soon as we know he’s good.
Simone Inzaghi – 5,5: Undoubtedly outclassed by Allegri and his flying men, but he had luck, and the refs this time, on his side. Used his subs splendidly.
Massimiliano Irrati – 7,5: Had such a difficult job, would not wish to be in his shoes. Had every major decision right, no matter how controversial it’s been. Very good.
Inter – 5,5: Struggled. We couldn’t impose ourselves on the hosts, their tempo troubled us greatly. But we persevered somehow and won impossible 3 points.