Inter midfielder Nicolo Barella and defenders Bastoni and Dimarco have come in for praise in Italian media for their performances in the 2-1 win by the Italian national team over Hungary.

The player ratings for the trio were solid across the board for the trio in the assessments of the match published in Italy’s major sporting newspapers.

The Azzurri made things more nervy for themselves than was strictly necessary by conceding an own goal through Gianluca Mancini in the second half of their clash away to the Magyars, but in the end two goals were enough to see them through to a solid group stage win.

Barella scored the first of the Azzurri’s goals with a very well-taken efforts from outside the penalty area, and the Inter midfielder received scores of 7/10 from the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport, while the Gazzetta dello Sport awarded him a 6.5/10 grade.

Bastoni largely held things together at the back and was assured in his passing as usual, leading the Gazzetta dello Sport and Tuttosport to give him a 6/10 grade, whilst the Corriere dello Sport were more positive with 7/10.

Dimarco came on during the second half and offered some significant attacking threat from the full-back position, and he was given 6/10 scores for his performance from the Corriere dello Sport and the Gazzetta dello Sport, while Tuttosport didn’t see enough of him to issue a rating.