Inter’s positive string of four consecutive wins in the Serie A came to a crashing halt after a 2-0 defeat away against Juventus after two goals in the second half by Nicolo Fagioli and Adrien Rabiot.

The Nerazzurri started the match carefully, some would argue too carefully but created three good chances but neither Lautaro Martinez, Edin Dzeko or Denzel Dumfries could get their finishes on target.

In the second half, Inter walked right into Max Allegri’s trap when in the 52nd minute Filip Kostic started a counter attack which Adrien Rabiot scored.

Juventus took over more and more and had a correct goal disallowed when Danilo scored with his hand from a Filip Kostic corner.

The Serbian, who was the MOTM by far, turned provider when on another counterattack playing ball to Fagiolo who sealed the win, 2-0.

André Onana – 6,5: Inter’s best player which says it all as to kind of game the Nerazzurri had at the Allianz Stadium. Can’t be blamed for any of the goals and pulled off some great saves.

Milan Skriniar – 6: Didn’t come up to the usual standard we are used to seeing him play at, where he embodied his teammates in the night: hesitant and timid in both phases of play.

Stefan de Vrij – 6: Decent performance defensively where he kept his position well throughout. Wasn’t as involved in attack as the buildup didn’t go through him at all.

Francesco Acerbi – 6: Surprisingly attacking and doing so well in the first half especially when standing in for Bastoni but just like a knock-off Gucci bag: it might work from a distance but not up close.

Denzel Dumfries – 5: Shocking miss in the first half where he managed to blast the ball over failing to even get it on target. Worked well defensively in the first half but all over the place in the second. Inter’s worst performer.

Nicolo Barella – 6: Worked so hard and ran the full length of the pitch time and time again. Perhaps a bit unfair that it was his hesitancy that caused the counter which led to Juve’s opening goal.

Hakan Calhanoglu – 6,5: Another good performance by the Turkish midfield playmaker. Has become a reference point for his teammates on the pitch and his passing and shooting is pure quality.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – 6: Had a good first half where his calm, cool levelheaded passing and movement helped Inter maintain rhythm and shape. But fell back like all of his teammates in the second half.

Federico Dimarco – 6,5: You could tell he was fired up for this game because it meant a lot to him as he worked hard all game. However, his crosses were not up to par today, neither were his set pieces.

Lautaro Martinez – 5,5: This is his Inter which means he has to step up and lead his team when called upon. Did anything but today, with a first touch that would have made Dumfries be ashamed. Squandered two big chances.

Edin Dzeko – 5: It’s not his fault that he starts every game or that at 36 he is Inter’s starting number 9 but that can’t be a defence either for the abysmal ball control throughout the game.

Joaquin Correa – 6: Came on for Calhanoglu in the 74th minute and immediately involved in buildup for chance that Lautaro should have buried but didn’t.

Robin Gosens – 5,5: Replaced Dimarco in the 74th minute and was invisible in both phases of play. Maybe it’s time to part ways for everyone involved as this move to Inter has not worked out at all.

Marcelo Brozovic – N/A: Brought on in the 81st minute for Mkhitaryan and didn’t play long enough to be able to be rated.

Raoul Bellanova – N/A: Substituted on for Dumfries in the 81st minute and didn’t play long enough to be able to be rated.

Matteo Darmian – N/A: Was brought on to replace Skriniar in the 81st minute and didn’t play long enough to be able to be rated.

Simone Inzaghi – 5: You can’t out-Allegri Allegri something he should know given he beat Allegri in the 3 preceding clashes playing his game. Can’t be blamed for Lautaro, Dzeko and above all Dumfries missing sitters but can for late changes and now having lost 5 of opening 13 Serie A matches, 4 of which have come against direct rivals. Not good enough.

Daniele Doveri – 7: Italy’s by far best referee and in this writer’s humble opinion the best referee in the world. Consistent, coherent, disciplined and always gets every decision right as well as excellent cooperation with VAR.

Inter – 5: Not good enough. The Serie A title race well and truly over for Inter who have to now focus on finishing top 4, which could prove a difficult task given having already lost 5 matches in the Serie A 7 in all competitions.

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