Three of Inter’s most important figures did not live up to expectations on the biggest stage in the team’s 2-0 Serie A loss to Juventus yesterday evening.

This is the view in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who single out Nicolo Barella, Lautaro Martinez, and Simone Inzaghi as not having been up to par.

Barella put in another all-action display for long stretches of yesterday’s match, but undid any good work that he had done when he allowed Filip Kostic far too much freedom to run past him into space and set up the Bianconeri’s opener.

Meanwhile, Martinez also looked very much up for the match, but could not provide the finesse or composure to match his intensity.

The Argentine passed up two very good opportunities to score, far too many against a resolute Juventus defense that isn’t going to allow many.

Lastly, yesterday evening was not a great advertisement for Inzaghi’s tactical formation, in the view of the Gazzetta.

The Nerazzurri will have been well aware of the threat that Juventus pose on the counter, but nevertheless looked shockingly open in the match’s key moments, something which ultimately comes back to the coach.

All three of Barella, Martinez, and Inzaghi have been key figures during the team’s recent positive run and long before then, but yesterday evening was one to forget for all of the trio.