Player Ratings – AC Milan 0 – 3 Inter Milan: Nerazzurri Retain Supercoppa Italiana After Edin Dzeko Show

Player Ratings – AC Milan 0 – 3 Inter Milan: Nerazzurri Retain Supercoppa Italiana After Edin Dzeko Show
January 18, 2023 23:06
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Inter have won the 2022 Supercoppa Italiana for the seventh time after defeating AC Milan 3-0 at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The Nerazzurri started the first half well brilliantly when Federico Dimarco capped off a wonderful team goal where Edin Dzeko was the architect in the 10th minute.

Some 11 minutes later the Bosnian veteran turned Sandro Tonali inside out before doubling Inter ‘s lead with a cool clinical finish.

In the second half, Milan started much better, with a higher intensity and aggression creating chances but failed to create anything really dangerous.

However, in the 77th minute the game was put to bed when Inter’s Argentinian World Champion scored a world class goal making Milan defender Fikayo Tomori look like a schoolboy, 3-0 game over.

André Onana – 7,5: Made a top class save in the first half and a few other decent saves in the second half when Milan were pressing Inter high up. Clean sheet.

Milan Skriniar – 7: SHOULD have raised his first of hopefully many trophies as Inter captain. Solid, aggressive and dominant showing leadership qualities as per.

Francesco Acerbi – 7: Very solid performance at the heart of the Nerazzurri defence working really well with Onana as well as his central defender colleague’s.

Alessandro Bastoni – 7,5: The best of the back three on the night simply because he added a different level to Inter’s attack when making these marauding runs.

Matteo Darmian – 8: Mr dependable, reliable and quality. Especially in the defensive phase. Has now kept Leao and Kvaratskhelia quiet within the space of 2 weeks.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – 7: His control and technique with the ball at his feet is a joy to watch. Barely made any mistakes and few times he was in trouble showed his class.

Hakan Calhanoglu – 7,5: It’s as if he has never done anything but play in the deep-lying midfield playmaker role. Outstanding in the defensive phase on the night.

Nicolo Barella – 7: Outstanding in the first half but ran out of gas in the second, just like the rest of the team. Still not 100% fit but doesn’t need to be to be this good.

Federico Dimarco – 7,5: Scored the opener finishing off a lovely team move assisted by Barella. Worked his socks off until he couldn’t coming off with an injury.

Edin Dzeko – 9: What a performance. Perfect opening 22 minutes scoring wonder-goal turning Tonali inside out. Probably highest football IQ in this Inter. MOTM.

Lautaro Martinez – 8: El Toro gave Tomori nightmares after the Argentinian made him look very silly. Has now scored in 4 consecutive matches for the Nerazzurri.

Robin Gosens – 6,5: Substituted on for Dimarco in the 63rd minute and played a decent game. Came on when Inter focused on defending lead and did so well.

Joaquin Correa – 6: Brought on in the 71st minute for Dzeko and worked hard defensively but looks like Bambi on thin ice on the pitch with the ball at his feet.

Roberto Gagliardini – 6: Came on in the 71st minute for Barella to provide defensive stability and did just that without any fuss or problems.

Kristjan Asllani – N/A: Replaced an injured Calhanoglu in the 84th minute and didn’t play long enough to be able to be rated.

Stefan de Vrij – N/A: Was brought on in the 84th minute for Bastoni and didn’t play long enough to be able to be rated.

Simone Inzaghi – 8: This season he’s gone from getting it wrong in every single big match in Italy to since Atalanta win away winning two in 2 weeks convincingly.

Fabio Maresca – 6: Had a decent first half but then showed in second half that he really isn’t the right man for the big occasions with his inconsistent officiating.

Inter – 8: Collectively the most solid performance of the season, especially in the opening 22 minutes when entire team played out of their skin.

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By Nima Tavallaey Roodsari