Inter Milan lost 3-1 to Napoli in Match Day 36 of 2022/2023 Serie A season at the Stadio Diego Maradona, after a horrendous performance by Roberto Gagliardini, but solid defensive display overall embodied by MOTM Stefan de Vrij, something reflected in the SempreInter.com Inter Milan player ratings.
Ratings by Thomas Millar.
The Nerazzurri started the match decently, however fully aware they would be doing a lot of work without the ball. Which they did and did so really well.
Simone Inzaghi had clearly instructed his players to defend deep and as a result that’s what they did.
However, there wasn’t much in attacking way in the opening 30 minutes as it was clear Inter were content to defend deep.
And it did work until Roberto Gagliardini made three stupid challenges but was booked for two and got himself sent off in the 41st minute. Neither team was able to score and so subsequently the half ended goalless.
MOTM Stefan de Vrij & André Onana Deliver The Goods
In the second half, Napoli dominated the game and forced André Onana to make many good saves as well as MOTM Stefan de Vrij to make many important challenges.
No-one could however stop Frank Anguissa from breaking the deadlock in the 67th minute after Onana made a string of saves.
Napoli continued to push and had a goal disallowed before Romelu Lukaku latched on to a Federico Dimarco cross to equalize in the 82nd minute.
However, some three minutes later Giovanni Di Lorenzo scored a screamer with his left foot to give the home-side the lead. Undoubtedly one of the candidates for goals of the season.
Inter frantically pushed up for an equalizer but were unable to create anything and instead Napoli made it 3-1 via local lad Gianluca Gaetano.
The Inter Milan eight game winning streak has now come to an end as a result of today’s 3-1 loss to Napoli.
The Nerazzurri now travel to Rome for the Coppa Italia Final against Fiorentina this Wednesday night and therefore a chance to win another trophy this season.
Inter Milan Player Ratings Vs Napoli – Stefan de Vrij MOTM
André Onana – 6,5: Conceded three times, but had he not made those great saves it could have been far worse. Two or three amazing diving saves.
Danilo D’Ambrosio (C) – 5: Double-teamed Kvara next to Bellanova today. Did well except on Napoli’s first goal, his positioning could have been bet.
Stefan de Vrij (MOTM) – 7: Locked down Serie A top scorer Osimhen all throughout the first half and into the second. Let nothing past him today, class.
Alessandro Bastoni – 6: Was unable to show his true attacking prowess due to the continuous waves of attacks. Sent a few good long balls in the final third.
Raoul Bellanova – 6: Given the tricky job of marking Kvara, often alongside D’Ambrosio. Held his own, had an amazing run at one point showing his speed.
Nicolo Barella – 6,5: Was often left alone in the midfield without much help. Attempted to spark counter attacks but was unable to get much going.
Kristjan Asllani – 6: Decent performance but unable to truly tell due to being a man down. Held his own being the only midfielder to see 90 minutes.
Roberto Gagliardini – 3: Abysmal and disgraceful performance. 5 fouls in 40 minutes getting himself sent off. Credit for showing up on time to the team bus. That’s it.
Robin Gosens – 6: Was not able to make a huge impact. Created one or two chances but was tasked more on defending incoming attacks.
Joaquin Correa – 5: Not involved heavily and played slightly out of position when adapting to being a man down, did his best but nothing came of it.
Romelu Lukaku – 6,5: Did not receive a good amount of service tonight and was often triple-teamed, but scored what was a crucial goal and a smart finish.
Marcelo Brozovic – 6: Replaced Nicolo Barella in the 58′ minute. Brought fresh legs into the midfield and led a few counter attacks, while providing strong defense.
Francesco Acerbi – 5,5: Brought on in the 58′ minute for Alessandro Bastoni. Aimed to lock down the back but failed to do so, conceding 3 goals while being a man down.
Federico Dimarco – 6,5: Substituted on in the 74′ for Joaquin Correa. Immediate impact as he put in a great ball for Lukaku to get on and equalize for Inter.
Denzel Dumfries – 6: Entered in the 74′ minute for Raoul Bellanova. Had a great run in the final minutes and put in a lovely cross to which nobody attacked.
Lautaro Martinez – N/A: Came on in the 80′ minute for Robin Gosens. Did not play enough to be rated.
Simone Inzaghi – 6: Rotated heavily, the correct decision, ahead of more important matches. Should have taken Gagliardini off, but not his fault ultimately.
Livio Marinelli – 6,5: Got lucky not to send off Gagliardini earlier in the first half. Had no real big decisions to make, did well throughout the match.
Inter – 5,5: Let down by their teammate. Defended well to stay level until late in the second half, got an equalizer and were overrun eventually.
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