Following the heartbreaking defeat in the Champions League final at the hands of Man City, La Gazzetta dello Sports praises the performances of four Inter Milan players, including Nicolo Barella and Federico Dimarco.
The two Italians ran their socks off in what was an admirable showing from the Nerazzurri. However, some lackluster finishing cost them their fourth trophy in the competition, with Rodri sealing the win for the English giants with his solitary strike.
Nevertheless, the splendid display of some Inter Milan players didn’t go unnoticed, as La Gazzetta dello Sport (via FcInterNews) hails the performances of Dimarco, Barella, Marcelo Brozovic and Francesco Acerbi (who held his own against Erling Haaland).
On the other hand, the famous LuLa pair failed to cover itself with glory. As the source notes, Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku – who replaced Edin Dzeko in the second half – were both wasteful in front of goal.
The Argentine failed to pounce on a major blunder from Manuel Akanji at the back, shooting straight at Man City goalkeeper Ederson. For his part, the Belgian couldn’t direct a close-range header past the Brazilian custodian.
The report also mentions Hakan Calhanoglu who had an underwhelming outing despite playing in his home country of Turkey.
The source also dwells on what was a heartbreaking defeat, wondering if it would have been better to get dismantled by Man City (like Real Madrid in the semi-final) rather than coming just short in such devastating fashion.