Milan failed to reclaim first place as Inter bagged three goals at San Siro earlier this afternoon. The game ended 3-0 and the Rossoneri will surely be disappointed. Down below are the player ratings.
Donnarumma (5): Made a couple good saves on two low driving shots by Lukaku and Perisic but ultimately could’ve definitely done better for the third goal getting beat at his near post.
Calabria (6): Both fullbacks had a lot of trouble with Inter overloading the flanks and forcing more space on the opposite sides which allowed for switches into 1v1s against the fullback. Calabria handled his flank decently well given that difficult task.
Kjaer (4): Lost Lautaro for the opening goal and just generally looked shaky all game, not either centerback’s finest performance.
Romagnoli (3): Had the unenviable task of man-marking Lukaku and simply wasn’t up to the matchup. Time and time again Lukaku received the ball with his back to Alessio and virtually sealed him off as he got time to pick out passes to runners as shown in the second goal. It’s an incredibly difficult task to stop but knowing that it was coming he had to do better against that consistent style of holdup play.
Hernandez (5): Once again the fullback was suffocated for space down the left and when he isn’t able to get a running head start his crossing leaves a lot to be desired. Had a chance for an equalizer late in the first half but scuffed it just wide.
Tonali (5): Mostly anonymous throughout the game but had a powerful shot saved by the stellar Handanovic, and also failed to bring down Hakimi in the buildup for Inter’s second when it was clear Hakimi would fashion a 4v2 matchup.
Kessie (5): Not the Ivorian’s best game but not entirely his fault either, the instructions were clearly for him to press high which conceded far too many 1v1s to Lukaku against our defense.
Saelemaekers (4.5): Offered nothing on either side, his usual role provides a significant amount of cover for Calabria but that was found to be wanting for much of this game.
Calhanoglu (5): Nowhere near what we’ve come to expect from the team’s best creative outlet, consistently lazy with his passes and frustratingly indecisive with his final ball especially in a first half chance that should’ve sent Rebic clear on goal but instead resulted in a goalkick.
Rebic (4): Not his type of game at all, as with Theo there was no space on the left which severely limited his pace and without his pace he was basically a lame duck for the entire game.
Ibrahimovic (5): Forced two great saves out of Handanovic right out of halftime but ultimately he had to do better to make them practically impossible to save for the keeper.
Meite (N/A): All the subs came on after Inter’s third goal with very little to really play for