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Inter Milan came from behind to beat Juventus in an exciting derby d'Italia.

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 Inter took home all three points  against Juventus at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

 Samir Handanovic (7): Was used often to alleviate the pressure from Juve’s pressing game. Could do nothing about Lichsteiner’s goal. Game-winning save from a Khedira header in the 91st minute.

Danilo D’Ambrosio (5.5): Sound first half from the right back, as it was for the entire defense. In the second half he couldn’t keep up with Alex Sandro who ran down Danilo’s side of the pitch and assisted Juve’s only goal. Other than that singular play, the Italian fullback did what he needed to do.

 

Jeison Murillo (8): The Colombian played his best game in the 2016/17 campaign, as did most of the squad. It was one of those games where you didn’t hear his name too often, but he was always there to head a cross away or win a challenge.

Miranda (8): Calm, collected; went into his challenges with heart. His ability to close down space with Murillo was sublime. More games with such urge would benefit De Boer’s squad.

Davide Santon (6): Sound on the left side of the pitch during the first half, then, with a momentary lapse in concentration in the second half, lost the run of Lichsteiner who clinically finished Alex Sandro’s low driving cross. Aside from losing his mark, the italian fullback had a himself a fine match- defending well up and down his side and connected well with Eder and later on Perisic until being subbed off in the 79th minute.

Joao Mario (7.5): What a calm and cool performance from the Portuguese. Imaginative, cool headed, the works. Helped out on attacks and came back to defend his ground. Along with Banega, completely controlled the tempo and center of the park.

Gary Medel (7): Was able to go into challenges as Juve often came charging down the field. Was there to provide extra support in the defensive no time on the ball. The Bulldog was subbed off in the 75th minute for Felipe Melo.

 

Ever Banega (7.5): Lively, directed play and was always calm on the ball. The Inter midfield seems as calm as ever with Mario and Banega pulling the strings. Truly impressive night alongside Joao Mario.

Antonio Candreva (7.5): Was quiet in the first half but once play opened up in the second half the Italian winger was used frequently as Inter looked to push the ball up and out of the midfield.

Eder (7.5): Easily the most dangerous player on the pitch in the entire first half. Quick, intelligent and aggressive throughout his entire outing. Substituted for Perisic in the 70th minute and was justifiably met with a standing ovation as he left the pitch.

Mauro Icardi (9): Icardi’s work ethic today was truly unreal. Lively really is not the word. A constant nuisance to the Juve backline. Fought harder than he’s ever fought before. And, then, the goal. Icardi wonderfully headed a corner past Buffon to bring the clash level at 1-1 in the 68th minute. Then, the assist. The Inter captain collected a ball, brought it down and gave a pinpoint trivela cross to the substitute Perisic who buried the ball for 2-1 in the 78th minute. Man of the match performance. This is the Icardi we all know he can be.

      Substitutions

Ivan Perisic (7): The super sub wasted no time getting involved, when, 8 minutes into his night, headed Icardi’s wonderfully crossed ball into the bottom corner of the net in the 78th minute. As Inter looked to waste time, he also provided an outlet on the left, which eased the pressure on the team as a whole

Felipe Melo (6): The Brazilian came on for the exhausted Medel in the middle of the park to help contain the bianconeri attack.

Miangue (6): This was the Belgian’s first game for the senior squad and he topped off Inter’s performance with a challenge on Dybala that truly ended the momentum Juve had to grab a late equalizer.

 

 

 

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Banega Ever

Banega Ever
  • Current Team: FC Inter Milan
  • D.O.B.: 29/06/1988
  • Nationality: Argentine
  • Midfielder

 
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