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Torino 2-2 Inter: Player Ratings

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Oh well.

Inter's last remaining hopes of qualifying for next season's UEFA Champions League were finally extinguished on Saturday night as they drew 2-2 with Torino. Geoffrey Kondogbia and Antonio Candreva were both on the score-sheet for Stefano Pioli's boys, but it wasn't enough to secure a third straight win as goals from Daniele Baselli and Afryie Acquah earned the home side a point at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino. Michael's recap can be read here, while below are our player ratings.

Players

Samir Handanovic - 6

He couldn't have done anything about either goal and produced a fine save from Belotti to ensure we didn't concede another. Samir wasn't the problem.

Danilo D'Ambrosio - 6.5

Danilo fully deserves the Italy call-up he has received for this month's international break, and he demonstrated why in this match. Another solid performance from a player who is very rarely found wanting: I was wrong about him.

Gary Medel - 6.5

His match lasted less than an hour but those 57 minutes were enough to show us how important Pitbull has become at the back. All things considered he contained Belotti well - and few defenders are capable of doing that at the moment - and was useful in his passing as well. Let's hope the injury he sustained isn't serious.

Miranda - 5.5

Not great. He alternated great moments with much less great moments, appearing troubled by the high press Torino always execute so well when they're in a good physical condition. A ball-playing centre-back he is not.

Cristian Ansaldi - 6.5

Probably the best out of our back five. He doesn't have defending in his blood but he didn't make any errors on this occasion and helped out a lot going forward, particularly in the second half when he began combining with Perisic. Great work for Candreva's goal.

Roberto Gagliardini - 6

Not his finest performance in an Inter shirt, although he started very well and could have scored a third goal in three games with a bit more luck. In the second half he started losing the ball in a manner we've come to not expect from him, but he's allowed to have an off day once in a while.

Geoffrey Kondogbia - 7

The Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino appears to bring him good fortune. Another precious goal after the one he scored in this fixture last season, and in general a convincing performance which could have been improved with better passing. Our best performer on the night, and we've not been able to say that much since he arrived.

Antonio Candreva - 6

He scored an important goal to restore parity quickly but it wasn't an impressive display from Candreva, observing most of the match as a spectator. Molinaro and co. did well to contain him.

Ever Banega - 5.5

This was a backwards step after a quite spectacular fortnight for El Tanguito. Torino didn't give him a moment's rest and he was far less incisive than in recent outings, both for his own failings and those of his teammates.

Ivan Perisic - 5.5

His work-rate cannot be questioned but it wasn't a positive day for Perisic, baring his own responsibilities for Torino's first goal and failing to make anything happen up the other end. Extremely wasteful in front of Hart on a couple of occasions.

Mauro Icardi - 6

Only one clear-cut chance for Maurito in this match and Hart dealt with it. He put an honest shift in up front but was well contained by Molinaro and company at the back.

Substitutes

Jeison Murillo - 6

He didn't have much time to warm-up before replacing Medel but he settled into the game well and covered for the Chilean admirably. Good to have the old Murillo back.

Eder - 6.5

Pioli got this substitution right, although unfortunately it wasn’t enough to earn us the victory. He came on with a great attitude and caused Torino more problems than Banega had, very nearly producing the winning goal late on as Hart made a good save.

Marcelo Brozovic - 6

He didn't have much time to make an impact on the game but could have ended up with an assist, had Perisic not messed up. The Gagliardini-Kondogbia axis ought not to be tampered with at the moment but he remains a vital resource for Pioli in midfield.

Manager

Stefano Pioli - 6

The team started well but seemed to lose itself after Torino's first goal, and were unable to retake control of proceedings until after Acquah had made it 2-1. He managed to give the players a shake from the touchline and replacing Banega with Eder had the desired effect, but it all happened a little too late and this time the victory wasn't possible. You can't always get the rub of the green and on this occasion Inter didn't, but I'm not willing to pile criticism on him for a draw against a side that only Juventus have beaten away from home this season. Inter won’t reach the Champions League but that's not his fault, and I wouldn't object if he remained for the following season.