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Inter 2-2 Milan: Player Ratings

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A bitter ending to what looked like a promising derby.

FC Internazionale v AC Milan - Serie A Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images

For the third straight game in a row, Inter have dropped points. Inter actually looked like we could win the game as there was a two goals cushion with little time left on the clock. Even with the two goal lead though, Inter could not hold on and Milan managed to scrap together two goals and draw the game. This disappointing did have some bright spots as several players did excel in this tough match.

Players

Samir Handanovic- 6

Handanovic had a superb game highlighted by a couple fantastic saves, but then for Milan's second goal, Handanovic was caught in no mans land and was not in position to make the crucial stop.

Danilo D'Ambrosio- 5.5

Unfortunately, Danilo was not able to extend his scoring streak to three games in this fixture against Milan. Honestly did not have the best performance of the season as Delofeu pinned him back in our defensive half for much of the game.

Miranda- 6

Questions should be asked as to why our defense has been leaking so many goals every week, but the questions should not be pointed at Miranda. He is a strong defender who always leads the backline, but unfortunately he cannot carry everyone else.

Gary Medel- 6

This was a very solid outing for the Chilean defender. His aggressive and smart play covers for the fact that he is not that tall of a player. On the final play of the game Medel was inches away from making a goal line clearance, but sadly was unable to reach the ball.

Yuto Nagatomo- 5.5

In a somewhat rare start for the defender, Nagatomo performed admirably. He came on after spending several games on the bench and minimized Suso's involvement in the match. Gave Pioli a glimpse of just what he can offer as the team's left back.

Geoffrey Kondogbia- 6.5

Geoffrey and Roberto dominated in the center of the pitch. Kondogbia pressed up the pitch and was winning the ball all over the pitch. Really does pair well with Roberto and shows that they can be a dominant tandem in the future.

Roberto Gagliardini- 6.5

After missing last week's defeat to Crotone, Gagliardini came back into the team seamlessly as his partnership with Kondogbia excelled. One of the things that is really impressive about Roberto is his ability to play long balls like the beauty that led to Candreva's opening goal.

Ivan Perisic- 7

Ivan really performed in the derby. After several shaky games where Perisic had really been ineffective, Perisic came back big in this game. He created problems for the Milanese defense all game and assisted Icardi's goal with an incisive cross.

Joao Mario- 7

This was a really impressive outing from the young midfielder. Pioli has a really difficult decision to make every week with two super talented playmakers in Mario and Banega, and Joao Mario did his part in making the decision even more difficult. He pressed hard and was a constant nuisance for Milan's defense.

Antonio Candreva- 7

Candreva opened the scoring in the match after getting onto the end of a wonderful Gagliardini pass. The winger spent the match pushing the hall forward until he was subbed off.

Mauro Icardi- 6.5

Pleased that the Captain scored his first goal against Milan in an Inter jersey. Although he did not get involved in the match until his goal, goals are a good way of getting involved in the match.

Substitutes

Eder- 5.5

Not his usual self off the bench. As Inter were forced to sit farther and farther back by the push that Milan was making, Eder had less and less influence to the point where you might have forgotten that he was subbed on.

Jeison Murillo- 5

Pioli brought on Murillo to secure the victory for Inter by adding another defensive presence. As anyone who watched the game would know, that did not go to plan. The goals were not necessarily Murillo's fault though so he should not be blamed for the dropped points.

Jonathan Biabiany- 5

Wow Biabiany saw the field. When was the last time we saw the Frenchman? Well it turns out this was his first appearance in the league this season. In his first appearance, Biabiany was able to rip off a shot, but unfortunately it sailed and he was not able to put the match away.

Coach

Stefano Pioli- 5

Pioli set the team up to succeed in the first half and they did just that. Inter were up by two goals by half time and had chances to further their lead in the second half, but were unable to do so. It looked as if could cruise to their first win in three games until Milan started fighting back. When Milan started fighting back, the team seemed void of any answers and Pioli decided to mix it up. Pioli then made his substitutions, but we all quickly saw after that these substitutions did not benefit the squad as Milan got two goals back in the closing minutes of the game. The substations made by Pioli went horribly wrong and in the end, these substitutions threw off the team and led to the draw.