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Inter 5-2 Udinese: Player Ratings

It's over. It's really over. HURRAH.

Inter rounded off a tremendously humiliating season with a comfortable 5-2 win against Udinese at San Siro. Eder, Ivan Perisic and Marcelo Brozovic were all on the score-sheet as Stefano Vecchi's side dismantled a thoroughly disinterested Udinese outfit, who at least found the net on two occasions through Andrija Balic and Duvan Zapata. Read our player ratings for a highly irrelevant game of football below (Baraka's recap can be found here).


Juan Pablo Carrizo - 6

Didn't have to make as much as a save. A nice evening out for Carrizo in his final game as an Inter player; now he'll move elsewhere in the search for more game-time. And that's fine by me. Bye.

Danilo D'Ambrosio - 6

Udinese turned up at San Siro in their sandals, so this was a very quiet evening for D'Ambrosio. Hardly any contribution of note either in attack or in defence. One of the very few who can be satisfied with their season on a personal level.

Marco Andreolli - 6.5

Very good. Andreolli followed up his goal-scoring performance at the Olimpico with another assured display, demonstrating to be more than worthy of the captain's armband. I'd be disappointed if we didn't keep him around for next season (he's out of contract now), because he is the perfect professional and a true Interista.

Gary Medel - 6

The man who cannot spell the name of the stadium he's been playing at for three years signed off with a solid performance. He had a couple of awkward moments against Zapata on the break, but nothing scandalous.

Davide Santon - 6.5

His assist for the opening goal was nicely worked - almost a carbon copy of his assist in the match against Southampton - and it was the only important incident he was involved in during the 90 minutes. Udinese offered little offensive threat and he was able to perform comfortably in a slow-tempo game, moving into the centre of defence after half-time.

Roberto Gagliardini - 6.5

Back to something approaching his best after a two-month blackout. The understanding with Kondogbia returned and he did everything with confidence, with a couple of half chances to score. Let's hope he can reproduce his January-February form when it matters again next season.

Geoffrey Kondogbia - 7

When the surrounding environment is right Kondogbia is a fine midfielder; tonight the surrounding environment was right. Inter dominated the match and had other, more reliable sources of creativity, so the Frenchman was able to go about his business of recovering the ball and breaking up opposition attacks without any trouble. He even indulged in a couple of fancy tricks to prove that he was in the mood. The doubts remain, though.

Antonio Candreva - 6

A quiet display in a game that saw Inter find much more success on the other side. As always he wasn't precise in everything he did, but he put in a solid shift and provided one lovely pass for Palacio in the second half.

Marcelo Brozovic - 6.5

Was this the last time Brozovic wore an Inter shirt? Considering some of his behaviour during the course of this season, let's hope so. Tonight was a decent, albeit unspectacular match for him, keeping everything neat and tidy and then scoring the goal that made it 3-0. The fact that he was whistled even after that says it all, though - he must leave this summer, because his time at Inter is well and truly over.

Ivan Perisic - 8

If this was Perisic's final match in an Inter shirt, it was a fitting way to sign off. His goal and two assists means he concludes the season in double figures for both goals and assists, which ought not be underestimated, and it could have been more had he not spurned a glorious chance late in the first half. Devastating for 55 minutes before being replaced by Palacio; you have been frustratingly terrible at times this season, Ivan, but we'll probably miss you if you leave.

Eder - 7.5

A complete centre-forward's performance from Eder, scoring two almost identical goals and working exceptionally with his team-mates up front. The anti-Icardi brigade will have watched this match with great interest.

Pity that this is the last game of the season and Eder was dreadful when it actually mattered.


Yuto Nagatomo - 6

Dynamic and athletic, but little more. He spent far more time in Udinese's half than he did in his own after replacing Medel, and managed to procure the own goal that made it 5-1. Not impeccable when attacked by Matos.

Rodrigo Palacio - 6.5

The post that he hit shortly after coming on is a microcosm of the misfortune Palacio has had during these last five years. If Inter have won nothing and failed virtually all of their objectives since 2012 then he certainly isn't to blame for that - Don Rodrigo has always given his all for this club and been the utmost professional from the moment he joined to the moment he left. Had he arrived at a different period in our history we'd have been able to appreciate just how good a player he was; as it is we're left asking what might have been. Grazie, Trenza. Ci mancherai.

(If you're looking for a well-written tribute to Palacio, I can very much recommend this.)

Trent Sainsbury - 6

He played! He really played! After four months of waiting Sainsbury finally got the chance to make his debut for Inter, and it was... well, pretty dull really. Two clean tackles and one dodgy tackle, which earned him a yellow card, are all Inter supporters will be able to remember him for - but still, he played. No Australian has for Inter before.


Stefano Vecchi - 6.5

It would be easy to overstate the impact he's had in his five matches in charge this season, but at the same time you couldn't have asked much more of Vecchi. He's been thrown in at the deep end on two separate occasions and responded well each time. The team played with a free mind for once and clinically exploited (almost) every opportunity that came their way; if only they could do that when it actually mattered. The mental fragility that overwhelms everybody when they play for Inter is embarrassing.