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Inter Milan vs Torino - Man of the Match

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Keita Balde (R) of FC Internazionale is challenged by Soualiho Meite of Torino FC during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Torino FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on August 26, 2018 in Milan, Italy.
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A much improved performance to the first match of the season, however, Pazza (crazy) Inter Milan strikes again as the Nerazzurri blew a two-goal lead to draw with Torino Sunday. Here are our candidates for man of the match:

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Stefan De Vrij of FC Internazionale celebrates his goal during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Torino FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on August 26, 2018 in Milan, Italy.
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Stefan De Vrij

The Dutchman opened his account in the colours of black and blue. This could have been two goals in two matches for Stefan and all Inter fans will be hoping that he scores plenty for our team. Not since the days of Marco Materazzi have we had central defenders threatening to score on a regular basis and luckily this seems to be a facet of De Vrij’s game. He could hardly be blamed for the goals, but, at the same time he is part of the defense that allowed two of them in after leading 2-0. De Vrij won’t go home happy because of that.

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Ivan Perisic of FC Internazionale celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Torino FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on August 26, 2018 in Milan, Italy.
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Ivan Perisic

We couldn’t have asked for a better way to get the scoring started. Perisic’s stunning strike was sumptuous and would have easily settled nerves within the San Siro. A pretty good all-round display from the Croatian.

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Tomas Rincon (R) of Torino FC competes for the ball with Kwadwo Asamoah of FC Internazionale during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Torino FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on August 26, 2018 in Milan, Italy.
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Kwadwo Asamoah

A great first half and unfortunate to go off with a knock in the second. I have no problem with him being deployed at left midfield or left-back whatsoever. How long will it be before we see a bad game from this guy? I suspect we won’t for some time.

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Matteo Politano of FC Internazionale in action during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Torino FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on August 26, 2018 in Milan, Italy.
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Matteo Politano

Built on his awesome display against Sassuolo and was the creative force Inter needs. He assisted De Vrij with a beautiful set piece delivery, which should have sealed the result. He could not be faulted with the capitulation that followed and he should not be associated with it really as his level of performance never really dropped.

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Sime Vrsaljko of FC Internazionale in action during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Torino FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on August 26, 2018 in Milan, Italy.
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Sime Vrsaljko

The same reasons we have been raving about Kwadwo Asamoah can be attributed to Sime. One could be remiss for not realizing that this was his debut. The Croatian looked so comfortable out there today. And I believe he will only get better.

MAN OF THE MATCH

Matteo Politano

Former Inter great Beppe Bergomi stated that - “Inter have done well [in the transfer window] but lack a set piece specialist.” - well if we were to make the judgement from this display Matteo would have proved Bergomi wrong. However, the final verdict will have to be made at the end of the season. For now we can be happy that we have an Italian performing well at Inter. His assist for Stefan De Vrij was a peach but let’s not forget that he also set up Ivan Perisic with what should have been the game winning goal. He keeps on going from strength to strength and long may it continue.


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