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Martinez Gets 8.5 | Inter Milan Players Rated In Hard-Fought Draw Vs Barcelona

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Inter Milan clashed heads with Barcelona at the Nou Camp earlier tonight as they looked to secure all three points on their travels in the UEFA Champions League. The Milan giants made a decent start to the game but conceded the opening goal in the 40th minute when Ousmane Dembele found the back of the net for Barca from close range. The Italian outfit were trailing 1-0 at half-time.

Nicolo Barella equalised for Inter just five minutes into the second half when he scored from close range. Lautaro Martinez completed the turnaround for the Milan club just after the hour mark when the Argentine got his name on the scoresheet. Robert Lewandowski equalised for the home side in the 82nd minute but Robin Gosens gave Inter the lead again in the 89th minute. However, Lewandowski scored again in injury time with a good header as Simone Inzaghi’s men were held to a 3-3 draw at full-time.

Let’s take a look at how each Inter Milan player fared during the clash against Barcelona.

GK: Andre Onana – 7/10

The talented keeper made a lot of important saves at the back to keep his team in the game. However, he still ended up shipping in three goals tonight.

CB: Alessandro Bastoni – 7.5/10

Bastoni gave a good account of himself on the defensive third of the pitch and ended the game with an assist to his name as well.

CB: Stefan de Vrij – 6/10

He made a lot of important clearances at the back but won’t be happy after allowing two late goals.

CB: Milan Skriniar – 6.5/10

Skriniar was strong in the air and did his fair share of defending during the 90 minutes.

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RM: Denzel Dumfries – 7/10

He won a couple of aerial duels and came back to defend when needed. He also had some bright moments in the final third.

CM: Henrikh Mkhitaryan – 7/10

He secured the ball a few times at the centre of the park but offered very little going forward.

CM: Nicolo Barella – 7.5/10

Barella anchored the midfield with conviction and had some bright moments in the Barca half.

CM: Hakan Calhanoglu – 8/10

He protected his backline really well and orchestrated two good chances in the final third.

LM: Federico Dimarco – 6.5/10

Dimarco had a couple of lively moments down the left flank but failed to threaten the Barca goal.

ST: Lautaro Martinez – 8.5/10

The Argentine sensation caused a few headaches for the opposition defenders and finished the match with a goal and an assist to his name.

ST: Edin Dzeko – 6.5/10

He made some crucial clearances at the back but was toothless in front of the Barcelona goal.

Substitutes:

LB: Mateo Darmian – 6/10

His impact on the game was minimal.

RB: Raoul Bellanova – 6.5/10

The Italian had a couple of bright moments after coming off the bench.

LM: Robin Gosens – 7/10

He was a threat in the final third and scored a late goal.

CM: Kristjan Asllani – N/A

Asllani didn’t get enough time to influence the game.

CB: Francesco Acerbi – N/A

Acerbi made a couple of clearances at the back.

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