Juve-Inter Player Ratings: Allegri dooms the Old Lady, Perisic inspires Nerazzurri win

by | May 11, 2022 23:02

Inter beat Juventus 4-2 in the Coppa Italia Final. Here are Football Italia’s player ratings from the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

Juventus

Perin 6 – Big save to deny Matteo Darmian in the second half, shortly after Juve had taken the lead. Has proved to be a valuable back-up between the sticks this season.

Danilo 5 – Perhaps it wasn’t fully fit from the very start. He left too much space for Nicolò Barella to score the opener and Ivan Perisic looked unstoppable. He was subbed off before the break because of an injury. (41’ Morata 7 – Deflected Alex Sandro’s shot to level the score. Helped the team defensively, running for two. Not everyone put in the same commitment tonight.)

De Ligt 5 – Won many aerial duels, but caused the second penalty kick of the night, which was pretty clear but was only spotted with a VAR check.

Chiellini 6.5 – This was his last chance to win a trophy at Juventus. He nullified Edin Dzeko and closed all the gaps at the back, but wasn’t fit enough to finish the game. (84’ Arthur 4 – No impact at all, too flat.)

Alex Sandro 6 – The Brazilian was error-prone in the first half, but revitalised Juventus just after the break with a shot deflected by Alvaro Morata, who levelled the score.

Zakaria 5 – He disappeared and struggled to cope with the quality of Inter midfielders. No late runs, no physical strength. His substitution in the second half was a natural consequence of his performance. (67’ Locatelli 5.5 – Like Zakaria, a bit hidden in midfield.)

Rabiot 5.5 – Hot and cold as usually really. He didn’t create much, but made his presence felt, especially when Juventus went one goal down early in the first half.

Cuadrado 6 – He has a story with Inter and Inter fans hasn’t he? Was booed by the Black and Blue half of the Olimpico crowd every time he touched the ball. Was meant to play as a winger, but was dropped to defence when Danilo left the pitch injured. His duels with Perisic weere one of the most entertaining things in the game.

Dybala 6.5 – This game meant a lot to him and you could tell by looking at his eyes at any stage of the match. He missed a relatively easy chance in the first half, bur provided quality and unpredictability in the final third. His through ball for Dusan Vlahovic led to Juventus’ second goal. (99’ Kean N/G)

Bernardeschi 5 – Fairly anonymous for large parts of the match. He helped the team defensively, so he wasn’t bright enough in the final third.  (67’ Bonucci 5 – Caused the first penalty kick for Inter and it all went uphill.)

Vlahovic 6.5 – Handled the pressure after failing to score in the previous four games across all competitions. He kept Inter defenders busy and he did find the net in the second half, but it wasn’t enough for Juve to bring the trophy home.

Coach: Allegri 4 – Made defensive substitutions too early. Juventus had the game in their hands, but the Old Lady sat too deep with more than 30 minutes remaining and ended up losing it. He is the highest paid coach in Serie A and Juventus are the most valuable team. Nevertheless, they have finished the first season without a trophy since 2010-11. That’s usually called failure. Absolutely lost his cool at the end of the game and was sent off.

Inter

Handanovic 7 – Denied Vlahovic in the first half with a tremendous save. Looked at fault for Juventus’ equaliser, but Morata deflected Alex Sandro’s shot, making it impossible for him to stop it.

Skriniar 7 – Solid performance from the Slovakia international. Always in the right place at the right time. His fellow defenders didn’t have their best day at the office, but Skriniar got their back.

De Vrij  5.5 – Not his finest showing. After a decent first half, he allowed Vlahovic to turn and shoot inside the box leading to Juventus’ equaliser.

D’Ambrosio 5.5 – Overall, it wasn’t such a bad performance, but Vlahovic embarrassed him before giving Juventus the lead. Dimarco proved to be a key tactical weapon when he was introduced in his place. (64’ Dimarco 7 – His late runs and movements to create passing lines helped Inter recover from one goal down and win the Coppa (112 Bastoni N/G))

Darmian 6 – Very defensive-minded even if he had a chance to score the equaliser in the second half. (64 Dumfries 6.5 – Inter pushed forward on the right and were way more dangerous after he came on.)

Barella 7.5 – Take a bow, Barella. His opener was a thing of beauty. An impressive curler from the edge of the box, which was simply impossible to catch for Mattia Perin. Never stopped running throughout the match. A machine. Such a shame he wasn’t so much in shape in March.

Brozovic 7.5 – Inter can’t do without him and Brozovic once again showed why tonight. The Croat provided quality and quantity. Controlled the tempo of the match like a Maestro. Spot on in everything he did. Brilliant.

Calhanoglu – 7  Kept his nerve from the spot, scoring the equaliser with 15 minutes remaining. Was the highlight of his match, but did many other great things during the game. Impressive quality. (90’ Vidal N/G)

Perisic 8 – Man of the match. Scored twice to help Inter win their second trophy this season. The penalty kick was perfect, his second goal was similar to Barella’s and sent the Nerazzurri to paradise.

Lautaro Martinez 7 – In South America they call it Garra. In Italy it’s Grinta – grit. El Toro has it and used it to give a hard time to Juventus defenders. He didn’t score, but earned the first penalty of the night, converted by Calhanoglu. (90’ Sanchez N/G).

Dzeko 5 – Not his best night. Chiellini often got the better of him, winning almost every aerial duel. Dzeko didn’t have a single chance in a stadium where he has scored many goals in his career. (63’ Correa – Inter looked fresher and were surely more unpredictable with him on the pitch).

Coach: Inzaghi 5.5 – His substitutions made the difference in a positive way, Dimarco, Correa and Dumfries gave more unpredictability to the Nerazzurri. He has already won more than Antonio Conte.

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epa09941232 Inter players celebrate a goal during the Coppa Italia final between Juventus FC and Inter Milan at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 11 May 2022. EPA-EFE/Riccardo Antimiani

7 Comments

  1. LORD ALLEGRI PATRON SAINT OF SLOW BALL

    Too Kind. Give PhD 11/10 for showing me why I have always been right about the clown coach of world football.

  2. Muto

    De Ligt is overrated. He always makes errors in the big game.

  3. Bruno

    “He is the highest paid coach in Serie A and Juventus are the most valuable team.”

    Who do you blame more Allegri or the fools who hired him?

    Pirlo did a solid job in his first season. He would have been a far better option to bring through the young talents in the academy and continue the development of Chiesa, Vlahovic, Locatelli, Pellegrini and De Ligt. But no. Instead they opted for the most regressive coach in Italy. One who had been extremely fortunate in the past to have the best squad, by far, in the league. Now that the squads are a little more balanced in the league, he has been found out.

  4. I MISS JUVENTUS IN SERIE B 🤡

    xD Hope Juventus keeps Lord Allegri forever.

  5. Hppower

    #AllegriOut

  6. Alessandro

    Fanboys Inter at its best, you forgot to rate the referee 10 out of 10…

  7. Dan

    Where are the Allegri butt lickers now?? – Every smart coach has this guy figured out, and the management want him for another 3 years LOL

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