Media watch: ‘Outstanding’ Demiral

by | Feb 10, 2021 11:28

Italian sports papers praised Merih Demiral and Matthijs de Ligt after JuventusInter and picked Samir Handanovic as Inter’s MOTM.

The Old Lady held Inter to a 0-0 draw in the decider of the Coppa Italia semi-finals on Tuesday evening.

Juventus had won the reverse fixture in Milan last week and the goalless stalemate at the Allianz Stadium allowed the Bianconeri to qualify for the 20th Coppa Italia final in their history.

Italian sports papers praised Merih Demiral and Matthijs de Ligt after Juventus-Inter and picked Samir Handanovic as Inter’s MOTM.

The Old Lady held Inter to a 0-0 draw in the decider of the Coppa Italia semi-finals on Tuesday evening.

Juventus had won the reverse fixture in Milan last week and the goalless stalemate at the Allianz Stadium allowed the Bianconeri to qualify for the 20th Coppa Italia final in their history.

Matthijs de Ligt and Merih Demiral were the best players on the pitch for the Old Lady, according to Italian sports papers.

La Gazzetta dello Sport wrote the Turkey international’s performance was “impressive” and compared him with Giorgio Chiellini.

Samir Handanovic was the best Inter player, according to Italian sports papers, with the Slovenia international who denied Cristiano Ronaldo twice in the second half.

Click here to check out Football Italia’s player ratings from the Allianz Stadium.

Italian sports papers ratings:

Gazzetta
Juventus (4-4-2): 
Buffon 6.5; Danilo 5, Demiral 7.5, De Ligt 7, Alex Sandro 6; Cuadrado 6 (Chiellini 82 N/A), Bentancur 6, Rabiot 6, Bernardeschi 5 (McKennie 62 5.5); Kulusevski 6.5 (Chiesa 86 N/A), Ronaldo 6.5. Coach Pirlo: 6.5

Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic 7; Skriniar 6, De Vrij 6.5, Bastoni 6 (Kolarov 65 6); Hakimi 6.5, Barella 6.5, Brozovic 6, Eriksen 5 (Sensi 65 5), Darmian 5 (Perisic 58 5.5); Lukaku 5, Lautaro Martinez 5.5. Coach Conte: 5

 

Corriere dello Sport
Juventus (4-4-2): 
Buffon 6; Danilo 8, Demiral 7.5, De Ligt 7.5, Alex Sandro 6; Cuadrado 6.5 (Chiellini 82 N/A), Bentancur 6, Rabiot 6.5, Bernardeschi 6 (McKennie 62 6); Kulusevski 6 (Chiesa 86 N/A), Ronaldo 7. Coach Pirlo: 7

Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic 7; Skriniar 6, De Vrij 6.5, Bastoni 6 (Kolarov 65 5.5); Hakimi 6.5, Barella 6.5, Brozovic 6, Eriksen 5.5 (Sensi 65 6.5), Darmian 5.5 (Perisic 58 5.5); Lukaku 5, Lautaro Martinez 4.5. Coach Conte: 5

 

Tuttosport:
Juventus (4-4-2): 
Buffon 6; Danilo 6, Demiral 7, De Ligt 7, Alex Sandro 6; Cuadrado 5.5 (Chiellini 82 N/A), Bentancur 6, Rabiot 6, Bernardeschi 5.5 (McKennie 62 6); Kulusevski 5.5 (Chiesa 86 N/A), Ronaldo 6. Coach Pirlo: 6

Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic 7.5; Skriniar 6.5, De Vrij 6, Bastoni 6 (Kolarov 65 6.5); Hakimi 7, Barella 7, Brozovic 6, Eriksen 5.5 (Sensi 65 6.5), Darmian 6 (Perisic 58 5.5); Lukaku 5, Lautaro Martinez 5.5. Coach Conte: 6.5

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