The Italian giants traveled to Bolshaya Sportivnaya Arena to face the biggest surprise of the season Sherif on Wednesday night in the UEFA Champions League. While Inter Milan were looking to get closer to the knockouts qualification, Sherif were eyeing the unthinkable by causing an upset.
The visitors were dismal in front of the goal as they failed to take their chances, and Sherif survived the goalless first half. However, the Italian champions turned on the heat by scoring 3 goals in the 2nd half to seal the game. Marcelo Brozovic broke the deadlock before Milan Skrinar doubled Inter’s lead, and Alexis Sanchez made it 3-0. The home side also managed to score one back through Adama Traore in the dying minutes of the game to finish the game 1-3.
Here are the Player Ratings for the UEFA Champions League fixture between Sheriff and Inter Milan :-
Georgios Athanasiadis (GK) (5.5/10): He had an off day at work as the visitors scored 3 goals past him.
Fernando Costanza (6.5/10): He was the pick of the defenders with the most number of tackles and clearances from his side. Earned himself a yellow card in the process.
Gustavo Dulanto (6/10): He tried his best to stop the relentless attack from the Inter. He put up a decent shift but has a little to show against.
Danilo Arboleda Hurtado (6.5/10): Another defender who gave his all to contain the mayhem. He made 2 tackles and 5 clearances on the night.
Cristiano (5.5/10): He was doing a decent job in the defense until he received a yellow card. Lost his shape in the 2nd half.
Sebastien Thill (7.5/10): He was immense for Sheriff in the defense. He did not fail to deliver in the attack as well and registered an assist against his name.
Edmund Addo (4/10): He had a rough night as he was seen nowhere on the pitch. Got a yellow card as well.
Adama Traore (7/10): The only attacking threat from the home side on the night. Scored a well-deserving goal in the dying moments of the game.
Dimitris Kolovos (5/10): Another player from the home side to receive the yellow card after showing a poor display on the field.
Frank Andersson Castaneda Velez (5.5/10): Another non-existent player in the attack and lost the ball consistently in the final third.
Jasurbek Yakshiboev (5.5/10): He could not do much in the lack of supply from the midfield
Keston Julien (6/10): Not played for enough time to leave an impact.
Stjepan Radeljic (5/10): He was searching for the ball throughout his time on the pitch.
Bruno (6/10): He did a decent job in his 18 minutes cameo. He also managed to make a rare key pass for his side.
Samir Handanovic (GK) (5.5/10): The Inter Milan keeper had nothing to do in the entire game apart from an easy save. He failed to keep the cleansheet in the end.
Alessandro Bastoni (6/10): He had troubles early in the first half and took some time to settle down. Later he tried to unlock the left-wing while attacking.
Stefan de Vrij (7/10): Stefan had a gala time in the attack as he moved the ball from side to side and played it into the forwards’ feet for fun.
Milan Skriniar (8/10): He didn’t have to contribute much in defending as Inter Milan had all the ball, but he scored a goal to contribute in the attack.
Matteo Darmian (6/10): Darmian found himself in decent attacking positions constantly. However, he received an undeserving yellow card.
Federico Dimarco (6.5/10): He could have registered an assist against his name from the beautiful delivery from the corner. He connected well with Bastoni in the attack for Inter Milan.
Arturo Vidal (7.5/10): The old warhorse was the engine of the Inter Milan midfield. He turned back the clock by winning the ball and making the key passes.
Marcelo Brozovic (9/10): He dictated the proceedings in the Inter Milan midfield. Scored one goal and assisted another for his side. Man of the Match.
Nicolo Barella (8/10): Another top-notch performance from a top player. Turned opponents in the cone and won every ball that came his way.
Lautaro Martinez (6.5/10): He missed clear chances in the first half for Inter Milan. Still, he was unlucky not to be on the scoresheet as the long-range curler hit the post.
Edin Dzeko (5/10): He had an off day in front of the goal for Inter Milan. He could have put the game to bed by half-time as he could have scored at least 2 goals in the first half.
Joaquin Correa (5/10): Barely got a touch on the ball in his 10 minutes of the cameo
Alexis Sanchez (7/10): Brought the fresh energy in the attack and scored a goal as well.
Ivan Perisic (6.5/10): He did what he usually does. Perisic replaced tired Dimarco and immediately controlled the flank.
Andrea Ranocchia (6/10): Played for a little time to leave an impact.
Denzel Dumfries (6/10): Had a minimal impact on the game, got some crucial minutes under his belt.