Inter almost produced one of the great comebacks in Italian football, taking Juventus to a penalty shoot-out on the night only to lose 5-4 thanks to a Palacio missed penalty.
A 3-0 defeat in Turin, meant the Nerazzurri needed a 3-0 win to take it to extra-time and that’s exactly what Inter done on the night.
Here is how we rated each performance of Inter’s players following their win over Juventus.
Carrizo (6) Despite not having much to do throughout the game, the back-up goalkeeper got away with two mistakes that almost let Juventus get score the away goal. Made a crucial double save in the 120th minute against Morata, but let his team down in the shoot-out with his decision-making.
Santon (7) Another good performance by the Italian international on his return to the line-up, Inter’s full-back on his day when he’s fit and that’s the problem.
D’Ambrosio (7) Was asked to play out of his normal position at centre-back to deal with Zaza-Morata, and done well on the night.
Juan Jesus (8) Captain for the night, and produced a leading display from the back. Kept Morata quiet throughout the match and his desire to win the match was shown from the 1st minute.
Nagatomo (6) Scored in the shoot-out, kept Cuadrado in his back pocket throughout the game.
Medel (8.5) A much improved performance from Gary Medel after a shocking performance on Sunday, dominated the midfield and completed almost 95% of his passes in the game.
Kondogbia (6.5) The French international had a very good game for the Nerazzurri in the first half, went off injured with a head injury.
Ljajic (8) After just featuring 60 minutes for Inter over the last 4 matches, Ljajic was given a start and impressed throughout the match, unlucky to hit the bar after getting the better of Lichtsteiner.
Brozovic (9) The Croatian had an excellent game in midfield, from playing off Eder in the first half to a deep role alongside Medel for the rest of the match. To add to his excellent work-rate in the middle, he scored two goals and a penalty in the shoot-out.
Perisic (9.5) MOTM The Croatian’s best match in the Nerazzurri shirt! Incredible work-rate to go 120 mins running up and down the left flank, whilst dealing with Juve’s attacking threat on the flanks. Scored the second and won the penalty for the third goal. Very lucky not to be sent off though after grabbing Cuadrado’s throat.
Eder (8) Lead the line well in the absence of Icardi, his workrate and pace up top caused problems for Juve’s defence all game. Set up Perisic’s goal for Inter’s second of the match.
Biabiany (5.5) Another ineffective change by Mancini as he failed to get into the game. Needs to work on his final ball.
Palacio (4) A poor substitution from Mancini to bring on Palacio for Ljajic who was having a great game. The Argentine done very little on his time on the pitch and missed a crucial penalty in the shoot-out.
Manaj (5.5) Apart from his cooly slotted penalty in the shoot-out, the Albania striker didn’t do much in his cameo appearance from the bench.