Inter bowed out of the UEFA Europa League as winners in their 2-1 victory over Sparta Prague.
Juan Carrizo (6.5): Was pretty responsive every time he was called upon. Masterfully saved a penalty in the 65th minute that would’ve put the Czech side up 1-2.
Marco Andreolli (4): Conceded a penalty when he held onto Sparta’s Lafata in the penalty area. Nearly a minute after the missed penalty, another penalty looked like it was about to be rewarded when the ball hit the Italian’s arm in the penalty area, however, the referee did not call it.
Jeison Murillo (4.5): Seemed to have to pick up the slack his other two defenders left behind.
Andrea Ranocchia (4): Lost his mark for Sparta’s goal in the 53rd minute.
Jonathan Biabiany (4): Relatively adventurous in his pass attempts but never really used his speed to his advantage.
Felipe Melo (4.5): Distributed the ball around only to safe options, never taking a risk.
Christian Ansaldi (5.5): Was one of Inter’s best players but gave the ball away that led to Sparta’s goal in the 54th minute. Assisted Eder’s last minute goal.
Senna Miangue (5.5): Lively down the left side of the pitch. Wonderfully crossed a ball to Pinamonti who would then assist Eder.
Rodrigo Palacio (4.5): Played a minor role in laying off a ball to Miangue that led to Eder’s goal. Came off at halftime for Perisic.
Eder (7): Slotted a goal home in the 24th minute of the match from a rebound at point blank range. Was Inter’s liveliest forward all night and topped it all off when he received an Ansaldi pass, made space for himself and drilled home the 2-1 winner in the 90th minute.
Andrea Pinamonti (5): Calmly collected a cross, brought it down and laid it off to Eder for an assist. Taken off in the 79th minute for Tiemoue Bakayoko.
Ivan Perisic (4.5): Did not impact the match much at all.
Tiemoue Bakayoko (N/A): Did not have enough time to make an impact.
Stefano Pioli (5): His experimental lineup did enough to get Inter a moral victory.