Who Was Man Of The Match? Sampdoria 2-2 Inter Milan

              

Inter Milan’s positive trend at this early stage of the season is being tested now with the players’ fatigue from international break, especially the South Americans. The game against Sampdoria turned out to be a nail-biter. Nicolo Barella earned the highest rating for the visiting side by providing an assist for Inter’s second goal and contributing defensively. In Simone Inzaghi’s 3-5-2 formation, the Italian international appears to be an irreplaceable figure.

The game was fairly even and both sides deserved sharing spoils. The visitor took the lead first through Federico di Marco’s long shot. Not long after, the Japanese center back Maya Yoshida tucked away the equalizer for Il Samp. One minute before the interval, Argentina international Lautaro Martinez put Nerrazurri back in front. However, their slim lead was short-lived as Roberto D’Aversa’s men leveled the score when Tomasso Augello found the back of the net. The final score was 2-2. It was a tie that neither side could not complain about.

Find out more in details about Barella’s stats below:

Nicolo Barella’s Overview:

Rating: 7.41

Minutes played: 90

Pass accuracy %: 77.8

Goal contribution: 1 assist

Dribbles: 1

Touches: 56

Key Passes: 2

Aerial duels won: 1

Tackles: 4

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From the home side perspective, the former Southampton man, Maya Yoshida was rated just slightly lower than the man of the match, Nico Barella. He was in good form here, scoring the first equalizer and contributing well on defense, making a number of clearances and interceptions to keep Inter’s attacking side at bay. The 33-year-old Japanese international proved his Premier League experience was valuable in a game against Inter’s tactical approach that relied on physical play and speed.

Check out more about Yoshida’s stats below:

Maya Yoshida’s Overview:

Rating: 7.32

Minutes played: 90

Pass accuracy %: 87.9

Goal contribution: 1 goal

Shots (on target): 1(1)

Touches: 67

Aerial duels won: 1

Interceptions: 3

Clearances: 3

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