Cagliari vs Inter Milan player ratings: Lautaro Martinez can’t stop scoring

  • Inter Milan asserted their authority from the start, controlling possession and breaking down Cagliari’s defense with precision, resulting in a two-goal lead at halftime.
  • Cagliari struggled to make an impact in the first half, displaying a passive approach that allowed Inter to dictate the tempo of the game.
  • In the closing stages, Cagliari showed signs of life, pressing forward and creating a few chances, but couldn’t breach Inter’s solid defense, leaving them with a tough task ahead in the second half.


Cagliari player ratings

Boris Radunović – 6/10: Made some important saves, but couldn’t prevent Inter from scoring.

Gabriele Zappa – 6.5/10: Active in defense and provided width going forward.

Alberto Dossena – 5.5/10: Struggled to contain Inter’s attacks and was caught out of position at times.

Adam Obert – 6/10: Put in a solid defensive shift but offered little in attack.

Tommaso Augello – 6.5/10: Sent in some dangerous crosses but had to work hard defensively.

Antoine Makoumbou – 5.5/10: Battled in midfield but was overrun by Inter’s midfielders.

Ibrahim Sulemana – 6/10: Showed flashes of skill but couldn’t create clear-cut chances.

Gaetano Oristanio – 6/10: Worked hard in midfield but struggled to control the game.

Nahitan Nández – 6.5/10: Had some good moments in midfield but couldn’t dictate play.

Jakub Jankto – 6/10: Tried to contribute to Cagliari’s attack but was mostly contained by Inter’s defense.

Leonardo Pavoletti – 6.5/10: Put himself about in the attack, but couldn’t find the back of the net.


Zito Luvumbo – 6.5/10: Added energy to Cagliari’s attack after coming on.

Alessandro Deiola – 6/10: Added energy to Cagliari’s midfield but couldn’t change the course of the match significantly.

Eldor Shomurodov – 6/10: Tried to make an impact in the attack but didn’t have many clear opportunities.

Paulo Azzi – 5.5/10: Came on to bolster Cagliari’s midfield but struggled to control the game.

Alessandro Di Pardo – 6/10: He tried to contribute to Cagliari’s attack, but Inter defense shut him down.

Inter Milan player ratings

Yann Sommer – 7/10: Made a few crucial saves to keep a clean sheet for Inter.

Matteo Darmian – 6.5/10: Solid in defense and made some overlapping runs.

Stefan de Vrij – 7/10: Provided stability in the backline and cleared danger when needed.

Alessandro Bastoni – 7.5/10: Helped keep Cagliari at bay with his defensive contributions.

Denzel Dumfries – 7.5/10: Scored a crucial goal and was a threat down the right flank.

Nicolò Barella – 6.5/10: Controlled the midfield and distributed the ball well.

Hakan Çalhanoğlu – 8/10: Showed flashes of creativity and was the most influential player on the pitch.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – 6/10: Worked hard in midfield but lacked the final ball at times.

Federico Dimarco – 7/10: Provided an assist and was a constant threat from the left.

Lautaro Martínez – 8/10: Scored a goal and was a handful for Cagliari’s defense.

Marcus Thuram – 7/10: Contributed with an assist and caused problems with his pace.


S. Sensi – 6.5/10: Provided fresh legs in midfield and helped maintain Inter’s control of the game.

Carlos Augusto – 6/10: Replaced Dimarco on the left flank and contributed defensively.

J. Cuadrado – 6/10: Came on for Dumfries and helped maintain defensive stability for Inter.

D. Frattesi – 6/10: Added depth to Inter’s midfield but didn’t have a significant impact on the game.

Marko Arnautović – 6/10: Not much impact on the game.

Cagliari vs Inter Milan match summary and highlights

Inter Milan secured a comfortable 2-0 victory over Cagliari in their Serie A clash at the Unipol Domus. The visitors dominated from the start, with Denzel Dumfries opening the scoring in the 21st minute after a precise through ball from Marcus Thuram. Lautaro Martinez doubled Inter’s lead on the half-hour mark, finishing calmly from close range following Federico Dimarco’s excellent work down the left.

Cagliari struggled to mount a significant response, with Inter’s defense holding firm. The home side had a few half-chances, including a header from Leonardo Pavoletti that narrowly missed the target and a shot from Zito Luvumbo blocked by Inter’s defense.

The victory extends Inter’s unbeaten run in Serie A, showcasing their title aspirations. Cagliari, on the other hand, will need to regroup and find ways to improve their performance to avoid relegation struggles this season.

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