Inter Milan 2-1 RB Salzburg player ratings: Inter grab a scrappy win over Salzburg

Inter Milan significantly boosted their chances of qualifying for the stages of the Champions League with a 2-1 victory over RB Salzburg despite not being at the best. Inter Milan took the lead after just 19 minutes through Alexis Sanchez but RB Salzburg continued to be the better team on the evening. They were rewarded for their efforts in the second half when Oscar Gloukh came up with a goal. However, parity was started after just seven minutes when inter converted from the spot Hakan Calhanoglu to make it seven points from the first three group matches.

Inter Milan vs RB Salzburg
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Inter Milan 2-1 RB Salzburg Player Ratings

Match Timeline

8’ – A fine attacking move from RB Salzburg ended in brilliant fashion after Kingsley Coman put the German club ahead. Coman was found with precision by Leroy Sane, who managed to grab the past many opponents near the box.

57’ – Gloukh came up with a brilliant one to finish to put the game level. Sinic played a crucial role in the buildup to the goal after holding on to the ball quite well

64’ – A clumsy challenge from Gourna-Douath gave away a penalty that was converted by Calhanoglu

Star Player: Harry Kane – 8/10

Hakan Calhanoglu (Inter Milan) – 8.20

Hakan Calhanoglu provided the winning goal for Inter Milan in the 2-1 success over Salzburg. The 29-year-old has now come up with four goals in 11 matches for Inter Milan this season following the penalty against RB Salzburg. Averaging a pass success rate of 85%, the midfielder produced a solid performance in the centre of the park along with Frattesi. The crucial moment came in the second half when he stepped up to score from the penalty spot amidst a lot of pressure.

Hakan Calhanoglu of Fc Inter
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Inter Milan player ratings

Yann Sommer 7/10 – Made some crucial saves and worked more than the opposition counterpart

Benjamin Pavard 7/10 – Best of the three centre-backs

Stefan de Vrij 6/10 – Constantly pulled to different sides by Sinic

Alessandro Bastoni 6/10 – Mediocre performance in the evening

Denzel Dumfries 6/10 – Failed to offer much impact in the game

Davide Frattesi 7/10 – Came up with an assist and a strong midfield partnership

Hakan Calhanoglu 8/10 – Inter Milan’s best player on the night and also scored from the penalty spot

Henrikh Mkhitaryan 6/10 – Substituted at half-time

Carlos Augusto 7/10 – Lost the ball a little too often but was creatively better

Alexis Sanchez 7/10 – Came up with a fine goal to open his account in his second spell with Inter Milan

Alexis Sanchez of Fc Inter
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Lautaro Martinez 6/10 – Had four shots but little to show for goals


Davy Klaassen 6/10 – Little to no impact

Matteo Darmian 5/10 – Best substitute among all five

Nicolo Barella 6/10 – Replaced Henrikh Mkhitaryan at half-time but offered little

Liam Thuram 6/10 – Mediocre impact from the substitute

Kristjan Asllani 6/10 – Managed just one shot

RB Salzburg player ratings

Alexander Schlager 6/10 – Unable to stop opposition goals but not down to individual errors

Amar Dedic 6/10 – Found it difficult to push ahead

Oumar Solet 6/10 – Opposition movement caused a lot of trouble

Strahinja Pavlovic 6/10 – Failed to keep Lautaro Martinez at bay

Andreas Ulmer 6/10 – A very mediocre full-back performance

Mads Bidstrup 6/10 – Completely dominated by opposition players

Lucas Gourna-Douath 6/10 – Picked up a booking and substituted after very little impact

Maurits Kjaergaard 7/10 – Provided the assist for RB Salzburg’s only goal of the evening

Oscar Gloukh 8/10 – A fine midfield performance to trouble Inter

Oscar Gloukh RB Salzburg
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Luka Sucic 6/10 – Brought the attacking midfield into play quite well

Roko Simic 6/10 – Played a key role in holding up play


Karim Konate 6/10 – Not much impact

Petar 6/10 – Very little time for impact

Dorgeles Nene 6/10 – Very little time for impact

Amankwah Forson 6/10 – Late cameo appearance

Nicolas Capaldo 6/10 – Came on as a late substitute

Inter Milan 2-1 RB Salzburg Player Ratings: The Final Word

Inter Milan objective of qualifying for the knockout stages remains intact after the 2-1 success over RB Salzburg. The team has been able to move level on points with Real Sociedad at the top of the table after the first three matches. The victory has also helped open a four-point advantage over RB Salzburg and it is fast turning out to be a race between Inter and Real Sociedad for the top spot in the group. Despite not playing at their very best, Inter were able to get the three points courtesy of clinical efforts from Alexis Sanchez and Calhanoglu.

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