Serie A | PLAYER RATINGS: Cagliari 1-3 Inter

Inter keep their hope for Scudetto alive, with the Nerazzurri putting three past Cagliari in return for one.

The penultimate matchday of the 2021/22 Serie A season saw Cagliari hosting Inter at Sardegna Arena. As Milan had won their game against Atalanta earlier on Sunday, their city rivals needed a victory against the relegation dwellers to remain alive in what has been a gruelling title race for both Milan sides this season.

On the back of lifting Coppa Italia, Simone Inzaghi’s men were anticipated to struggle with excessive fatigue. But it did not appear to be the case, with Matteo Darmian’s towering header from Ivan Perisic’s cross drawing the first blood. Charalampos Lykogiannis’ long ranger provided the hosts with an equaliser.

In the second half, Lautaro Martínez came to Inter’s rescue, with the Argentinian marksman racking up a brace to hand the Scudetto aspirants a deserving victory on Sunday evening. Here are the player ratings from Nerazzurri’s 3-1 away victory against Cagliari.

Cagliari: Cragno (6.5); Bellanova (5.5), Ceppitelli (5.5), Altare (5.5), Lykogiannis (7), Dalbert (6); Rog (6), Grassi (5.5), Marin (6.5); João Pedro (5.5), Pavoletti (5)

Substitutes: Nandez (5.5), Balde (5.5), Carboni (N/A), Baselli (N/A), Pereiro (N/A)

Inter: Handanovič (6.5); Darmian (7.5), Škriniar (6.5), De Vrij (6.5), Bastoni (6); Brozović (6), Barella (6.5), Çalhanoğlu (6), Perišić (7); Džeko (6), Lautaro Martínez (8.5)

Substitutes: Gagliardini (6.5), Dumfries (6.5), D’Ambrosio (6), Correa (5.5), Sanchez (N/A)

Jyotirmoy Halder

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