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AC Milan 0-3 Inter Player Ratings: Lautaro & Lukaku star in demolition derby

Antonio Conte's men opened up a four-point lead at the top of Serie A by thumping their Scudetto rivals

 
4:57pm on Sunday 21st February 2021
By
Carlo Garganese

Inter landed a huge blow in the race for the Scudetto by thrashing cross-city rivals Milan 3-0 in the Derby di Milano on Sunday.

Lautaro Martinez struck twice, heading home an early opener before finishing off a brilliant team move just before the hour mark. Romelu Lukaku then got onto the scoresheet himself with a thunderbolt.

The result means that Inter open up a four-point lead on Milan at the top of Serie A and hold an eleven-point advantage over reigning champions Juventus.

Milan v Inter: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

So who stood out most?

✔️ GOOD PERFORMANCE

Lautaro Martinez: 9.0

Lautaro has an excellent record in the big matches and he once again stepped up when it really mattered.

The Argentine scored twice for the Nerazzurri, breaking the deadlock with a clinical headed finish from Romelu Lukaku's cross.

He then struck again after the break, finishing off a brilliant team-move which involved Achraf Hakimi, Christian Eriksen and Ivan Perisic.

BAD PERFORMANCE

Simon Kjaer: 6.0

Milan's centre-back duo of Kjaer and Alessandro Romagnoli were torn apart by Inter's front-two of Lautaro and Lukaku.

They just couldn't cope with the pace, power and movement of the Inter attackers.

Kjaer has struggled since returning from his injury absence and perhaps Stefano Pioli would have been better off starting Fikayo Tomori instead.

STAR MAN

Samir Handanovic: 9.5

The veteran Slovenian has been heavily criticised this season but has returned to form in recent weeks.

And Inter can thank Handanovic for preserving their lead at the start of the second half when Milan laid siege to his goal.

He made two sensational stops in quick succession from Zlatan Ibrahimovic headers, before then brilliantly tipping Sandro Tonali's drive over the bar. Soon after Inter doubled their lead to take the game away from Milan.

Although Inter were clearly the deserved winners on the day, Handanovic still made an incredible eight saves.

Milan v Inter: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

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