Inter Player Ratings vs Atalanta: Lukaku Dazzles with 40-Second Goal

Just 40 seconds into a clash with Atalanta, Romelu Lukaku scored a lightning-fast goal to spark Inter’s 3-2 victory. In the beginning of the match, the hosts seemed on track to beat La Dea by a huge margin, but the visitors righted the ship quickly and made the game an interesting affair.

Andre Onana – 8

It’s no secret that Rasmus Hojlund’s finishing is not exactly clinical (0.33 goals per shot on target), but Onana did make multiple stops against the youngster. Overall, the net-minder continues to perform at a high level for the Nerazzurri, and he should be a shoo-in for Goalkeeper of the Year.

Danilo D’Ambrosio – 3

Simply put, D’Ambrosio should not be seeing this much time on the pitch for Inter, regardless of the circumstances. Against Atalanta, the defender’s positioning and spatial awareness was abysmal, and he attempted several poor challenges, including a whiffed clearance that allowed La Dea to halve the deficit.

Francesco Acerbi – 8

Aside from a hilarious foray into the box on a counter attack, Acerbi remained rooted to his position on the backline. The centre-back was in control for much of the match, shutting down Hojlund when the creative striker slid by other defenders.

Alessandro Bastoni – 6

While the defender was somewhat inconsistent, Bastoni made no serious errors, though he should have done better in the air when Atalanta scored its first-half goal.

Federico Dimarco – 8

Dimarco created Inter’s second goal of the match with pure effort. In space on the wing, the defender fired off two powerful shots in quick succession, with the second rebounding to an unmarked Nicolo Barella.

Denzel Dumfries – 4.5

As Inter attacked relentlessly through the middle and down the left wing, Dumfries was not involved enough in build-up play. The wing-back was also unconvincing in defense, allowing a great chance for Atalanta with a failed clearance. Later, he gifted Giorgio Scalvini a free header in the box, and the centre-back nearly converted.

Marcelo Brozovic – 7

Despite a quiet initial 70 minutes, Brozovic confirmed the victory for his side with the ultimate display of unselfishness. After he broke free of the Atalanta backline, the Croatian played a simple ball across the goal to Lautaro, giving the striker an easy tap-in.

Hakan Calhanoglu – 7

From the midfield, Calhanoglu’s passing was simply sublime. While he did not make much of an impact in the final third, the Turk was instrumental in facilitating the movement of the ball for Inter.

Nicolo Barella – 7.5

Even though Barella’s goal came while he was completely unmarked in the box, the midfielder still managed an impressive volley. He fired an unstoppable shot into the upper netting, which proved to be the eventual game-winner.

Lautaro Martinez – 9

From his position alongside Lukaku, Lautaro was again electric. The striker drifted effectively between all three zones of the pitch, playing quick, incisive passes to spark counter attacks. In the first 30 seconds of the match, he played a brilliant give-and-go with his striking partner to create the first goal in style.

Romelu Lukaku – 9

Once again, the Belgian rose to the occasion when his side needed him most. In a complete performance, Lukaku combined wonderfully with Lautaro for Inter’s first goal and created several chances while befuddling Atalanta’s centre-back trio.


Robin Gosens – N/A

Edin Dzeko – N/A

Stefan De Vrij – N/A

Kristjan Asllani – N/A

Matteo Darmian – N/A