Date: 22nd September 2014 at 12:00am
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Palermo and Inter could not be separated on Sunday evening at the Stadio Renzo Barbera as the sides played out a 1-1 draw.

Franco Vasquez gave Palermo the lead after a defensive error from Nemanja Vidic, but his strike was cancelled out in the first-half by in-form Inter midfielder Mateo Kovacic.

Inter remain unbeaten in Serie A this season while Palermo are still searching for their first win since promotion.

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Stefano Sorrentino – 7 – Acrobatic

Was perhaps a little hesitant which allowed Inter to equalise but made a remarkable agile save from under his own crossbar to deny Pablo Osvaldo from claiming a certain winner.

Sinisa Andelkovic – 6.5 – Uninspiring 

Wasn’t put under too much pressure by Inter’s attack but when called upon he appeared a little vulnerable.

Claudio Terzi – 7 – Solid

Clearly Palermo’s best defender at the heart of the back three. Was a commanding a solid presence against a dangerous front two of Osvaldo and Mauro Icardi

Zouhair Feddal – 6.5 – Calm

Worked well with Terzi but, again, wasn’t fully tested by Inter’s attack and was a little suspect on set-pieces.

Michel Morganella – 7 – Impressed

Dealt with the threat of Yuto Nagatomo quite well but rarely put his opposite number under any defensive pressure. Did create one clear chance in the final third toward the end.

Francesco Bolzoni – 6.5 – Average

Lost his midfield battle against Kovacic and had no real influence on proceedings both defensively and offensively.

Luca Rigoni – 7.5 – Promising 

Showed that he was calm in possession and an all-round solid midfielder against quality opponents in Fredy Guarin and Gary Medal. Worked hard and tirelessly for his team

Edgar Barreto – 6.5 – Average

Didn’t match the display of his midfield partner Rigoni and failed to stop the attacking threat of Guarin.

Achraf Lazaar – 6 – Poor

Had a tough evening and suspect that if he was facing tougher opposition than Danilo D’Ambrosio he might have been exploited. Was possibly Palermo’s worst player and was substituted.

Franco Vazquez – 7 – Disappointed

After profiting from Vidic’s mistake to finish past Samir Handanovic, the striker will be disappointed he didn’t win it for the Sicilians as he squandered two chances near the end.

Paulo Dybala – 6.5 – Average

Put the Inter back-line under slight pressure but wasted a few good chances and counter attacks with poor vision and poor accuracy with his passing.


Robin Quaison – 6

Fabio Daprela – 6

Andrea Belotti – 6.5


Samir Handanovic – 7 – Solid

Was rarely tested in the Inter goal and was not at fault for the Palermo goal. Saved smartly from his own man to prevent an own goal in the second half.

Juan Jesus – 7 – Commanding

Rarely put a foot wrong although as aforementioned, Handanovic saved his blushes from turning the ball into his own net.

Nemanja Vidic – 6 – Shaky

Was massively at fault for Palermo’s goal but did try to amend for his mistake in the opposition box, only for his goal to be ruled out for offside.

Andrea Ranocchia – 6.5 – Average

The Italian defender didn’t have an awful lot to do but was turned on occasion and troubled by the odd Palermo attack.

Yuto Nagatomo – 6.5 – Lucky

Nagatomo rarely threatened going forward and was very fortunate in the second-half when he fell dramatically in his own box to win his side a free-kick and prevent Palermo from taking the lead.

Mateo Kovacic – 8 – Man of the match

Was by far the best player on the pitch and continued his fine form for his club by keeping possession well, being combative when needed and getting his name on the scoresheet to keep Inter’s unbeaten start intact. An all-round great performance.

Fredy Guarin – 7.5 – Threatening

The Colombian midfielder was in good form and was threatening in the opposition half with shots from long-range and the occasional burst into the penalty area.

Gary Medal – 7 – Calm

Medal looked assured beside Guarin and Kovacic and offered good defensive cover for his defence. Started life at Inter well.

Pablo Osvaldo – 6.5 – Below average

Nearly grabbed the winner at the end and his link-up play was smart but was hardly a presence up-front and had little influence on the game.

Mauro Icardi – 6 – Poor

Icardi was a shadow of the player he was against Sassuolo. He struggled to test Sorrentino in the Palermo goal but did have a perfectly good goal ruled off for offside after good movement in the box.


Hernanes – 6

Palacio – 6

Dodo – 6.5