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Wednesday January 27 2021
Media watch: Ibra ruined Milan, Inter duo shined

La Gazzetta dello Sport claimed Zlatan Ibrahimovic ‘ruined Milan’s game’ with the Swede rated 4.5/10, while Nicolò Barella and Christian Eriksen were named MOTM in the derby.

The Milan striker was involved in a scuffle with Romelu Lukaku in the first half of Inter-Milan.

Both strikers picked up yellow cards, but the Swede was once again booked and, therefore, sent off, for a foul on Aleksandar Kolarov in the second half.

“That’s how you ruin your life an Milan’s game,” La Gazzetta dello Sport wrote.

“Ibra should be angry with himself,” the pink paper continued.

The Milan striker had low ratings in each one of the three Italian sports papers. La Gazzetta and Tuttosport rated him 4.5/10, Il Corriere dello Sport 5.

Christian Eriksen, who was subbed on after 88 minutes, won the game for Inter with a late free kick and was named MOTM along with Nicolò Barella.

“He never stopped running and was decisive when he earned a penalty kick in the second half,” Il Corriere dello Sport wrote about the Italian midfielder, while Eriksen shined “in the most incredible game ever,” claimed La Gazzetta.

“As the 100th minute of play was approaching, he scored the perfect free kick. He is not going to become a regular starter from tomorrow, but this could be a turning point for him.”

Inter-Milan, papers’ ratings:

Gazzetta dello Sport:

Inter: Handanovic 6; Skriniar 6, De Vrij 6, Kolarov 6 (Young 92 N/A); Darmian 5 (Hakimi 46 6.5), Barella 7.5, Brozovic 6.5 (Eriksen 88 7.5), Vidal 6.5, Perisic 6; Lukaku 6.5, Alexis Sanchez 6.5. Coach: Conte 7

Milan: Tatarusanu 8; Dalot 6, Kjaer 5.5 (Tomori 19 6), Romagnoli 6, Theo Hernandez 6; Kessie 6.5, Meite 4.5; Saelemaekers 5 (Castillejo 85 N/A), Brahim Diaz 5.5 (Rebic 60), Leao 5 (Krunic 85 N/A); Ibrahimovic 4.5. Coach: Pioli 6

Corriere dello Sport:

Inter: Handanovic 6; Skriniar 6, De Vrij 6, Kolarov 6 (Young 92 N/A); Darmian 6 (Hakimi 46 6.5), Barella 7, Brozovic 6 (Eriksen 88 7), Vidal 6, Perisic 6; Lukaku 6.5, Alexis Sanchez 6.5. Coach Conte:7.5

Milan: Tatarusanu 7.5; Dalot 5.5, Kjaer 6 (Tomori 19 6.5), Romagnoli 6, Theo Hernandez 6; Kessie 6, Meite 6; Saelemaekers 5 (Castillejo 85 N/A), Brahim Diaz 5 (Rebic 60 5), Leao 5.5 (Krunic 85 N/A); Ibrahimovic 5. Coach: Pioli 5.5

Tuttosport:

Inter: Handanovic 6; Skriniar 6, De Vrij 6, Kolarov 5 (Young 92 N/A); Darmian 5.5 (Hakimi 46 6.5), Barella 7, Brozovic 6 (Eriksen 88 7), Vidal 6, Perisic 6.5; Lukaku 6.5, Alexis Sanchez 6.5. Coach Conte: 6.5

Milan: Tatarusanu 7.5; Dalot 5, Kjaer N/A (Tomori 19 6.5), Romagnoli 5.5, Theo Hernandez 5.5; Kessie 5.5, Meite 5; Saelemaekers 5 (Castillejo 85 N/A), Brahim Diaz 6 (Rebic 60 5.5), Leao 6 (Krunic 85 N/A); Ibrahimovic 4.5. Coach: Pioli 6