A solid performance was typified by a perfect 93rd minute catch from a Greco free-kick to ease the late pressure. Also made an impressive save to block Borriello's toe-poked effort.
Fired a third minute shot into the side-netting as he signalled his intent early on. Although he made some strong forward runs, he did look suspect in defensive situations.
Made one of his trademark bustling forays forward to win a free-kick on the edge of the box and was solid throughout until he blotted his copybook when he was easily outjumped by Borriello, who scored with his header.
Put in a fantastic shift at left-back. Made two superb interceptions after lung bursting runs to track back and help Chivu.
Was booked for a crazy lunge on Menez, but looked more comfortable at centre-half than left-back.
Put in a strong showing in his 1000th career appearance. Filled in for Maicon when he advanced from right-back and always seemed to pop up in important positions.
Kept things simple in the midfield and was effective without being spectacular.
Anchored the midfield and worked hard to limit the opposition's effectiveness.
Supplied the cross for Eto'o's goal to cap a real box-to-box midfield performance.
Worked like a trojan as he floated towards the left and helped in a defensive capacity. The Cameroonian made a crucial contribution when he scored what would turn out to be a crucial goal with a cool finish.
Wasn't at his best, but drew an excellent save from Doni shortly before he was substituted.
He made two strong second-half saves to deny Pazzini and Milito and keep his side in with a chance.
Got forward to good effect, sending over more than a few dangerous deliveries.
The left-back was not as much of an attacking threat as he usually is, but on the bright side he coped reasonably well defensively.
Made a few superb tackles and demonstrated that he is an expert in the art of the standing tackle as he dispossessed Eto'o and Pazzini on separate occasions.
Former Inter player had a reasonable game at the back but had one or two shaky moments.
Played in an advanced midfield position and had absolutely no effect on the match. No surprise when he was substituted in the 56th minute.
Was replaced by Greco at half-time after a 45 minutes in which he showed flashes of ability but was never particularly prominent.
D. De Rossi
The Roma captain was particularly prominent in the first half, going close with two excellent efforts. Always a strong presence in the midfield engine room.
A quiet 90 minutes in which he made one or two interesting forward runs, one of which ended with De Rossi firing just wide.
Whipped over the cross from which Borriello scored his late header to round off a hard working performance.
Quite simply didn't deserve to be on the losing side. Provided a real focal point for the Roma attack, scoring their late equaliser and going close with a strike that came back off both posts.
- L. Castellazzi
- M. Materazzi
Replaced Kharja with 15 minutes to shore things up.
- Philippe Coutinho
- J. Obi
Almost made an instant impact when he latched on to Zanetti's pass and placed an effort at goal, which Doni did superbly well to save with his legs, and could have won an injury time penalty.
- G. Pandev
- B. Lobonț
- S. Loria
- P. Castellini
- A. Rosi
Fired over some dangerous set-pieces after replacing Pizarro at half-time.
Replaced Menez in the 73rd minute and show some neat touches.
Put Borriello through on goal with a smart pass and caused Inter problems in the closing stages.