Made a simply outstanding triple save in the 15th minute to keep Roma out and then prevented Simplicio from going round him when the defence fell asleep. Even conceding three goals his exploits turned out to be crucial.
Got his head up to pick out Sneijder for the opening goal and troubled Risse constantly. Failed to pick up Simplicio for the equaliser.
Often in the right place at the right time and couldn't faulted on a leaky evening for Inter. Made an important clearance from Vucinic's dangerous pull-back in the first-half.
Made a superb clearance in the 51st minute and gradually improved tonight, keeping a close eye on Borriello.
Used the support play of Cambiasso to get forward to good effect and used his experience against Vucinic and company well. Perhaps he was caught too tight to his centre-back for Roma's first goal but otherwise solid.
Sheer commitment to his team's cause. Threw himself at the ball to make a brilliant block in the 34th minute and took a Risse powerdrive from a free-kick which kept him on the floor for a few minutes. Capped a courageous performance with a goal.
Almost worked in Pazzini in the 28th minute and followed up his pass almost being rewarded with a goal. The Argentine midfielder's passing and movement was excellent and found the goal to settle nerves late on.
Showed his battling capabilities in the middle with a tremendous slide tackle in the eighth minute and one minute later worked a nice one-two with Pazzini but his final ball was poor. Booked.
A wonder strike in the 3rd minute gave Inter the lead and it gave the Dutch international the confidence to try again, testing Julio Sergio twice. Provided the chipped pass for Pazzini to win the penalty and crossed for Motta's goal.
The winter signing found good space between centre-backs and full-backs to link up the ball well. Won a penalty in the 61st minute and was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet when denied by Julio Sergio in the 73rd.
Took advantage of Risse's hesitation in the 35th minute to finish well. Almost forced a goal just before but Cassetti denied the striker on the line. A composed penalty and unselfish play epitomized another great display.
Conceded five, yet still a blinding performance. At times his handling wasn't the best but produced a string of saves to give his side hope.
Turned over the cross for Simplicio's goal in the 15th minute and did a fine job at right-back. Denied Eto'o on the line in the first-half.
Made a crucial clearance in the 44th minute to deny Pazzini a free shot on goal but brought the striker down in the second-half, sent-off and a penalty the result. Not a night to remember on his return to San Siro.
Backed off Eto'o for the second goal and looked hesitant in defence all night. Got forward to support his midfield but was mostly wayward with shooting and passing.
Composed defending saw the Brazilian dribble the ball out of defence over 30-yards in the 55th minute. At times too relaxed but headed off the post with ten minutes left and Loria scored to spring hope of a point.
Full of running and energy, tested Cesar with a swerving shot in the 15th minute and was a thorn in the side of Inter's defence. Sacrificed for a defender following the sending-off.
Made a clever run to the far post for his goal in the 13th minute but should have taken his second chance earlier, rather than allowing Julio Cesar to usher him wide. Replaced in the second-half.
D. De Rossi
Played through the pain barrier for his side with a bad back. Struck the free-kick which was turned in by Vucinic. Stuck to plugging gaps in midfield and rarely roamed forward. Booked.
Covered an incredible amount of ground in the middle of the park to cover the threat of Inter and make some superbly timed tackles.
Looked almost lazy on the ball in the opening exchanges but went from bad to brilliant in seconds, showing Zanetti quick feet to feed Cassetti wide in the build-up to the first goal. His creativity and movement was key for Roma looking the better side for a spell in the first-half. Flicked De Rossi's free-kick in to make it 4-2.
A potent weapon for Roma in attack in the first-half, brought the game to life for Roma with a drive in the 6th minute to give them belief. His awareness and ability caused Ranocchia problems but the former Milan striker fell quiet in the second period.
- 12 L. Castellazzi
The former Cesena defender came on and looked lively, a nice run and cross caused havoc at the near post in the 80th minute.
- 23 M. Materazzi
- 29 Philippe Coutinho
- 20 J. Obi
- 27 G. Pandev
'The Prince' lost his crown with a moment to forget, guiding a shot over when it looked easier to score near the end. Tested Sergio from a tight angle one-one just after coming on.
- 32 Doni
The defender was alert to stab home Roma's third with ten minutes left but couldn't handle the mass of blue and black shirts at the end, as his side threw caution to the wind.
- 87 A. Rosi
- 3 P. Castellini
- 33 M. Brighi
The Brazilian added some experience to the midfield when ball retention was important for the visitors. Couldn't quite find the killer pass to level matters.
Replaced Simplicio when the game looked over and Roma hoped to keep the scoreline to a minimum. The 24-year-old midfielder was left in limbo whether to attack or defend.