Watched Giovinco’s freekick well to palm away for a corner, but was troubled very little other than that as Parma turned in a lifeless performance.
Given all too little to worry about by the Parma attack, he had the better of Floccari almost without trying. Never had the pace to stay with Giovinco, but the little attacker rarely had a chance to trouble him.
With the early 2-0 lead, the Brazilian was afforded the opportunity to wander into all kinds of positions with little emphasis on back-tracking, and his delivery for the third goal was a delightful cross under no pressure.
Did a decent job down the left without causing as much trouble as he did to his opponents just before the turn of the year.
Got an early shot in to signal the beginning of an Inter onslaught and was very sharp in his covering on the rare occasions Parma got forward.
Scored a beauty of an own goal, only to see it ruled out for offside! That aside it was as professional performance as ever from the timeless skipper, providing the shape on the right when Maicon went on the attack.
Fired home confidently when Milito’s centre wasn’t dealt with, and generally revelled in the time and space afforded him by Parma’s shoddy midfield. Continued to cover good ground as Inter dominated.
It was virtually a one-man show early on as the Argentine took the game to Parma, swinging in the cross that led to Milito crowning Inter’s superiority with an opener. However, his impact waned as the game went on and he was replaced by Coutinho.
Did the quiet man’s work in the centre of midfield as Parma opened up at will. The Argentine allowed Thiago Motta to cover more of the yards getting forward as Inter had almost everything their own way before he was replaced by Poli.
Showed the finishing of ‘Il Principe’ circa May 2010 when firing home first time from Alvarez’s cross for the opener, then added another from Maicon’s cross and supplied assists for Thiago Motta and Pazzini to boot. A magnificent showing by the 2011 Bidone d’Oro winner.
Slid home Inter’s fourth goal from Milito’s pass after showing plenty of willing for little result to that point. Still not looking the Pazzini of last season, nor of his Sampdoria stint, but he is working hard to get back to that level.
Left all too exposed by his outfield team-mates, but never looked likely to be able to keep the score down as Inter ran riot.
Failed to react to many of Milito’s sharp runs, and it was no surprise when the Argentine opened the scoring. Often needed Brandao to cover him when he dropped out of position.
Gave up an opportunity to get his side on the scoresheet in the first half, and it was one of the few they had. Couldn’t get close enough to Maicon to prevent Inter’s third and was replaced by Pelle just before the fourth goal.
The former Fiorentina man was fighting a losing battle from the start, with little help afforded him by team-mates in his attempts to deal with the dual threat of Zanetti and Maicon.
Looked slow and cumbersome as Inter moved the ball around him and his defensive colleagues with far too much ease for long spells of the game.
The skipper failed to lead by the necessary example as he was one of a number guilty of giving Inter far too much space in the middle. His withdrawal for Pereira on the hour was no surprise.
Could do little to stem the flow of Inter possession as the home side did pretty much whatever they wanted for 90 minutes. Replaced late on by Musacci in a mercy mission by Franco Colomba.
Too little movement came from the former Lazio man, and when he did get half-chances to make an impact he passed them up. And when Parma needed somebody to hold the ball up and give the defenders a breather, he went missing.
Rushed a header with his side 2-0 down when he had more time than he seemed to realise, then sent in a wicked whipped freekick to test Julio Cesar. Tried to carry the fight to Inter, but it was a one-man mission.
He has had many more memorable evenings at San Siro, being left to do far too much on the rare occasions his team-mates found him with a pass. Gave Zaccardo too little support.
- 12 L. Castellazzi
Took the place of man of the moment Milito for the last 13 minutes and needed only three to belt a lovely volley over the head of Mirante to round out the scoring.
- 23 A. Ranocchia
Came on for the final quarter of an hour in place of Alvarez.
Replaced Cambiasso on the hour as Inter stretched their legs at 4-0 up, and he put in a decent shift to keep the heat on the visitors.
- 30 L. Castaignos
- 28 M. Zárate
- 1 N. Pavarini
- 33 F. Santacroce
Brought on for skipper Morrone on the hour but had little say in the way the game played out between then and full-time.
Brought on for Galloppa for the final quarter, but had no impact as Inter strolled through the motions.
- 80 F. Valiani
- 22 R. Palladino
Replaced the ineffective Modesto early in the second half, but his slashed effort well over the bar summed up his lack of impact.