Did well to deny Palacio early on, but perhaps should have done better for the opener. Rarely called upon.
Performed well in the Sampdoria back four and was at his best to deny Palacio with a superb last ditch block following half time.
L. De Silvestri
Asleep for the first goal, allowing the Argentine a free header. Caught out in the first half, but solid after the interval.
Like De Silvestri, was also napping for Palacio's header, only to improve defensively as Sampdoria pushed Inter deeper into their own half as the encounter wore on.
Targeted weak link Jonathan in the Inter defence and to a high standard and pressed forward well, but could little to break past Zanetti on a consistent basis.
A poor outing for the Paraguayan who struggled up against the physically imposing duo of Juan and Ranocchia. Substituted with 15 minutes remaining.
Booked for diving in the first half, but a continuous threat on the right flank for his side. Pressed Pereira back into the Inter half, hindering his impact pushing forward.
Full of energy in the midfield and never stopped running. Tested Handanovic with a long range effort in the second half, but could not drag his side back into the encounter.
Forced Handanovic into a superb save midway through the first half with a thunderous effort from distance, but was booked and substituted after the interval. Impressive nonetheless, however.
Tested Handanovic with a teasing left footed drive following the interval, but was substituted in the second half after a poor outing by his standards.
A bright spark in the Sampdoria attack and could have opened the scoring in the first half with a near post header. However, kept quiet by the impressive Inter defence.
Impressive in between the sticks to deny the Sampdoria attack, most notably from Icardi and Krsticic in the first half. Turned a Sansone effort around the post in the second to claim a deserved clean sheet.
Alongside Ranocchia, was impressive and dealt with the threat of Estigarribia and Icardi expertly. Performed well defensively and was a threat from set pieces when called upon.
A calming influence in the heart of the Inter defence as the visitors held on for a crucial three points to move into fifth in Serie A.
Pushed forward well, but was regularly targeted by the Sampdoria frontline, highlighting his defensive deficiencies and it was no shock to see him withdrawn from action on the hour mark.
Rarely broke forward as much as he would have hoped, but his superb ball picked out Palacio for the opener. Defensively solid and dealt well with the threat of Poli.
Gave Jonathan the necessary cover defensively as Sampdoria pressured the Inter right flank before a change of shape allowed him to push forward on the hour mark.
Provided the necessary shielding in front of the Inter defence in the absence of Cambiasso and performed his duties to the highest of standards.
Not the greatest of performances for the Colombian, who is likely to forget his last minute dismal effort as he struggled to make his mark on the encounter.
Hard to believe he is only 18, but once again churned out a performance of the highest order in the heart of the Inter midfield. At the heart of everything attacking for his side.
A creative threat, but often isolated when he pushed forward. Struggled to bring his regular attacking verve to the side before his withdrawal in the second half.
Could have opened the scoring in the opening exchanges before heading past Romero at the end of the first half. May have added a second, but was denied expertly by Mustafi in the second half before adding a second late on.
Replaced Jonathan on the hour mark as Inter altered their shape, defensively, and was solid as Sampdoria chased the game.
Replaced Cassano in the second half to add an extra body into the Inter midfield as Sampdoria pushed for the equaliser. Turned in an impressive cameo.