The Slovenian goalkeeper didn't have much to do, but remained alert to tip a Berardi free kick around the post in the first half.
Offered width and was constantly a willing runner, providing several good crosses from wide areas and combining well with Palacio.
Provided great energy and worked hard down the right flank, offering width without sacrificing his defensive responsibilities.
Made several key headers, in a solid performance from the Brazilian. Didn't make any mistakes.
Hooked away a couple of dangerous crosses, as the Portuguese continues to prove himself as a solid presence in the Nerazzurri defence.
Thumped home a header to give Inter the victory, in a great returning performance. Led by example, winning headers ruthlessly.
An impressive debut from the Brazilian and was unfortunate to shave the upright with a first-half shot. Showcased an impressive range of passing.
Tried his luck from range on several occasions, keeping Pegolo on his toes. Sloppy deliveries from the right, but forced good saves out of the Sassuolo keeper.
A steady showing from the Serbian midfielder, who didn't make any mistakes and played things simply, allowing for his midfield partners to bomb forward.
Spurned several key chances, particularly two in quick succession in the first half. Got in the positions, but couldn't finish.
Did plenty of running and was a real handful throughout the game. His finishing and final ball however, were poor.
Made a number of very impressive saves, in particular a double save to deny Milito in the first half. Kept the scoreline respectable.
Battled well down the right flank as he was often faced with the collective might of both Nagatomo and Palacio. Wasn't overwhelmed.
Made a number of important headed clearances, dominating Palacio in the air throughout the match. Solid display.
A commanding performance from the former Napoli man, who helped to marshall Palacio, as well as making a number of key interceptions and headers.
Was a threat in both penalty areas as he made a couple of headed defensive interventions, as well as keenly attacking every Sassuolo set piece.
Offered width on the left hand side, but didn't get tight enough to Jonathan nor Guarin throughout the game.
His quality of crosses were rather poor, but the midfielder worked hard to support every attack that Sassuolo made.
Battled in the centre of midfield to prevent Inter from dominating for extremely long periods. Didn't offer a great deal offensively.
Unfortunate to be substituted in the first half due to injury after a battling opening half an hour. Opened play up a few times.
His height and physicality were a problem, but he couldn't meet any of Berardi's impressive crosses and was often forced away from goal.
Lively and pacey, the youngster looked a threat whenever the away side countered, and was unfortunate to see his first-half free kick well saved by Handanovic.