With the exception of the two goals it was a quiet evening for the 33-year-old. Nothing he could do about either of the two goals and will perhaps feel let down by his back four for leaving him so exposed.
Had very little concerted pressure to deal with, but responded well when called upon. Found himself in a good attacking position in the second period but blazed wastefully over rather than opting to pass.
One of Chievo’s better performers in possession. One raking first-half pass setup a wonderful opportunity for Pellissier. Attempted to get forward from right-back when possible, but found opportunities limited in the second-half and became a marginal influence.
Allowed Nagatomo to waltz inside and hit a shot on goal, which lead to Pereira’s opening strike. Rarely got forward from left-back and as a result Chievo were lacking in width.
Kept Diego Milito quiet for much of the game and dominated aerially. The defensive line was questionable for the first goal and for that the centre-back must take some responsibility.
A yellow card in the first-half was his most notable contribution. Struggled to get hold of the ball and dictate play, which was a big factor in the final result.
Attempted to find pockets of space in the final third but failed to create any danger of note, with the dynamism of Cambiasso, Zanetti and Guarin making him an increasingly marginal figure.
Quiet first-half display but was one of his side’s standout performers in the second. Forced two great saves out of Handanovic in the second period – one from a half volley and the second courtesy of a curling free-kick.
Anonymous for much of the encounter and was found wanting in the second half as Inter began to turn the screw. Made way for Cruzado before the end and rightfully so.
Chievo’s villain in the first-half when he miscontrolled the ball one-on-one with Handanovic and then sliced a second shot wide of goal, but still looked the most likely to get past Handanovic.
D. Di Michele
Looked bright early on with a couple of mazy dribbles and speculative efforts on goal, but faded badly as the match wore on. Substituted in the second half.
Produced several fine saves throughout the course of the 90 minutes, his best at full-stretch to deny Marco Rigoni's second-half free-kick. Superb display.
Incredible work rate and industry for a man of his years. One 60-yard surging run in the second-half summed up his performance and enduring quality.
Part of a new-look back three and one of the quietest night's work he will endure. Shackled Pellissier well and marginalised the threat of Di Michele as the game wore on.
Booked early on for a rash challenge, which was understandable in what was his first appearance of the season. Grew in stature as the game progressed.
Comfortable in possession and a calming influence alongside Samuel and Ranocchia. A quiet but polished display in front of Handanovic.
Operating at wing-back he was quick to get involved with attacks and his mazy run and cross-shot setup the first goal of the night. Put in a tireless shift and deserved his rest when he made way for Gargano late on.
Great energy down the left hand side and provided Inter with much need width. Gambled inside the penalty area at the end of the first-half and it paid off with the opening goal.
Good understanding with Cambiasso in the heart of midfield and his willingness to break from midfield caused Chievo all sorts of problems in the second half. Struck a wonderful half-volley near the end which fizzed just past the right-hand post.
Made a quiet start to proceedings and then left the field prematurely through injury and was replaced by Cassano.
His experience was key as Inter made a slow start to the game. He took time to find his range with a number of wayward passes, but gained a firm foothold in the midfield by the time he was brought off, with two minutes to go.
Struggled to hold the ball up in the first half and was never a threat in behind, but got better as the match wore on, despite choosing the wrong option to squander a late chance.
Looked cultured in possession and struck the crossbar with a 30-yard free-kick towards the end. A bright cameo.
Had little time to make an impression and perhaps was brought on a little too late.
His first appearance in Serie A and a willing runner up front, but saw hardly any of the ball to make an impact.
An inspired substitution. His pace and ability in the final third gave Inter an extra dimension. It was his through ball that setup Cassano for the second and decisive goal. Staked a claim for a starting spot on this showing.
Made an earlier than expected appearance and made the most of his chance. Dropped deep to pick up possession, but also gave Inter a focal point in attack. Took his goal well with a clinical finish.