Should maybe have done better with Guberti's goal but was generally sound apart from that.
A colossal figure for the home side. Won everything at the back and made several strong forward runs.
The Romanian always seems to be at the heart of Inter's defensive problems. Alarmingly slack when he allowed Cassano to dispossess him and cross for Guberti to score.
The Brazilian full-back got up and done the pitch but his final ball was lacking more often than not. Did have a fine angled drive cleared off the line in the second half.
Veteran campaigner is still as classy as ever and kept things ticking over in midfield. Also popped up at the back to make a couple of crucial interventions.
Leaves his central defensive partner to the artistic stuff and sticks to his task. Strong for the most part but had a few dodgy moments.
The nippy Brazilian youngster was Inter's star man. Ghosted past opponents as if they weren't there and provided the cross for Eto'o to score. This boy has a big future.
Tidy and composed in what he did but still hasn't found the superb form of last season.
Forced to come deep to pick the ball up by the resilient display of Sampdoria's central midfield pairing. Never likely to hurt the Blucerchiati from that position.
Young Frenchman struggled to make an impact on proceedings.
Scored the all important equaliser and worked hard for the team.
A safe pair of hands until his late withdrawal due to injury. Made strong saves to deny Lucio, Coutinho (twice) and Sneijder.
Formed a solid central defensive pairing that managed to hold out until the 80th minute despite almost relentless Inter pressure.
Came in for Lucchini and did a sterling job at the back.
Kept a watchful eye on Jonathan Biabiany and limited the young Frenchman's impact on the game.
The full-back had an up and down match. Made a few crucial interceptions and clearances but was given a very testing time by young Coutinho.
Offered an out ball on the counter attack but was not involved as much as he would have liked.
The Argentinian midfielder made an imposing start and then worked hard to limit the opposition as Inter took control of the game.
The Blucerchiati captain made a significant contribution by putting himself about at the heart of the midfield. Limited Sneijder's ability to influence the game.
Scored the opening goal with a well taken volley and provided a menace on the counter attack.
Sampdoria's key man was at the heart of everything positive for his side. Made the assist from which Guberti opened the scoring and provided a creative spark on his side's rare forays forward.
Partnered Cassano up front but was given little change by Lucio and Samuel.
- 12 L. Castellazzi
- 23 M. Materazzi
Replaced Chivu and it will not be surprising to see him retain his place there in future.
- 40 N. Obiora
- 11 S. Muntari
Came on for Coutinho and tried his best to influence the game in his short time on the park.
Took Biabiany's place in the 63rd minute but struggled to get into the game.
Angelo Da Costa
Was called into action when Curci had to go off injured and conceded a goal two minutes after coming on.
- 5 P. Accardi
- 4 D. Dessena
Replaced Tissone and was booked towards the end.
- 7 D. Mannini
- 9 N. Pozzi
Came on for goalscorer Guberti in the final minute.