Made one very good save from Stankovic, while his command of the area was largely excellent. He’ll certainly be tested more in the challenges to come, but he can be happy with his work over the two legs.
Had a busy night as he was forced to put up with Eto’o as well as his marauding compatriot Nagatomo, and at times seemed a little over-run.
Carried out an efficient performance sitting in front of the back four for the majority of the game as Inter were asked to break down Schalke without space being given away. Came close to scoring when he and Papadopoulos both went up for a header.
His job for the night was to simply clear anything which created any kind of worry and this was done well in a no-frills performance from the former Real Madrid man.
Outpaced too often by the dangerous Maicon, and could easily have been punished had the Brazilian made the most of the space allowed. Got better as the game progressed, but was still unconvincing.
Dealt pretty well with the defensive work that came his way and deserved a goal when lashing high into the net from an onside position. He eventually got on the scoresheet with an excellent low finish to win the match.
Showed no fear when running at the heart of Inter’s defence, winning a dangerous free-kick after outfoxing Thiago Motta and Ranocchia. Also came close to scoring in the second half but couldn’t keep his header down. Unlucky to be booked for a foul on Julio Cesar.
Made one particularly excellent block on Eto’o as he provided a much more defensive effort than the one which helped to tear through Inter at San Siro. When he did get forward he was dangerous, and set up Raul for the opener.
A busy, hard-working performance out wide, holding onto the ball when his team needed to keep it away from the Italians as well as putting in a very tireless running shift.
Was never going to match up to his once-in-a-lifetime performance at San Siro, but he did work a couple of good crossing positions from which Schalke could have done better.
Inter were never going to keep him completely silent, and he scored an almost inevitable goal on the stroke of half-time when keeping his head to round Julio Cesar. His all-round game just seems to get better with age, and he’ll be key in their attempt to reach a surprise final.
Couldn’t do much about Raul’s expert finish, but could have done better when he spilled the ball when coming wide to meet Baumjohann before being exposed once more by his defence as Howedes completed the misery.
Could have done better just before the break when he read Stankovic’s chip forward well but failed to steer his touch goalwards. It was the story of his night as he ran hard, but had little in the way of quality to complete his work.
Talked his way into a yellow card after originally clashing with Raul and then helped to keep the Spaniard onside as Schalke took the lead. This was one of his less heroic Champions League performances.
Where he was running to when Raul netted the opener is anybody’s guess, and he was too quick to let his 'keeper deal with a couple of other dangerous moments. Despite a few good tackles as the last man, he has looked short of Champions League quality in three successive games.
Even the most inspirational of skippers was never going to be able to lead his side through tonight, but his endeavour was on display even if his team-mates’ was not. Finally starting to look like a man nearing the end of his career.
Despite his pace, he looked a little slow off the mark when being outdone by Raul and then Baumjohann. Grew into the game well, putting over a couple of dangerous looking crosses, but his inability to play the offside trap proved Inter’s downfall.
Threatened to break the deadlock with a 25-yard strike and then found Maicon in space behind the defence with a neat chip before being withdrawn at the break to allow for an extra attacker.
Provided little more in midfield than he has been able to in a difficult month on a personal level, but he did chip in with the equaliser when his touch with the outside of his left boot escaped two defenders on the way in.
Took the game to Schalke immediately by shooting on sight on Inter’s first attack. Always looked like the Nerazzurri’s most likely game-winner, but even he looked short of his usual standards.
Worked his way into nice positions, but had countless efforts blocked and should have hit the target with a header from Sneijder’s left-foot cross in the second half.
Unable to show that bit of missing sharpness when free in the right hand channel late in the first half and he rarely looked likely to getting too many chances thereafter despite his endeavour.
- 33 M. Schober
- 5 N. Plestan
On for only a few minutes after replacing Jurado, but still managed to pick up a booking.
- 8 Hao Junmin
Brought on for Baumjohann and posed a real threat. Probably could have been given more minutes given the huge aggregate lead.
Brought on late in the game for Edu.
- 12 L. Castellazzi
- 2 I. Córdoba
- 23 M. Materazzi
- 19 E. Cambiasso
- 14 H. Kharja
A late replacement for Sneijder, he had little chance to stamp his mark on proceedings.
Brought on for the second half, his introduction brought about a wider and more varied attacking nature from the outgoing champions, but he never looked likely to provide the extra spark they needed to cause Schalke to panic.