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Inter 1-0 Cagliari: Player ratings as Nerazzurri grind out vital win at San Siro

Inter continued their 10-game winning streak with a laboured 1-0 victory over Cagliari on Sunday afternoon, as they took another step towards the Serie A title.

I Nerazzurri started on the front foot, and Alexis Sanchez thought he’d handed the hosts the advantage on 18 minutes, but his nice finish from inside the box was ruled out due to an offside infringement.

? | 57′ – ANOTHER CHANCE!#Eriksen unleashes a powerful shot from outside the area but Vicario manages to tip it over the crossbar!#InterCagliari 0️⃣-0️⃣#FORZAINTER ⚫️?

— Inter (@Inter_en) April 11, 2021

Christian Eriksen had a couple of cracks at goal, but the hosts struggled to break down a stubborn Cagliari side, and the two teams went into the break all square. I Nerazzurri continued to knock on the door in the second half, with Eriksen once again at the heart of their play.

The Dane forced Guglielmo Vicario into a fine stop early on, while Romelu Lukaku also headed wide. Stefan de Vrij hit the crossbar with a header from a corner, but Inter finally got their breakthrough when Matteo Darmian charged into the box to meet Achraf Hakimi’s cross, burying the ball at the far post.

Antonio Conte’s men held on to clinch the win and open up a gap of 11 points on second-placed Milan, as Inter march towards a long-awaited title success.

Right, let’s check out the player ratings.

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Tackles flying in | ALBERTO PIZZOLI/Getty Images
On the ball | ALBERTO PIZZOLI/Getty Images

3. Forwards

Romelu Lukaku, Nahitan Nandez, Diego Godin
Hounded | Marco Luzzani/Getty Images
Achraf Hakimi
Subbed on | Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

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