Samir Handanovic: 6
Pushed the ball out of bound for a corner, safe on a couple of calls as well as in the final minute against Maglica. Although the feeling is that Julio Cesar’s feet are bit more… Brazilian.
Stramaccioni played him to keep Zanetti in the midfield. Had to work a lot in the beginning but improved as the game went on. Came close to a 4-0 with a left footed shot.
Matias Silvestre: 6
He was calm to help out Jonathan when the Brazilian lost Ozobic. Should have had a 6.5 had it not been for the two mistakes and a yellow at the end of the game.
Cristian Chivu: 6.5
Had to leave the game after the break due to problem in the right foot. But before that, he kept away the mediocre Croatian midfielders and initiated the action if there wasn’t Cambiasso falling back.
Walter Samuel: 6
He was forced to make his 200th appearance in black and blue due to the doubt regarding Ranocchia and Chivu’s injury.
Yuto Nagatomo: 6.5
Started hesitantly but then returned to his old self and also got the goal. Fortunate but it is his first in Europe.
Javier Zanetti: 6
Two mistakes early on in his 150th game in Europe. Then started to play his football by pushing on the wing like he has done for 18 years.
Esteban Cambiasso: 6
Stood in front of the defense. Even if he is not at his best, he was able to control the Hajduk midfield. Missed a goal at the beginning of the second half.
Fredy Guarin: 7
The master of the midfield. He was playing a bit wide left and 10 to 20 meters in front of Cambiasso. He always knew when it’s time to make movements vertically, slow down, or to strike. Had he been in the team at the start of last season, Inter would not be playing in the outskirts of the continent. Has yet to perfect his shot…
Wesley Sneijder (MOTM): 7
Invented football, scored a great goal just when it seemed that he had missed the moment to finish it. 65 minutes of absolue silk. There is no such thing as “unsellable” players but technically, he is.
Philippe Coutinho: 6.5
Scored a beautiful and curving right-footed shot to close the game.
Rodrigo Palacio: 7
He sliced the Croatian fullbacks tenderly. Assisted the Cou’s goal and almost got a late goal too. But when he runs so much with lucidity like he did, scoring goal is optional.
Diego Milito: 6
Improved in comparison to the game in Glasgow. But he opened the doors for his teammates with short passes. Still not sharp but his assist was for the first goal.
Marko Livaja: N/A
Andrea Stramaccioni: 6.5
Not playing Mudingayi was surprising but his confidence was a good response. Good first game in Europe.
Source: Gazzetta dello Sport