For a very easy night. The best news the enlightened direction of Eriksen. a soft free-kick from the Dane, after just seven minutes, to force Improta to the unfortunate own goal that puts the Nerazzurri’s game downhill. But the quality of the game of the new play maker to convince the skeptics. Conte felice’s intuition. Eriksen had played in front of the defense already in Florence, in the Italian Cup, without great results. This time, perhaps also for the surrender of the opponent, the exam passed with flying colors. Benevento leaves the former Tottenham the space and time to set up and run the team. Until the goal in the derby he seemed like a player to get rid of. Now it could become the extra weapon in the championship race.
The other good news is the recovery of the attackers. Lautaro and Lukaku, fasting from 4 league games, they hit in the second half, turning the victory into a goleada. First Toro, then Romelu’s brace, who thus forgets and makes us forget the certainly not edifying quarrel with Ibrahimovic in the derby. Only Inter have two double-digit forwards (14 for the Belgian, 10 for the Argentine). But most of all, with 49 goals, he has the second best attack in Europe behind Bayern. Even so you win the championship.
Conte, in the stands because he is disqualified, smiles. Inter are ready for their little ordeal, a mini iron cycle that will clarify the strength and ambitions of the Nerazzurri, the two semi-finals of the Italian Cup with Juventus, the trip to Florence and Lazio at San Siro. The one with Benevento is little more than a training session. Mild pace and occasions in series, even two goals canceled (to Lautaro and Hakimi). A happy Saturday. The seventh win in a row at home.
Inter also lucky. The first goal was an own goal, the second came from a rebound between two opposing defenders, Glik and Barba. Even on Lukaku’s double, the responsibilities of the defense of the Witches are evident. Filippo Inzaghi imagined the return to San Siro different.
Conte at the beginning opts for a soft turnover with four owners initially on the bench: De Vrij, Brozovic, Vidal and Young. In addition to Eriksen in the direction, there is Ranocchia to lead the defense, Gagliardini to thicken the midfield and Perisic to push on the left. The usual fury is missing. But there is no need. Benevento, lined up on the mirror, with the three-man defense, thinks only of defending and closes without a shot on goal. Inzaghi protests for a push from Frog to Lapadula on 1-0, but the foul starts outside the area.
January 30, 2021 (change January 30, 2021 | 23:17)
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