The Inter de Milan beat this Saturday evicted Crotone (0-2) with more problems than expected and this Sunday he can mathematically conquer the nineteenth ‘Scudetto’ of its history if he Atalanta, 14 points behind those of Antonio Conte, does not win his match against Sassuolo. The visiting victory certified the mathematical descent of the bottom to the B series Italian.
The bottom, without any pressure, stood up to the leader, who had beaten him 6-2 in the first round, and choked him in the first 45 minutes that ended without goals. The Milanese, with the casualties of Kolarov Y Vidal, were unable in the initial act to beat the goal defended by Alex CordazCuriously, a goalkeeper raised in the ‘nerazzura’ quarry.
Two posts of the Milanese team
The Algerian Adam Ounas, on the local side and Stefano SensiOn the visiting side, they were the most incisive players with their shots in a start of the match with alternate dominance. However, the Inter, without making a brilliant match, he was able to get ahead on the scoreboard in the 22nd minute on a ball that combed backwards Romelu lukaku and that he crashed into the post after a corner kick.
The Milanese pressed in the final stretch of the first half, in which a combative survived Crotone who soon lost the left lane due to injury Arkadiusz Reca. The central Bastoni hit a dangerous header that did not crystallize, nor did a shot to the base of the post. Lautaro Martinez (44 ‘). Seconds later, the hyperactive Sensi made goalkeeper Cordaz shine.
After the break, the Crotone coach, Serse cosmi, was forced to leave the midfielder in the dugout Luca cigarini, another footballer with physical problems. Despite the injuries, the local team continued to maintain the type against a Inter with little rhythm of play and with problems to overcome the crowded local defense.
Conte’s decisive triple change
As the minutes passed, those of Conte They were intensifying their superiority, but the goal was resisting them, mainly due to lack of clarity in the final meters and ideas in the center of the field. The Interista coach revitalized his team in minute 66 with a triple change (Eriksen, Perisic Y Alexis Sanchez).
It was precisely the Danish Eriksen the one who, just three minutes after entering the field of play, overtook the Milanese by picking up a pass from Lukaku and launch a shoe from the edge of the area that entered Cordaz’s goal after hitting the ball in Magallán.
The VAR invalidates a goal from Lukaku
The Inter was imposed by inertia on a Crotone who had held up very well to Conte’s team for almost 70 minutes, but who accused the goal against. Lukaku scored in the 83rd minute after taking advantage of an assist of Perisic, but the goal was annulled by the referee, at the request of the VAR, for offside of the Croatian. On the last play of the match, Achraf a swift visitor counterattack culminated and put the final 0-2 on the scoreboard.
Crotone: Cordaz; Djidji, Golemic, Magallán; Molina, Junior Messias, Cigarini (Eduardo Henrique, 46 ‘), Benali (Vulic, 66’), Reca (Pereira, 38 ‘); Ounas (Rivière, 72 ‘) and Simy
Inter Milan: Handanovic; Skrinir, De Vrij, Bastoni; Achraf Hakimi, Barella, Brozovic, Sensi (Eriksen, 66 ‘), Darmian (Perisic, 66’); Lukaku and Lautaro Martínez (Alexis Sánchez, 66 ‘)
Goals: 0-1, Eriksen (69 ‘); 0-2, Achraf (92 ‘)
Referee: Alessandro Prontera. He showed a yellow card to Brozovic (39 ‘), Rivière (73’) and Eriksen (91 ‘)
Incidents: Match corresponding to matchday 34 of Serie A, played behind closed doors at the Stadio Ezio Scida in Crotone