Scuddeto hunt continues as Inter top Napoli #212

Inter Milan 3 Napoli 1

Naples Italy
San Paolo

After what was a relaxing winter break Serie A action resumes. In this match Inter take on a struggling Napoli side. The last time these two sides faced each other was back in May where Napoli won the match 4-1. Napoli have won three out of their last six matches against Inter. Inter this season have been on fire under Conte’s leadership and the players working together as a team. Napoli on the other hand of been struggling to get any momentum going especially with losing their former manager. So a win over top of the table Inter would be huge for them. Inter are still looking to keep their momentum on Juventus as the hunt for the Scudetto lingers on. So both sides are hungry for all three points. This is what to expect as the season resumes in Serie A. This match will come down to several key factors. The first is the weakend defense of Napoli will they do enough to put a stop to Inter’s strong attack and midfield. Which will be the only issue for them. Inter on the other hand will need to keep up the hard work on creating and finishing chances and moving past Napoli’s defense. Defense wise Inter will need to shut down Napoli’s attack despite the defense they have a strong attack which will give them potential issues. Inter will also need to work on winning the ball in the air. This match should go to a Inter but it will be a close match and with Napoli hungry they will do anything to secure all three points.

In this match Inter stuck with the 3-5-2 formation. In goal is none other than Handanovic. On the defense is the pairing of Skriniar and Devrij who continue to be the back bone of this defense. Then on the right center back is the young twenty year old Bastoni. On the midfield on the left wing back is Biraghi who is coming into his own as a player he’s becoming more confident. In the offical midfield are Gagliardini, Brozovic, and Vecino. On the right wing back is Candreva. Up top is the killer duo who have been dropping goals like flies are Martinez and Lukaku. This is a solid lineup and with Napoli being out a lot of their best defenders this should be an easy Inter win.

This match was pretty much an even matchup. In the first half both sides did a great job creating chances and defending the ball. Fourteen minutes in Lukaku found the back of the net with a shot from the center of the box landing in the lower left corner making things 1-0. Both sides continued to go at each other. With twelve minutes to go in the half Inter added to their lead with Lukaku finding the back of the net again this time with a shot from the left of the box landing the ball in the center of the goal. This made things 2-0 to the visitors. With six minutes to go Napoli weren’t going to go down easily Milik lands a shot from a close area near the goal to the upper portion of the goal making things 2-1. The half ended with Inter in the lead. As the match resumed this match could be either sides game. Each side continued creating chances but sixty two minutes in Inter sealed the deal as Martinez lands the ball into the lower left corner of the goal making things 3-1 and giving Inter the three points. The man of the match is Lukaku who started off the match giving them two goals and creating most of the clubs chances. The next match Inter will take on Atalanta Who they got a draw back in April. Until the next one Forza Inter.

Top of the table

Inter Milan 14-3-1 45pts
Juventus 14-3-1 45pts
Lazio 12-3-2 39pts
Roma 10-5-3 35pts
Atalanta 10-4-4 34pts

Bottom of the table

Sampdoria 4-4-10 16pts
Lecce 3-6-9 15pts
Brescia 4-2-12 14pts
Genoa 3-5-10 14pts
Spal 3-3-12 12pts

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