Scudetto slipping as Inter continue to drop points #215

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Lecce Italy

Following a draw against Atalanta Inter take on Lecce who they beat at the start of the season. Lecce on the other hand are coming off a loss. In this match both sides have their own motives for winning this match. Lecce are looking to get a winning momentum going and to move themselves out of the out of the relegation zone as they sit two points above it. Inter on the other hand are looking to keep pressure on Juventus which Inter fans are hoping lose so they can reclaim first place. So both sides have something worth fighting for in this match. This is how these two sides stack up as they go head to head in a early afternoon matchup. In this match it’s simple Inter need to capitialize on chances and keep Lecce at bay. Same is said about Lecce though they will have a harder time doing so. This should be a easyInter win anything less is unacepptable.

Inter in this match continue to use the 3-5-2 formation. In goal was none other than Handanovic. On the defense the center backs of the duo of Skriniar and Devrij who are some of the strongest defenders in the league. They are capped off on the right by Godin who as helped the lackluster defense of recent seasons. On the wingback positions are Biraghi and Candreva who as really stepped up recently easpecially with the continued injury of D’Ambrosio. Making their returns to the midfield are Barella and Sensi who are getting their first starts since injuries side lined them for several months. In the center of them is Brozovic. Up top is the dynamic duo of Martinez and Lukaku. This is a solid lineup but in this case they should’ve started Sanchez to rest either one of those two as they are tired and could’ve used the freash legs.

In the first half things automatically went to Inter’s favor they dominated the possession and scoring chances. But due to the stellar defeneding from both sides saw the half end in a 0-0 draw. The second half saw Inter continuing their dominance on the struggling Lecce. After the seventy minute mark Inter put themselves on the board as Bastoni scores following a assist from Biraghi. This gave Inter the 1-0 lead. A few minutes later after a mistake on Inter’s defense left enough room for Lecce to make a goal of their own as Majer sets up a goal chance for Mancosu who then converts his oppurtunity making things all square once more. Both sides created more chances but were unable to convert as this match ends in a draw. This was a bad result for Inter as this now puts them four points behind Juevntus as the title is slowly slipping from their grasp. This is proving that Conte when his main plan fails he has a hard time adapting. The man of the match goes to Bastoni who scored Inter’s only goal. Next week have another easy match against Cagliari but hopefully Inter get back into a winning momentum or they can kiss the Scudetto goodbye. As always until the next one Forza Inter.

Top of the table

Juventus 16-3-1 51pts
Inter Milan 14-5-1 47pts
Lazio 14-3-2 45pts
Roma 11-5-4 38pts
Atalanta 10-5-5 35pts

Bottom of the table

Sampdoria 5-4-11 19pts
Lecce 3-7-10 16pts
Spal 4-3-13 15pts
Brescia 4-3-13 15pts
Genoa 3-5-12 14pts

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