Nerazzurri ahead with Dimarco
Inter and Juventus on the pitch for the second leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final. It starts from 1-1 in the first leg in Turin, amid endless controversies linked to the expulsion and disqualification of Lukaku canceled by the pardon granted by the president of the FIGC, Gravina. Absent due to disqualification Cuadrado and Handanovic.
THE MATCH – Inter starts with an aggressive attitude and after 3 minutes scares Juve. Cross cut by Barella, undisturbed Lautaro fails to hit the ball and at the far post Dzeko does not find time for the detour. In the 13th minute, a non-existent corner awarded to Inter became a potential chance: Alex Sandro removed the ball from Dumfries’ head a meter from goal.
Juve, without role forwards, struggles to raise the center of gravity to support Chiesa and Di Maria: they only play in the black and white half. The hosts’ goal was in the air and arrived in the 15th minute. Calhanoglu pocketed, Kostic sleeps and keeps everyone in the game: Dimarco touches outside in front of Perin, 1-0. Inter easily keep the ball in the game, Allegri’s formation is essentially impalpable. You have to wait for the 25th minute to see a Juventus-like action: cross from Alex Sandro, inaccurate header from De Sciglio. More dangerous Kostic in the 33rd minute from the edge: sharp right, Onana deflects. On the other hand, in the 38th minute Lautaro looks for the goal with a powerful low shot. Perin is attentive and controls.
The first half ends and Juve starts the second half with Milik, a real striker, on the pitch.
INTER – (3-5-2) – Onana; Darmian, Unripe, Sticks; Dumfries, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Dzeko, Lautaro. All: Inzaghi.
JUVENTUS – (3-5-2) – Perin; Bremer, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; De Sciglio, Miretti, Locatelli, Rabiot, Kostic; Of Mary, Church. Coach: Merry.