Inzaghi’s formation rises to 9 points
Inter beat Cremonese 3-1 at San Siro in anticipation of the fourth matchday of Serie A 2022-2023. Thanks to this success, Inzaghi’s team overcomes Milan stopped by Sassuolo and moves to 9 points behind Roma, leaders at 10.
Inter 3-1 Cremonese, highlights and goals (Video)
THE MATCH – For the match against Cremonese Inzaghi changes something, defensive trio formed by Skriniar, De Vrij and Dimarco. Usual line 5 in midfield, Dumfries and Darmian outside, with Barella and Chalanoglu next to Brozovic, while in front there are Dzeko and Correa, with Lautaro starting from the bench. Alvini instead proposes the 3-man defense with Bianchetti central and Lochoshvili and Aiwu alongside him. Okereke-Dessers attack pair confirmed. In goal Radu, who faces the recent past of him.
Inter started very strong and in the 3 ‘Dimarco touches the goal with a great free-kick that comes out very close to the post to Radu’s left. At 12 ‘Inter took the lead: Barella gets 50 meters ball and chain and serves Dzeko who finishes on the net. Para Radu but shortly rejects, where Correa arrives who leads the Nerazzurri with an empty net. At 14 ‘Cremonese responds with Dessers who tries with the right but Handanovic is good at covering the mirror and rejecting for a corner. At 17 ‘Dimarco again protagonist serving Barella in the area with his back to the goal. The number 23 stops and unloads for Chalanoglu who concludes by first intention and does not find the door by very little. Cremonese does not give up on offending and in the 22nd minute Pickel has the equalizer on the left, but hits badly and Handanovic blocks to the ground without problems. Inzaghi’s team did not break up and in the 38th minute doubled: Chalanoglu needed a soft ball Barella who on the fly with a splendid volley bags the 2-0.
In the second half, Alvini’s team tries to react and in the 64th minute Skriniar misses the intervention in advance and throws Okereke on the wing who doesn’t think twice and serves Dessers in the area, left alone. The Nigerian tries the overhead kick but the ball does not frame the goal. At 73 ‘still Inter close to scoring with a threefold sensational chance: Dumfries’ shot that sends Dzeko all alone in front of Radu, but is hypnotized by the latter. The ball returns between Dumfries’ feet who test of power, walled again by Radu. On the rejected Lautaro is the fastest of all but kicks incredibly high, with the Romanian goalkeeper out of the game.
The goal comes shortly after. At 76 ‘Barella comes out with the ball and serves Lautaro in depth. The Argentine striker frees himself with Pickel’s body and flies against Radu, a left-footed shot by the Nerazzurri 10 from the edge of the area and 3-0. At 90 ‘goal of the flag for Cremonese with Okereke. The Nigerian striker receives the ball in the trocar area, turns around and tries the right-footed shot that slips under the seven.