The bells draw at the end
Salernitana and Inter drew 1-1 in the first of the three advance games of the 29th day of Serie A, played at the ‘Arechi’ stadium in Salerno. The Nerazzurri took the lead with Gosens in the 6th minute, Candreva replies in the 90th minute. In the standings, the nerazzurri have 51 points, while the grenades rise to 29 in 15th position.
THE MATCH – Inter pass at the first opportunity: Lukaku extends a header for the insertion of Gosens, who burns Bronn and beats Ochoa. It’s then Lukaku himself who has a couple of excellent chances to double up, but first kicks out diagonally with his left foot and then doesn’t arrive with the right timing at Gosens’ suggestion from the left. The Belgian tries again in the middle of the first half, but his left foot is weak and central, Ochoa has no problems.
Correa has his chance with a header but finds the answer from the Mexican goalkeeper, it goes to half-time with a save from Onana on Coulibaly and with a real miracle from Ochoa who somehow, instinctively, removes from brings Lukaku’s header from close range to a Dumfries cross.
At the beginning of the second half, Dia came in alongside Piatek, but it was again Inter who came close to scoring with a shot from Barella which Ochoa deflected just enough to send it onto the post. Candreva manages to put Onana in difficulty with a poisonous cross. After the hour of play Ochoa saves from Dumfries, on the following corner Lukaku hits the crossbar from a few steps away and then the Mexican goalkeeper makes a great save getting up on De Vrij who immediately finds the block to stop the tap-in attempt . Inter risked a lot when Dia in turn hits the crossbar by deflecting a cross from Candreva from the right.
Lautaro Martinez, who came on in the second half, could close the accounts, but look for an unlikely one-on-one lob with Ochoa. Lukaku does better, but he still finds the goalkeeper to say no. In the final, Salernitana attacked with all their players and were rewarded in the 90th minute with a lucky goal from Candreva, whose crooked cross from the right deceived Onana and slipped into the top corner.