Inter Milan vs Napoli (2-0): A goal from Lautaro Martinez, Barca’s goal, ended hopes at Giuseppe Meazza of Napoli, a rival of the Barca team in the knockout stages of the Champions League. The Argentine striker showed who he wants to be his next club how to attack Napoli. After a magnificent reverse, he snapped a low shot into the post. Lautaro held his target with rage and gesturing with his hand that seemed to say “keep talking”. Lautaro had started on the bench sitting by Alexis Sanchez, precisely the player he relieved at the time of a game marked by an early and lucky goal by D’Ambrossio, to which Napoli did not know how to respond, desperate for not being able to convert its numerous arrivals.
Inter Milan vs Napoli: Match Overview
Napoli, Coppa champion, has a safe place for the Europa League, but it seems to have entered a somewhat hesitant phase just as his match against Barca approaches. The San Paolo club came from not winning in three of its last four outings. Gennaro Gattuso presented an alignment with Meret under the sticks and without the injured Manolas in the center of a defense formed on his axis by Maksimovic and Koulibaly. Ahead, he recorded the significant loss of the sanctioned Mertens. Politano and Milik accompanied the only undisputed holder, Insigne.
Inter accumulated six consecutive games in Serie A without being defeated (three wins and three draws). The technician ‘Nerazzurro’ Antonio Conte opted for the attacking pair coming from Manchester formed by Alexis Sanchez and Lukaku, to apply their recipe defensive organization and direct exit towards the goal. The Chilean striker, ex-Barcelona, seems to have stolen focus from Lautaro in this last post-confinement league stage. That may explain Lautaro’s proud gesture when he made it 2-0. There are already 14 goals from the Argentine striker.
Already in the 10th minute, Inter took the lead on the scoreboard. After a loss of ball from Mario Rui, across from Candreva, with a pass behind Biraghi; ended with D’ Ambrossio’s half- miss shot, so rare that he ended up inside Meret’s goal. The Napoli did not wrinkle and looked for the tie through Zielinski; and especially in dangerous arrivals of the electric Insigne, especially in a big game that ended in a shot by Politano and a stoppage by Handanovic.
Already in the second half, a dry shot from the inevitable Insigne hit Candreva’s arm; but the VAR did not consider it a penalty. Elmas also did not find the goal, nor Biragh I for Inter. The match ended with another cause for concern for Napoli Maksimovic’s left lame. Without Manolas, Gattuso may have a central problem in Barcelona.