Serie A – The 5 truths of Roma-Inter 0-3: Inzaghi improves the work of Conte, Calhanoglu factor

Serie A – The 5 truths of Roma-Inter 0-3: Inzaghi improves the work of Conte, Calhanoglu factor
Serie A – The 5 truths of Roma-Inter 0-3: Inzaghi improves the work of Conte, Calhanoglu factor

Roma-Inter, a match valid for the 16th day of Serie A, ended with a score of 0-3 at the OIimpico. The goals, all in the first half, by Calhanoglu, Dzeko and Dumfries. Total domination by the Nerazzurri squad, which amply deserved the victory. Here the match analysis.

1) Inter in shape, well placed, strong

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The report cards of Roma-Inter 0-3: Calhanoglu invents, Dzeko ex at the top

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Dominant, convinced, compact, superior in everything. A great Inter wins at the Olimpico and further resizes the ambitions of a Roma that never really plays. An excellent first half was played by the Nerazzurri, who immediately made things clear and extended their positive moment. The current Inter are strong, well placed, solid and have everything to try again to repeat the Scudetto they won last season. High marks for everyone.

2) Inzaghi has merits: Conte’s work improved

To consolidate the Nerazzurri’s dominance arrive the numbers: four shots on goal to one, 67% of ball possession, only five fouls committed, 60% of territorial supremacy. Simone Inzaghi’s work in this sense is already remarkable. Conte’s Inter was already a compact team, difficult to face, but played mainly vertically and relied heavily on Lukaku’s physicality. Inter now controls the game more, involves all the men in the round of the ball (see Batons in the 3-0), makes more use of the technique of its midfielders. An obvious step forward, the right way to further improve.

Denzel Dumfries rejoices for his first goal in Serie A, Roma-Inter, Getty Images

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3) Rome renouncing and not very dangerous

On the other hand, the poor performance of Roma must be analyzed, despite constant support from the almost 60,000 Olimpico players. The Giallorossi team has never worried Inter Milan, if not with a couple of initiatives by Zaniolo, it has never made itself dangerous, it has suffered both on inactive balls and with the ball covered. Five defenders on the pitch from the start were not enough to avoid the law of the strongest. Deserved defeat and with few mitigating circumstances.

José Mourinho (Roma-Inter)

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4) Alibi injuries and suspensions for Mourinho, but wrong attitude

The alibi, even in José Mourinho’s quick post-match interview, seem to be injuries and suspensions. In fact, Abraham, Pellegrini, Karsdorp, El Shaarawy were missing, as well as the long-term resident Spinazzola. Heavy and significant absences, which cannot hide the wrong attitude of a Roma who surrendered to Inter and did nothing to avoid the fairly obvious prediction. In short, you can lose against a stronger formation, but there is a way and a way.

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MOURINHO FONSECA
Victories 8 10
Draws 1 3
Defeats 7 3
Points in big matches 1 (in 5) 2 (in 4)
Goals scored 24 35
Goals conceded 19 24

5) Calhanoglu has taken Inter: I’ve never seen the Turk like this

Among the many Nerazzurri singles in evidence, from Bastoni to Perisic, from Dzeko to Dumfries, we reward Hakan Calhanoglu. The Turkish, MVP of the match thanks to the goal directly from the corner and the assist for Dzeko, literally changed gear from the derby onwards. Five goals and five assists in this Serie A, four goals in the last five days. “Calha” has taken over Inter, he is repaying Inzaghi’s trust and as far as he is concerned, he is somewhat reminiscent of the Luis Alberto that the current Nerazzurri coach drove when he was at Lazio. A key factor in this lineup, undoubtedly.

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