Inter win their fifth game in a row, with a convincing 3-0 win over Genoa. In the past 5 league matches, the score would be 15-1 in total.
Lukaku had Inter on the front foot within the first minute, as the score was quickly 1-0. We would wait until midway in the second half before Darmian doubled the lead. Sanchez finished off the romp before the 80′ mark to seal a temporary 7 point lead over Milan.
Let’s dive into some key points to take away.
The Fortress is back –
In recent times, the San Siro has been a stadium where the visiting team would claim the spoils. On many occasions three points were wasted by Inter, and the packed San Siro crowd would leave disappointed.
Although fans cannot attend matches at the moment, this Inter side is changing the norm. Currently, Inter is averaging 2.58 points on average at home. Did you know this is identical to the treble winning season is 2009/10?
To put this into perspective, in that season Inter took 49 from a possible 57 points on offer. Inter this season have take 31 from a possible 36 points on offer. Incredible.
With 7 more games at home left in the season, can this improved any further?
No washing needed –
Since the sheets are staying clean, there is no point changing them.
Inter have now made it 5 clean sheets of the past 6. The defence is standing strong and really putting Conte’s men in a great position on top of the ladder.
Handanovic is getting back to his consistent self, and making this Inter goal look impenetrable.
Same can be said about the combination at the back of Skriniar, De Vrij and Bastoni. This solidarity puts real confidence in Inter’s performance, and now you can see why Inter are rated so highly.
We are so lucky –
Sometimes management make a big transfer for a youngster and it pays off. Nicolo Barella is the gift which keeps on giving.
His skill, work ethic, mentality and consistency puts Barella in elite company. Currently, you wouldn’t blink an eye if someone said “Barella is the best midfielder in Italy”.
Week in, week out we are seeing an absolute superstar. The promise being seen at the age of 24 is difficult to explain, but if this can be kept up for the next few years his value to Inter will be priceless.
The control Barella had over the midfield in the Genoa match was insane. His ability to win back the ball, and find an Inter player in space shows just how fantastic he is.
Can’t wait to see what the future holds for both Inter and Italy with Barella in the driving seat.
Where to next?
An away trip to Parma awaits Inter for Matchday 25. Although Inter’s home record to Parma in recent times hasn’t been the best, their away form is quite the opposite.
Winning the past 2 away fixtures against Parma, we will hope to keep that run going.
Prediction: Inter 2-1
As always, Forza Inter.