A Man of the Match performance from Dimarco put Inter on the front foot as a deserved smashing of Bologna took place at San Siro.
A fantastic way to come back from the defeat against Juventus only 3 days ago. Inter were in shock after a very unlucky deflection made it’s way into the back of the net for Bologna.
The 1-0 deficit wouldn’t last long as Dzeko put the Nerazzurri back on level teams. A peach of a volley into the bottom corner was just what the crowd wanted and Dzeko delivered.
Ten minutes later, Dimarco would have Inter ahead 2-1 on the scoreboard. A low and hard freekick around the wall was enough to slip past Skorupski. The Italian international would go running to the fans to celebrate.
A few minutes out from half time, Lautaro would double Inter’s lead. A perfectly placed corner from Hakan met with a sublime header from Lautaro. San Siro was alive chanting “Martinez.. Martinez.. Martinez” after the goal.
Half time wouldn’t change the fortune of Inter, as the onslaught continued. Three minutes after the break, Dimarco would have his second for the match. This goal was breathtaking and one of my favourite goals of the season so far.
If you haven’t seen it, watch it back as this one was class. An ankle-breaking touch from Dimarco before curling the ball into the opposite corner. A stunner!
Hakan would get on the scoresheet through a penalty after Dzeko’s shot came in contact with Sosa’s hand. Then finally, Gosens would grab the 6th of the night as Dzeko’s cross made it’s way across the face of the goal with Gosens meeting it at the back post.
Inter turned around their first deficit of the year, albeit 1-0, to go on and win a match. Pretty surprising considering this team has been so successful in previous seasons in chasing oppositions down over 90 minutes. Let’s hope this is a sign of more to come.
Man of the Match!
As detailed above, this really wasn’t a difficult choice. Dimarco played out of his skin today, and just proves how good he is becoming. We’ve mentioned it plenty of times, but so far we haven’t missed Perisic at all on that left hand side.
It was a position I thought we wouldn’t be able to fill and Dimarco has made this role his own. His attacking brilliance is unmatched and once he gets his defensive game sorted then he’ll be very hard to stop.
We can thank two people in my opinion. The first is Roberto Mancini as he gave Dimarco an opportunity with the national side. Since this moment, Dimarco has improved leaps and bounds.
The second is Inzaghi, especially to put his trust in Dimarco with Gosens on the bench. The decline of Gosens may have a little to do with it, but Dimarco has repaid the faith shown by Inzaghi and then some!
Where to next?
The final match before the World Cup break is a trip to Bergamo. This has been a tricky fixture for Inter over the last few years. Add into the mix, the last time inter beat Bologna 6-1, a week later Inter drew with Atalanta 2-2.
The last 8 meetings has Inter in favour with 2 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss. Will be a close match I predict. Could even be Inter’s first draw of the season.
Prediction: 2-2 draw
As always, Forza Inter!
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