Inter Milan lost the Serie A match against AC Parma, and they are out from the title race.
After a good run since Leonardo’s arrival as coach, Inter are apparently in a bad form. After failing to qualify to the semifinals of the Champions League, Inter are not recovering and loste a game that at first glance appeared to be an easy match.
In Friday’s game Inter were trying to stay close to the leader Milan and were hoping for a victory.
But things were not so simple and Parma managed to win this match with 2-0.The goals were scored in the 35th minute by Giovinco and Amauri in the 86th minute.
After this match Inter Milan are siting on 3rd place, with 8th points begind AC Milan and 2 points from Napoli.
Inter Milan came just two points from the leader AC Milan, and they are dreaming already at a new title .
Inter Milan won, Sunday, with 1-0 the match against Lecce from Giuseppe Meazza. Everybody was expecting to a tough match, especially as Inter came after a tough match in Champions League and the fatigue could be a negative factor. But Inter managed to score in minute 52 by Pazzini and the defenders were doing their duty.Inter achieve the long awaited victory especially as Milan lost Saturday at Palermo’s 1-0.
After this victory Inter are hoping more than never at another misstep from AC Milan and a victory from Inter would lead to a change of leader in Seria A.
Now AC Milan feel the breath in neck from their rivals and this may be a good thing for Inter. This pressure can lead AC Milan to another missteps and also to a change of leader.
Although Inter Milan made only a draw in Friday’s match against Brescia, the title chances remained unchanged.
Friday was the match between Brescia and Inter Milan, that seemed an easy one for Inter. But it was not that simple and after a first half where Inter played well, half which ended 1-0 for Inter after the goal scored by Samuel Eto’o in the 18th minute. The second round was a nightmare for Inter.The match seemed to end 1-0 for Inter until the 85th minute , when Caracciolo scored the equalizer goal.
Moreover Inter could remain without points. In the 89th minute Cordoba, fouled into the box and the referee dictates penalty for Brescia.Inter’s goalkeeper Julio Cesar saved the penalty from Caracciolo, and Inter leave with a point from Brescia.
This seemed to be perfect time for Milan to take 7 points advantage on Inter Milan, especially that they had a easy match, against the last Serie A, Bari.But Milan failed to win this match, and the distance from Inter remain unchanged, 5 points when there are nine matches to be played in this championship.
The team who took advantages for the missteps by those two teams is Napoli,which is now six points of AC Milan and 1 point from Inter, and Napoli entering again in battle for title.
In the first game of round 29 of the Series A Brescia will meet Inter Milan .
The game was scheduled earlier to give enough time for the recovery for Inter players before the return match with Bayern from Champions League, especially as Inter remained the only Italian team in European Cups.
Although the match against Bayern Munich in the Champions League is more important, Leonardo can not afford to make mistakes that will cost them victory in the match against Brescia.
Inter is now involved in fighting for the title in Serie A being 2nd place at just 5 points behind leaders AC Milan and a wrong step in this match would decrease Inter chances of rising to first position.
At first glance it seems an easy game for Inter because they play with a team ranked in a relegation position, but Brescia will try to take advantage of this match, especially as Inter players will be thinking more at the Champions League game.
Inter Milan continue to hope for the title after the home victory against Genoa , a game they won with 5-2.
After a weaker first half, when Genoa was the team who scored, in the 40th minute from Palacio, Inter had a comeback like big team style in the second half. The second half was totally dominated by Inter Milan who managed to score 5 times.
Instead of Genoa scored only one time. In the 50th minute the striker arrived from Sampdoria in this winter, Giampaolo Pazzini, managed to score the equalizer goal. Then Samuel Eto’o scored twice, in the 51th and 57th minutes.In the 71 minute Goran Pandev scored fourth goal for Inter. Inter’s last goal was scored by Yuto Nagatomo in the 84th minute. Nagatomo is at the first goal for Inter.
Mauro Boselli managed to reduce the advantage in the 90th minute and the score ended 5-2.
After this match Inter still remains 2nd place at 5 points from the leader AC Milan, who managed to win the derby with Juventus with 1-0.
Inter managed to reach 2nd place with just 5 points behind rivals Milan, returning to title battle. If Inter play just like they did in previous matches is possible that soon to have a change of leader. After coming closer to 1 position, it seems that Leonardo is unlucky.
In this season Inter had many injured players and this thing may prevent them to reach the first place.
After defender Samuel and striker Milito, Leonardo must make do without three other players. Chivu, Cordoba and Kharja are doubtful for next match . If Cordoba has an old injury, it seems that Kharja and Chivu have problems after the last round match against Sampdoria.
Even if Leonardo has to do it without several players Inter must win the next game to not lose contact with the leader.
Inter Milan won Sunday, in away match,with 2-0 on the Sampdoria Genoa in a bout of stage-XXVII of the Series A.
After a equilibrated first half,in which nobody managed to score,then came the second half wich was won categorically by Inter,when they managed to score 2 times.
The first goal was scored in minute 73 by the Dutchman Wesley Sneijder. Since then Inter players tried to keep the result,and when nobody expected,Samuel Eto’o scored the second goal for Inter.
After this victory Inter Milan arrive in the second position in Seria A and they approach to just two points from leader AC Milan, but Inter have played one more match.
The leader Milan will play against the third place SSC Napoli Monday night ,in the last match of the round-Series XXVII A.
Although Inter Milan strengthened the squad this winter by bringing Sampdoria’s Giampaolo Pazzini and has quality players on this post as Samuel Eto’o, Diego Milito, or Goran Pandev, it seems that Leonardo is not satisfied with attack and wants more offensive players.
It seems that owner Massimo Moratti was persuaded by his coach to spent a considerable amount of money for the purchase of two players from Arsenal. The Nerazzurri want Robin Van Persie and Andrei Arshavin.
Inter Milan is ready to offer €50 million for this two players from Arsenal. If Robin Van Persie is probably at the best moment of his career, scoring 12 goals in all competitions in 2011 and would be harder to buy, Andrei Arshavin is at most delicate moment since he arrived at Arsenal losing the first eleven and would not say no to a new challenges.
Inter continue tracking their rivals AC Milan.
Inter managed to win the match against Cagliari with 1-0,through a goal scored by Italian defender Andrea Ranocchia from a clear offside position.In the 7th minute Kharja shoot, the ball was initially divert by one of Cagliari defenders and then the ball hit Andrea Ranocchia, and enter the net. Ranocchia was in clear offside position.
The referees have not noticed this gap and validated the goal, although Cagliari players have protested against the decision. Until the end of the game nobody scored and Inter won the match. After this decisive error in winning the three points, the Italian press began to call into question the influence of arbitration, especially as Inter Milan also benefited from referees.
Also AC Milan profited from a arbitrary decision as Robinho, the first Milan scorer touched the ball with his hand before putting the ball into the net.
After this match Inter remain at 5 points from Milan rivals who are on the first place.
After a heavy lose this weekend with Juventus and distanced themselves 8 points from the leader, Inter had to win the match with Fiorentina.
If Inter would have won that game they would have went back to five points from first position. Everybody knew that will be a very difficult game especially because Fiorentina is back in form. The match began as it could not be better for Inter, Camporese scored a own goal in sixth minute. After that goal Inter players relaxed a bit.Fiorentina had several chances to score and in 33 minutes Pasqual manages to bring joy to fans of Fiorentina scoring a superb goal.
Awaken at the break by Leonardo, Inter went on to command the game. In the 62th minute former Fiorentina player
Giampaolo Pazzini manages to score the winning goal. After this goal , Fiorentina has not managed to be dangerous again which allowed the reigning champion to conserve advantage without any emotion. Inter won the match and they are back into the fight for the title waiting for any misstep of rivals Milan.