Inter Milan is sticking closely to AC Milan at the top of the Serie A standings. This is after the Nerazzurri won 2-0 over Hellas Verona.
In the match week 32 which was held at the Giuseppe Meazza, Saturday (9/4/2022) evening WIB, Inter scored all of their goals in the first half from Nicolo Barella and Edin Dzeko.
The addition of three points makes La Beneamata now in second place with 66 points from 31 matches, ahead of head-to-head from Napoli in third and one point difference from Milan in first position.
The two Inter Milan competitors will only play tomorrow. Verona is in ninth position with 45 points.
The game Inter Milan vs Hellas Verona
Inter fielded the duo of Edin Dzeko and Joaquin Correa up front because Lautaro Martinez was suspended. Playing attacking since the early minutes, Inter tried to score goals as soon as possible.
In the ninth minute, Inter threatened through Denzel Dumfries who pierced from the right and finished with a shot into a tight angle, but was saved by Lorenzo Montipo.
Inter had another chance in the 19th minute from Ivan Perisic who came in from the left and slotted the ball into the corner where Montipo blocked.
The deadlock was finally broken in the 22nd minute when Perisic struck again from the left flank to send the ball at the far post. Barella, who entered without control, easily kicked it into the Montipo goal.
Nicolo Barella’s first Inter Milan goal Photo: AP/Luca Bruno
The goal made Inter increasingly eager to increase their advantage. In the 26th minute, Correa almost scored a goal but his shot was saved by Montipo.
Dzeko! The aging striker increased the score to 2-0 when he scored Perisic’s header in front of goal from a corner kick.
Edin Dzeko scores against Hellas Verona Photo: AP/Luca Bruno
Giovani Simeone had a chance to reduce Verona’s deficit in the 36th minute, but his shot from close range was saved by Samir Handanovic.
The score of 2-0 lasted until halftime. Entering the second half, Inter played it safe and allowed Verona to dominate the match.
However, it was Inter who made the opportunity through Dumfries in the 46th minute after pushing from the right side. However, his shot from a narrow angle only targeted the side of the goal.
Verona continued to pound the Inter defense in the second half. Inter capitalized on the counter-attack and came close to scoring in the 74th minute when Danilo D’Ambrosio found Marcelo Brozovic’s cross but his shot was parried by Montipo.
Four minutes later it was Dzeko’s turn who failed to head the ball from Ivan Perisic’s cross properly, so it flew over the bar. No more goals were created in the remainder of the second half so the score 2-0 closed the match between Inter Milan vs Hellas Verona.
Inter Milan: Samir Handanovic; Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij (Danilo D’Ambrosio 45 ‘), Federico Dimarco (Alessandro Bastoni 66’); Denzel Dumfries, Nicolo Barella (Arturo Vidal 65 ‘), Marcelo Brozovic, Hakan Calhanoglu (Roberto Gagliardini 84’), Ivan Perisic; Edin Dzeko, Joaquin Correa (Robin Gosens 59 ‘).
Hellas Verona: Lorenzo Montipo; Federico Ceccherini, Koray Gunter, Nicolo Casale; Marco Faraoni (Fabio Depaoli 62 ‘), Adrien Tameze, Ivan Ilic, Darko Lazovic; Daniel Bessa (Kevin Lasagna 62 ‘), Gianluca Caprari; Giovanni Simeone.
(mrp / then)