Udinese 3-1 Inter: Match summary

Having racked up consecutive wins against Torino and Viktoria Plzen, Inter got a chance to head into the international break this month on a solid winning streak after a difficult start to the season. However, after wasting an early lead at Udine, it looks like these problems will continue into October.

Udinese and manager Andrea Sutil have a good thing about Friuli. Their attack centers on Gerard Deulofeu and Beto while Destiny Odoji and Roberto Pereira fly the wings. Being only in domestic competitions and starting the season he was in, Udinese didn’t have much to change his style.

With Hakan Calhanoglu out and Romelu Lukaku not returning yet, Simone Inzaghi joined Edin Dzeko with Lautaro Martinez while Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored the midfield. Francesco Acerbi started the second match in a row with Samir Handanovic returning in goal.

Udinese (3-5-2): Silvestri; Perez, Picao and Bigol; Pereira, Lovric; Wallace, Makingo, Odoji; Deulofeu, Beth.

INTER (3-5-2): Handanovi; Skriniar, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barilla, Brozovic, Mkhitaryan, Darmian; Dzeko, Lautaro.

Inter managed to start the match as anyone wanted. Just five minutes later, Nicolo Parilla hit a superb free kick into the top corner from distance. Sure enough, an early lead against the in-form side could have established Inter to take care of the business.

Much like the derby match against Milan, Inter responded to the rise with a goal by immediately overtaking it in midfield. Udinese grabbed every ball first and turned it into one-way traffic. This kind of pressure is something that no defense in the world can withstand. When anyone ahead of the defense can stop anything, it is only a matter of time before the bend turns into a collapse. The first half came after 20 minutes, as Milan Skriniar fired a free kick from Pereira into his own net.

The Udinese goal caused Simone Inzaghi to panic. His changes were made in 30 minutes, perhaps the oldest uninjured subs since de Boer knocked out Geoffrey Kondogbia against Bologna in September 2016, connecting him to Meketarian and Alessandro Bastoni, both of whom were yellow cards.

Added Roberto Gagliardini and Federico Dimarco did little to turn the tide of the match, although the visitors created half the chances. Despite the chaos, Inter managed to reach the end of the first half with a 1-1 draw.

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Inter had a few chances to regain the lead early in the game, one of which was a header from Denzel Dumfries that bounced narrowly over the bar. Dzeko put the ball into the net a short time later, but it was disallowed for offside.

Another double substitution an hour later disrupted the team again, as Danilo D’Ambrosio and Joaquin Correa entered into a match between Dzeko and Matteo Darmian. The hosts began to regain control of the match after this point.

Ten minutes later, Deulofeu hit the post with a shot that Handanovic saw, resulting in a series of chances that were ultimately ruled out. Chances began dropping from Udinese, and only Handanovic had a few left.

After seven minutes of time, disaster finally struck. A corner kick from Deulofeu found the header of Jaka Bijol, who had the time and space to direct the ball into the net. Inter rushed to equalize, but instead allowed a third goal just seconds after the end of extra time as Tolgay Arslan headed home from close range without scoring. The culmination of a disastrous Inter performance.

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Handanovic – 5: The team left it out to dry, but it also continued to show signs of its age. Nothing to irritate, that’s his level now, and he had no help.

Skriniar – 4.5: With the defense changing at least four times per match, it would be difficult to ask any defender in the world to perform in this situation. Special Target didn’t do much to help the situation either.

immature – 5: He seems to be the one who understands everything Inzaghi is trying to do with defense the most. A normal starter might be in the middle of the three sooner rather than later.

Sticks – 4.5: He came out absurdly early after his yellow goal and goal. The card was bad, but when you need to score goals, that’s who should be on the field.

Dumfries – 5.5: He created a few chances, narrowly missed a goal, and did really well against Udogie. Acceptable.

Mkhitaryan – 4: It didn’t start well but never had a chance to reverse it. Also replaced early.

Brozovic – 5: He still covers a large area of ​​the field, but with no possession a midfield can go into reinforcements, it’s fair to wonder what happened to the power he usually wields in midfield.

Stretcher – 5.5: Continuous improvement after the Torino goal. Too bad he came in for a terrible game for the team. Great goal.

Darmian-5: I have made my position clear. The left side isn’t his strong side and he shouldn’t be playing there. I don’t know how Robin Goossens could do worse.

Lautaro – 5: Rather anonymously for large parts of the game. He did his usual job but the team could have used a spark from him.

Dzeko – 5.5: Continuing to look like a good striker, only with his body a bit slower than his mind.


Logos – 5: The standard of it when it came. Also, the other player who got angry now feels meaningless. This is who it was. For whatever reason, Inzaghi seems to like it too.

Demarco – 4.5: He didn’t offer anything Bastoni couldn’t. The latter target is partially to blame, although all hope has been lost by then.

D’Ambrosio – 5: Honestly I’m not sure what this change was trying to achieve. Shuffle the defense over.

Korea – 4: I offered a little when it came. It’s hard to remember a moment when he did anything on the pitch.

De Frij – Unavailable

Inzaghi – 0.5: He managed as if he had never been in the technical field of a football match in his life. The same issues he hasn’t fixed yet, plus his replacements that have wiped out anything the team is going through. It is arguably the worst single management performance in the last five years at least.

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The Nerazzurri will get a full international break to sit down with this score and see what’s going on in the world right now. The team looks out and the manager looks scared. However, if anyone has come this far in the article, please do something to enjoy the upcoming Inter-Free Weekends. Time away would be good for everyone. We’ll see you again in October for the next chapter of this long season.

Forza Inter, as usual.