To prepare for the next Milan derby, Inter need a convincing win to recover from their appalling performance in Lazio last Friday. Serie A newcomers Cremonese did not come to the San Siro to play the sacrificial lamb but eventually had to bend their knees in front of the charms of Nicolo Parilla and Lautaro Martinez as Nerazzurri won 3-1.
After Milan’s goalless draw with Sassuolo, Inter have managed to overtake their city rival in the league table and will come to the derby by one point over the team. Rossoneri. Given the tough times Inter are going through, with Romelu Lukaku out for a month and the first Champions League tests on the horizon, that was all Simone Inzaghi could ask for.
The Nerazzurri The coach ran a small rotation before the derby and UCL match with Bayern Munich, fielding his reserve duo Edin Dzeko – Joaquin Correa on the front line.
Cremonese style of the game was gritty but fatally revealing Gregorous for counter attacks. Inter were ruthless in making full use of their chances and drawing the first blood in 12 minutes as Correa tapped the ball from an ineffective shot from Ionit Radu that saved from Dzeko’s shot.
There is no rest for the poor Romanian goalkeeper, who was facing his former team for the first time since costing his blunder against Bologna. Nerazzurri A large part of their chances in the Scudetto last season.
Nicolo Parilla made Inter’s second goal before the end of the first half as he curled the ball into the net from Hakan Calhanoglu’s superb serve. The third goal was courtesy of Lautaro Martinez, who replaced the slightly injured Correa in the 55th minute.
Cremonese saved their pride with a David Okereke goal just before the end of the game, showing that Massimiliano Alvini’s side can have a say in the Premier League this season, even though they haven’t picked up a single point yet.
August 30, 2022 – Serie A 2022-2023 Round 4
Inter 3-1 Cremon
scorers: 12′ Correa (1st), 38′ Barilla (first), 76′ Lautaro Martinez, 90′ Okerek (midfield)
|Inside (3-5-2): Handanovic. Skriniar, De Vrij, Dimarco (72′ D’Ambrosio); Dumfries (34° Bellanova), Barilla, Brozovic (72° Aslani), Calhanoglu, Darmian (79° Goossens); Dzeko, Korea (55° Lautaro Martinez) (Cordaz, Onana, Gagliardini, Salcedo, Mkhitaryan, Agome, Zanotti, Fontanarossa, Bastogne) Fitness Trainer: s jolly|
|Cremonie (3-5-2): Radu. Iowa (81 ° Castaneti), Bianchetti, Luchochvili (67 ° Vasquez); Ghiglione, Escalante, Pickel, Ascacibar (46′ Zanimacchia), Quagliata (67′ Valeri); Okereke, Dessers (67′ Di Carmine) (Saro, Sarr, Baez, Ciofani, Buonaiuto, Sernicola, Afena-Gyan, Chiriches, Milanese, Tsadjout) Fitness Trainer: two thousand|
Notes: Yellow Cards: Dessers, Aiwu and Vasquez (C)