UDINE – Advance on Saturday of the Italian Serie A football championship, Udinese-Inter 0-0 .
Inter loves to complicate things and tonight in Udine it went exactly that way. Luciano Spalletti's team arrived in Friuli to arm the qualification for the next Champions League but did not go beyond zero to zero. Inter created few chances to score, Lautaro Martinez was stopped by the post and Icardi did not affect the match after entering the bench. This draw complicates the Nerazzurri's plans because Atalanta, Rome, Milan and Lazio will take the field in the next few days.
If successful, these teams could approach dangerously close to Inter. This draw also puts Udinese in danger. At the moment Tudor's men have 5 points ahead of Empoli but if the Tuscans were to win tomorrow, the Friulians would have only 2 points ahead of Serie B. Here is the updated ranking, Champions zone : Inter 63, Atalanta 59, Roma 58 , Turin 57, Milan 56 and Lazio 55.
Udinese-Inter 0-0, Lautaro Martinez stopped by the post. Nerazzurri little incisive.
At 7 ′, Zeegelaar's cross, Mandragora's right, neutralized by Asamoah. The Udinese players asked for a penalty for an alleged handball by the former Asamoah but the referee Rocchi and the var room were not of this opinion. At 13 ', a yellow card for Sandro, the Udinese median stopped a restart by Inter. At 15 ', Perisic anticipated Marco d'Alessandro and hit his head but his conclusion ended high. Also on 15 ′, Danilo d'Ambrosio was admonished for a bad foul against Sandro.
At 16 ', Musso made a great save on a right-footed shot from Radja Nainggolan. The Argentine goalkeeper saved himself in a corner kick. At 22 ', Inter hit the post with Lautaro Martinez. The Argentine striker deflected a header from D'Ambrosio but the wood denied him the joy of scoring. At 37 ', De Paul kicked from a good position. His shot was powerful but central, Handanovic punched him back. The first half ended on the result of zero to zero .
At 52 ', the header of De Maio, on the development of a corner in favor of the Friuli, was blocked without problems by Samir Handanovic. At 56 ', Perisic missed an excellent scoring opportunity. He hit the ball from head-to-head on D'Ambrosio's cross, but he didn't find the Udinese goal mirror. At 61 ', Pussetto left the field, Okaka entered the field in his place.
At 62 ′, Luciano Spalletti took off Borja Valero and increased the offensive potential of his team by inserting Mauro Icardi, the great refusal to start the game. At 79 ', Spalletti also threw Keita Balde into the fray. The former Lazio striker entered the field in place of Lautaro Martinez. It's over, zero to zero in Udine.
Udinese-Inter, the choices of Igor Tudor and Luciano Spalletti.
Delicate race in key safety for Udinese. Igor Tudor plays it openly with an offensive form like 3-4-2-1. The former Juventus player put Musso on the poles in front of a three-man defense consisting of Nuytinck, De Maio and Stryger Larsen. Midfield four with Marco D'Alessandro as right outside, Zeegelaar as left exterior, Sandro as defense defender and Rolando Mandragora in the control room. Behind the tips act the Argentines De Paul and Pussetto. The titular center forward is Kevin Lasagna. Only initial bench for Stefano Chuka Okaka.
Inter of Luciano Spalletti responds with a similar tactical form, the 4-2-3-1. Also in this case, the role played by the midfielders is fundamental. Luciano Spalletti chose Samir Handanovic as captain and goalkeeper. Then four-man defense with K.Asamoah left-back, Danilo D'Ambrosio right-back, Milan Skriniar and Stefan de Vrij in the center of the defense. Two-man midfield with Borja Valero and Marcelo Brozovic to protect the defense. Trequarti field with three Nainggolan in the center, Politano on the left and Perisic on the right. Lautaro Martinez center forward holder. Another rejection for Mauro Icardi.
Official formations of Udinese-Inter.
UDINESE (3-4-2-1): Musso; Stryger Larsen, De Maio, Nuytinck; D'Alessandro, Mandragora, Sandro, Zeegelaar; De Paul, Pussetto; Lasagna. All. Tudor.
INTER (4-2-3-1): Handanovic; D'Ambrosio, Skriniar, De Vrij, Asamoah; Borja Valero, Brozovic; Politano, Nainggolan, Perisic; Lautaro Martinez. Spalletti All.
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