MILAN – Italian Cup , first leg: Inter-Napoli 0-1, goal: Fabian Ruiz in the 57th minute .
Bang in San Siro del Napoli. Gattuso's team struggles in the championship but in the Italian Cup manages to transform itself. The bells won in the home of the Serie A leaders thanks to a jewel by Fabian Ruiz in the second half. Napoli also protested for a long time for an unallocated penalty following a handball by de Vrij in his penalty area (in- depth look here ).
The Nerazzurri, after the comeback triumph in the derby against Milan, appeared rather unloaded both from a physical and mental point of view. Conte's team only came on in the final game, in desperate search for a draw but Eriksen was not lucky. Napoli played a great game, maintained concentration in defense and was able to sting in the restart. In any case, the qualification for the Italian Cup final will be decided only in the return match of 5 March.
Italian Cup, Inter-Napoli 0-1: external shot of the Campania signed by Fabian Ruiz.
Inter challenged Napoli with a 3-5-2 with Padelli; Skriniar, de Vrij, Bastoni; Moses, Barella, Brozovic, Sensi, Biraghi; Lautaro Martinez and Lukaku. Rino Gattuso responded to Antonio Conte with a 4-3-3 with Ospina; Di Lorenzo, Maksimovic, Manolas, Mario Rui; Elmas, Demme, Ruiz; Callejon, Mertens and Zielinski.
Napoli started strong. Al 2 ', Skriniar has remedied the yellow card to stop a restart of the team from Campania. At 8 ', Brozovic tried the goal with a great individual action but Ospina was good at parrying his conclusion at the net. In the 11th minute, Mertens got rid of an opponent and started a great shot from the edge of the Nerazzurri penalty area which came out of a whisker.
At 16 ', Lautaro Martinez tried the goal with a great shot from the edge of the penalty area but Ospina was good at rejecting it. At 34 ', Zielinski kicked from outside the penalty area but his shot ended just wide. The first half ended on the result of zero to zero, balanced race at San Siro.
Napoli went ahead at 57 '. The bells unlocked the game with a great goal by Fabian Ruiz. The Spanish midfielder, assisted by Di Lorenzo, started a left-footed shot from outside the penalty area which went into the bottom left corner.
At 67 ', Inter went one step away from the draw. After a cross by Moses directly on a free kick, Di Lorenzo turned the ball over touching a sensational goal net. At 71 ', Antonio Conte was booked for protests against the referee. The technician from Lecce is nervous because his team is losing at home.
At 72 ', Inter touched the tie with Eriksen. The Dane's sure-fire shot came out a beat in Ospina. Eriksen had hit a sensational crossbar during the last league derby. In the 86th minute, Eriksen touched the goal once again. The Danish's surefire shot was deflected for a corner by Maksimovic. It's over, Napoli's blow on the Inter field but the qualification for the final will be decided in the return match.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano