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Inter's Winning Run Ended At Friuli

AC Milan vs UdineseInter Milan’s strong run under their new coach Leonardo finally ended in the hands of the inform Udinese side that surprisingly dominated the Nerazzurri in the game and deservedly winning by a 3-1 scoreline.

Despite conceding first through Dejan Stankovic, Inter failed to capitalize on their lead and went downward after that as the home team reply with three goals from Cristian Zapata, Antonio Di Natale and Domizzi to put a bitter taste in the treble winner’s mouth.

Coming into the game with a perfect winning streak record, Inter are looking confident in the early part of the game as that is shown with the early goal scored by Stankovic in the 16th minute after capitalizing a fine pass from Thiago Motta. Unfortunately for the Nerazzurri, the goal doesn’t seem to mentally effect the home team as with their current fine form, Udinese weren’t bowing down as they equalize not long after that after Zapata’s fine shot beaten Luca Castellazzi on the away team’s goal.

Their success in getting the equalizer lift up the home team’s spirit as they piling up the pressure against the defending champion, that are starting to look very shaky as the Nerazzurri’s defender were being torn aside by Udinese’s attacking department. Starting to dominate the game, the away team finally got the goal they were looking for and this time their regular top scorer, Antonio Di Natale, prove his sharpness again after hitting the net through a lovely free kick.

Di Natale’s goal ended the first half with Udinese leading by 2-1, this result surprisingly doesn’t sparked Inter to life in the second period as it was the home team that kept on dominating the match and creating more goal scoring chances through Di Natale and Alexis Sanchez. The Nerazzurri looked completely clueless as they can’t seem to find a way in stopping Francesco Guidolin team’s domination as Inter hardly put any good attacking moves in the second half.

Inter finally paid for their poor performance by conceding a third goal which was scored by Udinese’s defender, Domizzi, who sprung the offside trap to beat Castellazzi with a close range tap in. The third goal effectively killed the game as a contest as despite Leonardo’s effort in changing his team’s personals, Inter players looked unmotivated and seemed eager to hear the final whistle rather than keep on playing.

This defeat not only ended Inter’s honeymoon with their new coach, but also a real evident on their unconvincing performances despite getting the three points that they needed. So far under Leo’s guidance, the Nerazzurri are yet to keep a clean sheet with some questionable defending system that really looked vulnerable at times.

Match Reports

Udinese v Inter Milan 3-1
Goals: Zapata 21, Di Natale 25, Domizzi 69 (Udinese); Stankovic 16(Inter)

Udinese: Handanovic; Benatia, Zapata, Domizzi; Isla, Pinzi, Inler, Asamoah, Armero; Sanchez, Di Natale (Denis 87)

Inter: Castellazzi; Maicon, Lucio, Cordoba, Chivu (Santon 92); Zanetti, Cambiasso, Thiago Motta (Biabiany 70); Stankovic; Pandev, Eto’o

photo credit: Catatan Bola Photo Gallery

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