Inter deepens Milan’s wounds by stinging Lautaro

Goals: Inter Milan-AC Milan-Played on 02/05/2023

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Inter deepened the wounds of its rival Milan, and defeated it (1-0), this evening, Sunday, at the San Siro stadium, at the summit of the 21st week of the Italian League.

Lautaro Martinez scored the only goal of the match in the 34th minute, raising Inter to 43 points, second in the ranking table.

On the other hand, Milan’s balance froze at 38 points in sixth place, and it continues the no-win series for the sixth consecutive match in various competitions.

Inter took possession of the ball in the first seconds, and after several passes between the Inter players, the ball reached Lautaro, who fired a powerful shot from outside the area, but it passed by the goal.

Lautaro returned in the fifth minute and was close to scoring the first goal had it not been for the brilliance of Milan goalkeeper Tatarusano, after a ball with which Calhangulu hit the defense, to pass it deep to Lautaro, who hit a missile ball with his left foot, which the goalkeeper pushed for a corner.

Inter continued its pressure in front of the Milan penalty area, where Hakan received a pass in front of the penalty area, which the Turk fired, but it passed over the crossbar.

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And in the tenth minute, Skriniar assumed the right-back role and passed an excellent cross, which Lautaro met with a header that passed next to Tatarusano’s left post.

The 13th minute witnessed objections from the Inter players to the match referee after Dzeko fell inside the penalty area after contact with Gabia, but the referee decided to continue playing.

In the 25th minute, Dimarco executed a corner kick in a deceptive way, toward the goal, so that Tatarusano could hardly take it from under the crossbar into a new corner.

Lautaro was finally able to score the first goal in the 34th minute, after a corner kick executed by Calhangulu, specializing in a cross inside the area, which the Argentine met with a perfect header in the Milan window.

Inter’s attempts to take corner kicks directly toward the goal continued, and this time in the 45th minute Calhangulu fired a direct shot from a corner from the left, which Tatarusano shone and pushed away from his goal.

At the start of the second half, Milan coach Pioli made the first substitution, with Messias leaving and Ibrahim Diaz replacing him.

And from a quick ball, Bastoni passed the ball to Lautaro, who passed it distinctly to Dimarco, to penetrate into the area and fire a shot with his left, but it passed near the post in the 53rd minute.

Lautaro almost scored his second goal in the match after a cross from Dzeko, who moved to the right-wing, so that Lautaro managed to get ahead of defender Kalulu and fire a shot between the three sticks, which Tatarusano brilliantly pushed away.

Milan’s first attempt in the match came in the 58th minute, after a cross that Theo passed from the left, Giroud met it with a header that passed higher than the goal.

Inzaghi, the coach of Inter, made a triple substitution in the 70th minute, with the exit of Mkhitaryan, Dimarco, and Dzeko, to push Lukaku, Gossens, and Brozovic, for the latter to appear for the first time after a long absence from the stadiums due to injury.

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Milan’s first shot between the three woods came in the 75th minute after Diaz tried to dodge the Inter defender, to fire a powerful shot that Onana managed to block.

Giroud missed a definitive opportunity to score in the 76th minute after Rafael Liao launched a quick counterattack to pass it to Giroud inside the area, so the Frenchman failed to receive it correctly and was immediately dispersed by the defense.

The Rossoneri got a free kick from outside the area, which was executed by Jiro with a direct shot toward the goal, but it passed past the left post of goalkeeper Onana.

And from a long ball from the Inter defense to Lukaku inside the Milan penalty area, the Belgian hit a powerful ball that hit the net in the 82nd minute, but the referee blew his whistle, counting a mistake against Lukaku.

In the 89th minute, Lautaro doubled the score for the Nerazzurri with a second goal, after a ball prepared by Lukaku with a header inside the area, in which Lautaro put the defender in his back to single himself into the goal and hit the ball into the net, but the referee canceled it for offside.

Lukaku almost killed Milan with a second goal in the 90 + 5 minute, after the ball reached the Belgian at the border of the area to hit a creeping ball with his right foot. Tatarusano shone with it to turn it with his fingertips into a corner, after which the match ended with the victory of the Nerazzurri.

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