Cagliari come back from the Suning Center (Inter’s house) with a 2-0 defeat after an hard-fought and balanced match, where the “Nerazzurri” punished Alessandro Agostini's team in the crucial moments when Contini and his team-mates were producing their maximum effort.
DELPUPO AND LUVUMBO ARE MOST ACTIVE
Ciocci, Michelotti, Kourfalidis and Delpupo available again, Cusumano is out after the red card he got last Wednesday. Inter and Cagliari study each other until 23’, when Casadei shakes Ciocci's crossbar. At 27 ' Desogus run on the left side but the cross finds no teammates, and on the overturning Inter pass: Oristanio's shot, Ciocci saves but Satriano doesn't miss the tap-in. Sardinians’ reaction is there, Luvumbo arrives in front of Stankovic, which saves.
IMMEDIATELY LUVUMBO, THEN SATRIANO’S SECOND GOAL
Luvumbo restarts where he left off, and at 49’ finds the goalkeeper's answer again. Cagliari pushed for all the first 15 minutes, but at 58’ Satriano scores his second goal of the day with an head shot thanks to Cagliari’s careless defense. “Red and Blues” push doesn’t give up, Michelotti crosses from the left but on the line Vezzoni anticipates Luvumbo. Substitutions starts but Cagliari doesn’t produce clear opportunities to score. Only Masala, as always inspired, create interesting situations from the right with is educated left foot. The match ends with 2-0 for Inter, a severe final result that certifies the difficult moment and the need to get up as early as. Next Sunday (at 12.30 pm) another match in Genoa.
"We tried to change something before and during the game, it is normal to look for technical and tactical solutions thinking to all the resources we have in our team. It is no mystery that we have some offensive problems, we are missing something in the final phase, saying last matches excluding against Fiorentina. We must no give up, we have to work on schemes, about the chemistry between us, with confidence. Tiredness of some players? Now, those who have played more have a no perfect physical condition, we always try to produce high rhytms play and when you play every three days it is normal to be tired. Whoever enters from the bench must do it with the maximum to change the inertia of the game, and I can not say anything to any of my players. Today's result right? I don't know, certainly we have created a lot, playing well in various moments, if you do not score then you are punished and you are left with only great regret. I think we deserved more, maybe draw or in any case to reopen it. The only recipe we know is work, there's no room for for recriminations”.