Fiorentina – Internazionale: Inter Reach The Summit (0-2)
Inter came into the game knowing a win would see them move to the top of the table. Though Fiorentina made some smart tweaks to their defensive system as the game went on, a rising star came up clutch twice to make the difference for his side in a controlled display.
Tactical analysis and match report by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere.
Two wins, two draws, and two losses from their last six games reflect Fiorentina's season. Sitting in eleventh place before this game, the hosts’ results have been inconsistent. Narrowly losing out to their visitors close the last time these two teams met, they now hoped to take all three points and, in turn, achieve another scalp of one of the league's giants.
In pursuit of an elusive Scudetto, Inter have slightly stuttered in recent weeks. After a streak of eight wins in the league, they have gone on to take only two more from their last five games. But coming into this match after shutting down Benevento last weekend, the guests now hoped to find a similar run of form in the race to claim the Serie A crown.
Cesare Prandelli set his team up in a 3-5-2 formation. The manager then made three tweaks to the side that drew to Torino last time out. Valentin Eysseric came in for Gaetano Castrovilli in the midfield, while Igor Julio deputized for the suspended Nikola Milenković. Franck . . .