Internazionale – Atalanta Bergamo: Atalanta Fall Prey To Inter’s Flexible Approach (4-0)

The clash between Internazionale’s flexible approach in possession and Atalanta’s man-oriented pressing was eagerly anticipated, but there was only one team in the contest. Despite a shaky start, Inter eventually crushed Atalanta, scoring two goals in each half, as they edged closer to the coveted Serie A title with yet another victory.

Tactical analysis and match report by Rahul Madhavan.

The resounding question echoing across Serie A is whether anyone can stop the relentless Internazionale machine. With ten consecutive victories since the turn of the year, Inter find themselves with a commanding nine-point lead over Juventus at the league’s summit.

Simone Inzaghi’s team possesses few weaknesses, with their adaptability, attacking variety, and flexibility, often leaving opponents without answers. Despite a few injury concerns, Inter maintained their momentum with a victory in the Champions League last sixteen tie against Atletico Madrid and followed it with a convincing win over Leece.

Inzaghi’s well-oiled machine required a few adjustments, notably chief architect Hakan Çalhanoğlu being replaced by Kristjan Asllani. Additionally, Francesco Acerbi remained sidelined, but Stefan De Vrij proved more than capable as his replacement, while Marko Arnautović continued to deputize for the injured Marcus Thuram. The likes of Matteo Darmian, Nicolò Barella, and Benjamin Pavard returned, while top scorer Lautaro Martínez led the attack, ensuring Inter fielded their strongest lineup available.

While Inter has captured all the headlines, Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta have also emerged as one of Serie A’s in-form teams in 2024. A five-game winning streak ensured they remained firmly in contention for a . . .

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