Internazionale – Fiorentina: Inter Do Everything But Score In An Exciting Goalless Draw (0-0)
Inter dominated yet another match in the post-lockdown season, but by misfortune and some good Terracciano saves, the hosts ended up with a second consecutive draw. Fiorentina waited passively with the intention of counterattacking, but often lacked compactness, which consequently provided for a more exciting match. Nevertheless, both coaches had designed some interesting buildup movements in order to take advantage of their opponents’ five man defenses, which led to an interesting stalemate.
Tactical analysis and match report by Thanos Chelas.
After avoiding a defeat against AS Roma, due to an amateur mistake by Spinazzola, it was now time for Inter to return to their winning ways against a team that has not yet aligned their level of talent with that of their performances.
In his pre-match interview, Antonio Conte talked about giving opportunities to more players in this last part of the season, raising the excitement of some fans that are eager to see some of their homegrown youth in the starting elevens. Despite that, all four of his changes in comparison to the match against Roma, included players that are part of the usual rotations. Danilo D’Ambrosio and Diego Godín replaced Milan Škriniar and Alessandro Bastoni at the back, while Christian Eriksen and Romelu Lukaku found themselves back at the attacking trio of their usual 3-4-1-2 formation.
With only two days of rest between this match and their big win against Torino, Giuseppe Iachini was forced to make five changes in his starting eleven. Lorenzo Venuti and Dalbert Henrique replaced Pol Lirola and Federico Chiesa as the wing-backs in this 3-5-2 formation. In . . .