Internazionale – Getafe: Bastoni And Lukaku Lead Inter To The Next Round As Getafe Miss Their Chances (2-0)
Getafe’s vertical and high-rhythm football took Inter by storm in the first twenty minutes, but it was not enough to give them a goal. Antonio Conte returned to his favorite 3-5-2 formation and saw a balanced Inter take advantage of their quality through some great buildup combinations.
Tactical analysis and match report by Thanos Chelas.
Inter’s win against Atalanta meant that the black and blue part of Milan ended their season on a high note, with the highest point tally and the shortest point difference from the top since the 2010/2011 season.
However, Antonio Conte’s strong words towards the Inter management and the subsequent doubts over his future and the continuation of the project have created a heavy environment around the Italian club.
Getafe’s 2019/2020 season saw them fight for a Champions League spot for more than two thirds of the LaLiga season. Their high intensity football, though, was not compatible with the dense calendar after the season restart and led them to an 8th place finish.
Moreover, Getafe started the match with a considerable advantage over Inter. They had twelve more days of rest.
Despite the disadvantage for his team, Antonio Conte picked up the exact same line-up as against Atalanta; he opted for his default 3-5-2 formation with Roberto Gagliardini and Nicolò Barella playing a few meters in front of Marcelo Brozović. This choice also highlighted Conte’s insecurities over his team’s defensive balance when playing with a 3-4 . . .