Inter beat Atalanta and secure the Champions League qualification for the next season. The Nerazzurri were at their offensive best and showed fine form before heading into their most important game of the decade. A strong start to the game gave Inter the advantage to dictate the game on their terms. Inter showed the intent to get all three points from the start. Inzaghi finally decided to start the Lu-La duo, which combined in the very first minute.
Bastoni played a long pass straight to Lukaku, who dropped and attracted Djimsiti. The Belgian striker then played a one-two with Lautaro and dashed off behind the high defensive line. Lukaku then went around the keeper to score Inter’s fastest goal this season.
Inter did not stop there, as Lukaku was again the focal point for the defense. Lautaro played a brilliant pass for Dimarco whose shot went towards Barella for the rebound. The Italian midfielder fired on the volley for the first time. Atalanta then grew into the game as Koopmeiners forced a save from Onana. After a series of corners, the La Dea found a scrappy goal from Pasalic.
Inter beat Atalanta 3-2 and move to the second position
Inter played with a slower tempo in the second half and were controlling the game by having more possession. They had a slower build-up with the ball and were defending deep without the ball. They had a few chances, as Calhanoglu’s effort from distance forced a save from Sportiello.
Inter scored another goal as Lukaku again dropped and attracted the defense. This gave space to Lautaro and Brozoivc to make a run into the space. The Belgian striker found Brozovic with a brilliant pass, and the Croatian was selfless as he squared it to Lautaro for the third goal.
Inzaghi then made four substitutions that slightly changed the dynamics of build-up. Atalanta found a good free-kick opportunity after Calhanoglu’s foul. Muriel’s initial effort hit the wall, but he struck a volley on the rebound with power that hit the crossbar and went in after touching Onana’s gloves. However, Inter managed to hold onto their lead in the last few minutes.