Inter edge Fiorentina in the 95th minute of the game to take the three points home. In what can be described as the most exciting match of the season so far, a total of seven goals were scored. Inter came into this game with the Champions League fixture in mind. And that was pretty evident because Dumfries, Bastoni and Gosens did not start.
The Nerazzurri quickly put one past La Viola through Barella. And then Lautaro put his name on the scoresheet in the 14th minute. At this point, Inter were cruising to victory.
Inter edge Fiorentina but lack of concentration takes its toll
Fiorentina came back into the game through a Cabral penalty. And then their early attacks in the second half resulted in a screamer by Jonathan Ikone. This brought the scores to a level and Simone Inzaghi’s men were caught off-guard. Thankfully, a Lautaro penalty got Inter ahead again. But a Luka Jovic goal in the 90th minute looked like the final straw in Inter’s inability to keep Fiorentina at bay.
Then came Mkhitaryan’s 95th-minute strike to make the score 3-4 in Inter’s favour. There are a lot of takeaways from this game for Inzaghi. Inter let a Fiorentina side score three goals against them which had struggled all season to get on the scoresheet. Furthermore, the loss of concentration has cost Inter plenty already.
Three points taken, lesson learnt?
Inter take on Victoria Plzen next. And Inzaghi will have to plan ahead of time for this one. A must-win game in the Champions League comes right before a tough set of fixtures before the break. As they will have to chase the leading pack in the league when they’re back and also the Champions League Round of 16.
Inter know how important it is to go into this break on a positive note, but can Inzaghi’s men make that happen?