The Nerazzurri will shift their focus to Coppa Italia for Inter vs Atalanta Quarter-final at the Meazza. Inter have resurrected their season after the World Cup break as they have lost only one game in their last nine matches in all competitions. But they will face Atalanta, who are also in excellent offensive form. La Dea will pose loads of problems to Inter’s timid defense. The Nerazzurri managed to come back after going 1-0 down against Cremonese, courtesy of a brace from Lautaro Martinez.
Atalanta had a poor run of form before the winter break, as they lost four games out of five, including a 3-2 defeat from the Nerazzurri. But they have found their free-flowing attacking football again after the World Cup break. They have managed to bag big wins like 8-2 over Salernitana and a 5-2 victory over Spezia in the Coppa Italia. So a goal-fest is on the cards, as Inter, too have found their offensive form.
Inter vs Atalanta Quarter-final team news, tactics, and prediction
Skriniar and Barella are expected to get back in the lineup after serving their suspension. Brozovic is back in training, but Inter will not start him yet. Inzaghi will have to go with a pragmatic approach for this game, as Atalanta can open up any defense when they are in form. Inter’s low defensive block has brought them success in big games. Also, they can use Lautaro’s pace to hit on the counter.
Gasperini will miss the services of Zappacosta and Palomino. The Nerazzurri will have to be wary of Lookman, as the Nigerian is enjoying an impressive run of form in the offense. The former Leipzig forward has scored seven goals in the last four games for La Dea.
Inter will have to go with their pragmatic approach to stop Atalanta’s offensive play and hit them on the counter.
Inter Milan 3-2 Atalanta.