Martinez encourages teammates after the game against Juventus in the semi-final match. The match was all over the place in the second half of the game. As predicted, Inter lost in the absence of star players Lukaku and Hakimi. The errors were highlighted in the name of an interesting game. The game started with Lautaro giving Inter the required goal in start with a hard and low kick. Veteran goalkeeper Gigi Buffon failed to stop the 23-year-old. While he would’ve regretted his decision, the game further had different plans.
Samir Handanovic left his goal unguarded for Ronaldo to score a penalty. Inter were in control during the second half but the game slipped through their fingers in the absence of Lukaku. While Sanchez smartly held up play for Barella, his measured cross was struck by Martinez. After which Buffon’s position could not stop the ball from spinning into his own goal.
Martinez encourages teammates to gear up for the upcoming match
Martinez encourages the squad to get ‘back to work’ after their inaccurate performance against Juventus. While Inter were holding the fort, Ashley Young’s action of holding back Juan Cuadrado was enough to award a penalty. Furthermore, it is no secret that Ronaldo was the man of the match and the star for Juventus. The five-time Balloon d’Or awards winner did not fail and striking his spot-high kick into the net.
A chance came in for Inter when in the 58th minute, Rodrigo Bentancur handed over the possession to Inter on the end of the Juve box. Sanchez looked pretty certain to score with Buffon stuck. However, Merih Demiral made a stunning goal-line clearance. Thus, in the absence of Lukaku, the duo, Sanchez and Lautaro failed to pull an equalizer. Lukaku’s presence in the next match will be crucial for Inter.
Juventus did not make the same mistakes as they did in the last encounter with Inter. However, they weren’t the most perfect either. Inter will face Fiorentina next. On the other hand, Juventus will play a home game against Roma. According to you, who will lift the Scudetto this year?