“When everyone on the pitch is ready to make sacrifices for each other, you can experience such an evening,” Milan coach Simone Inzaghi said after Inter’s victory over Barcelona in the 3rd round of the Champions League group stage.
V derby of the 3rd round of the Champions League at the Guiseppe Meazza stadium in Inter and Barcelona met Milan. V the hosts won the tense encounter, scoring the only goal in the match in referee’s allowance of the first half, when the net Marc-Andrej and Stegn shook Hakan Calhanoglu.
In the second match of Group C, Bayern easily blew away Viktoria Plzeň (5:0), so that after three rounds played, they are at the top of the table with a full score of points (9), followed by Inter (6), Barcelona is in third place with three points.
Xavi: We found each other in complicated situation“We weren’t strong enough. It’s worrying. Now we’ve found ourselves in complicated situation. Until the end of the group stage, we still have three matches, three finals – we will play them with this mentality.” is after the defeat in Barcelona’s head coach told the fashion capital Xavi Hernandez and continued: “We tried to expand the game, let the players penetrate from the flanks. We created more chances than Inter, we tried everything, but it didn’t work. We should have played better. We suffered a bitter defeat.” The former excellent midfielder of the Catalan giants and the Spanish national team admitted that his charges at San Siro were not dynamic enough. “V we played well in the first thirty minutes. But then the dynamics of our game dropped. We stopped quite a few dangerous Inter counterattacks, won opportunities, but they remained untapped.” said the 42-year-old, who with Barcelona occupies the top of the Spanish championship.
Defender Eric Garcia he added: “We are – of course – very dissatisfied with the result. We carried the game nicely from one wing to the other. It was hard to swallow the fact that we conceded a goal right before the break.”
Inzaghi hopes there will be no further injuriesThe Inter coach was in a completely different mood Simone Inzaghi. “The team played very well against very strong opponents. We suffered together, but despite everything we did very well on the pitch. We played a great game. I am happy for my proteges, the club and the fans. It was simply a wonderful evening, but we did we’re nothing yet. Even if we beat Barcelona at home, which doesn’t happen that often.” said the 46-year-old coach in the introduction and concluded: “We beat one of the strongest teams in the world. When everyone on the pitch is ready to sacrifice for each other, you can experience such an evening. We are playing without Brozović and Lukaku. I hope there are no new injuries after this match. Towards the end, quite a few players were tortured convulsions.”
Onana: The fans wanted a winIt is between the goalposts of the black and blues Samir Handanović replaced Andre in Champions League matches Onanawho once again impressed with a reliable performance. “I’m with our game in completely satisfied. Our victory is not accidental, we deserved it. V football, just like in life, difficult moments occur. We survived them. I’m very happy for everyone today, it’s a win we really wanted. All the fans wanted to win and make the bad times a little better.” the 26-year-old Cameroon goalkeeper told Sky Italia. After Handanović’s unconvincing performance in the derby of the last round of Serie A against Roma (1:2), rumors began to appear on the Apennine Peninsula that he might Onana in to replace the ‘Sarma’ goal in championship matches as well.