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Inter defended the Italian Super Cup



Milan can’t find the right form

Three days after the Spanish Super Cup, the King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia hosted another match of the 35th Italian Super Cup. Inter came out on top, beating city rival Milan 3-0 and winning this trophy for the seventh time.

Red-black, who were eliminated in the round of 16 of the Italian Cup against Torino last week after extra time, cannot find the right form after the World Cup in Qatar. They had the ball at their feet 66 percent of the time, and the number of shots on goal was 3:6 for Inter.

The first goal was scored by a defender in the 10th minute after a pass from Nicola Barella Federico Dimarcoincreased the lead in the 21st Edin Džeko. Alessandro Bastoni passed to him on the left side, and the attacker from Bosnia and Herzegovina shook off Sandro Tonali, who “swam” into space, and sent the ball past the goalkeeper Cipriano Tatarusanu with a low diagonal shot.

Lautaro Martinez scored the third goal for Simone Inzaghi’s side in the 77th minute after Milan Škriniar’s pass was more skillful than his keeper Fikay Tomori and he superbly rattled the net with his right foot with the outside of his foot.

The two Milan clubs have fought for this laurel only once before this match, in 2011 in Beijing, Milan won 2:1.

Black and blue defended their laurels, last year they defeated Juventus 2:1 at their home stadium. Alexis Sanchez scored the decisive goal just before the end of extra time in the 121st minute.

Milan lifted the Super Cup for the last time in December 2016 (also seven times in total), when they also defeated on penalties in Doha an old lady.

Juventus is the most successful club in this competition, having won the Super Cup nine times, most recently two years ago when they beat Napoli 2-0 in Reggio Emilia.

In Saudi Arabia, this match was played for the third time, the first two performances were held in 2018 (winner Juventus) and 2019 (Lazio).

Italian Super Cup

MILAN – INTER 0:3 (0:2) Dimarco 10th, Džeko 21st, Martinez 77th.Handanović (Inter) is injured.

Milan: Tatarusanu, Calabria (79./Dest), Kjaer (64./Kalulu), Tomori, Theo Hernandez, Tonali, Bennacer, Junior Messias (65./Origi), Brahim Diaz (64./De Ketelaere), Rafael Leao, Giroud (79./Rebić).

Inter: Onana, Škriniar, Acerbi, Bastoni (84./de Vrij), Darmian, Barella (71./Gagliardini), Calhanoglu (84./Asllani), Mhitarjan, Dimarco (63./Gosens), Martinez, Džeko (71./ Correa).

Judge: Fabio Maresca

Source: Rtvslo

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