Inter-Udinese, a key game for Inzaghi’s team to prepare for Wednesday night’s Champions League clash against Porto, exclusively at the San Siro. The nasty knockout in the first leg at the Dacia Arena still hurts the Nerazzurri fans, but the game had taken a different path: Inter went straight through Barella in the 5th minute. to then suffer Skriniar’s own goal that made it 2-1 and 3-1 almost at the end of the game with goals from Bijol and Arslan. A trait that Inter also carried throughout the championship: conceding too many away goals. It seems almost a trait of Inzaghi in particular, even when he was coaching Lazio he tended to concede too many goals when not playing at the Olimpico.
Inter-Udinese, knowing the result of Monza-Milan on the pitch
Not far from San Siro and 45 minutes before the Inter-Udinese kick-off, the Nerazzurri will learn the result of their Rossoneri cousins, who will have finished their game in Monza. Regardless of the outcome between the Monza Red-Whites and the Rossoneri, winning will be important for Inter to consolidate second place and not lose further ground on leaders Napoli, who already are, regardless of the result today’s game is pretty far away. Furthermore, if Juventus hadn’t been penalized, they would now have shared the same points as Inter in the table; so this has already made it easier. Win to play the first leg against Porto with high morale.
Inter-Udinese won once, losing the first leg away
In 24 years Inter have often played the first leg away against Udinese and then the second leg at home at the Meazza and when they lost the first leg away – like this season – they only won once in the second leg at home : 2000/01 2 1-1, Blanc and Ferrante replaced Sosa’s away goal. Then, in 2012/13, he also lost sensationally 5-2 in Milan after the defeat in Udine under the guidance of Stramaccioni. And if they always lost 3-1, as in the first leg, they won 2-1 in Milan in 2010/11: Lucio and Eto’o and in the middle Floro Flores’ Friulian goal; on this occasion the first leg to Milan. The defeat in the first leg must be the right incentive to overturn what has happened so far.