Inter won the 2023 Italian Cup. In the final, the Nerazzurri beat Fiorentina 2-1. Viola took the lead in minute 3 of the first half with Nico González, then a brace from Lautaro, who scored in minute 29 and annulled the result in minute 37. It is the ninth time that Inter has won the Coppa Italia.
Under the sign of the Argentine bull, Inter won its ninth Italian Cup, the second in a row, beating Fiorentina 2-1 in the final at the Olímpico. In Rome as in Riyadh, Simone Inzaghi’s gang confirms their skill in one-off matches and after winning the Super Cup in January, they successfully defended the trophy wrested from Juventus last year. A victory that represents a formidable injection of confidence ahead of the match against Manchester City in the Champions League final, when, however, the level of performance will have to be raised a lot to aspire to achieve a fantastic treble. As Italiano had said, the Violas had a high mountain to climb, but until the end they did everything possible to bring the Cup back to Florence after 22 years, now postponing the date for the Conference final. Inzaghi knew how to deploy the typical formation, with Handanovic instead of Onana and Dzeko preferred Lukaku along with Lautaro. Although always positive, the Bosnian remained in the shadow of his teammate, while the three-man defense suffered a bit and even Barella’s shaky start weighed on the Nerazzurri’s early play. But thanks also to the viola, with a very active Bonaventura on the trident with Ikonè and González who just behind Cabral. “For us” asked for the purple curve in its spectacular choreography and the team immediately satisfied it, finding the advantage already at 3′ with Nico González, left free on the right by the distracted Nerazzurri defenders in a cross from Ikonè.
Fiorentina was beautiful, aggressive and focused and Inter suffered from it, risking giving in to shots from Bonaventura and Amrabat and combining little upfront, with uncertain phrasing and various measurement errors. The silence of the protest of the ‘North’ of Inter against the ticket policy for Istanbul lasted less than announced and gave the team a push, which raised the center of gravity and increased the pace. At 23′ Dzeko was alone against Terracciano but missed the goal, an error that Lautaro did not make at 29′, primed by Brozovic for offside. It was the hundredth goal for Toro’s Nerazzurri who, hovering over each ball, made life difficult for La Viola, guilty of often leaving attractive spaces. Too many for the talent of the Nerazzurri striker, punctual in picking up an invitation from Barella to score a double in the 37th minute, which left the Nerazzurri masters of the field until the break. Fiorentina restarted wanting to start first, but the only danger for Handanovic was a header from Cabral after a cross from Biraghi. Inzaghè was the first to change something, putting in Lukaku and De Vrij instead of Bastoni, while Italiano brought in Sottil and Mandragora for Ikonè and a not-so-brilliant Castrovilli, then Jovic instead of Amrabat to have more weight up front in the search for equality. . Handanovic parried a dangerous shot from González, while Inter relied on Lukaku to create dangerous chances, but the best ones went to the Violas, with Jovic heading in an impossible-to-miss ball, handing the cup to the Nerazzurri. Marotta confirmed Inzaghi on the bench regardless of the results, which keep coming. The former forward, in charge of Lazio and Inter, has played eight finals between the Italian Cup and the Super Cup so far, accumulating seven victories. And now we are going to Istanbul.
The main actions of the final at the Olympic
93 & # 39; Inter attack opportunity, shot by Lukaku deflected to a corner
92 & # 39; Another header from Jovic, ball behind his back
5 minute recovery
88 & # 39; Under pressure from Fiorentina, Inter defends itself
82′ Jovic again but can’t find the goal
80 & # 39; Jovic almost scores, the Inter goalkeeper is unbeatable
74 & # 39; Another great save by Handanovic from a very insidious shot by Gonzalez
67 & # 39; Powerful but central shot by Lukaku, saves Terracciano
57 & # 39; Great intervention by Handanovic on a point-blank header from Cabral
55 & # 39; Conclusion of Dimarco who shoots away from the posts
53 & # 39; Viola’s pressure wins three corners in a row
51 & # 39; Castrovilli’s insidious shot ends up deflected to a corner kick
Start the second 45′
Inter entered the locker room with a 2-1 lead after starting the game uphill, then thanks to a super Lautaro annulled the result.
The first half ends after one minute of added time.
37 & # 39; Another great goal from Lautaro who takes advantage of a center from Barella
35 & # 39; Cabral’s center that no teammate can take advantage of
34 & # 39; Calhanoglu shoots from afar but the shot goes wide
31 & # 39; Terracciano manages to intercept a difficult pass from Dzeko
Important goal by Lautaro Martínez: the 1-1 goal, scored in the 29th minute by the Inter striker in the Coppa Italia final against Fiorentina, is the hundredth for the Argentine in the Nerazzurri jersey. Lautaro has been at Inter since the summer of 2018 and in the 37th minute he also scored the 101st goal.
29 & # 39; Lautaro equalizes after a great assist from Brozovic
24 & # 39; Chance by Dzeko who shoots high in front of the goal, after Lautaro’s assist
23′ González shoots high
20 & # 39; La Viola pressures the Inter defense
18′ Bonaventura chance, great risk for the Nerazzurri
13 & # 39; Inter fails to impose their game, Fiorentina starts the counterattack again
12 & # 39; Amrabat shoots badly from the bottom
7 & # 39; Inter strikes cold tries to rearrange his ideas: Dzeko’s opportunity to reject Viola’s goalkeeper
3′ González scores with an assist from Ikoné
“Is Inzaghi staying 100%? There is no reason not to continue the relationship.”. What reasons would the second victory in the Italian Cup give you? Inter has the obligation to participate as a protagonist in each competition. This goal makes everyone, management and staff, proud. It matters to us, we want to lift the Cup against a respectable rival who is doing very well”. This was what Inter’s technical director, Giuseppe Marotta, told Mediaset in the run-up to the Coppa Italia final match between the Nerazzurri and Fiorentina. “Inzaghi is better when things are going well or not? Let’s say that in both situations, in a season it is impossible to think that everything is always going for the best. There are difficulties and it is up to the coach, who has to be the leader in the dressing room, and the club to be one to resolve critical moments. Ours are always constructive contradictions”. Against the Viola “we need to find determination and “not think about the commitment of the Champions League”, adds Marotta. “We have to bring this first goal home, then we will try to close the championship well and then we are left with the dream come true.” The executive director then dwells on Darmian and Handanovic: “Mattia is from Milan and an Inter fan, he was born and raised 10 km from the Pinetina. He represents that figure of a footballer who arrives for free but is always present. He is a great professional and a very good boy, I hope he stays with us as long as there is a competitive response. As for Samir, I think starting today is the right culmination of a season in which he allowed his teammate to start very professionally.
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