Inter Win Thin at Headquarters Cagliari
Cagliari – Inter Milan continued to improve its position on the board of Serie A, after painstakingly Nerazzurri beat bottom club, Cagliari, with a score of 2-1.
On the weekend of the 24 matches held in Sant ‘Elia, Tuesday (02/24/2015) pm dawn, the two teams played to a goalless draw in the first round.
Present new goals in the second half through Matteo Kovacic and Mauro Icardi who led Inter a 2-0 lead. For Icardi it was his 14th goal of the season that brought him level with top scorer list standings, Carlos Tevez. Cagliari scored a consolation goal through suicide Juan Pablo Carrizo.
The first third consecutive victory this season brings Roberto Mancini’s foster children climbed to sixth with 35 points, four points ahead of Fiorentina, who finished fifth, the last spot Europa League zone.
While Cagliari still immersed in the red zone alias 18th with 20 points.
Inter had a chance to make a first goal in this game through Lukas Podolski. Unfortunately it was too old German player dribble the ball in the penalty box until he lost the firing chamber and the opportunity vanished.
In the 24th minute Podolski again wasted opportunity when Davide Santon to cross, but instead Podolski header to direct the ball over the bar.
Six minutes later Marcelo Brozovi? of the penalty box fired hard but can be pushed by Zeljko Brkic. The ball rebounded back struck Icardi also thwarted by the Cagliari goalkeeper.
Paul-Jose M’Poku in the 36th minute almost bust nets Inter but Santon quickly clears the Belgian player’s chances at the goal line.
In the 42nd minute back Podolski had a chance to make a goal through his head, but again the ball away instead floated over the goalkeeper.
The first half ended goalless.
Two minutes after the break, Inter broke the deadlock through goals Kovacic. Long ball into the area Cagliari not able to be driven properly and the ball fell at the feet Icardi in the penalty box. He only once touched the ball before the left foot finish Kovacic be scored.
After conceding, Cagliari actually appear more aggressive and some times make desperate Inter defense. One of them in the 56th minute when Andrea Cossu faced with Juan Pablo Carrizo, but his shot away from the target area.
M’Poku particularly able to trouble defenders Inter speed combing through the left and right side of the field. Samuele Longo who came on as a substitute as well some times have a chance to make a goal against his former team.
In the 61st minute shot from inside the penalty box Luongo still secured by Carrizo, which is where the ball almost regardless of their catch.
Pressed continuously, Inter would be able to double the advantage in the 68th minute. Gary Medel achieve breakthrough bait Icardi in box 16 meters, which successfully outwit the players before unleashing a measured kick to the far post which can not be driven Brkic.
Cagliari successfully reduced the score in the 74th minute. Long ball from the opponent is not able to be driven by Juan Jesus who lost a duel with Longo, who then off hard kick that hit the post and the body Carrizo, before going into the net.
Longo almost make the Inter goal vibrate again two minutes later when the feed forward pull the empty goal, was greeted by his colleagues.
Last chance in this match made Hernanes in the fourth minute of injury time but still a long range kick hit the crossbar. Score 2-1 Inter held on for victory.
Cagliari: Brkic; Dessena, Rossettini, Capuano, Avelar; Donsah, Crisetig (Ceppitelli 71 ‘), Conti; Cossu (Joao Pedro 67 ‘); M’Poku; Cop (Longo 55 ‘)
Inter: Carrizo; Campagnaro, Vidic, Juan Jesus, Santon; Guarin, Medel, Brozovic (Hernanes 82 ‘); Kovacic (Kuzmanovic 92 ‘); Icardi, Podolski (Dodo 81 ‘)