Inter Milan overcame Udinese with a double from Correa on the hour mark and moved to four points behind leaders Napoli. The Nerazzurri were able to largely turn the workforce before their C1 meeting in three days and were able to resist the burst of pride of the Bianconeri at the end.
Last change also for Udinese: Nahuel Molina is replaced on the right flank by Frenchman Brandon Soppy, who arrived from Rennes last summer and who is experiencing his ninth appearance of the season with the Friulian club.
Last change for Inter Milan: Ivan Perisic is replaced by Federico Dimarco on the left of 3-5-2.
89% of successful passes for Inter Milan at this stage of the game, 79% for Udinese Calcio.
Gerard Deulofeu’s goal is denied! For an offside, at the conclusion of a confused streak in the area of Inter where Udogie and Nuytinck shot on goal. Referee M. Sacchi confirms his first decision after reviewing the VAR.
What an opportunity for Udinese who is in the process of sieging the surface of the Nerazzurri! On the right in the zone of truth, Deulofeu turns around in tiny perimeter and right frame … Handanovic moves away with a reflex tap!
Free kick for Udinese, full axis at thirty-five meters: the ball rolls sideways to the right side where Molina can cross at the far post, Ranocchia relieves Inter by deflecting the head in the opposite direction.
Inter Milan’s possession of the ball peaked at 69% at the start of the last quarter of an hour.
The Chilean Arturo Vidal wastes no time and manifests himself full axis at eighteen meters with a grazing recovery of the right, thanks to the retreating center of Edin Dzeko. The ball touches the base of the left upright!
Author of two of Udinese’s three shots on target so far, Jens Stryger Larsen is replaced by Destiny Udogie.
Crowned with a beautiful double in eight minutes, Joaquin Correa is replaced by Alexis Sanchez in attack for Inter Milan.
Alerted to the limit of offside on the right wing of Inter Milan, Dumfries broke away and offered a cross that landed at the entrance to the penalty area. Correa has time to control and adjusts Silvestri with a cross shot from the right, under the bar!
The Udinese goes up to the attack, even if it means leaving spaces behind. The number 6 Jean-Victor Makengo, at the left corner of the area of Inter Milan, releases a powerful strike from the left which turns out to be on target but Samir Handanovic has the last word.
Record of shots per hour of play: three on target out of ten for Inter Milan, still two out of three for Udinese who still could not try anything in the second half.