Inter snatched a point from
Samir Handanovi? just avoided being left with egg on his face by conceding the opening goal while trying to play out from the back, but he was helpless to stop striker
Key Talking Point
Antonio Conte will be all too aware that his side won’t be able to control every minute of every match this season, but Inter’s slow start highlighted the fact that they are only three games into their campaign – compared to Slavia Praha, who have played nine league matches.
The Nerazzurri had better options in each position than Tuesday’s opposition, but as a collective, Inter didn’t show any signs as to why they’re being tipped as a team who could topple Juventus in Italian football’s hierarchy this season.
Really impressed with Slavia in that first half, they passed the ball around brilliantly, whilst Inter look slow, lethargic and devoid of ideas. Instantly regretting putting Lukaku in my CL fantasy football side….. ? #InterSlaviaPraga #INTSLA #UCL
— Grant Hendry (@gwhendry) September 17, 2019
Seems like Inter’s CBs are tasked to step into the midfield and try to find Lautaro and Lukaku in the channels but their distribution has been poor so far.
— Michael (@xLioneIMessi10i) September 17, 2019
Inter so slow and lethargic. Typical of Seria A, slow game relies heavily on clinical strikers (only get 1/2 CCC per game) which Lautaro and Lukaku haven’t been today.
— Hasan (@younghn3) September 17, 2019
very poor half from inter getting dominated at home and barely created any chances for lukaku
— XVI. (@IecIerc16i) September 17, 2019
Nice to see inter are carrying on from their slow performance against Udinese. Or maybe it’s just the state of some of the top Serie A teams at the moment?
— Incognito Football (@IncogFootball) September 17, 2019
There seemed to be a severe lack of confidence in defence which gave Slavia Praha’s attacking players confidence as the match went on, but it was Inter’s crippling
Starting XI: Handanovic (5); D’Ambrosio (5), de Vrij (6), Skriniar (7); Candreva (4), Gagliardini (6), Brozovic (5), Sensi (7), Asamoah (6); Lukaku (6), Martinez (7*).
Substitutes: Lazaro (6),
We’re clutching at straws Inter struggled to create anything of note for large chunks of the match, but striker
Starting XI: Kolar (5); Coufal (6), Kudela (5), Hovorka (6), Boril (7); Soucek (6), Traore (6), Husbauer (7); Masopust (6), Stanciu (7), Olayinka (8).
Substitutes: Zeleny (7), Provod (6), Helal (6).
Inter might have got over their first hurdle in Europe, but the Serie A fixture schedule is now set to turn ugly for the Nerazzurri as they race rivals Milan, as well as Lazio, Sampdoria and Juventus in their next batch of fixtures.
Conte’s side will also have to travel to Barcelona on matchday two in the Champions League, just before they host Italian champions Juventus.