Inter vs Torino presented at the Giuseppe Meazza in Week 8 of Serie A, Sunday (22/11/2020) evening WIB. The visitors closed the first half with a 0-1 advantage.
Il Toro was able to break into La Beneamata’s goal through Simone Zaza’s hard kick (45 + 2 ‘). After the break, Torino moved away 2-0 thanks to a penalty from Cristian Ansaldi (62 ‘)
Behind two goals, Inter was able to get up. They were able to pack four goals to ensure a 4-2 victory.
The home goals were scored by Alexis Sanchez (64 ‘), Romelu Lukaku (67’ and 84 ‘(pen)), and Lautaro Martinez (90’). This victory led Inter to be in fifth place with 15 points.
As for Torino, this poor result at Inter’s headquarters has kept them from moving from the relegation zone. The team from Turin is ranked 18th with just five points.
The course of the match
Inter appeared pressing at the start of the match. However, the first dangerous opportunity in this match came from Torino.
In the 9th minute, Cristian Ansaldi’s long ball from the left meets Simone Zaza who is standing at the far post. Zaza’s kick has not yielded a goal because it is still narrowly wide of Samir Handanovic’s goal.
Inter were still dominant in terms of possession until midway through the first half. However, they had difficulty dismantling Torino’s defense.
The visitors made Inter troublesome not only because they appeared so disciplined, but also had such a dangerous counter-attack. In the 21st minute, Zaza again spread threats.
With a fast counterattack, Tomas Rincon thrust the ball to Zaza who escaped the offside trap. This time, it was Handanovic’s turn to thwart his goal-scoring attempt.
Zaza was finally able to get his name on the scoreboard in the 2nd minute of first half injury time. Soualiho Meite cleverly released the backheel bait to Zaza.
Goal!! Zaza released a powerful kick from inside the penalty box which Handanovic could not block. Torino winning 1-0. This score closes the first half.
After the break, disaster came to Inter in the 62nd minute. The referee awarded Torino a penalty after reviewing the VAR. The reason is, Ashley Young was seen kicking Wilfried Singo’s chest in the fight for the ball.
Goal!! Ansaldi, who advanced as the executor, took off a hard kick that rattled Inter’s nets. Torino winning 2-0.
Cristian Ansaldi’s penalty kick gave Torino a 2-0 lead over Inter Milan (Photo by Valerio Pennicino / Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images / Valerio Pennicino
Behind two goals, Inter tried to give a quick response. The result was born two minutes later.
Goal!! Alexis Sanchez broke into Salvatore Sirigu’s goal using the chaos that was born after Romelu Lukaku’s strike hit the bar. The Snake thins 1-2.
Sanchez’s incision started the rise of Inter. They were able to equalize in the 67th minute.
Goal!! Sanchez’s low pass from the left side of the Torino penalty box was well blocked by Lukaku into a goal. Equally strong 2-2.
Inter were awarded a penalty in the 84th minute. The referee pointed to the spot after reviewing the VAR because Gelson Bremer kicked Achraf Hakimi’s leg who took the ball from his control.
Goal!! Lukaku did a fine job as a penalty taker. His strike towards the middle outwit Sirigu. Inter turned to lead 3-2.
Antonio Conte’s men did not slack off in attack despite being ahead. They were able to add one goal in the remaining time to be precise in the 90th minute.
Goal!! Romelu Lukaku’s ball from the left was able to be struck by Lautaro Martinez who was not guarded in front of goal. Inter finished this match with a 4-2 win.
Lautaro Martinez sealed Inter Milan’s 4-2 win over Torino (Photo by Valerio Pennicino / Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images / Valerio Pennicino
Lineups of Players
Inter Milan: Samir Handanovic; Danilo D’Ambrosio (Milan Skriniar 66 ‘), Andrea Ranocchia (Stefan de Vrij 74’), Alessandro Bastoni; Achraf Hakimi, Roberto Gagliardini (Lautaro Martinez 66 ‘), Arturo Vidal, Ashley Young (Ivan Perisic 74’); Nicolo Barella; Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez.
Torino: Salvatore Sirigu; Bremer, Lyanco, Nicolas Nkoulou; Wilfried Singo, Soualiho Meite, Tomas Rincon (Simone Edera 84 ‘), Karol Linetty, Cristian Ansaldi; Simone Verdi (Federico Bonazzoli 42 ‘), Simone Zaza (Vincenzo Millico 90’).