THE'Inter beat Verona 2-1 in comeback in anticipation of the 12th day of A league climbing to first place in the championship after an hour of fear. Hellas in advantage with the rigor of Verre at 19 'after a perfect restart action. The Nerazzurri siege, however, leads to a comeback in the second half: Vecino on the 65th minute he equalized with an assist from Lazaro; then Stretcher at 83 'the winning goal is invented with a Eurogol from outside the box.
Inter wins, again with difficulty – more in the score than in the field – but wins. After the European disappointment, the Nerazzurri of Conte have plunged back into the championship by beating the organized Verona of Juric 2-1 in comeback and putting pressure on Juventus to reach the top of the Serie A ranking. A well-deserved success, the result of a good 38 shots, the much after Verre's winning blitz for the guest advantage. With the grit and the competitive spirit, however, the Inter has known how to overturn it in the second half by exploiting the goals of its own midfield with Vecino, able to soar in the area for a draw, and with Barella who has chosen a Eurogol at the intersection to write the first Nerazzurri goal in Serie A.
That it would not be a simple game Conte knew from the beginning. In front of Inter, Verona found itself perfectly organized in defensive and preventive movements, in a sort of full-fledged man marking that often forced Nerazzurri players to try conclusions from distance or in non ideal conditions. Lazovic and Zaccagni's lightning-fast restart after 18 minutes did the rest, leading to the rigor that Verre made from eleven meters. An injection of confidence that has multiplied the efforts in the field of the Juric boys, perfect in limiting the construction of Brozovic's game and physicists in running across the field behind the Nerazzurri players.
But the gasoline is over in the second half and Inter, by dint of trying and trying again, has been able to find the right shots to scratch the door defended by Silvestri almost impeccably in goal. The first changes made the difference when the Inter siege brought its fruits in the last twenty-five minutes. After several potential opportunities not exploited by Lautaro and Lukaku, two outsiders like Lazaro (assists) and Vecino (goals) put the game back on the right tracks for Conte, with the Uruguayan taking the lead over Gunter in the 65th minute. That of Barella on 83 ', on the other hand, was a Eurogol from the edge of the area, a right-footed shot that shattered Silvestri and all of Verona.
Lukaku 6 – Fight on each ball by playing with physical and technical skills and often defying two Gialloblu defenders alone. He touches the goal on a couple of occasions, but is unlucky for a few centimeters. In the end a net is devoured only in front of Silvestri.
Stretcher 7 – A right at the intersection of the poles and straight to the face of the hopes of Verona points. He decides the match with a play of applause after a complicated game.
Sticks 6.5 – Constantly plays ahead of the attacking opponent and is appreciated even in attack. From a perfect game change comes the draw action, then touches the personal joy with a left-handed from the edge of the area.
Lazaro 6.5 – Timid first time without ever pointing the man. Better in the second half when trying a couple of tears while centralizing. His assist for Vecino's goal with a cross from the right.
Verre 7 – Finds the first goal in Serie A from the spot, but his is a game of sacrifice in marking a man on Brozovic. Tactically perfect until the change.
Amrabat 6.5 – Man everywhere in the middle of the Verona field, he plays with personality and determination, confirming himself as an excellent element for the Gialloblu. It combines quality and tranquility in the battle of quantity. Roasted in the final by Lukaku after a crazy back pass.
Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic 6; Skriniar 6, De Vrij 6, Sticks 6.5; Lazaro 6.5 (40 'st D'Ambrosio sv), Barella 7, Brozovic 6, Vecino 6.5, Biraghi 5.5 (18' st Candreva 6); Lautaro 5.5 (36 'St Esposito sv), Lukaku 6. A disp .: Padelli, Berni, Godin, Sensi, Ranocchia, Borja Valero, Dimarco, D'Ambrosio, Vergani, Fonseca. All: Count 6.5.
Verona (3-4-2-1): Silvestri 7; Rrahmani 6.5, Gunter 5.5, Empereur 6; Pharaohs 6, Amrabat 6.5, Pessina 5.5, Lazovic 5; Verre 7 (18 'st Henderson 5), Zaccagni 6 (5' st Tutino 5); Salcedo 6. A avail .: Berardi, Radunovic, Vitale, Wesley, Adjapong, Danzi, Dawidowicz, Di Carmine, Stepinski, Pazzini. All .: Juric 6.
Markers: 19 'rig. Verre (V), 20 'st Vecino (I), 37' st Barella (I)
Ammonites: Brozovic, Lautaro, Barella (I); Zaccagni (V)
Inter found the goal in all the first 12 games of a single Serie A championship, only for the second time in its history after the 1997/98 season (under the guidance of Luigi Simoni).
Inter have played 29 home games without ever losing against Verona in Serie A (18V, 11N): this is the record for home matches without defeats against a single opponent for the Nerazzurri, like Palermo.
The last team promoted in Serie A to have scored a away goal in a formation led by Antonio Conte was Verona in September 2013 against Juventus.
Inter made 38 conclusions in this match: since Opta has been collecting this data (2004/05 season) only twice have the Nerazzurri attempted several shots in Serie A (40, vs Chievo in 2007 and 39, vs Sampdoria in 2005) .
The Verona has suffered 38 shots in this meeting: its record in the competition since Opta collects this data (2004/05 season).
Inter made 17 shots in the first half of this meeting: no team concluded more during the first portion of the game in the top-5 European championships 2019/20.
Nicolò Barella made his first goal from outside the penalty area in Serie A, in his eighth mark in the competition (the first in the Nerazzurri).
Three of the seven goals scored by Matias Vecino – on returning to scoring at home since January 2018 – with the Inter shirt in Serie A came with a header.
50% of the assists served by Valentino Lazaro in the five major European championships led to a top goal (six out of 12).
Valerio Verre is the first player to have scored his first Serie A goal against Inter by Mateo Musacchio in the March 2019 derby.
Inter have conceded goals in at least five consecutive games considering all the competitions for the first time since February 2018 (six in that case).
Marco Silvestri made nine saves in this match: only against Benevento (12) in April 2018 he made more in Serie A, always with the shirt of Verona.
Stefan de Vrij played his 50th match with the Inter shirt in all competitions.
Inter won 31 points in the first 12 days of this season: record for the Nerazzurri in the era of three points to win after 12 games. More generally, considering always three points to success, only in the 1988/89 season the Nerazzurri team did better with 32 points (tournament culminating in the Scudetto).