The Nerazzurri start away, Inzaghi blinds Skriniar: «The team is the one I agreed with the club and with the owners. At the entrance we lack a central defender ». Lecce in an emergency in defense
21:36 – The first half ends
21:35 – 48 ‘
Punishment for Lecce, Di Francesco tries the conclusion.
21:33 – 45 ‘- 4’ of recovery
21:29 – 43 ‘
Strefezza goes to the cross for Di Francesco, who fails to stop the ball. The action fades.
21:27 – 41 ‘
Lecce beats a surprise free-kick from Lecce, De Vrij in a slip anticipates Ceesay.
21:26 – 40 ‘
Fright for Handanovic, committed by Strefezza who entered the small area from the left. Ball kicked weakly, but it is the first noteworthy action of the hosts’ game.
21:23 – 36 ‘
Barella tries the filter, but the defense is free in a corner kick.
21:20 – 33 ‘
Hard contrast between Baschirotto and Lautaro, the Argentine is very sore. Prontera warns the Giallorossi.
21:17 – 31 ‘
Darmian closes well to the limit on Di Francesco. Shy Giallorossi protests for the contact.
21:13 – 27 ‘
Di Marco aching on the ground after a conflict with Strefezza
9:09 pm – 11 pm
Brozovic bricked up after attempting a flying shot.
21:08 – 22 ‘first substitution
Baroni is forced to make a forced change in defense already in an emergency: physical problem for Cetin, Blin enters.
21:06 – 20 ‘
Central conclusion of Barella, no problem for Falcone who blocks.
21:02 – 17 ‘
Skriniar fouls Ceesay, Prontera verbally warns him.
21:00 – 15 ‘
Long ball possession by Inter, Lecce waits in their own half.
20:56 – 10 ‘
Central blow from Calhanoglu, Falcone blocks in two stages.
20:54 – 8 ‘
Very active Barella penetrating the area, blocked at the moment of the assist to Lautaro.
8:53 pm – 7 ‘
Lautaro’s attempt from afar, out of proportion.
20:50 – 4 ‘
Lu-La is also seen, but there is an agreement between Lukaku and Lautaro and the action fades.
20:48 – 2 ‘Lukaku goal!
Ready to go, the Belgian giant returns to Serie A after a year in exile and does so with a goal on an assist from Darmian. Dimarco’s cross from the left, Darmian’s header, and Lukaku from two steps puts Inter ahead.
20:46 – 1 ‘
8:42 pm – Everything is ready at Via del Mare
20:40 – Official formations: Inzaghi reforms the Lautaro-Lukaku couple
Lecce (4-3-3): Falcone; Gendrey, Baschirotto, Cetin, Gallo; Bistrovic, Hjulmand, Gonzalez; Strefezza, Ceesay, Di Francesco.
Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic; Skriniar, de Vrij, Dimarco; Darmian, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Gosens; Lautaro, Lukaku.
18:07 – Broken coaches, no transfer to the Curva Nord
(Salvatore Riggio) The Curva Nord – which hosts Inter’s hottest fans – has announced that it will not be at the stadium for Lecce-Inter: during the long trip from Milan, in fact, an unfortunate incident hindered the caravan: two of the buses broke down along the way and it was not possible to find alternative solutions.
16:51 – Record of shots on goal
Inter are the Serie A team that in 2022 attempted the most shots (348) and made the most shots on target (127), that is 9.2 and 3.3 respectively per game.
15:55 – Inter in the first against the newly promoted
Inter have won all of their last three league debuts, but are no better off from a streak of five consecutive wins between 1993 and 1997. However, they have remained unbeaten in their last 11 matches on matchday one against newly promoted teams in Serie A ( 9V, 2N); on 26 August 2019 he had already faced Lecce (4-0 in the 1st match of Conte at the helm of the Nerazzurri, the new signing Romelu Lukaku also scored).
15:12 – Inter, unbeaten in the first leg by 16 matches against Lecce
Inter have lost only one of the 16 Serie A matches played against Lecce in the first round (0-1 in 2000, Davor Vugrinec’s goal), achieving 13 wins and two draws. At the same time, however, the Salento have remained unbeaten in the last three league matches played at home against the Nerazzurri (one win, two draws): against no team Inter have a longer open streak without external successes.
12:44 pm – Where to see it on TV
Lecce-Inter, Saturday night advance of the first day of Serie A, kick-off at 20.45, will be visible live on these channels:
12:29 pm – The probable formations
Lecce (4-3-3): Falcone; Gendrey, Blin, Cetin, Gallo; Bistrovic, Hjulmand, Helgason; Strefezza, Ceesay, Di Francesco. Trainer: Barons.
Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Batons; Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Gosens; Lautaro, Lukaku. Trainer: Inzaghi.
TV: 20.45 Dazn, Sky
11:48 am – Brozovic is recovered
The good news for Inter is about Brozovic’s recovery. The Croatian has successfully passed the audition in the finishing training and will be the holder in Lecce. This was the main doubt of Simone Inzaghi, who for the rest will be able to field the typical formation (the only absent D’Ambrosio, back in the group since Monday). In defense there will be Skriniar, De Vrij and Bastoni, to complete the midfield department Barella and Calhanoglu, with Dumfries on the right and Gosens on the left. In front of the rediscovered couple Lukaku-Lautaro.
11:35 am – The arbitration controversies
The first seasonal arbitration controversy came with the first designations. The Inter fans did not like that of Alessandro Prontera, from the Bologna section, but born in Tricase, a stone’s throw from the Via del Mare.
10:21 am – Inter, difficult pre-season
For Inter, back from five tough friendlies (they only won with Lugano), it seems like a soft debut, but better not to trust: «To win we will have to play a real match, as Inter Milan – asks Inzaghi -. It will be a difficult championship, with many teams fighting for the Scudetto and a very long stop in between ». Smart departure, even if it is a Saturday in mid-August, is mandatory.
09:08 – Lecce in emergency, beware of Ceesay and Bistrovic
The newly promoted Lecce were the first team to return to work (1 July) but they are still under construction and eight days ago they lost at home to Cittadella, their real black beast, in the Italian Cup. Not only that: the coach Baroni, who tries again in Serie A (34 games with Siena, Benevento and Frosinone and only 4 victories), has already lost the two central holders Tuia and Dermaku by injury. In attack there is curiosity for the Gambian Ceesay, 18 goals for Zurich, while the Croatian Bistrovic arrived from CSKA Moscow is to keep an eye on set pieces: he has been training extra for two years with a personal coach.
08:53 – Inzaghi closes the transfer market: “This is Inter Milan”
Notice to sailors who always hope for some flaw in their opponents’ ships, especially Inter already injured a year ago by the departure of Lukaku and in recent weeks fearful of losing Skriniar and Dumfries: Simone Inzaghi before landing in Lecce for the debut in the league closes the doors of the outgoing market and declares the championship of the rematch against Milan open “with pride”.
August 13, 2022 (change August 13, 2022 | 21:36)
© REPRODUCTION RESERVED