Inter Milan are having a dream run this season. With the likes of Lautaro Martinez and services of seasoned players like Dzeko, Nicolo Barella, they are already in the finals of UEFA Champions League, waiting to pry upon Manchester City in the title showdown. Last night, they defeated Fiorentina to clinch the Coppa Italia title once again.
Inter defeats Fiorentina to win Coppa Italia
The Nerazzuris had a dream game last night, which saw them put up a dominant first half performance, where the deal was almost sealed, thanks to a brace from Argentine World Cup winner Lautaro Martinez. Inter went 2-1 up at the break. Nico Gonzalez scored for the “Viola”.
Coming from a goal down
Nico had opened the scoring for Fiorentina, which led the home supporters to dream of a first Coppa Italia title after 2001. But, his compatriot Lautaro from the opponent club had other plans in his mind, as he stepped up once again to level for the visitors. “Cometh the hour, cometh the man”- they say, as he took the charge of the game once Inzaghi’s men cancelled out Fiorentina’s opener.
The first goal of Inter was equally contributed by Croatian Marcelo Brozovic, as his defense-splitting impeccable pass found Lautaro in front of the goal, which was struck well by the Argentine, and put the Nerazzuris at par with the “Viola”.
A spectacular double
Lautaro did not stop after scoring the opener, rather he went on to hit the back of the net once more, eight minutes later of scoring his first. This second strike was more eye-catching as he volleyed a shot from an immaculate assist from Nicolo Barella, who has also been one of the important players for the Nerazzuris in this dream season.
An eight minute double from Lautaro was enough to seal the title for Inter as Fiorentina kept on firing shots at them, but it was Samir Handanovic’s terrific display of thwarting attacks which kept the hosts at bay, with his experience proving to be vital at the perfect time. The seasoned veteran proved his mettle once again as he kept on saving shots from Fiorentina strikers, finally leading Inter to their second silverware of this season.
Chance for a treble
Inter might have won two titles, but they will face one of the toughest opponents this season when they take on Manchester City in the ultimate clash of the UEFA Champions League final. Both the teams will look to prove their worth in the finals and it will be one of the moth-watering clashes of this season, looking at the prospective records of both the teams.