ROME. Inter Milan (2nd) earned their first points of the season by drawing 2-2 this Sunday during their visit to Sampdoria (15th), three days befo
ROME. Inter Milan (2nd) earned their first points of the season by drawing 2-2 this Sunday during their visit to Sampdoria (15th), three days before their Champions League debut against Real Madrid. Meanwhile, Tony Sanabria scored a goal for Torino.
September 12, 2021 – 11:30
The current Serie A champion was placed twice ahead on the scoreboard, with goals from Federico Dimarco (18th) and Argentine Lautaro Martínez (44th), but the locals (13th with two points) tied through the Japanese Maya Yoshida (32nd) and Tommaso Augello (47th).
The entry into the court of the Argentine Joaquín Correa gave more depth to the Interista attack in the second half, although the Lombards could have left Genoa with the defeat, but Danilo D’Ambrosio saved on the line a shot from the young Danish Mikkel Damsgaard (74th ).
Inter was superior in the first half and took an advantage after a direct free-kick that international Dimarco placed in the squad of the goal defended by Emil Audero (18th) and the local goalkeeper saved the second shortly after in a first shot by Lautaro Martinez after half an hour of play.
It was just before the first draw of the ‘Samp’, in an action in which the locals were favored, since Yoshida’s corner shot was deflected by the Bosnian Edin Dzeko to deceive the Slovenian Samir Handanovic (32).
Martínez did find the net just before the break, with a beautiful left-footed shot behind the center by Nicolo Barella (44). It is the second goal of the season for the Argentine forward.
But just after the break, Pole’s Bartosz Bereszynski made a great play down the left wing that Augello concluded with an impressive volley to the squad.
Inter had chances to take the victory, but neither Dzeko, nor Hakan Calhanoglu, nor Correa managed to get ahead of a Sampdoria that finished the match better and that also made merits to win the three points.
“It is a game that we should and we had to have won,” lamented the Interista coach, Simone Inzaghi, on the DAZN channel. “We have to look at what has happened, because a team like ours must win a game in which it is placed twice ahead on the scoreboard,” he added.
After the first two victories in the first games of the season, the team led by Inzaghi remains second in the standings, with 7 points, two behind Napoli, who defeated Juventus 2-1 (16th) on Saturday.
This Sunday, up to three teams could complete the full triumphs and add 9 points: Milan and Lazio, who face each other at San Siro, and José Mourinho’s Roma, who will host Sassuolo (8th).
And only Milan could reach the first day of the Champions League with a victory, since in addition to the draw of Inter and the defeat of Juventus, which adds just one point out of a possible 12, the fourth team participating in the maximum competition European club team Atalanta (10th) also fell 2-1 at home to Fiorentina (7th) on Saturday.
Also this Sunday, Torino (11th), which suffered a lot to maintain the category last season, achieved the first victory of the season beating bottom side Salernitana 4-0, with the first of many scored by Paraguayan Tony Sanabria.
Udinese (3rd) maintained their good start to the season and took all three points on their visit to Spezia (18th), while Genoa (13th) came back from a two-goal deficit to win 3-2 in Cagliari (17th) .