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    Perugia - Inter Report

    Hello Interfriends,

    Inter keep pace with Parma and win on this rare Easter Sunday match against
    Perugia. The final score was 3-2 in a game that saw Inter lead, then fall
    behind and then come back for the win only minutes from the end to gain 3
    points thanks to 2 goals by Adriano and the winner at the 46th minute by
    Martins.

    Zac changed the lineup this week and played a 3-4-2-1 with Van Der Meyde
    making a rare start along with Karagounis behind lone striker Adriano.
    Perugia respond with a 4-4-1-1 formation with Ze maria and Di Francesco
    causing many problems for Inter today.

    Di Francesco was the main threat as he put Gammara who was too slow to keep
    up under constant pressure and it allowed Perugia to play with pace and run
    at the Inter defence. It worked well in the early portion of this match as
    Perugia deserved to score during this spell but luckily for Inter they hit 2
    posts one at the 19th minute another at the 21st with Toldo beaten.

    Zac decides that Adriano is to isolated and moves Van Der Meyde along side
    him with karagounis as playmaker. The move works and at the 24th Adriano
    scores a wonderful goal. He gets the ball at the edge of the box, he
    dribbles past 2 defenders and scores a mini-chip over the goalie to make it
    1-0 for Inter. Perugia keep on coming though and come close to equalizing
    moments after but Toldo who returned from injury makes a great instinct save
    with his foot from a close range effort by Obodo.

    Inter did not look great on the ball and as been custom all season have
    looked very shaky in defence. Perugia continue to come at them in the
    second half and at the 5th minute they are rewarded as Di Francesco is left
    all alone in the box and puts in a close range header past Toldo to make it
    1-1. Perugia gets the go-ahead goal 10 minutes later as Toldo misses a
    cross, Gamarra tries to clear but gets only as far as the 18 yard box.
    Fabiano shoots back in and Hubner jumps into to redirect the ball into goal
    to make it 2-1 for Perugia.

    With 4th place still to play for Inter must play for the win and Zac takes
    out Van Der Meyde and brings on Martins to help out the isolated Adriano up
    front. Adriano comes up to save Inter at the 41st minute as he takes the
    ball into the box, shields it well from the defender and lets loose a great
    left footer low and hard into the corner to bring Inter level and rescue a
    point.

    Martins then gets the winner as he runs onto a through ball at the 44th
    minute. Adriano is offside but does not touch the ball, instead he leaves
    it for Martins to gather and the youngster finds himself one on one with
    keeper and scores the winner to make it 3-2.

    After 6 minutes of added time its Inter that comes away with the 3 points
    but once again showed mental lapses at the back that could of cost the team.
    At this point in the season though only the points matter so lets hope we
    can keep the streak going in both league and cup.

    Eddy

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    Can“t say I agree with your positional analysis, Eddy.

    In the first ten minutes or so, we played a three-men defence. Then we switched to a 4-4-2 formation, but a very messy one. This is very noticable if you look at how Gamarra switched side. From a left central flanked defender, into a right central defender. Helveg took a step down to a left back, and Cordoba (!!!) played as a right back.

    Karagounis never really played as a playmaker either in my eyes. He was wandering around on the left flank.

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    Yes, IMO, you sound too positive in your report Eddy. It was one of the worst Inter this season and they don't deserve such positive report. And IMO Kara played as a left forward and never as a playmaker in that match. The defence was in shambels and not just very shaky!!!

    I can't remember if we switched to 4-4-2 too. Maybe it slipped out of my eyes.


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    I dont know anything, but to me using Karagounis as a playmaker would“ve been kinda stupid. Using playmaker when we had just one striker? Not good...
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    Karagounis was playing as a left foward at the start of the match. As I said in my report Zac played with one striker (Adriano) with Karagounis and Van Der Meyde behind him on the wings.

    Once Martins came in and VDM came out the formation changed. There was now 2 strikers on the pitch. Karagounis was now the playmaker. Ok maybe he still played more on the left side rather than directly behind the strikers but that is his instinct.

    If you look back at the second half, Karagounis was altering his position, most of the time on the left I agree, but he popped up many times on the right, a few in the middle and so on.

    If he was playing as a full left winger he would not have been allowed to pop up in other positions.

    For that reason I clasify that as playmaker since he was free to roam. Now whether he stayed 80% on the left, 10% in the middle 10% on the right that was up to him.

    The simple fact is that he was allowed to flip and alternate. In my book that is a playmaker, since a winger is locked to his side of the field.

    Just my opinion.

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    Oh yeah, I forgot that Martins came on. Forgive me, I was on a medicine that caused drowsiness. Stupid flu!!! Kinda forget about that. I'll leave it up to you and Jimmy to debate about it.


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    So it was a crappy win? I guess a win is a win so hopefully the team can play better but atleast they won

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