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    Inter - Parma Report

    Hello Interfriends,

    Inter takes a step forward to gain something from an almost disaster of a season as they fight to gain Champions League qualification for next season. With Parma 2 points ahead at the start of the matchday and only game left next week a win was vital. Inter come away with a 1-0 win thanks to a free kick goal by Adriano.

    The outcome of the season is now in Inter's hands as they have the one point advantage going into the last game. A win against Empoli next week will ensure a Qualifying round spot for the champions league which will also bring in millions that can be used towards transfers in the off season.

    Before the match Zac declared that Adriano and Vieri were not an ideal fit and said only one of them would play. He chose Vieri to start. Although Zac changed the tactics for this one and played a 4-2-3-1 formation with Matrix, Cannavaro, Cordoba and J. Zanetti on defence. Two ball winners or (mediani in italian) in C. Zanetti and Emre above the defence with Stankovic, Kily and Kallon playing behind Vieri up front.

    This formation may be new to Inter but they have the brighter start as the defence plays high. C. Zanetti and Emre do well to filter balls up to the trio behind Vieri and Stankovic does his best to send vertical balls for Vieri to run on to. Inter win a share of corner kicks and Stankovic was unlucky as he was unmarked and sends his header straight off the crossbar!

    Minutes later Vieri takes advantage from a bad clearing attempt from the Parma backline. With the ball coming down in the area Vieri does well to win the ball, shield it from the defender and turned a great low shot to the corner. Once again it was unlucky as the ball went millimeters wide.

    It was a great 15 minute spell where Inter should have scored twice but with the missed chances and Parma coming back into the match the game was wide open. Benny Carbone had the best chance for Parma as he breaks into the area and he volleys a great shot towards goal. The wood work was unlucky for Inter earlier, but it is what saved them on this attempt as the volley is destined for the top corner. Toldo just gets a finger nail to the ball and it hits the inside of the post and comes back out denying Carbone the goal.

    Parma take the upper hand towards the end of the half as Carbone stays wide on the right and overlaps well with Marchioni. This is where Inter suffer most as Kily finds himself alone between these two players a few too many times. Parma though also has the same problem on the other side as Kallon playing wide does well to overlap with J. Zanetti causing the same effect and cancelling eachother out ending the half at 0-0.

    In the second half Zac decides to make an early change and brings on Adriano for Kallon. You would expect Adriano to go up front and play along side Vieri but he follows the 4-2-3-1 formation and stays wide on the right side. It takes a few minutes for him to get his wings but when the ball finds his feet at the 17th minute, Adriano takes on 3 defenders, beats two but is fouled by the third and wins a free kick outside the area.

    Emre gives the ball a touch and Adriano steps forward and unleashed a powerful low shot that goes past the wall and finds its way past Frey's out stretched hand and the inside of the post to make it 1-0 for Inter. With the lead, Inter continue to press forward and not settle for the only goal. Cordoba, Cannavaro and Materazzi control the defence with Vieri up front fighting hard and pressing high on every ball gave Inter the control. Vieri would get a yellow card though for his efforts and will miss the final game of the season due to suspension. His relationship with the fans seems to be more positive as he left the pitch to an ovation by the crowd before coming off for Recoba.

    The final portion of the match saw Parma try and come forward to equalize and Inter hitting back on the counter attack coming close with J. Zanetti who gets a great ball from a quick Emre free kick, but his side foot shot just misses the far post in injury time. The win gives Inter the upper hand and could be vital in obtaining the minimum goal set at the start of the season. Inter must win next week against Empoli to at least end the season on a high note and prepare for the Champions League qualification this summer.

    Eddy

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    Thanks Eddie. That was good as always. If we play this 4-2-3-1 again, I'd be very intrested to see this:

    ---------Toldo----------
    -JZ-Matrix-Canna-Cordoba-
    --------CZ--Emre---------
    -----VDM--Deki--Chino----
    ---------Adriano---------

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    Hi Oba,

    Glad you liked the report.

    I agree with your formation but today Recoba was not full fit and VDM has not really been in the squad much this year.

    I think your formation would be interesting as I think VDM would have done a better job than Kallon since VDM is naturally a wide player where Kallon is a striker.

    The question mark would be Recoba. Would he back track and defend when needed or would he linger up front as he is used to??

    Kily may not an offensive threat as Recoba is, but Kily probably does a better job of providing cover and helping out on the defensive side more than Recoba would.

    Regardless though, your formation would be an interesting one to see as you pointed out. If Zac or any coach could work out the details it would be great to try this out more often as Inter looked to be a bit more stable than in the 3-5-2 formation.

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    Another great report Eddy(you're as consistent as Capitano )

    I am sure Handoyo has mentioned this before but you should really get into other forum sections as you are an asset to the forum!
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    Thanks for the compliments.

    I wish I could contribute more to the other forum topics but it is a time issue. With work and other things going on my only free day is Sunday and that is when I watch Inter and am happy to contribute a match report for those who cannot see the games.

    I promise If I get some free time I will gladly contribute more to the forum.

    Forza INTER!!

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    great report eddy, I didn't read ur last week's comment...
    since we lost... It just sucked that I didn't open this forum for few days...

    I hope we'll win the last game of the season...

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    Thank you Eddy, your reports are truly exceptional. I was disappointed last week when you didn't write what happened in the Lecce match but i understood and your criticism was well-written. Your reports are enlightening for people like me that don't get to see inter games week-in week-out and who are sick of some biast soccer sites' reports.

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    I have to disagree with you on one thing Eddy and that is Kallon. IMO, he was very bad last night as he didn't do anything to trouble Parma's defence. He could be excused though since it was his first official match for months and he was played out of position. But as long as I can remember, if there was any thread coming out from our right flank, it was J.Zanetti.


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    Gotta disagree with you Eddy, regarding our formation. To me we played a three-men defence, especially if you look at how Cordoba was positioned. If he was played as a left back, he wouldn´t be sooooo defensive. He´d attack the flanks, which he never did. Cannavaro was as well defending from the flank, which wouldn´t be in his duties if he played as a central defender.

    I saw our formation more as a 3-1-2-3-1 formation. Like this:

    --------------Toldo

    -----Canna-----Materazzi------Cordoba

    --Zanetti

    ------------Cristiano------Emre

    ---Kallon--------Stankovic--------Kily

    ------------------Vieri


    So I don´t agree that Kallon played behind Vieri either. 90% of the time he was playing on the right flank.

    Zanetti´s position is so defensive that at times it looks like we use a four-men defence. But if we look at other departments in the defence, you´ll notice that there´s still a three-men defence. Zac has made a tactical change though, by switching places of Cordoba and Canna.

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    Jimmy's formation is the right one, though at times Kallon seemed to play a bit deeper just in front of Il Capitano. But anyway it was definitely a 3 man defence line.
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    Great Report....

    The defence was definately a 3 man one plus even when Adriano entered he played in that right position that kallon was in.
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    Let's just say that it's 4-2-3-1 with the LB not allowed to be offensive and moved central a lot.


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    Good report Eddy and good findings Jimmy on the formation and all...

    Though I sorta disagree with all of you and only believe in what Han said

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDragon2k2
    Good report Eddy and good findings Jimmy on the formation and all...

    Though I sorta disagree with all of you and only believe in what Han said
    'Thou have made the right choice!!!


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