I came by an interesting statistic the other day. The championship divided in two halves: the one after 13 rounds and the one from 13th to today. Here goes:
AFTER 13 GAMES
Juve 32 points 25 goals scored 6 goals conceeded
Milan 28 points 19 gs 8 gc
Inter 17 points 25 gs 22 gc
FROM GAME 13 TO GAME 22
Inter 21 points 17 gs 5 gc
Juve 18 points 13 gs 7 gc
Milan 17 points 20 gs 6 gc
As vou can see, in the past nine games Inter are the form team of Serie A in spite not playing as well as they did in the initial stages. It seems if Inter do not win the Scudetto(and no one should be giving up on it just yet) they will be cursing individual mistakes and bad luck of the first games.
People may complain about being so far off the top but no one can deny that Inter made progress in respect of last seasons. Previously, Inter used to steal points by a goal from Vieri or someone else. This season not only were they at least on a par with anyone they faced but mostly outplayed their oponents. In fact, the only truly awful games were Siena and Reggina away and Chievo at home. Still, pity about the early stages.