Inter - Bayer Leverkusen (10 Aug 20) [2-1]

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On the goal he was constantly beating the ball and attack away but they kept coming.

Gagliardini and Bastoni actually lost Havertz so if you wanna assign blame, it's more fair to hand them some. Godin was almost perfect in that situation.

For the Bayer goal? I disagree, Godin completely forgot about the offside rule it seems and was 5 yards deeper than his team mates.
 

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For the Bayer goal? I disagree, Godin completely forgot about the offside rule it seems and was 5 yards deeper than his team mates.

Agree that he could have been better positioned but it is unfair to look at this in a static way. The situation was dwelling for some time and Godin was the one responding to the danger.
 

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Also, how wasteful is that Diaby kid? I thought he could have hurt us at least a couple of times if he'd just use his right foot.
 

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Agree that he could have been better positioned but it is unfair to look at this in a static way. The situation was dwelling for some time and Godin was the one responding to the danger.

I agree with that. He was taking the initiative in trying to respond to the danger but probably overdid it. Who knows, bad defensive moment but was more of a collective panic it seemed than anything. If we are to criticise anyone it's d'ambrosio for stopping the ball going out for a throw tland allowing them to counter
 

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Also, how wasteful is that Diaby kid? I thought he could have hurt us at least a couple of times if he'd just use his right foot.

He does not have a right foot.
 

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Is barella available for the next game

Yeah, but he won't be for the final.



Tonight, we truly became a proper team. Credit to all involved, especially Conte. After seeing that performance I'm now convinced we can win it. Bravo ragazzi.

I was always convinced we could win it, despite Conte.



Agree that he could have been better positioned but it is unfair to look at this in a static way. The situation was dwelling for some time and Godin was the one responding to the danger.

He wouldn't have need to respond to the danger if he was in line with the rest of the defense, and there is no excuses because he was completely on the other side and could see the whole play, he tried to block Havertz after he played him onside but he was too far away.
 

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Not sure if it was mentioned, but after this win, we will be seed 3 for CL draw next season (unless we win EL, then seed 1) :)
 

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According to some milan fans i talked to, the EL is really easy to win this year, that's why Inter is in semi-final :lol: of course. Normally in EL there is Real, Barcelona, City... what a shame really. Let's also not forget how Juve for example lost to "Real Lyon" in CL, we can't compare this with the EL teams, they are really strong man.


Im not saying that EL is difficult, but italian teams always suck in EL. Even Napoli who had a good team didn't reached the semi final. Europe games are always diffrent, even if the opponent is only Leverkusen or Shaktar, this is not the same like playing against Sampdoria or Spal. And im saying that Inter made a decent job till now. Winning EL would be still good, and still much better then losing against fucking Olympiacos in the group stage, fuck Milan fans really.
 

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Next season they will finish out of the CL zone yet again, so let them be salty. We look forward, we don't care who is behind us
 

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I for one couldn't care less for any competition Inter is not playing in. Ergo atm the EL is the most presitigious, dificult and important competition there is.
 

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According to some milan fans i talked to, the EL is really easy to win this year, that's why Inter is in semi-final :lol: of course. Normally in EL there is Real, Barcelona, City... what a shame really. Let's also not forget how Juve for example lost to "Real Lyon" in CL, we can't compare this with the EL teams, they are really strong man.


Im not saying that EL is difficult, but italian teams always suck in EL. Even Napoli who had a good team didn't reached the semi final. Europe games are always diffrent, even if the opponent is only Leverkusen or Shaktar, this is not the same like playing against Sampdoria or Spal. And im saying that Inter made a decent job till now. Winning EL would be still good, and still much better then losing against fucking Olympiacos in the group stage, fuck Milan fans really.
Fox shaming grapes at its best :yao:

No surprise really. Milan have been out of CL race since half a season, for multiple years. But when Juve shows glimpse of regression, those delusional fans are aiming for the fucking Scudetto :yao: When Juve lost to Lyon, Milanisti say IF Milan were there they would make Serie A pride. Jesus. Win the fucking ticket first if you are that strong.
 

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Fox shaming grapes at its best :yao:

No surprise really. Milan have been out of CL race since half a season, for multiple years. But when Juve shows glimpse of regression, those delusional fans are aiming for the fucking Scudetto :yao: When Juve lost to Lyon, Milanisti say IF Milan were there they would make Serie A pride. Jesus. Win the fucking ticket first if you are that strong.

the funny thing is that they say the same about EL. "If Milan was there, they would win this tournament". Well, sadly you don't qualify after only 2 months of great "post covid football", cunts.
 

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I am not saying this because Inter are in the semi-finals or because we have an affinity with the competition given we won it three times in the past (UEFA Cup). But I think the Europa League has a certain charm to it. Of course, it is not as polsihed as the Champions League and Europe's top club's do not compete for it, but it is fun and unpredictable and has a distinct Wild West feel about it.

I am not sure if that is down to the fact that there can be real David v Goliath matchups like Ludogorets v Inter or whether it is down to having to fly across the continent to play teams most supporters have never really heard of in tiny local stadiums. But when I watch Europa League games, I kind of feel that it is more about football and less about money.

And the honest truth of the matter is that I do not care if it is Europe's second tier competition or if the format has been changed due to Covid-19 which could potentially delegitimise our progress. For me, reaching the semi-finals is about progress and something we were unable to do last season. It is a stepping stone for the players to get games under their belts, learn and put into action what their coach is asking of them, to give a good account of themselves rather than shitting in their pants and going home and ultimately win.

For me, the most important thing is to see our players put in a fight and play with conviction, determination and a will to win. If we lose giving our best, then I am okay with that. But what I cannot stand is half-arsed, conservative/timid tactics and not giving a competition the respect it deserves. Too many Italian teams over the years have failed to do that. And that is one thing I really admire about Conte. He sees it as a competition to be won and treats it accordingly. And that is the best possible message to send to our players because they realise that every game in which they wear our colours, represent our club, and participate is important. There is no selecting which games are important and which are not. Nor are there any mixed messages in the sense of giving our best in some games and doing less in others.

Right now, the Europa League semi-finals is exactly where we need to be.
 
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There’s so much to take joy from this game, chief among them is wera losing €15
 

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I guess I'll just have to bet for Shaktar as well, since it seems to work well.
 

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Also, how wasteful is that Diaby kid? I thought he could have hurt us at least a couple of times if he'd just use his right foot.

Really pacey but he is frustrating to watch. Wastes so many attacks making the wrong decision.
 
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