Zeman Gives Stramaccioni’s Inter a Masterclass in Attacking Football
One of the most anticipated games of the 2012/13 season came in just the second game week with two of the most attack minded teams in Italy going head to head. It really was a battle of the tacticians with new boy Andrea Stramaccioni taking on the coach who at 65 years old is nearly twice his age, Zdeněk Zeman.
The game ended Inter 1-3 Roma and if you didn’t see the game you would think from that score line that the Roman side ran rings around Inter in front of their home crowd. This however wasn’t strictly true, if you take a look at the match stats (provided by whoscored.com) you can see that Inter was actually the more dominant of the two sides in terms of possession and shots on goal. Over the ninety minutes Inter held on to the ball for 53% of the match and managed a respectable 21 shots on goal, of which only six were on target though, finishing is obviously an area that needs work for Inter. Where Inter really lost out in this match was in aerial balls but when you consider how short the majority of the Nerazzurri players are that isn’t really any great surprise.
So how did Roma manage such a convincing win against Inter?
Read the full article on ESPN FC
Posted on September 3, 2012, in Serie A and tagged Cambiasso, Cassano, Castellazzi, Coutinho, Football, Gargano, Guarin, Inter, Milito, Nagatomo, Nerazzurri, Palacio, Pereira, Ranocchia, Roma, Serie A, Silvestre, Sneijder, Stramaccioni, Zanetti. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.