Inter gave fans a thrill as they brushed aside Cagliari to go into third place for the day, where they would be fixed if they had not gone into Winter hibernation and thrown away points against Sassuolo, SPAL and Crotone. Inter beat Cagliari 4-0 with 74% possession and without conceding a shot on Handanovic’s goal. Gazzetta dello Sport gives their conclusion.
“Diego Lopez used an odd formation and his rossoblu lacked any kind of intensity. Cagliari face Bologna on Sunday at the Sardinia Arena, a game to be won at any cost to have half a chance of surviving the relegation battle. Against Inter, it was an unconditional surrender. Icardi reached his highest ever tally of 25 goals in a season, joining the ranks of Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic. A tally which he still has 5 games to improve upon. However, Gagliardini’s muscle injury was a big loss, Spalletti had found balance and consistency with Brozovic-Gagliardini.”