Over 130.000 Spectators Expected For Inter’s Clashes Against Parma & Tottenham

Over 130.000 Spectators Expected For Inter’s Clashes Against Parma & Tottenham
September 13, 2018 17:00
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Inter fans’ striking appreciation for their club remains evident this season, as the number of tickets sold for the upcoming two Inter matches – against Parma in the Serie-A and Tottenham in the Champions League – number at no less than 130,000.

Inter’s return to the UEFA Champions League following a 6-year absence from the highly coveted competition may go some way towards explaining these numbers, but that would not tell the whole story. Inter’s directors worked very well on the transfer-front this summer and that good work certainly seems to be paying off.

In any case, the sale of 130,000 tickets for two games serves as yet another sign of Inter fans’ commendable dedication to their club’s cause, which seems to be forthcoming ‘in sickness and in health.’

Now however, it is time to turn that theoretical advantage into a practical one.

For Inter vs Parma, to be played this Saturday at the Meazza, 55,000 seats have already been sold. In fact, the club has recently started selling tickets for the third tier, red-section of the stadium (terzo anello rosso), which could see that figure climb to 60,000 very quickly.

At the Meazza-debut this season, in which Inter faced Torino on 25th August, the number of fans present stood at 59,153, which needless to say, was the highest Serie-A attendance for the opening two match-days.

But, Inter need to harness the positivity created by such fan-dedication and convert it into cold, hard points. Luciano Spalletti’s Inter managed only 1 point from their last three home games, losing to Juventus and Sassuolo and conceding no less than 7 goals in the process. Inter’s last home victory was recorded on 17th April 2018; a 4-0 win against Cagliari – whose players looked more like they were on vacation than playing a competitive football match at the highest level – with goals from Cancelo, Icardi, Brozovic and Perisic.

By Joe Debono
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