Gazzetta dello Sport have taken a look at Mauro Icardi’s season so far ahead of this Friday’s Derby D’Italia with Juventus.
This year the Inter captain started with the hand brake on but then he has not stopped and has now reached 118 goals in 198 total matches at Inter, exactly twice as many as Ronaldo, “the phenomenon” who scored 59 goals in 99 appearances. Maurito has reached eight goals in 11 games, just two goals less than the top scorers Ronaldo and Piatek. Early in the season, Icardi’s wife and agent, Wanda Nara, claimed that Mauro would score more goals than Ronaldo but at the moment the Juventus star player is shooting more and is touching the ball more in the opponent’s box. However, Icardi has a better shots on target percetage of 26.7%.
Seven months on from Juventus’ comeback victory at San Siro, the scene and the rival on the pitch have changed from San Siro to the Allianz Stadium and from Gonzalo Higuain to Cristiano Ronaldo. Desite this Icardi will have no fear and is out for revenge.