Inter have the chance to finish the first half of the season several points clear of where they were at the end of the calendar year last time around.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who highlight that the Nerazzurri could close out 2021 as many as five points clear of where they were at the end of last year should they win their three remaining games.
The Nerazzurri sit on 37 points in the Serie A table after sixteen matches, and they look to have three winnable games ahead of them in the form of Cagliari this evening and then Salernitana and Torino.
There us no guarantee of any result from these fixtures, but the Nerazzurri will be licking their lips at the prospect that nine points from nine would guarantee them the status of “winter champions” after AC Milan’s slip-up against Udinese yesterday.
Not only this, but the Nerazzurri are already within sight of the 41 points that they collected in the first half of last campaign, and even two wins would guarantee that they beat this record from Antonio Conte’s Scudetto-winning campaign.
Given that the Nerazzurri have also progressed into the Champions League round of sixteen for the first time in a decade as well, a good end to the year would make the first half of this season even more encouraging than the first half of last one.