Inter didn’t have that much to feel positively after slumping to a 1-1 draw against Torino in Serie A yesterday evening, but the displays by Alexis Sanchez and Robin Gosens off the bench were encouraging.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that both second-half substitutions played key roles in the Nerazzurri snatching a point from the match.
Gosens was brought on at half-time for Ivan Perisic, who was on a booking and not looking at his best, and while the German was not able to impact the game in the final third, he put in a good shift defensively and had a vital defensive intervention to deny Josip Brekalo a shot at an open goal.
Meanwhile, Sanchez was the player who coach Simone Inzaghi turned to try and turn the match around with the Nerazzurri needing a goal to take anything from the match late on.
The Chilean had been the villain of Inter’s Champions League round of sixteen semi-final second leg against Liverpool due to his sending off, but he went some way to redeeming himself.
Sanchez’s performance in the time that he had was among the brightest things that the Nerazzurri showed in attack, and he was the one to score the equalizer in stoppage time.