Inter midfielder Marcelo Brozovic’s match-winning goal against Torino yesterday evening went some way towards dragging his team out of a tricky period early on in the season, even if the result was perhaps more than they deserved.
This is the view of today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera, who argue that the Granata would have deserved the victory based on their performance but that Brozovic’s goal was important in taking a step out of the “swamp” of the Nerazzurri’s recent form.
Inter had already suffered defeats to the likes of Lazio, AC Milan, and Bayern Munich this season, and if they had any illusions that their match at home to Torino would be a simple fixture in which to bounce back, these were quickly dispelled on the pitch.
The Granata made it all but impossible for the Nerazzurri to find their rhythm and arguably had the better of the scoring chances for much of the match, although they always found an imperious Samir Handanovic in the way of any of their efforts on goal.
In the end it was Brozovic who finished off the one moment of real quality from the Nerazzurri, deftly turning home an excellent Nicolo Barella cross to send his team into rapture late in the match.
However, for the Corriere della Sera, it was not the result that the teams deserved, even if it was a moment that looks important for how it injected some life and positivity into an Inter team who had once again looked to be struggling quite a bit.