From a brick wall in defense and blazing form from Marcus Thuram & Lautaro Martinez to decisive substitutions – Inter Milan have found the formula away from home in Serie A.
Today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews, hail the Nerazzurri’s continued perfect record in away matches in the league after they beat Torino 3-0 at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino.
So far this season, Inter have scored ten goals in four matches in the league not at the San Siro.
They have conceded none in those same four matches.
The end result has been twelve points from twelve away from home.
Prior to yesterday evening, Inter had dispatched the likes of Cagliari, Empoli, and Salernitana. These were certainly all matches that they’d be expected to win on paper – but at the same time, exactly the kinds of fixtures the Nerazzurri struggled in last season.
And then yesterday Inter got their toughest test yet in an away match.
Torino are a team who Inter had not yet beaten by more than a 1-0 scoreline under Simone Inzaghi.
The Granata’s style of play has always made sure that Inter have had to work hard for any result they get.
Perfect Defense, Decisive Thuram & Lautaro – Inter Find The Formula For Away Matches
Given that Inter have yet to concede in an away Serie A match this season, clearly their defense has been a big part of the reason why they’ve started so well.
The Nerazzurri kept another clean sheet yesterday.
Dutch defender Stefan de Vrij and Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer both had strong matches to keep the Granata quiet. And Inter defended well as a unit when they had to.
This has become par for the course this season.
The Nerazzurri have not looked intimidated or crumbled under the atmosphere of tough away stadiums.
They have held their ground and quieted the fans, not allowing opposition teams to build up a head of steam.
And at the other end, Inter have been able to rely on their strikers to get the job done.
Captain Lautaro Martinez has scored in three out of Inter’s four away matches in Serie A matches. The Argentine was on the scoresheet yesterday evening.
And French international Marcus Thuram has also started to look more and more decisive. He broke the deadlock against Torino.
Lastly, the Corriere note, Inter have been able to rely on their bench to make the difference.
Yesterday it was Denzel Dumfries, Carlos Augusto, and Davide Frattesi who were decisive just before the hour-mark. Against Salernitana, it had been the remarkable four-goal second half from Martinez.