Inter Milan’s comeback win against Roma was a most unwelcome sign for Serie A title rivals Juventus and AC Milan.
This is highlighted in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.
Prior to yesterday’s match, Inter had won six matches from six in 2024.
In Serie A, the Nerazzurri’s record had been flawless in the four matches after their 1-1 draw away to Genoa in the final match of 2023.
And the manner of last weekend’s result had been particularly telling. Inter secured three points and a clean sheet against chief title rivals Juventus in the Derby d’Italia.
That result further entrenched the mood that it is Inter’s Scudetto to lose.
But this weekend’s fixture was not going to be an easy one in which to consolidate that momentum,
The Nerazzurri travelled to the Italian capital to face Roma.
The Giallorossi away are never an easy opponent. And the resurgence in form under Daniele De Rossi since the legendary former midfielder took charge would have made clear the scale of Inter’s task.
Inter Comeback Win Vs Roma An Unwelcome Sign For Juventus
At halftime at the Stadio Olimpico, Juventus may have felt that Roma were answering their prayers.
The Giallorossi took a 2-1 lead in at the interval.
Moreover, that scoreline did not flatter the home side. De Rossi’s players had put in an aggressive, high-tempo display, overrunning Inter in midfield at times and ruthlessly capitalizing on their chances.
Inter, on the other hand, hadn’t been at their best.
The team who have widely been considered to be the outstanding side in Serie A this season were slumping a bit after their victory over Juventus last weekend.
But the second half told a very different story.
Inter responded perfectly to the first period. Within ten minutes they had not just equalized, but scored again to take control of the match.
And it was not just the fact that Inter overturned the result. It was also the manner in which they did it.
The Nerazzurri showed a great balance of calmness and patience with aggression to string together the passes and bombard the Roma goal in that second half.
It left Juventus seven points adrift, and Milan even further back. Inter have, for the time being, played the same number of matches as their title rivals.
And it raised further doubts as to whether the Nerazzurri will ever slip up to let their rivals back in.