Soccer Today: Inter upset Napoli

Soccer Today: Inter upset Napoli

Inter ended the unbeatable record of league leader Napoli this season as Edin Dzeko scored the winning goal to retain fourth seed. For soccer today news here!

The Bosnian Forward put an end to the unbeatable streak of the Serie A leader Napoli as he fired it to send the ball at the back of the net at the 56th minute of the match. This is Edin Dzeko’s 20 Serie A goals for Inter and gave the club consecutive five Serie A home games. Follow for more all soccer predictions here!

Match Analysis

Throughout the match, Napoli dominated the possession with 63 percent over Inter Milan’s 37 percent. Napoli also had nine shots compared to Inter’s six. However, Inter Milan got the better of Napoli as Inter’s only shot on target went into the back of the net and delivered an important win to start 2023. 

Napoli really wasted the opportunity, they had two shots on target, and it did not translate. Their key players such as defender Kim Min-jae, striker Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, and midfielder Piotr Zielinski seem to be not in a good condition after the World Cup. 

However, this is just a random slump for Napoli, a first defeat of the season and it cannot quickly change the opinion and outlook about Napoli as a team and as a current Serie A league leader. On the other hand, this game had a huge positive impact towards Inter Milan who are currently sitting at the fourth spot of the Serie A table and will likely boost their campaign this 2022-2023 season with this convincing victory over Napoli.

Man of the Match: Edin Dzeko (Inter Milan)

Even though Inter Milan won, this match was entirely dominated by Napoli in terms of possession, shots, shots on targets, and passing. However, despite having limited movements and few shots and possessions, Inter really made it efficient, thanks to Dzeko’s 56th minute goal that really put an emphasis to a stunning upset of Inter over Napoli. Not only that, he also made incredible passess and even an almost-assist when laid off the ball towards Matteo Darmian but was blocked by Napoli’s keeper. 

Overall, the Bosnian Forward is the hero of this match and deserves to be the man of the match given that he did everything on both ends of the pitch.

Napoli is still sitting at the top of Serie A standing with a record of 13-2-1 with five points advantage over Milan. While Inter cut the gap of Napoli to just eight points and remained in fourth spot. Inter Milan will next face Monza while Napoli will look for a comeback and to find their rhythm when they face Sampdoria.

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