Roma vs Inter 5 Talking Points #403

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Two Italian football heavyweights Inter Milan and Roma took a battle at the stadio olimpico in Rome on Sunday night for Serie A game of the week. Inter Milan were big favorites considering Roma was wounded being without Stephan El Shaarawy Edin Dzeko & Lorenzo Pellegrini among others. Despite that Roma performed heroically coming back twice to earn a hard-fought point against former Roma manager and current enemy Luciano spalletti and his inter side who honestly should be ashamed for not being able to beat a Roma team at half strength. Cengiz Under got his Redemption scoring one of the best goals of the season then Alex Kolarov converted from the spot to earn a 2-2 draw with Inter Milan. VAR controversy in the first half  Roma didn’t hold them back as show their character and determination coming back twice to earn a vital point.

Roma Shows Fight in Comeback

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Roma displayed true character against Inter Milan. Roma was coming off a mistake ridden loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League despite the fact they qualified they shot themselves in the foot repeatedly against the Champions League holders. They lacked character ambitions and discipline essential things needed to beat a top team. Going into this match against Inter a team that is in great form the perception was that Roma mutually had no chance. Not because they’re not good enough but because they were missing edin dzeko Stephan El Shaarawy and Lorenzo Pellegrini those are three of Romans most important players. Meanwhile Inter Milan at had red hot Marco Icardi who is capable of scoring against any team in this league. The only way Roma we’re going to get points in this game is if they slowed it down Marco icardi which is a nearly impossible task at least that was the perception before the match. What we saw from Roma had me in disbelief. Everything they lacked against Real Madrid suddenly they had. They showed a disciplined character resilience and didn’t make mistakes. Even their mental issues seem to just go away Roma went behind twice in this match. Based on what we’ve seen from Roma this year you would have thought they would have folded. DiFrancesco was on the hot seat pressure with mounting. His players fought back twice showed incredible resilience Roma’s may have gotten just one point from this match but they’re resilience and their ability to fight back showed the incredible character that Roma have. Roma fought back every time they seemed they were down they believed and in the end they got the results that they deserved.Proving that there’s no such thing as comfortable against this Roma team they will make you earn everything Inter Milan is an absolutely Sensational team Roma were wounded and still managed to come back twice and get a huge draw.

What Inter Milan Gave Up

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This summer Inter Milan sacrificed two players in order to recuperate the resources to land then Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan. Talented youngster Nicolo Zaniolo and Davie Santon we’re attached to the deal. Both players got a chance to play against their former Club a team that gave up on them and didn’t really believe them. That may be a harsh way to put it but if they valued them as assets they would not have attached them to the deal. Inter Milan got to see what they gave up last night when the two clubs met at the stadio olimpico. Throughout the match it was clear exactly what they gave up. In the short-term this was a great deal for Inter Milan but in the long term it’s going to turn out to be something they will regret. Radja nainggolan is not some kid he just turned 30 years old when this deal came through. Over the next two seasons he is going to be important to Inter Milan and what those Ambitions can potentially be. However in the long term this deal going to look a little silly from their perspective. Santon was hated at the San Siro even received death threats he willingly joined Roma trying to escape that situation. In Rome his career has found a new life. He has been a solid option Off the Bench and an occasional starter who is done well he is a different player in Rome. Last night he performed well as he continues to be an incredibly hard-working player for the team he was at rock bottom he has conquered Rejuvenation of his career. The crowning Jewel of this deal was Nicola Zaniolo who was an absolute machine for the Inter Milan youth team. Out of all of the prospects that Inter Milan had he has the most potential he is going to be a superstar and Inter Milan will forever remember they day that they let him go. In all of Italian football he is without a doubt the best Prospect coming through the ranks he’s going to be a superstar in this league and in the Italian national team. Getting to start for Lorenzo Pellegrini against his old team he proved how big of a mistake he made. Nicolo Zaniolo was one of the best players on the pitch for either team.  Just showed exactly why he is the next big thing for Roma. This kid is going to be a huge star and Inter had their hand on him and let him go almost for nothing. He used his anger and frustration against a club that gave up on him to put in an inspiring performance. He looked extremely strong on the ball made a really good passes and created several chances in his own. He nearly scored a few times The Inter Milan defense could not handle this 19 year old very well. He had a nearly complete game a super performance For someone of such a young age. He never gave up and showed how much effort he is put into this team. He is a player that we’re going to hear about for a very long time. Inter Milan will forever regret the day they let Nicolo Zaniolo leave he will emerge into a superstar and last night he displayed Superstar qualities now Inter Milan will have to view that from a distance.

Inter Milan Exposed?

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Inter Milan is one of the best teams in Italy but Roma is always a tough game especially at home. However I think it’s fair to say that Inter Milan got a little bit exposed. A draw was a brilliant result for Roma but for Inter it is absolutely unacceptable. Going into the match Inter Milan had won four of their last five in the league. Roma and Inter have history against each other in fact no two teams in Italian football have played each other more there is real distaste for one another. It’s not as bad as maybe a derby match but it still has an aggressive intensity about it. This may all be true but there is no excuse for not winning this game. Let’s forget the fact that Roma is one of the most inconsistent teams this season in addition to that. Roma’s three most important players we’re out with injury Edin Dzeko Stephan El Shaarawy and Lorenzo Pellegrini we’re all out due to injury. Roma’s three best players could not play yet Inter Milan with fire power in their team could not pick up the three points. This says something about the character of Roma but it shows Inter Milan have more flaws than we anticipated. What does it say about Inter Milan if they could not be a Roma team that was without three really important players. They have performed well there’s no denying that they are likely going to finish in the top 3 but what are the real Ambitions of this team because this was a wounded Roma team that a team with the players that Inter Milan have should have had no problem beating. This also has something to do with the structure and what Inter Milan’s plans are for the future Roma showed that Inter Milan can be beaten regardless if you have key players in your team or not. Roma expose them a little bit here because if Inter Milan cannot beat Roma without their three most important players how do you think they’re going to perform against a Juventus team that’s not only are 100% healthy but are better than Roma. I don’t think Inter Milan  need to panic but they need to reassess themselves there is no excuse for not winning this game  this is not it’s a point gained this was two points dropped.

Cengiz Under’s Redemption

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Cengiz Under was on a path for Redemption against Inter Milan. Against Real Madrid he had one of the worst moments of his entire career. He may be only 21 years old but at the Stadio Olimpico against Real Madrid he had a horror show. It wasn’t quietly either there are certain situations where a player can vastly underperform and not the whole world know about it. Against Real Madrid he missed an open net when the game tied. It was one of the most embarrassing and biggest misses of the entire season. The Turkish super Talent responded with one of the best goals of the entire season. The Turkish Superstar was Unleashed at the Stadio Olimpico in the second half against Inter Milan after being denied a penalty due to the VAR having to see Inter Milan at the lead moments later. Cengiz Under Unleashed as he took over the game. He launched an absolute stunning strike from well outside the box into the back of the net to get Roma back into the game. Tenacious power and accuracy on his unbelievable strike. The goalkeeper couldn’t do anything about it in fact it happened so quickly that he didn’t even move. Easily one of the best goals we have seen this season. Everyone forgot over the week that he’s a superstar and he justified it with that goal and this performance. It wasn’t just the goal he scored his overall performance was sensational. His movement down the wing was incredibly difficult for The Inter Milan defense to deal with they had a nightmare marking him due to his speed and athleticism he basically got it into the space as he needed to be incredibly effective. His vision was also pretty spectacular as he found the pass for open teammates pretty frequently. Every time he got the ball he rushed forward it was creating quite a complication on the defense because none of the Inter Milan Defenders could actually keep up with him. This is the youngster we saw last season rip the league apart during the second half of the season last year. Roma’s Turkish star is a big game player he delivers in important moments in important games it wasn’t only that he inspired the entire performance after his unbelievable strike. Together he was a huge part of Romans ability to come back twice. Performances like this or what world-class players are made of while he may not have reached that level quite yet make no mistake this kid is coming after that performance there’s nothing you take from him he is capable of this on a weekly basis. The confidence he lost vs Real Madrid has been completely restored when he is confident he is Unstoppable the match against Real Madrid awakened the beast.

VAR Controversy

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A very similar issue something we have talked about it a few times this season has recurred. It has not just been an issue with Roma but an Italian football as a whole. VAR is good for football having the accessibility and the resources to make correct decisions is absolutely essential for this game to thrive. However it has to be used correctly so mistakes aren’t being made. Most of the time it’s useful and the correct decision is made. However once in awhile a results in a game can come down to a decision by the VAR in crucial scenarios and situations throughout a football match sometimes an entire match can be turned on its head because other decision being made in an important. Roma fell victim of that against Inter Milan. Keita ended up scoring a goal right before halftime to give Inter Milan the lead. What hasn’t been talked about as what occurred just a few minutes before that. Nicolo Zaniolo was it brought down in the Box a complete and utter Stonewall penalty when the scores were still even. If Roma are given a penalty that a they deserved it is possible Inter Milan do not take the lead because the mentality is completely different. Winning a call like that give you momentum and confidence. The VAR went in Roma’s favor later in the game to equalize in the second half but it’s still continues to be an issue an Italian football. It is a great thing if it’s used correctly if it’s not then it’s sort of pointless. Sometimes it just comes down to the referee not being able to see or understand an some times not looking at VAR when it is questionable. Like I said VAR is wonderful for the game this game and needs it but at the same time you should be looking at it when there’s something that obvious. It wasn’t even consulted during the penalty call which I think is the big issue here. Roma ended up getting the draw but that’s not really the point. Roma Icon Francesco Totti was outraged by the situation. Francesco Totti is a very quiet humble person you know it’s problem when Francesco Totti speaks.

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