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Posted by Kirby Michael on 08/23/2010

The Italian Super Cup is a tournament that takes place before the start of every season. It pits the winner of the Coppa Italia against the winner of the Scudetto. Since Inter won both of those tournaments last season we had to play ourselves. Wait, what? That not possible is it.

Ahhh that’s right. When a team wins both the Coppa and the Scudetto in the same season, they are must play the runner up in the last league season for the Super Cup. In this case we had to play against AS Roma. Not only did Roma finish second in the Scudetto race last season, they just so happened to finish second in the race for the Coppa Italia. I’m beginning to see a trend here…

Highlights

The highlights above don’t do this game justice. It was a thoroughly entertaining game that literally saw end to end action in the first 45 minutes. The second 45 was mostly all Eto’o Inter, but it that doesn’t take away from the fact that this game would have been enjoyed by both sets of fans and also the neutrals.


Ratings

Julione Cesar – 6.5
I found the Riise goal to be a bit soft. Julione should have had that covered but one cannot fault him for being a bit rusty. Though, he does tend to have brainfarts every time we play Roma. Wonder why that is. Guess we’ll never know. Julio did pick up game after that goal and made a few game saving saves.

Maicon – 7
I don’t particularly understand why Maicon was allowed so much freedom on the right side. Ranieri did nothing to keep Maicon defensively honest and that proved to be a grand flaw in his master plan. He has obvious lost all common sense when he didn’t instruct his players to put pressure on the Brazilian. With all this freedom, Maicon did what he normally does and that was bomb up and down the right side all day. He constantly had the Roma defense on their toes.

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Lucio – 6
OK, too low a score? I don’t think so. Lucio seemed out of sorts when it came to keeping shape in the backline. He directly caused the Riise goal by being allowed to be pulled aways by the opposing players. He did do well coming forward and had a hand in Eto’o’s first goal. I hope that what I saw during that match was only due to him getting accustom to Rafa’s new tactical instructions.

Samuel – 6.5
Walter would have gotten the same score as Lucio if it wasn’t for the amazing slide tackle that left the Olympic Diver that is Perotta face down on the dirt. I loved that tackle and I’ve watched it over and over and over again. Makes me smile inside. “The Wall” seemed a bit slower than usual and got beaten for pace a few times by Menez. Besides that, he seemed to keep his shape in defense a bit better than Lucio and generally had an ok game.

Chivu when he sarcastically waved at the Roma fans – 10!!!
Chivu during the rest of the game – 5

I don’t think Cris has recovered from that injury yet. He’s a shadow of his former self. Defensively, he was shaky at best. On the attacking front he basically had nothing to offer. I attribute that to the use of our right side more due to the freedom Maicon was receiving. I hope Cris could chase away his demons as it looks like he will be our first choice leftback for the upcoming season. We need the pre-injury Chivu back! He literally was a slower version of Maicon.

Javier Zanetti – 5.5
low grade due to his overall performance. He should have had Riise’s number during Roma’s goal. Seems as though he’s losing a step or two. The JZ4 of old would have slid in with a perfectly timed slide tackle. He was carrying a bit of an injury and maybe he could use that as an excuse.

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Soon to be "Captain Fantastic"?

Cambiasso – 7
Esterban marshaled the midfield as he normally does. In the first half he seemed to be doing his job and Javier’s job. Terribly upsetting that is. Seeing him with the captain’s armband in the second half was a nice look into the future for us Inter fans.

Deki – 6
I honestly don’t remember Dejan in this match at all. He did nothing during his 45 minutes that stood out in my mind.

Pandev – 6.5
Goran ran his socks off for the 70 minutes he was on the field. He seems to be a bit shaper than last season. I’m certain that his first preseason in 2 years had something to do with it. I hope he called Vucinic and thanked him for that wonderful cross he played to set up his goal. Pure class that was.

Sneijder – 7
His passes were on point all game. He was involved in most of our attacking play. Wesley did have a few wayward shots during the game, but it’s the beginning of the season and he could be forgiven for such errors. His best pass of the day came when he sent Eto’o through on goal. That pass went straight through the leg of Mexes who was left feeling rather embarrassed by it all.

Milito – 6
Diego was quite rusty. His movements during the match seemed as though they were of one who was now finishing a season, not starting one. Why he’s looking so exhausted is beyond me. He missed a sitter by his standards during the second half. Milito’s high point of the game was his assist on Eto’o first goal. It would have been a goal but the linesman wrongfully ruled Eto’o offside during the buildup play. The Diego of last season better show up quick or else I may just have to fly to Milan and have a few words with him, and we won’t want that now would we Mr. Milito…

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Oh Eto'o! We love you too!!!!

Eto’o – 8.5 and Man of the Match
This was one of those matches where Samu showed exactly what he is capable of. He helped out defensively while putting in a great shift up front. His first goal was a typical six-yard striker’s goal. He ducked and weaved in between the defenders and beat the goalkeeper at the near post. The combined hustle of Milito and Eto’o created his second, along with a nice pass from Wesley. Oh let’s not forget that Lobont technically gifted Samu his brace with his dire goalkeeping skills. Bravo Samu!

Final Thoughts
It wasn’t the greatest of performances by our very capable team, but it was a win none-the-less. Rafa’s newly instilled tactics will take a while to get use to. It was a much more attacking Inter that took the field against Roma. More attacking leaves you a bit vulnerable at the back. I have no doubt that when our players get use to playing higher up the pitch we will return to being the force we once were yet again.

Forza Inter!!!!!!!!


Comments

Posted by soccermanrob7 on 08/24/2010

It was a solid victory. If that's what the 2nd best in Italy has to offer this year, Inter will claim the title yet again. The main challenge will be fighting on all fronts like last year. I think their overall success this year will be determined by how well the newer/younger players fill the gaps when injury and fatigue take place.

Posted by Ade on 08/25/2010

I actually really enjoyed the game if nothing else than for seeing Inter's steely resolve, and winning mentality by not looking the slightest bit phased when going one down. Powering on without Mou in my opinion is the big test. Btw, do we have any more transfers coming?

Posted by Kirby Michael on 08/25/2010

@ Ade: at this point it looks highly unlikely that we will have any players coming in. We must get rid of some players though as their wages are becoming a financial burden.

I have a post coming up very shortly. In it will be a link to a site where they take a highly in-depth look into Inter's financial standing. look out for it as its a fantastic read and highly thought provoking.

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