Inter won, Napoli won and AC Milan won. At reble of wins for Serie A's top three. None of them dominated but all of them got the expected three points. With six games left, and three teams within five points, anything can happen. But how could AC Milan drop more points than their two rivals against Sampdoria, Brescia, Bologna, Roma, Cagliari, Udinese?
Of course, AC Milan could throw away the title but it is very unlikely. Everything seems to be going in the right direction for Rossoneri - Ibrahimovic's red card in Florence is just the latest evidence, as Allegri will be forced for the next two-three games to field a more suitable partner alongside Pato.
In the third home game in a row, Inter defeated Chievo 2-0 after two painful defeats against AC Milan and Schalke. Despite two goals and a clean sheet it wasn't an easy win. Nerazzurri looked like they were still recovering after being knocked down twice in the last week.
Leonardo chose to rotate some players - Thiago Motta and Sneijder out, Kharja and Stankovic in. Nagatomo on the left and Lucio back alongside Ranocchia were the other changes. Chievo looked livelier but Inter were the best team. Cambiasso, restored in his favourite central midfield position, played with the old composure and also broke the deadlock at the minute 65. Lucio and Nagatomo were the best players for the home side in a game that was worth watching if only to admire a splendid Thiago Motta assist and Maicon's grand finale. The goal scored at the minute 84 gave the Brazilian an extra boost and he did more in the remaining six minutes than in the last 3-4 months. Hopefully he will show more in Gelsenkirchen.
And so Schalke again. After Chievo's game Samuel Eto'o tried to inspire his teammates: "At Barcelona we defeated Getafe in the first leg 5-1 then we lost the second 4-0. In football everything is possible. We can win 4-0 in Germany".
Man of the match: NAGATOMO. The Japanese fullback must be in the starting 11 more often. His offensive qualities are well known and he's proving to be a very effective and focused defender as well.
Serie A 2010-11 / Day 32
Inter: Julio Cesar; Maicon, Lucio, Ranocchia, Nagatomo; J.Zanetti, Cambiasso, Stankovic (46' Sneijder); Kharja; Pazzini (61' Milito), Eto’o (74' Thiago Motta). Coach: Leonardo
Chievo: Sorrentino; Sardo, Andreolli, Mandelli, Jokic; Fernandes, Rigoni, Constant (76'
Marcolini); Bogliacino (74' Uribe); Moscardelli (56' Thereau), Pellissier. Coach: Pioli
Goals: Cambiasso 65’, Maicon 84'
Yellow card: Sardo
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