Inter had never started so well defensively during the Simone Inzaghi era. They have regrouped quickly after losing two centerpieces, André Onana and Milan Skriniar. They have conceded just five goals through ten rounds. One of those was a consolation one by Rafael Leao in the Derby, Corriere della Sera points out.
The Nerazzurri had given up 12 and 14 goals after 10 matches in the first 2 seasons with the former Lazio gaffer at the helm. Yann Sommer is leading the league in clean sheets. He has recorded seven already.
The goalkeeper hasn’t made many saves so far, especially thanks to their general robustness, but he has answered the bell basically any time he needed to.
The Nerazzurri perfectly contained Romelu Lukaku in the most recent round. They’ll look to replicate their efforts against another in-form marksman, Gianluca Scamacca. He has hit the net four times in as many starts with Atalanta.
Our Take on the Inter Defense
They were sneaky sloppy for large chunks of the past campaign. It’d be tough to argue they improved qualitatively following the transfer market window, but they have surely been stingier as a result of a better collective effort and the fact that they flat-out dominated the fixtures against the minnows, allowing very few chances.
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