Bring on Man City! Inter Milan round out Serie A season with 1-0 win over Torino… now it’s all eyes on Istanbul as Simone Inzaghi’s side look to be the party-poopers and RUIN Pep Guardiola’s Treble dreams
- Inter Milan finished third in the Serie A table after Saturday’s 1-0 win vs Torino
- Marcelo Brozovic scored from outside the penalty area to secure the win
- It means Inter have now only lost one of their last 12 games in all competitions
Champions League finalists Inter Milan wrapped up their Serie A season on Saturday with a 1-0 win at Torino thanks to a first-half goal by Marcelo Brozovic, a result which guaranteed them a top-three finish.
Inter will finish the season in third place on 72 points, but could have finished in second, had Lazio not beaten Empoli 2-0.
Simone Inzaghi’s side have 11 wins from their last 12 matches in all competitions and head into the Champions League final against Manchester City in Istanbul next Saturday with confidence.
Inter have already secured back-to-back victories in the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana this season.
“It is thanks to the victories but also learning from a few defeats that we put ourselves in this position.” Inzaghi said to DAZN.
“I wanted to win today because we owe it to our club and our fans, we wanted to improve our position in the table.
Marcelo Brozovic (right) scored a stunning long-range goal in Inter’s 1-0 win vs Torino
The goal meant that Inter would claim their fourth successive win in all competitions, having just lost one of their last 12 matches
Milan will now finish third in the league standings behind Lazio in second, who claimed a 2-0 win against Empoli tonight, helping them edge ahead of the Nerazzurri
“Now we have this great dream of the Champions League, we go there to play our best against a side with immense quality.”
Brozovic scored for the visitors eight minutes before the interval. He unleashed a shot from outside the box, taking advantage of the ample space provided by the Torino defence.
On the hour mark, Torino had a golden chance to equalise when Yann Karamoh attempted a shot from an acute angle. However, 38-year-old goalkeeper Samir Handanovic made a diving save, managing to get a hand on the ball.
“We are in good shape, even if it was the last game of the Serie A season, we wanted to end well and put quality on to the pitch. We were always in control and deserved the victory,” Handanovic told DAZN.
Simone Inzaghi’s side will now turn their attention to their Champions League final clash against Man City
Inzaghi said on the final: ‘we go there to play our best against a side with immense quality’
Torino, meanwhile, will finish the season in ninth place only six points of Juventus in the Europa Conference League qualification spot
During the latter part of the match, substitute Inter keeper Alex Cordaz demonstrated his enduring skills, despite having not played a game for more than a year, by making a superb reaction save from a six-yard shot.
Torino seemed to lack the energy and motivation to make a final push, with the match fizzling out.
In stoppage time, Antonio Sanabria had a chance to secure a point for the hosts but the unchallenged forward failed to convert the tap-in from close range.
“We wanted to honour the season all the way. Torino are a team who really cause you problems and make it difficult to play against,” Inzaghi said.
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