SESTO SAN GIOVANNI - On matchday seven of the Primavera 1 TIM championship, Armando Madonna’s Inter were beaten 4-2 by Roma. The visitors went ahead early on in the match courtesy of two goals from Estrella, before the Nerazzurri fought back to level the scoreline through Schirò and Fonseca. But another goal from Estrella and one from Simonetti secured all three points for the visitors. The Inter U19 team, who were missing many key players due to call-ups for the U17 World Cup, will be back in action on Tuesday on matchday four of the Uefa Youth League group stages.
It was Roma who started the game better, with De Rossi’s team controlling the possession and attempting to get the ball to their forwards, and in particular to Riccardi. However it was Inter who had the first real chance of the game: Mulattieri burst into the penalty area but took too long to shoot and his shot was deflected onto the crossbar by Bianda. It didn’t take long for Roma to punish this error by the Nerazzurri as Estrella gave his side the lead in the 16th minute. He then netted his second of the game in the 23rd minute as he buried a left-footed shot into the corner of the net. The Nerazzurri roused themselves at the half an hour mark: Inter captain Schirò reduced the arrears as he beat Cardinali with a left-footed strike from inside the area. And six minutes later Armando Madonna’s men were level as Fonesca converted Colombini’s perfectly weighted ball. But the momentum shifted back to Roma as Estrella scored his third.
The second half continued at the same high pace of the first, with both teams coming close to adding to their goal tallies. Calafiori and Riccardi had Roma’s best chances, while Mulattieri had a good chance to equalise for Inter. First Stankovic and then Cardinali made decisive saves. In the 78th minute Inter substitute Lindkvist had a great chance to score, but his left-footed attempt was involuntarily blocked by Mulattieri. Simonetti wrapped up all three points for Roma in the 82nd minute as he tucked away Tall’s cross into the area. Cardinali then pulled off a fantastic save from Mulattieri in the final moments. At full-time Roma walked off the pitch the 4-2 winners. The focus of the Nerazzurri U19 team now shifts towards their forthcoming Uefa Youth League game against Borussia Dortmund.
INTER 2-4 ROMA
Goals: 16', 23' and 41' Estrella, 31' Schirò, 37' Fonseca, 82’ Simonetti
INTER: 1 Stankovic; 2 Kinkoue, 4 Ntube, 6 Sottini (50' Burgio 15); 7 Persyn (75’ Vezzoni 18), 8 Gianelli (65’ Vergani 23), 5 Squizzato (50’ Attys 17), 10 Schirò (C), 3 Colombini; 9 Mulattieri, 11 Fonseca (75’ Lindkvist 20)
Substitutes: 12 Pozzer, 21 Tononi, 13 Vaghi, 14 Cortinovis, 16 Dimarco, 19 Sami, 22 Bonfanti
Coach: Armando Madonna
ROMA: 1 Cardinali; 2 Parodi, 3 Calafiori, 4 Bianda (13' Plesnierowicz 13), 5 Trasciani (C), 6 Darboe (65’ Tripi 22), 7 Providence (65’ Simonetti 17), 8 Bove, 9 Estrella (81’ Tall 20), 10 Riccardi, 11 Zalewski (81’ Nigro 21)
Substitutes: 12 Zamarion, 14 Buttaro, 15 Semeraro, 16 Sdaigui, 18 Bamba, 19 Besuijen, 23 Silipo
Coach: Alberto De Rossi
Booked: Sottini (25')
Stoppage time: 2' - 5'
Assistants: Garzelli and Nuzzi