Inter triumph to win Supercoppa: AC Milan beaten 3 - 0
Inter triumph to win Supercoppa: AC Milan beaten 3 - 0
Team— Jan 18th 2023
Inter come up trumps in Riyadh with perfect performance: seventh Supercoppa title, thanks to goals from Dimarco, Dzeko and Lautaro
MILAN 0-3 INTER | MATCH DETAILS
Goalscorers: 10' Dimarco (I), 21' Dzeko (I), 77' Lautaro (I)
AC MILAN (4-2-3-1): 1 Tatarusanu; 2 Calabria (21 Dest 80'), 24 Kjaer (20 Kalulu 65'), 23 Tomori, 19 Hernandez; 4 Bennacer, 8 Tonali; 30 Messias (27 Origi 65'), 10 Diaz (90 De Ketelaere 65'), 17 Leao; 9 Giroud (12 Rebic 80'). Substitutes: 77 Vásquez, 83 Mirante, 7 Adli, 14 Bakayoko, 28 Thiaw, 32 Pobega, 40 Vranckx, 46 Gabbia, 56 Saelemaekers, 94 Bozzolan. Coach: Stefano Pioli.
INTER (3-5-2): 24 Onana; 37 Skriniar, 15 Acerbi, 95 Bastoni (6 De Vrij 84'); 36 Darmian, 23 Barella (5 Gagliardini 71'), 20 Calhanoglu (14 Asllani 84'), 22 Mkhitaryan, 32 Dimarco (8 Gosens 63'); 9 Dzeko (11 Correa 71'), 10 Lautaro. Substitutes: 1 Handanovic, 21 Cordaz, 31 Brazao, 2 Dumfries, 12 Bellanova, 33 D'Ambrosio, 45 Carboni, 46 Zanotti, 77 Brozovic, 90 Lukaku. Coach: Simone Inzaghi.
Bookings: Barella (I), Calhanoglu (I), Hernandez (M), Lautaro (I), Tonali (M)
Added time: 4' - 6'.
Referee: Maresca. Assistants: Alassio, Baccini. Fourth Official: Chiffi. VAR: Di Paolo. Assistant VAR: Abisso.
Milan is black and blue. And so is Riyadh. Everything has turned black and blue, including the ribbons that will go on the Supercoppa Italiana trophy, and the confetti that fills the sky at the King Fahd International Stadium. The derby in Saudi Arabia, the 35th Supercoppa, was hardly a contest: 3-0, total domination from Inzaghi’s men. Inter’s seventh Supercoppa, and this was the most comfortable margin of victory. Dimarco, Dzeko, Lautaro were the three goalscorers in a beautiful, exceptional triumph. A perfect match, united players and a fantastic group that adds another trophy to the long and glorious history of the Nerazzurri.
There are many different ways to start a final. There are those who wait, those who analyse the opposition, those who reflect. And there are those who want to win so badly that they are unstoppable from the first minute. Inzaghi’s Inter came out of the blocks at breakneck speed. They had concentration, precise objectives, and a clear tactical plan. And so much ferocity. From kick-off, the Nerazzurri overwhelmed the AC Milan midfield. The Rossoneri were all over the place and Pioli’s side could do nothing to stop Inter. A fantastic start, one which led to the opening goal in the 10th minute. The perfect opening to a final. Dzeko gave it to Barella in space, whose lovely pass found Dimarco in the box and he beat Tatarusanu with a left-footed effort.
The goal was confirmed by VAR after an initial check for offisde which never came. Milan were struggling and tried to stay in the game, and only really created one chance: they gave the ball to Leao, for the Portuguese winger to work some of his magic. Onana saved his effort, and soon after Inter doubled their lead. Bastoni was the man with the assist on this occasion, as he found Dzeko in the box: from there the Bosnian was outstanding, as he cut inside past Tonali and slotted home into the bottom corner. 2-0, much to the delight of the Nerazzurri. For the next 10 minutes, Inzaghi’s side were flawless in every respect.
Tatarusanu made saves from Dzeko and Dimarco, and AC Milan failed to get a grip of the game. The Nerazzurri were everywhere, while AC Milan looked defeated and without an idea of what to do next. Even in defence, Inter were aggressive and played as a collective. After the break Milan improved, but it all came through Leao. Hernandez and Bennacer, along with Tonali, tried and failed to make an impact. Inter controlled the game, managed energy levels and waited to pounce on their opponents. In the 77th minute, Lautaro did so. “Il Toro” was outstanding; Skriniar launched it forward, Lautaro threw off Tomori and scored with the outside of his boot. The jubilant forward stood in front of the Inter fans, with the number 10 shirt in his hands. The third goal finished matters, with Rebic’s overhit cross off the bar the only chance to fall AC Milan’s way in the last 15 minutes. The six minutes of injury time only served to delay the Nerazzurri’s celebration.
FULL TIME: AC MILAN 0-3 INTER
FULL TIME: AC MILAN 0-3 INTER: THE NERAZZURRI HAVE WON THE SUPERCOPPA ITALIANA FOR A SEVENTH TIME!!! WHAT A NIGHT FOR INZAGHI'S MEN!!!
90 +2': Rebic's cross loops over Onana and comes off the bar.
90': There will be 6 minutes of injury time.
84': Inter make their final changes: Asllani and De Vrij replace Calhanoglu and Bastoni.
80': Two more changes for AC Milan: Rebic and Dest come on for Giroud and Calabria.
77': GOALLLLLLLL!!! LAUTARO MARTINEZZZZ!!! "Il Toro" makes it 3-0, after a delightful finish with the outside of his right foot curling into the far corner out of Tatarusanu's reach. What a lovely goal from our World Champion!
71': Two more changes for Inter: Barella and Dzeko are replaced by Correa and Gagliardini.
69': Tatarusanu comfortably holds Skriniar's effort from 25 yards.
67': Leao causes yet more problems down the left-hand side, but his effort is straight at Onana again.
65': AC Milan make three changes of their own; De Ketelaere, Origi and Kalulu all come on.
63': Inter make their first change: Gosens replaces Dimarco.
56': Hernandez's effort deflects into the path of Bennacer, but his shot from the edge of the box is straight at Onana. Moments later, Leao's dangerous cross is cleared behind for an AC Milan corner.
54': A good one-two gives Darmian the chance to find Lautaro in the box, but he can't quite get a shot away.
49': First real chance of the second half falls to the Rossoneri; Leao cuts inside and unleashes a great effort but it goes over the bar. A good response from AC Milan so far.
47': Hernandez has the first effort of the second half but a powerful effort flies comfortably past the post.
46': We're back underway in Riyadh. No changes at the break.
HT: AC Milan 0-2 Inter. Inter go into the break with a two-goal advantage!
45 +4': A good passing move so nearly has Lautaro through on goal but Mkhitaryan's pass is just out of reach.
45': 4 minutes to be added on.
42': Tonali manages to get a shot away, but Tomori's effort goes well wide when it comes to him on the edge of the box.
37': AC Milan have their first shot, but Leao's effort goes sailing over the bar.
33': Barella goes into the book for a foul on Hernandez, moments after Tomori made a fantastic challenge in his own box on Darmian.
30': The chances keep on coming for Inter as Tatarusanu makes another good save from Dimarco's powerful long-range strike. AC Milan are under all sorts of pressure..
28': This time a chance comes from a corner, but Tatarusanu does well to push away Dzeko's effort.
26': Inter keep Milan under intense pressure resulting in a number of corners, before AC Milan get a goal kick after Dimarco failed to reach Mkhitaryan's cross.
21': GOALLLLLLLL!! DZEKO MAKES IT 2-0!! Bastoni's pass puts the Bosnian forward into the box, he cuts inside past Tonali and fires a powerful right-footed shot into the bottom corner.
17': Leao finds space inside the box, but his right-footed shot is tipped over from Onana.
16': A good run through the middle from Leao offers Milan the chance to cross but it comes to nothing.
10': GOALLLLLL!! 1-0 INTER!!! Dimarco gives Inter the lead with a fantastic left-footed finish past Tatarusanu from Barella's ball across the box. The goal is given after a lengthy VAR check!
7': Dzeko blazes a left-footed shot over the bar.
3': Inter have the first attempt on goal, but Calhanoglu's free-kick hits the wall.
1': And we're off! AC Milan get us underway.
We are all set at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh: Inter and AC Milan are out on the pitch for the Supercoppa Italiana.