Inter Milan 1 – 0 Sampdoria | Serie A 2018/19

Inter Milan 1 - 0 Sampdoria | Serie A 2018/19

Inter Milan beat Sampdoria as an uber-dramatic match ended 1-0 in their favor in their Serie A tie on Sunday.

Marcelo Brozovic scored the winner and the only goal of the match deep into injury time in a match starring a number of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) controversies.

Inter boss Luciano Spalletti was under rising pressure after getting just one win in four league games. His side were utterly furious at their 1-0 defeat against Parma last week after the VAR was not consulted for a possible handball inside the box.

Inter and Sampdoria both began the match energetically, creating a number of opportunities each in the first half of the game before Radja Nainggolan had a goal disallowed for an offside from Mauro Icardi by VAR right before the break. The decision seemed harsh on Inter as it prevented them going into the second half with a deserved lead.

VAR came into action yet again as Kwadwo Asamoah also had a goal disallowed after a review, this time because the ball went out of play for a goal-kick in the 88th minute. Antonio Candreva and Mauro Icardi also had a couple of chances after the break but were unfortunate, not to find the net.

This time it was Sampdoria who were the side punished by VAR when Gregoire Defrel also had a goal disallowed for offside in the 91st minute. Just a few minutes later, when the match seemed stagnant, Marcelo Brozovic capitalized on a Sampdoria mistake and struck a low shot through the fingertips of Audero in the 94th minute to give his side the three points.

This was the second consecutive win, after their thrilling match against Tottenham. This result leaves them in the 9th place with 7 points from 5 games.

Inter are set to host third-placed Fiorentina in their next Serie A fixture on Wednesday, 26th September.

Serie A 2018/19 – Top Five signings so far

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The summer transfer window is always the busiest time of the year and this year it is no different. With many clubs having completed most of their signings, some meager some sensational, the next season bears promise to all. The Serie A has been the subject of awe due to one phenomenal piece of business that is sure to impact the whole league. 

Here we take a look at 5 of the best signings that have been completed in the Serie A.

5. Justin Kluivert – AS Roma | Read more…

Roma have signed Justin Kluivert from Ajax in a fee reported to be around €17.5 million, which seems quite reasonable for one of the most high-profile youngsters in the world with a notable potential. The 19-year-old Dutch winger will hope he can be a regular for his new club. 

4. Fabian Ruiz – SSC Napoli

Fabian Ruiz joined Napoli for a reported fee of €30 million after impressing in the La Liga last season with Real Betis. The young midfielder is arriving as a replacement for Jorghino, who recently moved to Premier League side, Chelsea. The 22-year-old Spaniard will fight for a place in midfield in Napoli’s new system under Carlo Ancelotti

3. Emre Can – Juventus

Emre Can joined Juventus after letting his contract with Liverpool run down. The 24-year-old was a subject of on again-off again rumours with Juventus since the start of this year and has finally completed a free transfer to Turin. The German midfielder will strive to be a starter in an already impressive Juventus midfield. 

2. Radja Nainggolan – Inter Milan

Radja Nainggolan has signed for  Inter Milan from Roma in a deal worth €38 million plus Davide Santon and Nicolo Zaniolo moving to Roma as a part of the deal. The 30-year-old Belgian midfielder has been one of the best players of the Serie A for quite some time and will hope to replicate his form for Roma in his new club.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventus | Read more…

Cristiano Ronaldo just completed a €100 million sensational move to Serie A side Juventus after winning the Champions League with Real Madrid in the same year. The 33-year-old Portuguese skipper will earn €30 million a year.

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