Simone Inzaghi had warned his men before the trip to Udine this Sunday. The Italian technician knew that Inter would have a hard time facing the fourth in Serie A, which remained on a dynamic of four straight wins. He was therefore not surprised when he saw his team stumble before being punished by a disciplined and dangerous formation in transition (1-3). The visitors however blew the Udinese lock in the fifth minute thanks to a direct free kick perfectly struck by Nicolo Barella. But they were unable to capitalize on this ideal start, the fault of a clumsiness from Milan Skriniar who took an opposing free kick directly into the goal of Samir Handanovic (22nd).
The Nerazzurri will therefore have been in the lead for a quarter of an hour. Subsequently, they dominated the meeting, settling in the opposing camp and chaining the high recovery phases with a few chances. But attackers Martinez, Dzeko then Correa remained harmless. It was the defenders Bastoni and Dumfries who proved to be the most dangerous, without meeting more success, the first's shot having been dismissed by the goalkeeper (30th) while the second's header, too sharp, went over ( 51st).
Clumsy Inter then punished
The vice-champions of Italy discovered themselves and Udinese took the opportunity to show the tip of their nose. Handanovic first repelled a distant attempt by Lovric (63rd). He was then saved by his post while Deulofeu had made the difference in the left lane (73rd). The Slovenian goalkeeper finally lost twice at the end of the match: Deulofeu delivered two perfect crosses for Bijol (84th) then for Arslan (90th +3).
Inter thus suffered their third defeat of the season in just seven days, the three away after those recorded at Lazio (1-3) then at AC Milan (2-3). On their side, the Zebrettes achieve the perfect shot and they temporarily take control of Serie A, pending the evening matches between AS Roma and Atalanta (6 p.m.) then between AC Milan and Naples (8:45 p.m.).