LUKAKU ON TARGET AGAINST CZECH REPUBLIC

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku was the recipient of the lone goal scored by the Red Devils of Belgium as they dropped points for the first time in their qualifiers ahead of the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar. Belgium are the number one country on the latest FIFA Rankings and they were forced to a 1-1 draw by hosts Czech Republic at the Eden Arena in Prague on Saturday night. It was their second qualifying match in Group E of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers as far as the European section is concerned. Inter Milan hitman Lukaku had been on target in the first qualifier on Wednesday night as he helped his team overcome Wales. He scored the third goal as Belgium came from behind to beat Wales 3-1 at home.

HOW INTER CAN WIN LEAGUE TITLE

Serie A leaders Inter Milan have moved a step closer to winning a first league title in over a decade after the battling win over hosts Torino at the weekend. The slender away victory over Torino coupled with the defeat suffered by city rivals AC Milan in second place ensured that Inter Milan are edging closer to a first league title since a certain Jose Mourinho led the Nerazzuri to the league title at the end of the 2009/10 season. It was one of three trophies won by Jose Mourinho at Inter Milan that season. The Portuguese tactician led the Nerazzuri to an unprecedented treble after they won the UEFA Champions League and the Coppa Italia in addition to the Italian Serie A title. Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte is hoping to follow in his footsteps by leading the same team to the league title in the top flight of club football in Italy. Conte and his Inter Milan team had to wait till the last five minutes to secure their latest win in the Italian Serie A at the expense of Torino.

ATLANTA UNITED AGREE DEAL FOR DEFENDER

Major League Soccer (MLS) outfit Atlanta United have reportedly agreed a deal to sign a centre back from Argentina. This is not surprising since the MLS club is being managed by an Argentine at the moment after Gabriel Heinze was appointed into the role towards the end of last year. Ex-Argentine national team player Gabriel Heinze has been given the task of taking Atlanta United forward ahead of the 2021 MLS season billed to start in the coming weeks. According to Argentine reporter German Garcia Grova, Atlanta United have made a concrete move in a bid to bolster the defensive options on offer for Gabriel Heinze ahead of the new season. Grova said that Atlanta United and Velez Sarsfield have agreed a deal for Argentine centre back Lautaro Giannetti to join Gabriel Heinze in the MLS.

INTER FAIL IN COPPA ITALIA BID

Inter Milan have failed in their bid to qualify for the Coppa Italia final ahead of rivals Juventus after they could not overturn the first leg deficit when the two teams met at the Allianz Arena Stadium for the second leg. Juventus had earlier beaten hosts Inter Milan 2-1 in the first leg meeting played last week Tuesday.


Inter Milan were unable to hold on to the early advantage given to them by star forward Lautaro Martinez inside nine minutes as Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in the space of nine first half minutes to turn the game on its head in the favour of Juventus. Ronaldo scored the equaliser for the Turin giants from the spot on 26 minutes after Ashley Young had brought down Juan Cuadrado in the Inter Milan box.

INTER EYE RETURN TO WINNING WAYS

Inter Milan are eyeing a return to victory ways in the league ahead of the visit of Benevento on Saturday night. Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte had masterminded the rise of his team to the top two places on the Italian Serie A table following the run of eight straight wins but they have stuttered in recent games.


Inter Milan have picked up just two wins from the last five games in the league on the back of the eight-game winning run pointed out earlier as they have failed to take advantage of the recent poor form of league leaders and city rivals AC Milan.

VIDAL TO RETURN FOR JUVENTUS CLASH

Inter Milan midfielder Arturo Vidal is set to return to action in time for the crucial Italian Serie A clash with holders Juventus. Inter Milan and Juventus are active participants in the Serie A title race this season and they both meet in the Derby d'Italiaat the San Siro on Sunday. Vidal sustained a thigh injury during the 2-2 draw with AS Roma in the league at the weekend and the Chilean international went through some tests earlier today to determine the severity of the thigh problem. According to the latest edition of popular Italian news outlet Gazzettadello Sport on Monday night, Arturo Vidal would recover in time for the Juventus game at the weekend as the injury was not a serious one.


Arturo Vidal would be looking forward to face his former employers as he tries to find his form at Inter Milan. The ex-Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen midfielder has not hit the heights since joining the Nerazzuri from Barcelona last summer. He has contributed just two assists in 19 appearances for Inter Milan this term.

INTER DEFENDER ON LIVERPOOL RADAR

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Premier League title holders Liverpool are interested in signing Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar as they try to bolster their defence which has been depleted by injuries to key players.Liverpool centre backs Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez started the season at the heart of the Reds defence before they picked up respective serious knee injuries.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE VICTORY NON-NEGOTIABLE FOR INTER

Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte has his work cut out if the Italian tactician is to deliver Champions League knockout stage football for the first time in his tenure as the Nerazurri boss.


Ex-Chelsea and Juventus manager Conte was appointed the Inter Milan boss at the start of the last campaign and big things were expected of the former Italian international player but he has not been able to reach those expectations. Under his watch, Inter Milan failed to mount a sustained title challenge in the Italian Serie A last season as the Nerazurri finished a distant second to champions Juventus who won their eighth successive league title as a result

MAXIMILLIANO ALLEGRI: INTER JOB IS A DREAM

According to reports from French online news outlets, former Juventus head coach Maximilliano Allegri has admitted that it would be a dream to manage The Old Lady's Serie A rivals, Inter Milan.

Since being relieved of his duties as Juventus boss, Allegri has been out of job and has attracted interest from a lot of clubs in Europe. Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and AS Roma are just three of the host of clubs that have made enquiries about landing his signature.

Hernan Crespo comments about future ofLautaro Martinez

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Former Argentinian and Inter Milan striker Hernan Crespo has said that it would be better if Lautaro Martinez is staying at Italy than moving to Spain. Barcelona has shown interest on the player for a long time and with his impressive performance in the 2019 –2020 season has attracted them. He has scored 16 goals from 31 games for the club. Martinez for Argentina has scored nine goals by appearing on 17 games.Crespo wants Lautaro to stay at Inter and establish himself as a leading player.


Crespo has praised Lautaro a lot saying that the previous season has been his first as a starter and before moving on it would be better for him to gain a basic strength. He also said that he is a very focused boy who is serious about his game. He can play attack on the opposite team alone and as well as with his team member.

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