The Bosnian scored again after five games and broke the Shakhtar Donetsk curse for the Nerazzurri: double numbers of goals this season. “The ball did not want to enter, you have to be patient”
“Inter took me for this.” Double digit reached. Seven goals in the league and three in the Champions League: this is Edin Dzeko’s tally in 19 games played. He is the man who can break the Shakhtar Donetsk curse, who in the first half was also swallowing the Nerazzurri number 9. “Today we made a lot of mistakes but the goalkeeper was good. You have to be patient in these matches, you don’t have to concede a goal because then it becomes difficult”, the words after the match. Error in front of goal, header saved by Trubin, left corner on a mess of the Ukrainian rearguard. All canceled by two goals that guide the path in the Champions League of the Italian champions.
FROM LUKAKU TO DZEKO
The last goal scored by Inter against Shakhtar was that of Romelu Lukaku in the 83rd minute of the match on 17 August 2020, the semifinal of the Europa League. “Even in the first half the ball did not want to enter and when it came in it was offside, the coach told us to continue as in the first half.” To break the fast – three consecutive 0-0 and all with regrets for the Nerazzurri – it is precisely the man called to collect the shirt and the legacy of the Belgian: low-cost, yes, but the goals continue to arrive in abundance . Dzeko hadn’t scored since October 24, against Juventus: five dry matches (two of which starting from the bench), Edin returned at the most important moment. And he did it by showing his entire repertoire: quality right-footed shot from the edge after an action that started from one of his banks to throw Perisic and a header, a specialty of the house.
Two goals that bring Dzeko to exactly 50 centers between Champions and Europa League, equally distributed: 25 in each of the two competitions. The Nerazzurri attack was Edin against Shakhtar: four conclusions in the mirror and three outside. But also many aerial duels and fouls suffered: three, none like him among Simone Inzaghi’s players. In the match with Napoli the Argentine couple formed by Lautaro Martinez and Correa made their way, Dzeko immediately re-establishes the hierarchies. A good luck for Inzaghi, who celebrated the Bosnian’s first goal with a lot of running: “It was a liberation”. The patch on his head did not stop Dzeko, who in one fell swoop recovered Inter, broke the Shakhtar curse and showed the second round to the Nerazzurri fans.
November 24, 2021 (change November 24, 2021 | 21:34)
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