Inter and Sassuolo played a 3-3 draw in a topsy-turvy thriller as Roberto Gagliardini would rue a stunning miss but none of the teams deserved to lose the fight.
Putting Christian Eriksen behind the strikers, the Nerazzurri were winning after the change of system, but Marcelo Brozovic, Matias Vecino, and Stefano Sensi were all injured. After a 2-1 win over Sampdoria on Sunday, Antonio Conte made some changes bringing in Andrea Ranocchia, Victor Moses, Borja Valero, Cristiano Biraghi, and Alexis Sanchez.
While at the weekend Sassuolo lost 4-1 to Atalanta, the result did not reflect the many changes that they generated. Marlon sat down on the treatment table joining Filippo Romagna with Jeremy Toljan, leaving few options for defense.
Antonio Conte’s men welcomed the mid-table side of San Siro to help cement their qualification aspirations for the Champions League and their uncertain attempts to catch Juventus in the cup. It was an undertaking that started slowly, though, with Francesco Caputo discovering after just four minutes that the net took a surprise lead.
By the time the whistle sounded for the interval, however, Inter had turned the game around with Romelu Lukaku scoring from the penalty spot and Cristiano Biraghi finishing the return.
But as we all know, 2-1 is a dangerous scoreline and during the second half, Inter has been given a huge opportunity to wrap up the game through the aforementioned Gagliardini.
If he was just scoring a cheeky tap in, we wouldn’t dream about him, would we? No. Rather, after Lukaku saw his stinging shot saved by Sassuolo’s keeper Andrea Consigli, Gagliardini has created one of the worst misses we’ve ever seen with our own two eyes.