Good Month For Inter, Trophies In Their Future?
A good month for Inter Milan have once again put them into a good place to win multiple trophies in the month of May. Inter went undefeated in Serie in April picking up four wins and two draws. They started the month off against Cagliari, a game is which they controlled the hosts in a easy 3-1 victory with two goals from Raheem Sterling and a converted penalty from John Stones sealed the victory for the Nerazzurri. They picked up right where they left off against Udinese killing their opponents 5-2 on the day thanks to a hat trick from Fierro as well as goals from van Ginkel and Alex Sandro. They slipped up on the road against Cesena drawing with the hosts 2-2, Kovacic and a late equalizer form Bernard allowed Inter to save a point against Cesena.
Inter continued Serie A play against Lazio and again they came away with a draw in the game where they were not good going forward and only scored one goal on the night which came from Bernard in the 26th minute. Inter got back to their winning ways against Sampdoria, they came away with a staggering 4-1 victory with a brace from Sterling, an own goal from Viviano and a goal from van Ginkel. They finished the month of Serie A play in the Derby d'Italia in a key game for the title race as a win for Juventus would seemingly win them the title. It was not meant to be on the day for Juventus as Inter got right back into the title race with a huge win thanks to two defenders scoring goals for the Nerazzurri on the night (John Stones pen., Matteo Darmian) lead Inter right back into the title race.
Inter made it into the finals of the Italian Cup on away goals as they won 2-0 at home thanks to goals from Kovacic and a late one from Bernard to make the aggregate score 3-3 and that key away goal for Inter saw them through to the final where they will play against Juventus in the final. In the Champions League Inter took on Leverkusen in the Quarter Final, in the first leg the Nerazzurri won 3-1 in Germany, two goals from Bernard and another Januzaj got Inter a huge three away goals going back to Milan. Inter almost blew the lead as they lost to Leverkusen 3-2 at home and have Leverkusen scored one more goal Inter would've been knocked out of the competition but two early goals from Fierro pushed Inter into the semi-finals where they will play mighty Bayern Munich
Bernard - 2 goals, 1 assist, 9.3 rating
Carlos Fierro - 2 goals, 8.8 rating
Inter Milan will play Bayern Munich in the Champions League Semi Final.
Mateo Kovacic - 1 goal, 1 assist, 8.3 rating
Adnan Januzaj - 2 assist, 9.0 rating
Carlos Fierro - 3 goals, 9.5 rating
Mateo Kovacic - 1 goal, 8.3 rating
Marco Parolo - 1 goal, 8.3 rating
Raheem Sterling - 2 goals, 9.2 rating
Arturo Vidal - 7.8 rating
Player of the Month - Bernard
Bernard played great all month long for Inter leading them to a chance at three trophies in May. He had five goals and four assists in April to lead Inter to a derby win and also to the Champions League Semi Finals. His best game was against Leverkusen where he led them to victory with two goals and one assists to set the tone for the second leg of the match up and ultimatelty pushed them into the semi finals to match up against Bayern Munich