Injury Crisis Strikes Inter, Lose Top Spot
Inter Milan had nine players miss time this month due to injury including Tielemens, Sterling, Kovacic, Romangnoli, D'ambrosia, Darmian, Alex Sandro, Bernard and van Ginkel all missed games in November. With all of those injures it didn't hurt their Champions League campaign as they took down Steaua 3-2 thanks to goals from Kovacic, Stones and a late winner from Erik Lamela. They went on to thrash Barcelona 5-2 to secure top spot in the group, due to injuries and the fact that they already won the group, Figo decided to experiment with his side to much disappointment as Inter were destroyed themsleves 5-1. Figo will still be happy with how the Champions League as gone so far winning a tough group with Barcelona and Dortmund in it.
From all of these injuries it left Inter with their bare bones and they lost their top spot in the division to Juventus. It showed right away when they tied 0-0 with Udinese in Rome, they struggled to get any attacking play going all night long and saw them draw with a team they should've beat. They were able to figure out their woes as they went on to beat Cesena 5-3 with two goals from Lamela and Fierro with Bakkali firing himself one of his own.
Valeri Domovchiyski - 2 goals, 8.6 rating
Roberto Pereyra - 1 goal, 1 assist, 9.1 rating
Shinji Kagawa - 3 goals, 1 assist, 9.7 rating
Group E Table
Danilo - 7.5 rating
Carlos Fierro - 2 goals, 3 assists, 9.3 rating
Raheem Sterling - 1 goal, 1 assist, 9.0 rating
Player of the Month - Erik Lamela
Erik Lamela has won Player of the Month for the month of November for his fine play all month long by scoring three goals and three assists. His best game was against Cesena where he scored two goals leading the Nerazzurri to victory on the day.It was hard for Lamela to find playing time at the beginning of the season due to Bernard and Sterling already on the wings but he has cemented himself as a fantastic first team option for Figo.