INTER COAST TO SIX WINS IN MARCH
Purple Patch: Lorenzo Insigne scored 3 goals and 1 assist in an impressive March.
VERONA 0-1 INTER (SERIE A)
INTER 4-1 PARMA (SERIE A)
STERLING, INSIGNE (x2), RANOCCHIA
INTER 3-0 (3-0 agg.) BENFICA (CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FIRST KNOCKOUT ROUND LEG 2)
ADEMILSON, KIRCHHOFF, INSIGNE
LAZIO 2-3 INTER (SERIE A)
ADEMILSON, LUIZ (x2)
INTER 3-0 SAMPDORIA (SERIE A)
STERLING, RANOCCHIA, COUTINHO
UDINESE 1-3 (1-5 agg.) INTER (COPPA ITALIA SEMIFINAL SECOND LEG)
COUTINHO, LUIZ, DESTRO
It was another steamrolled month for Inter Milan as they stormed their way to six straight victories. Of the six, only the match against Hellas Verona seemed to cause them any trouble, but a late Rogerio free kick sealed the points on that occasion.
Against SS Lazio, the Nerazzurri again encountered a bit of stiff opposition, but a late header from a different Brazilian, Emerson Luiz, followed by a stunning volley from a corner kick from that same player finished an astonishing turnaround for Bergomi's men to 3-2.
It was also a good month in terms of cup runs for Internazionale. The reigning Coppa Italia champions moved on to the final where they will play Torino. Somewhat interestingly, the Turin side has two Inter players on loan, French midfielder Maxime Gautier and Brazilian striker Augusto, and so neither will be able to play in that match.
In the UEFA Champions League, Inter Milan advanced with a 3-0 win at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, overcoming their slightly embarrassing draw at the Stadio da Luz in Portugal. The quarterfinal draw has not yet taken place, but the perennial contenders of Barcelona, Real Madrid, and two-time runners up Arsenal are still up for grabs.
Inter's next match will finish the month of March; they will play eternal rivals AC Milan in the San Siro. This heated Derby della Madonnina has more than just pride at stake, however; should Inter triumph, Bergomi and his players will clinch the Scudetto against the hated Rossoneri. The match will take place on Saturday at 6:00pm, and, most likely, Inter may just be crowned a 6th straight time.