Inter 2-0 Udinese
A solid win over a good team for 3 points. We were in control of the match from start to finish, and a potentially nervy last 10 minutes were made far simpler by Albin Ekdal's straight red card and Coutinho's late goal to seal the match.
Atalanta 0-2 Inter
Another solid victory, this time against rivals Atalanta, which pleased the fans greatly. In what was a bit odd, Sterling scored in the minute of his kit number and Bellusci scored in the minute of his kit number from the previous season (he is now 26).
Inter 2-0 Modena
M'Vila (pen 90+1)
I played many promising young players in my first Coppa Italia game, including Brazilian striker Augusto, making his second appearance. He started brilliantly with a goal but then got sent off for TWO DIVES! Idiot. Anyway, my youth looked good but were profligate, and it took a late penalty from substitute Yann M'Vila to seal the game.
Inter 2-0 Pescara
Coutinho - Torn Hamstring (2-3 months)
Yet another 2-0 victory, this one perhaps the most comprehensive of all. Two of the opposing players were sent off, which helped immensely, and two defenders got on the score sheet. Poli beasted the midfield as well. I'm really gutted to see Coutinho injured again, he just can't get a break.
Inter 4-1 Empoli
Destro (8, pen 86)
A strong first half display saw off Pescara. It was great to see Destro hit a brace after 3 matches without a goal, and Insigne also broke a long drought of his own. I'm happy our offense has started to spark to life, and hopefully this continues.
Inter 4-2 Bari
Coppa Italia Qtr Final
Ademilson (11, 13, 73)
Forget Mattia Destro's brace, Ademilson puts himself back into the mix with a shout and stunning hattrick! We've now scored 4 goals twice in a row, which is great for me to see the offense starting to really get on a roll. Sissoko's also done very well, scoring in each of his last two games. On to the semis!
Cesena 0-2 Inter
Destro (pen 63)
Our fifth 2-0 win of the month, I'm sensing a pattern. Cesena played very well, to be fair, and we struggled immensely to create proper goal scoring chances. Eventually, Bellusci broke the deadlock from a corner and Destro sealed the deal from the penalty spot.
There was a time, when the Bianconeri were under the guidance of Antonio Conte, that I considered Juventus our equal, and the league feared them as they feared us. Now, they are still good, but have fallen into the pack. Only a season ago we were Real Madrid and Barcelona, dueling it out for the title, and yet now I am Bayern, winning with ease.
No guarantees but it's looking as though we will be facing our eternal rivals Juventus in the final. We face a tricky semifinal against a solid Palermo side over two legs, and we will put all of our focus on those matches before thinking about the final.
All in all, it was a perfect month for us, winning 7 out of 7 matches. We are running away with the Serie A and look comfortable in the Coppa Italia as we eagerly await the return of Champions League football in a month or two. My only concern is Xherdan Shaqiri. We spent a decent €10,250,000 plus bonuses on him and he's underwhelmed thus far with 1 assist in 5 appearances, 2 of those starts. Hopefully he will pick it up after he learns to play with the team's style more. For now, we look forward to deadline day!