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[FM13] Giuseppe Bergomi - The King of Calcio

The story of an Inter Milan legend taking his club back to the top of the world.
Started on 17 April 2013 by Neal
Latest Reply on 29 October 2014 by Neal
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Some nice results and some really great updates just what I expect from you :D
tbendis: Forget the Prem! We are the 2nd ranked league now, the Prem will fall soon enough! ;)

As for the San Siro (Giuseppe Meazza), no, my finances are still garbage despite the fact that I've been spending quite a lot. I really do need to cut back :P Perhaps in the future it will be mine!

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wellsy1498: Thanks wellsy, means a lot :)

February Results


Inter 1-0 Parma

Serie A
Destro (8)
Digne

A very average win. We got off to a great start due to Destro's early goal, but failed to capitalize and truly put Parma to bed. We played solidly, however, and we take another 3 points in our quest to win Serie A.


Napoli 0-2 Inter

Serie A
Destro (pen 24, pen 63)
Bellusci (79)
Destro

When I imagine Mattia Destro hitting a brace against Napoli, two penalties isn't exactly the first thing that comes to mind. Napoli were foolish in their own penalty area, however, and the one and only Mattia Destro made them pay with 3 points. Bellusci stupidly got himself sent off, but at that point it didn't really matter.


Inter 2-1 Benfica (Inter 3-1 Benfica)

UEFA Champions League 1st Round 2nd Leg
Sissoko (41)
Kardec (83)
Destro (90+1)
Ranocchia

And we're through to the quarterfinals! Alan Kardec's late goal for Benfica hung things in the balance as all Benfica needed at that point was 1 more goal to send them through. We hung on for dear life at the end, and the ever-reliable Destro gave us an injury time goal to seal it up.


Inter 2-0 Verona

Serie A
Insigne (35)
Shaqiri (39)
Ademilson (52)
Crisetig

A solid performance as Insigne and Shaqiri looked deadly down the wings. I played a number of younger players and Lorenzo Crisetig performed very well. I also gave Ademilson an increasingly rare start despite his 18 goal haul thus far, but he managed to miss a penalty.


Fiorentina 0-2 Inter

Serie A
Insigne (45+2)
Ustari OG (56)
Bellusci

Insigne continued his fine run of form with a goal and we forced an own goal with our offensive pressure. Fiorentina are always a difficult team to play and they made us work hard for our victory, but in the end we achieved our goal.


Inter 1-0 Palermo (Inter 2-0 Palermo)

Coppa Italia Semifinal 2nd Leg
Ademilson (42)
Schwaab

We knew from the start this would be a difficult match. Palermo really set up to defend and hit us on the break, and Federico Peluso lead their defense brilliantly. However, one excellent cross from new man Daniel Schwaab to the head of Ademilson sealed our place in the final.


Inter 7-0 Sampdoria

Serie A
Ranocchia (4, 14, 34)
Sissoko (21)
Bellusci (29)
Insigne (48, 67)
Ranocchia

Wow. What a victory. We absolutely dismantled Sampdoria in every way imaginable. Andrea Ranocchia, of all people to do so, scored his first three Serie A goals this season in spectacular fashion. Insigne also played brilliantly, notching up a brace and two assists to boot. This was a true title warning.



Serie A



21 points clear with 7 matches with to go. If we at least draw our next match, we will officially seal the Serie A with a full 6 matches to go, which would be ridiculous. Even if we lose all of our remaining matches and Juventus win all of theirs, they will have to catch up on 38 goal difference. If we can win 16 of our remaining 21 points, we will beat our points record of 104.



Coppa Italia

Yet again, the infamous Old Lady awaits me in the Coppa Italia final. We've triumphed in the Coppa for the last 3 seasons, but Juventus is perhaps the only team in Serie A that I believe can truly push my team to the limit. It will be a cracking final, one I await eagerly.



UEFA Champions League



We progress to the quarterfinals with a real sense of belief at the club. This tournament has evaded our grasps for too long. It's timeto win. We've drawn Bayern in the tie of the round, though Manchester United and Real Madrid might disagree. We will play Manchester City or Porto in the semifinals.

Player of the Month

Andrea Ranocchia wins Player of the Month for us after a scintillating couple of weeks. The club vice-captain has consistently turned in defensively unbeatable performances and ended the month with a brilliant hattrick against Sampdoria.



Monthly Review

7 victories from 7 is another brilliant month for us. We are this close to sealing another Scudetto, we've booked our place in the Coppa Italia final, and now we must focus all of our attention to winning that elusive UEFA Champions League. Our attack is absolutely brilliant, with Destro, Insigne, Sterling, and Sissoko all hitting top form, and our defense looks impenetrable with Ranocchia and Bellusci leading the line. Things are looking bright indeed at the Giuseppe Meazza.
Doing incredible mate ! gl vs Bayern in the champions league :D
Lucas: Thanks dude, I have a feeling I might just need that luck come kick off time :P

Btw, great sig, I remember that :))

Ter Stegen Out for 2 Weeks



In a similar vein to last season's goalkeeping injury catastrophe at Inter, Giuseppe Bergomi once again must kick off the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals without his first string and normal second string goalkeepers.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen has suffered a twisted knee in training and will be sidelined for at least two weeks, ruling him out of both home and away clashes against Bayern as well as the Derby della Madonnina against Milan shortly after.

The German shot-stopper, who joined the Nerazzurri from Borussia Moenchengladbach this summer for €21.5M, has enjoyed an astonishing start to his Inter career, conceding a meager 11 goals in 42 appearances and has notched up 32 clean sheets.

Last season, Bergomi, without the then-injured Samir Handanovic and Francesco Bardi, was forced to play Slovenian Vid Belec between the sticks in two clashes against FC Barcelona, in which they were eliminated from the competition.

This year, with ter Stegen out injured, many expected Francesco Bardi to play. The young Italian has already committed his future to Dutch side Ajax after agreeing on a Bosman transfer last month, however, and some believe he isn't focused enough on Inter. Again, the mantle falls to Belec.

"Vid [Belec] is a really classy individual," said Inter boss Bergomi. It is difficult to play behind a keeper of the stature of players like Handanovic and ter-Stegen, but Vid keeps his head down, works hard in training, and takes his chances in the first team when he gets them. Expect him to start against Bayern."

We can only wait to see if Bergomi's faith in Belec will pay off or if Bayern can take advantage of this unforeseen trouble for Inter.
Ouch , let's see if poor Vid Belec can step up his game and get Inter through to the next stage of the Champions League! :)
It's all well and good, but noone wants to hear that you're 21 points ahead of the opposition and all. But I think I speak for everyone here, why hasn't Denmark won anything yet?
The Madridista: All I'm hoping for is no major error :))

a_esbech: I'm working on it, jeez :P
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Inter Milan vs. Bayern Munich

UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal 1st Leg

The Lineups


There are two very big stories in the two teams' lineups today at the Giuseppe Meazza. The first is Vid Belec stepping in for the injured Marc-Andre ter Stegen, his performance may just be vital. The second storyline is the return of Yuto Nagatomo to Inter after leaving for €15M last summer. We'll see if Belec can deal with Gomez's finishing and if Nagatomo can deal with Sterling's pace come match time.

The Match

0’ And we’re off! Inter start with the ball, attacking to our left. Should be a cracking match, and we’re finally underway!

16’ - GOAL Raheem Sterling with some space on the right side, can he provide some danger? Nice cut in, beats the ex-Inter man Nagatomo with ease, finds Destro in the box…GOAL! Exquisite one-touch finish past Neuer, and Inter lead 1-0!

35’ - GOAL Sissoko finds Sterling out on the right side. The Englishman cuts across the field, past Schweinsteiger, past Mertesacker, WHAT A GOAL! Brilliant run and goal from Raheem Sterling to give Inter a 2-0 lead here at the Giuseppe Meazza!

HT’ Inter have been at their majesterial best thus far, absolutely dominating Bayern from kick off until the half time whistle. Andre Villas-Boas’ men will need a revamping at half time to try and get back into this match and this tie.

65’ – CHANCE Torje out wide for Bayern, can the German side hit back here? Excellent cross in for Badeji…WHAT A SAVE! The backup goalkeeper Vid Belec with a huge save against Badeji to keep Inter’s 2 goal lead intact!

83’ - GOAL The substitute Adam Maher to whip this corner in. Good delivery, his fellow sub Crisetig gets a head to it, flicked on, falls to Ranocchia who thumps it in at the back post! GOAL! 3-0 to Inter, and unless Bayern can get a late goal here the tie might just be over!

86’ – INJURY Maher off injured, looks like he’s rolled over his ankle. Hopefully he won’t be out too long, but for the remainder of this match Inter will be reduced to 10 men, having made all 3 substitutions.

90+1’ - GOAL Schweinsteiger finds Martinez as Bayern look for a late equalizer. Brilliant ball to play Ribery through on goal, he’s one on one with Belec…PENALTY! Andrea Ranocchia looks to make a last ditch tackle and gets more ball than man! Javi Martinez steps up and…SCORES! 3-1, and the tie is right back in the balance!

FT’ And that’s it! Inter will take a massive 3-1 win to Germany with them where they will hope to defend their aggregate lead and move on to the semifinals. Raheem Sterling was too hot to handle in the attacking third, and Ranocchia was a rock at the back until almost the very death. Bergomi might be slightly annoyed by Ranocchia’s foolish late penalty which gifted Bayern a way back into the tie, but Inter take a commanding lead.

The Post-Match

Andre Villas-Boas: It was a very, very poor performance, and we thoroughly deserved to lose. We are very lucky to take an away goal back [to the Allianz Arena], and we will have our work cut out back in Germany.

Giuseppe Bergomi: It was a brilliant performance. Raheem [Sterling] played very well; the whole team played very well. There is a tinge of regret among the squad that we gave up an away goal but we are confident we can finish the job in Bavaria.
Gran resultado Neal, usted debería ser capaz de romper el Bayern en el Allianz. ¡Buena suerte!
The Madridista: Gracias, mi amigo, pero no necesito la seurte para vencer el Bayern ;)
You asked for a comment, you finally get one... ;)
But what can I say, yet more dominance under Burger-me-up.
Hmmm.....nicely written update? How's that for a comment? :P

Inter So Close to Scudetto Success



This season, it has been clear to all who have even glanced at the Serie A that Inter Milan are the dominant force in Italian domestic football. Having won the last three Scudetti (and eight of the last ten) in record-setting fashion, Inter were always the favorites to win the famed trophy once again, and now they are this close to sealing the deal.

21 points ahead with 7 matches remaining, only an absolutely catastrophic meltdown would deny Inter the title now, as they would have to lose every single game and Juventus would have to win all of theirs. In fact, all Inter need now is to at least draw when they visit Lazio on April 3rd, and the Scudetto is theirs. If the season had started just three days earlier, the Nerazzurri would have had the title in March.

It is no longer a matter of if, or even when, but now it is a question of how. Inter Milan boss Giuseppe Bergomi has torn down records since taking charge of Inter Milan, setting and then tying his own points record, setting a goals conceded record, winning two straight undefeated Scudetti, the list goes on.

This season, Bergomi might just make history again. His Inter side are undefeated with a record of 29-2-0 and may just take a third undefeated season in four tries. Also, Inter need only take 16 of their remaining 21 available points to break their own record of 104. It seems Torino's record from 1947-1948 of 125 league goals won't be broken, however, with Inter currently sitting on 82.

"This is the greatest team in the history of Italian football," claimed Bergomi boldly. "Perhaps there have been better players, but as a singular unit, as a team, there has never been and is none better. We plan to prove that in a few days' time against Lazio."

Very bold claims, perhaps, but claims difficult to argue with. We all wait now for the match in a few days to watch Inter - most likely - celebrate their fourth Scudetto in as many years.
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