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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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2013-09-15 14:44#135021 Rablador :
2013-09-15 18:50#135009 Neal : Rablador: I promise I do not cheat! I am a very ethical person!! Your false accusations are very hurtful >.<

Haha, only kidding babes ;)

You better be ;)

April Results

Torino 2-3 Inter

Serie A
Destro (3, pen 90+4)
Taider (8)
Bellusci (36)
Jonathas (53)
Mendes da Silva (90+3)

To be fair, Torino put up quite a fight. I thought they were going to steal a draw but a very stupid last minute penalty given up by them allowed the great Mattia Destro to hammer home from the spot and steal us another 3 points (not that we needed it).

Porto 1-1 Inter

UEFA Champions League Semifinal 1st Leg
Sterling (50)
Bony (85)

We are disappointed to leave the Dragao with only a draw but to be honest, it all comes down to one person: Samir Handanovic. I sold him last summer to Porto and he did a brilliant job against us, making fine saves. I fully expect us to win at home and get to the final, however.

Inter 1-0 Siena

Serie A
Destro (54)

I played a number of younger players in this match to rest my starters for the game against Porto, and I even played Shaqiri at left back. We played alright, and Xherdan did very well to assist Destro's nice goal. Another day, another win.

Serie A

We've already won this, of course, so we're not focused on it at all. We want to keep our unbeaten season, however, and we are 3 points away from tying our record and 3 games to achieve that.

UEFA Champions League

We gained a creditable 1-1 draw in Portugal and I fully expect to us to triumph at the Giuseppe Meazza and reach the final. Real Madrid will likely be our opposition as they have beaten Arsenal on the road, and that will be an interesting homecoming for Mancini as the final takes place at our home ground of the Giuseppe Meazza.

Player of the Month

Mattia Destro wins our player of the month award by scoring three goals in three games including two game winning goals.

Monthly Review

Overall, this was a good month for us. Serie A means nothing anymore, so we must analyze the Champions League match instead. A 1-1 draw is a decent result but the away goal could be vital for us. The Giuseppe Meazza is in every way a fortress, however, as we have never lost there under my tenure, and I think we can make it to the final.
Decent results, I really hope you qualify for CL final
Mohamed: Thanks :) I hope so, too!

Inter vs Porto

UEFA Champions League Semifinal 2nd Leg

Starting Lineups

For Inter, it is a fairly standard lineup with one huge exception; superstar striker Mattia Destro will miss out due to accumulation of yellow cards and thus Brazilian starlet Ademilson must take up the mantle. The other surprise is Philippe Coutinho getting the nod over Lorenzo Insigne on the left wing, but we shall see if Bergomi’s tactical gambling pays off.

Porto have no such selection problems. The biggest talking point for the Portuguese giants is the return of goalkeeper Samir Handanovic to the Giuseppe Meazza. The Slovenian shot-stopper spent 3 seasons at Inter and performed admirably before being moved on to make space for Marc-Andre ter Stegen. Maybe he will have a major impact today.

The Match

0’ And we’re off at last, Inter attacking to the right in their customary black and blue home kit!

24’ CHANCE! - FC Porto has the first real chance here. Mkhitaryan breaks down the left wing and delivers a delightful ball for N’Diaye but the midfielder screws his effort horrible wid. Ter Stegen looked stranded, and Inter are let off the hook big time.

29’ GOAL! - Inter take first blood and take the lead 1-0 on the night and 2-1 overall! Ranocchia nods the corner down for Ademilson and, despite a poor touch, the ball falls perfectly for Moussa Sissoko to smash home at the near post! Sloppy defending from Porto but Inter will take it!

38’ GOAL! – Not ten minutes have gone by and Porto scores a stunning equalizer! Danilo sprints down the right and manages to lay off for Englishman Adam Johnson who absolutely thrashes the ball into the top corner. Fantastic strike to level it, and if this score holds, we are heading to Extra Time!

HT’ Inter and Porto enter the break dead even at one apiece, the same score as in Portugal, and if this holds we are headed potentially for penalties. It’s been end to end action thus far, and we await an exciting second half!

61' CHANCE! – What a save from Samir Handanovic to keep things level! Sissoko played in Sterling on the right side of the box. The tricky winger jinked past two defenders and took a strike at goal, only for the strong left hand of Handanovic to palm the ball away. Inter look threatening!

ERT’ Well, Inter have taken 31 shots to Porto’s 5 and 17 of them have been on frame but Samir Handanovic has followed up his brilliant performance in the first leg with another one tonight. We reach the end of 90 minutes all square at 1-1 and 2-2 on aggregate, and we head to Extra Time!

92’ GOAL! – We’re not 2 minutes into Extra Time and Inter take the lead! The substitute Lorenzo Insigne whips in a free kick from the right and Lucas Digne nods it on at the near post and scores off the crossbar. That’s Digne’s first ever goal in an Inter shirt, and what a time to get it! 2-1, 3-2 on aggregate!

116’ INJURY! Moussa Sissoko’s gone down with an injury here, looks potentially serious. He seems to be clutching at his ankle. In any regard, he’ll have to come off, and for the last 4 minutes plus stoppage time, Inter will defend their slim lead with 10 men, knowing a Porto goal would send them out.

FT’ And it’s all over! Inter Milan will advance to the UEFA Champions League final for the second time in three seasons! Lucas Digne sealed a 2-1 win on the night and a 3-2 aggregate victory with his first ever Inter goal and sealed his place in Nerazzurri folklore. This isn’t the last you’ll see of the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium, though, as Inter will play the final right here in their own ground!

Something tells me you will face Arsenal in the final, I don't know why...
Shanked: Maybe, just maybe :))
Hei Giussepe !
Can you help a new coach in football ?

Can you please post your tactic ? It seems like a beast. THX !
k3r0s3x: Stick around for a few more updates and soon after the end of the season I'll have an update showing my tactics and style of play :)
Congrats on reaching the CL final, keep up the good work!
Inter are just too good! The best part is that after the match, you can celebrate with your fans right there! :P First team to win the CL final in the own stadium?
Neal: Ok pal, just go win the UCL trophie for us !!
Mohamed: Thanks bro :)

Arvind: We better be! Do what Bayern could not ;)

k340s3x: That's the plan :D

Inter Ready for Last Stretch

Inter Milan have thus far endured a long season during which they've triumphed at every turn. No team has been able to cope with them, not domestically in Italy, and not in Europe. In fact, the Nerazzurri have managed to not lose a single match all season.

Perhaps due to this record, Inter have managed to capture their fourth running Scudetto with immeasurable ease, winning with 7 matches to spare, only 3 days into April. Because of this, it is hardly surprising that manager Giuseppe Bergomi has shifted all of his side's focus onto the UEFA Champions League and also partly the Coppa Italia.

It is perhaps ironic that in the finals of those two competitions, Inter will face Antonio Conte past and present. In the Coppa, they face a Juventus side that are weary and beaten without Conte, and in the Champions League they face Conte's new Arsenal side that have swept aside all challengers in England, winning the Capital One Cup and the EPL and having reached the finals of the FA Cup.

Inter are expected to win the Coppa with relative ease, but it is the Champions League final that the entire world awaits. Arsenal have become one of the strongest sides in Europe under Conte's guidance, but it is no secret he struggled to defeat his rival Bergomi, giving the ex-Juve boss extra incentive.

Bergomi will have plenty of reason to try and win as well. Two years ago, his Inter side fell in penalties to Manchester City in the final, a heartbreaking loss for all fans of the Nerazzurri. He will want sorely to this time win the elusive European crown and show Inter to be the greatest team in the world.

It all comes down to this last month for the Nerazzurri. May is all that stands between Inter Milan and an incredible quadruple of the Supercoppa Italiana, Serie A, Coppa Italia, and the UEFA Champions League. Can they do it? We'll have to wait and find out!
The battle of the titans! I wonder who will win? ;)

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