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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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Great signing in Kirchoff! :D
BayernAmerica: Thanks :)

Justice: Agreed :P


Philippe Coutinho celebrating the goal that led Inter to victory.

The Stadio Renzo Barbera is never an easy place to visit, and Inter's away tie in the Coppa Italia quarterfinals against Citta de Palermo there looked to be a tough fixture. The rosanero boasted the likes of Ezequiel Munoz and Inter ex-player Andrea Romano, who promised to look to defy Inter from the very start.

Inter, as ever, came out in their customary 4-3-3 and looked to dominate the match from the start and were allowed to do so as Palermo dropped back and looked to defend strongly. The home side's four man midfield often stifled that of the Nerazzurri, and few chances were created.

Individual moments of brilliance from the attacking triumvirate of Sterling, Coutinho, and Destro were needed to make scoring a reality, and they certainly answered. After half an hour, Raheem Sterling burst down the right and whipped in a wicked cross which Mattia Destro could only nod just wide.

It seemed the two sides would be heading into the locker room at the break with scores level at 0, but 2 minutes into injury time, it was the Brazilian man Coutinho who struck. He played a quick give and go with Destro outside of the box and hit a cracking strike into the bottom right corner, giving Rafael Romo no chance to make a save.

After the break Palermo looked to try and push more people forward to seek an equalizer in front of the Renzo Barbera fans, but to no avail as Andrea Ranocchia and Emerson Luiz valiantly led the back line against Sebastian Sosa and Paulo Dybala.

Ten minutes from time, it seemed as though Palermo had gotten their equalizer. The right back Morganella had pushed high up the pitch and found room for a whipped delivery which fell to the feet of none other than ex-Nerazzurri player Andrea Romano. The midfielder's header seemed destined for the top corner, only to be swatted aside by a full-extension Fernando Muslera.

The rosanero continued to pile on pressure late on, but the Nerazzurri survived 1-0 to make the two-legged semifinals against non other than Juventus later this month.

"It was a tough game, Palermo are a good side, but we played well and managed to get an important win," said man of the match Coutinho. "Now we must shift our attention to the upcoming games in the league before we play Juve again in the Coppa."

Inter's next match is in 3 days when the Nerazzurri welcome Bologna to the Giuseppe Meazza in a key league encounter.
Barely :O
Pauker: A win is a win, even though they made us work. Hopefully we play better in upcoming fixtures. :)
Good luck in the semis! :)
Master of troll is here.
2013-10-28 21:58#140061 Neal : Pauker: Don't worry, there will be plenty of space for them. The plan is to give M'Vila more competition in the destructive midfield role, as the only other defensive midfielder I have, Crisetig, is more in the creative mold.

tbendis: The best part: Radosevic will be first team for you, Kirchhoff will be rotation for me :))

Radošević is actually rotation, thank you very much...
The Madridista: Thanks :)

Pauker: Yes, I am here indeed ;)

tbendis: Haha oops my bad :P

Inter Continue to Roll Through January

Inter 2-0 Bologna

Serie A
Raheem Sterling (8, 27)
Raheem Sterling

What really tells the story of this match is 24 shots but only 8 on target. We carved open Bologna many times but failed to make our chances pay, and we really could have a had a far more comfortable victory. Raheem Sterling, though, played spectacularly, scoring twice and terrorizing down the flank.

Palermo 0-2 Inter

Serie A
Philippe Coutinho (8, 70)
Philippe Coutinho

Having just beat Palermo 1-0 two matches ago, we win again, this time by score of 2-0. Last match right winger Raheem Sterling took the match upon his shoulders, but this time it was left winger Philippe Coutinho providing that deadly cutting edge. We managed 61% possession and managed a thorough victory over Romano and Mbaye's new club.

Inter 3-0 Atalanta

Serie A
Adam Maher (8)
Ademilson (85, pen 90)

Third straight win, third straight game with an 8th minute goal, third straight game with the man of the match scoring two goals. Interesting... However, it was great to have such a comprehensive victory in the Lombardo Derby for the fans, one for them to celebrate and enjoy. Ademilson had a big impact after coming on and may start against Juve next match.

Inter 2-1 Juventus

Coppa Italia Semifinal 1st Leg
Philippe Coutinho (10)
Philippe Coutinho (22)
Andrea Ranocchia (74)
Edinson Cavani (90)
Andrea Ranocchia

We started off really well when Coutinho scored, but he quickly went from hero to villain with a very stupid, ugly challenge that resulted in a straight red card. We had to hold on a bit after that, and I was very pleased when Ranocchia doubled the lead. Giving up a late goal was very stupid, we need to focus more; an away goal for them could be massive. We need to get the job done in Turin now.

Roma 0-3 Inter

Serie A
Isco Alcorcon (13)
Elio Capradossi (57)
Lorenzo Insigne (89)
Philippe Coutinho

Another comprehensive victory over the surprise package Roma, who are defying all odds and sitting in 19th place. They have been poor all year and stood no match for us from the very start. Good to see Insigne and Isco score, two players who have impressed me lately. We now have to turn our attention to the second leg against Juventus.


Even with another game in hand (due to the Club World Cup) we are a massive 18 points ahead of Juventus and 21 points ahead of Parma, who who will play in that game in hand. We have been thoroughly outstanding this season, and Juventus, who just haven't recovered from the loss of Conte and then the sacking of Di Carlo, has hardly posed a threat.


It was a slim win in the end, and we should've had it more comfortably, but we take a 1 goal advantage to the Juventus Stadium in our next match to try and make the final. We may have a Derby della Madonnina final, which would be very exciting, but Cesena also have a strong team and may just make it through.


It was a very strong month, 5 wins from 5 is always brilliant, but I'm somewhat disappointed with the late goal we conceded against Juventus. We will now have to work even harder in Turin to ensure we don't let that late goal pay off for the Bianconeri and ensure we make it to the final to keep our sextuple hopes alive and go down as the greatest Italian side in history.
Cesena :O! Great results mate!
You're smashing it, keep it up! :D
Whenever I read your story, I go:
Pauker: Yes they've done very well, if only I hadn't bought their best player in Caldirola :P

Walter: Thanks bud :)

Akash: I'm going to assume that means joy and not laughing at me xP

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