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From dreamland to misery in less than 10 days



10 days in the past, Inter appeared to be on high of the world, combating for revenge within the Champions League while getting ready their Scudetto get together, so how has every part modified so rapidly?

The Nerazzurri had appeared nearly flawless throughout the course of the 2023-24 season, dropping factors simply 4 groups of their first 28 league outings. Within the Champions League, they rigorously navigating the group stage, rotating the squad closely to keep up health, a transfer that noticed them end second.

This second-place end left them with a gaggle winner within the Champions League Spherical of 16, however followers felt relieved once they drew up towards Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid, who haven’t checked out their finest in La Liga this time period.

On the morning of March 13th, Inter discovered themselves on the precipice of dreamland; they’d all however secured their Scudetto and will now focus all their efforts on the Champions League, determined to go one step additional after their second-place end final season, and already had one foot within the quarter-finals.

Nicely, issues didn’t go to plan in Madrid. Atletico fought onerous and managed to edge out victory after a tense penalty shoot-out, a outcome that broke blue and black hearts the world over. In a flash, their 1-0 benefit was gone and Inzaghi’s facet needed to abdomen the bitter finish of their European dream.

Nicely, at the least Inter may nonetheless smile understanding their historic twentieth Scudetto was solely weeks away, proper?

Then Inter hosted Napoli. While the outcome, a 1-1 draw, was pretty disappointing, it was comprehensible contemporary after their Champions League exit. The accompanying drama, nonetheless, immediately solid storm clouds over the Nerazzurri.

Juan Jesus alleged that Francesco Acerbi had racially abused him within the closing levels of the match, a reprehensible declare that has instantly thrust Inter into the centre of chaos. Each gamers have now been interviewed by the FIGC prosecutors and the Italian defender dangers at 10-match ban.

Within the area of 10 days, Inter have gone from dreaming in Europe and smiling in Italy, to watching their rivals battle for continental glory whilst having to sit by as a key participant makes an attempt to defend himself towards allegations of racism. In soccer, issues transfer quick, and no-one has discovered that out faster than Inter in 2024.