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Inter Milan Primavera capture Supercoppa

Colidio brace secures 2-1 win over Roma.

FC Internazionale U19 v AS Roma U19 - Primavera SuperCup
The players of the FC Internazionale celebrate a victory at the end of the the Primavera SuperCup match between FC Internazionale U19 and AS Roma U19 at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on January 7, 2018 in Milan, Italy.
Photo by Marco Luzzani/Inter via Getty Images

A shot in the 118th minute by Facundo Colidio propelled the Inter Milan Primavera to a 2-1 win over AS Roma in the finals of the Supercoppa TIM at the San Siro.

For Inter it is the fourth trophy earned under manager Stefano Vecchi – The TIM Cup, ‘Viareggio’ and last season’s Scudetto.

”We’ve developed a lot in these last four years,” Vecchi said, according to the club site. “We’ve managed to win everything there is to win.”

The Nerazzurri required three minutes to take the lead when Colidio received a cross from Xian Emmers in the middle of the area. While his first attempt was pushed away by Roma goalkeeper Andrea Romagnoli. Colidio’s second attempt, however, found the back of the net, giving Inter an early 1-0 lead.

Celebrations were short-lived as, just four minutes later, Roma midfielder Andrea Marcucci cleaned up a rebound off an initial miss from Mirko Antonucci to level the game, 1-1. Inter goalkeeper Marco Pissardo was able to push away the shot from Antonucci, but Marcucci followed through with the rebound that looped over Pissardo’s head.

It would be nearly 100 minutes of play before either team would score.

”We started quite well and I knew that it wouldn’t stay 1-0 because they’re a strong team,” Pissardo said, according to Inter.com

Jens Odgaard had three opportunities pushed away in the first half while Pissardo was tested late in the first half by a shot from Alessio Riccardi. Inter midfielder Tommaso Brignoli nearly put the Nerazzurri up 2-1 before halftime, but his shot was stopped by Romagnoli.

It was Inter that kept up the offensive pressure into the second half when Odgaard attempted a shot in the 66th minute that was pushed away by Romagnoli. Later in the half, Matteo Rover tested Romagnoli twice before the end of regulation, but was also held out of the goal.

In extra time, it was the Nerazzurri that continued to test Roma’s defenses. Both Rover and Odgaard had chances either off-target or deflected away in the first 15 minutes of extra time.

Then, it was Colidio that found a small amount of space in front of the net in the 118th minute. As the Roma defense attempted to clear, Colidio found a small gap just past Romagnoli with an overhead kick to give Inter the 2-1 win.

”I’m so happy; it’s my first trophy with the squad and I can’t describe it,” Colidio said, according to the club website.


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