FC Internazionale brings home Supercoppa Italia from Saudi Arabia

Lautaro Martinez's late goal gives Inter its third consecutive Italian Supercup


1. The match

The first half of the match did not offer any particularly dangerous opportunities. In fact, balance reigned between two teams sitting back. FC Internazionale managed ball possession more by trying to find a gap between the narrow defensive lines of SSC Napoli who for their part preferred to start on the counterattack, focusing on the initiatives of Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.

Everything changed in the second half when in the 60th minute the referee shows the second yellow card to SSC Napoli striker Giovanni Simeone. From this moment, the tactical balance is definitively broken. The SSC Napoli coach finds himself forced to change his structure with the aim of resisting the constant sieges of his opponents and trying to take the match to penalties.

However, just when the finish line seemed very close, FC Internazionale's lead arrived, sealed by a close-range shot by Lautaro Martinez, who was able to exploit a pass from teammate Benjamin Pavard.

2. Man of the match: Lautaro Martinez

Lautaro Martinez
Lautaro Martinez kisses the trophy after supplying the margin of victory for Inter Milan. / Yasser Bakhsh/GettyImages

Man of the match is undoubtedly the striker and captain of FC Internazionale, Lautaro Martinez.

The Argentine striker perfectly embodies the soul of his team, combative and never tamed.

The Neroazzurri combines appreciable technical qualities with the excellent physical qualities of its players. Added to this is the excellent tactical preparation of coach Simone Inzaghi who confirmed himself, once again, as one of the best of the new generation of Italian coaches.

3. The coach: Simone Inzaghi

Simone Inzaghi has now won five Italian Super Cups, two with Lazio (2017 and 2019) and three straight with Inter Milan. / -/GettyImages

Simone Inzaghi, in his role as coach, established an important record in the Italian Super Cup with his team's recent victory.

In fact, it is his fifth triumph and this allows him to surpass legendary colleagues such as Marcello Lippi and Fabio Capello in the roll of honor.

In detail, two triumphs occurred when Simone Inzaghi was coach of SS Lazio (2017, 2019) while the last three, all consecutive, were obtained at the helm of FC Internazionale.