– This afternoon Inter’s Primavera team took on
Udinese in their final match of the regular season,
needing a point to qualify for the Final Eight as group winners. Daniele Bernazzani’s side achieved it thanks to a 1-1 draw with all the action coming in the second
The Nerazzurri went ahead in the 50th
minute as Candido released Alborno on the overlap, the Paraguayan sent
a perfect cross into the box and Forte connected with a flying
header. But just minutes later Dia Pape took advantage of
the Nerazzurri rear guard’s one and only lapse, collecting Vydra’s
chest-down and arrowing past Di Gennaro for the equaliser. Udinese were on top for a
while but as the game drew to an end it was Inter who repeatedly
went close to snatching a winner: Candido rattled the bar and Terrani
brought a save out of Giannakopoulos a minute after making his
entrance, while Garritano and Romanò also had chances. After three
minutes of added time the ref called an end to proceedings and Inter
were confirmed as Group B winners, meaning they will go into the quarter-final
draw for the Final Eight in Gubbio as one of the four seeds.
Inter 1-1 Udinese (HT: 0-0)
Scorers: Forte 50; Dia Pape 56.
Inter (4-3-3): 1 Di Gennaro; 2 M’Baye, 5 Pasa, 4 Spendlhofer, 3 Alborno; 7 Romanò, 8 Crisetig, 6 Falasca; 11 Forte (16 Garritano 60), 9 Livaja (17 Terrani 76), 10 Candido (18 Vojtus 88).
Unused subs: 12 Sala, 13 Giannetti, 14 Donkor, 15 Duncan.
Udinese (4-4-2): 1 Giannakopoulos; 2 Sbardella, 3 Simonin, 4 Corrado, 5 Karagounis; 8 Vydra, 6 Baldassin (13 Migliorini 54), 10 Zielinski, 7 Fanchone (17 Medina 76); 9 Dia Pape, 11 Marsura (18 Piscopo 63).
Unused subs: 12 Nutta, 14 Bedin, 15 Dincà, 16 Dimitrio.
Referee: Penno (Nichelino).
Booked: Simonin 16; Crisetig 38; Dia Pape 44; Candido 67; Pasa 82; Falasca 89.