Penalty Festival in La Spezia!
Outsiders Spezia Calcio beat Inter Milan 2-1 at home on Matchday 26 in Serie A in front of their home crowd, who saw three penalties. The Nerazzurri are now 15 points adrift of leaders Napoli.
The guests start the game energetically. Martinez tried out in the fifth minute with a long-range shot. Spezia keeper Dragowski can parry to the side.
Just a few minutes later there is a controversial scene in the hosts’ penalty area. Caldara separates Inters D’Ambrosio from the ball with a tackle. Referee Marinelli lets play continue (9′). After a longer VAR check, the referee then correctly decides on a penalty kick.
In the private duel between Dragowski and Martinez, the former remains the winner again. The Spezia goalkeeper guesses the correct corner and keeps the zero (14th).
As a result, Martinez fails again with a degree (21st), while Spezia comes up with a big chance out of nowhere. In Agudelos’ attempt, the ball falls on top of the crossbar (33′). Shortly before the half-time whistle, Martinez again has the opening goal on his feet, again he finds his master in Dragowski (42nd).
Two penalties in the second half
After the restart, the supposed salvation for Inter. However, the Martinez goal was preceded by an offside position (46′).
And so it hits the other side. Nzola is able to hold a long ball against two opponents and puts it back to AC Milan loanee Maldini, who can make it 1-0 from a completely free position (55′).
In the final phase, the Inzaghi-Elf pushes the 1:1 and gets another penalty awarded. This time Lukaku takes over, who equalizes coldly (83rd).
But that’s not all. Just moments later, Marinelli points to the point on the other side. Nzola takes responsibility and hits the target to make it 2-1 (87′).
Spezia can thus gain some breathing room in the relegation battle, while Milan leaders Napoli seem unattainable.