Edin Dzeko became a powerful weapon and became a hero again for Inter Milan . He scored two goals in the Nerazzuri’s 2-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in the fifth match of the Champions League group D, at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Thursday (25/11/2021) early morning hrs.
Edin Dzeko’s two-goal buyout ensured Inter Milan qualified for the round of 16 to accompany Real Madrid. In the duel against the Ukrainian representatives, Le Beneamata had difficulty scoring in the first half.
Then he became an Inter hero by scoring two goals in the second half. The striker from Bosnia Herzegovina scored in the second half, precisely in the 61st and 67th minutes.
This result means a lot to Inter. The reason is, the Nerazzurri managed to ensure a place in the last 16 of the Champions League, even though they are currently still in second place.
In the temporary standings of Group B, Real Madrid are firmly as the top with a value of 12. As for Inter Milan below, two points adrift. Simone Inzaghi’s team will play the final group stage match at Real Madrid headquarters, December 8, 2021.
Worthy to defend Inter
After the match, Edin Dzeko spoke about the two goals he scored against Roberto De Zerbi’s team.
“Inter signed me to score goals and I try to do my part for the team,” Dzeko told Sky Italia.
“We wasted too many chances in the first half but we also have to give credit to (Anatoliy) Trubin – he made some great saves,” said Dzeko.
“In games like this you have to be patient, make sure you don’t concede and defend, like we did in the second half.”
Already Scored 50 Goals
Thanks to that brace, Dzeko has now scored a total of 50 goals in UEFA competitions. However, the most important thing for Dzeko is that Inter won.
“I didn’t know I had scored 50 goals in Europe,” he said.
“The important thing is to score goals for Inter. These three points are very important and bring us closer to the last 16,” explained the tall striker.
Inter Milan Beats Real Madrid, Edin Dzeko: It Shouldn’t Have Ended Like This
Inter Milan had to mourn the defeat when they hosted Real Madrid on the first matchday of Group d of the Champions League, Thursday (16/9/2021) early morning WIB. Inter Milan striker, Edin Dzeko, was disappointed by this defeat, but also acknowledged his team’s difficulty in winning because they were not able to take advantage of the opportunities that existed.
Inter Milan lost 0-1 to Real Madrid at the Giuseppe Meazza. A young player, Rodrygo’s goal, in the 89th minute, made Inter Milan like being struck by lightning at the end of the match.
Naturally, because Inter Milan actually appeared dominant in this match against Real Madrid. Simone Inzaghi’s team was a little better in the match.
Inter Milan was very aggressive in the match. There were 18 shots, 5 of which were on goal by the Nerazzurri. Meanwhile, Real Madrid only had 12 shots with only 2 of them on target.
Unfortunately, Inter Milan failed to win. Rodrygo who entered the field since the 65th minute managed to become a hero for his team to steal three points from Giuseppe Meazza.
Hard to Win and Unlucky
Edin Dzeko was disappointed with the defeat suffered by Inter Milan . The Bosnian felt his team deserved a better result in this match.
“We deserved a better result, but if we don’t take our chances, it’s difficult to win,” said Dzeko.
“We were unlucky to concede at the end of the game after we played so well. The end of the game should not be like this,” continued the former AS Roma striker.
Praising Thibaut Courtois
Real Madrid goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, recorded five saves in this match. Edin Dzeko acknowledged the goalkeeper’s toughness.
“We created a lot of chances, but Courtois did very well, maybe better than us. It’s a shame,” said Dzeko.
Despite having to suffer defeat, Dzeko admitted that he enjoyed his time at Inter Milan . According to him, there are no significant obstacles in adapting to his new colleagues.
“I really enjoy being at Inter Milan. My team-mates are warmly welcome. They are lovely people and great players, as they showed last season,” he said.