Inter Milan involved in Thrilling Draw
Inter Milan were involved in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Celtic in the first leg of the Europa League knockout match between the two. This puts the Italian club at an advantage going into the second leg at the San Siro, but this advantage could have been much wider had Inter Milan been more cautious in defending.
As it is, Roberto Mancini’s team will only have the advantage of having scored an away goal. Celtic still have a chance of causing an upset and reaching the next stage of the European competition. Mancini was disappointed with the way his team defended against the Scottish club.
Since the 1-0 defeat against Napoli in the Coppa Italia, Inter Milan have had two victories in the league. This gave them enough confidence going into the match against Celtic, who are once again running away with the league title in Scotland. However, they were expected to struggle against a much stronger team. It turned out to be the case after Celtic were trailing 2-0 after just 13 minutes following goals from Shaqiri and Palacio. However, it took Celtic only two minutes to get back on level terms after goals from Armstrong and an own goal from Campagnaro. Palacio’s injury time goal in the first half was cancelled out by an equally late goal in the second half by Celtic.
“At 2-0 up, we thought the game was over and we started playing around. That’s the wrong attitude and we’ve still got to mature in this respect.We continue to make mistakes, but we came here to impose ourselves on the game and we did that, so that’s positive.Against sides like these, and at places like this, if you sit so far back, you are bound to concede sooner or later. Considering how things were, then we’ve got to have some regrets, but getting a 3-3 draw in Glasgow is not bad,” said Mancini.