A tough beginning of the first half to start the game not in the best way possible. We left too much space in our half court for their midfielders to play the ball and try to shoot on target. We have to thank Diego Lopez for a great save on a beautiful shot by Hernanes after 10 minutes, but we continued to let them too much space and time to play the ball so our defenders had to switch to the "wall mode" to protect the goal (thanks for the shooting inaccuracy too).
After 28 minutes our first big chance to score: a close call by the first assistant who saw De Jong and Alex in an offside position (I think that was the right call) after a good free kick by Suso on the right side of the field. Then we began our game, pressing well their defenders and forcing them to turn the ball over multiple times in their half court. We played 20 minutes of good football, moving the ball fast enough, serving Menez behind the defenders and creating problems to their center backs Ranocchia and Vidic.
The best thing of this first half was definitely Suso: he shot twice on target creating some problem to Samir Handanovic, he dribbled Juan Jesus a couple of times forcing him to take a yellow card after 30 minutes and he helped Ignazio Abate - who played well - covering his side in the first 20 minutes of suffering. The worst was De Jong: he missed a lot of crucial passes and was found many times out of position in the first part of the half.
The second half began in the same way the first half ended: Milan pressing Inter defenders and causing a lot of turnovers at the beginning of their offensive maneuver. Our ball possession was good and we caused them a lot of problems moving the ball from a side to the other unexpectedly fast and accurate. Even though we kept the ball for the first 10 minutes of the half, they've been dangerous thanks to our defensive errors and almost scored after 12 minutes on a strange play by Palacio but Mexes saved the ball almost on the goal line.
Then the game changed like in the first half, but this time Inter took the control of the game (again). Antonelli saved another huge opportunity - this time for Hernanes - allowing them only a corner kick then Icardi and Palacio tried a couple of times to pass the ball in the box but they were stopped by Diego Lopez. Things became even more difficult with Alex's injury (it looked like a muscular problem for him and was replaced by Gabriel Paletta after 70') and with Mexes' own goal then canceled by the referee because of a foul on Antonelli (another close call).
Inzaghi decided to replace a good Suso with Destro and Poli with Cerci trying to take advantage of the high balls we were passing in the box, but Inter continued to cause a lot of problems to our defense but Ranocchia, Palacio and D'Ambrosio fortunately weren't able to score. Inter kept the keys of the game for the last 30 minutes of the second half and they forced us to shoot on target for the first time in this half only after 40 minutes. 40 MINUTES WITH NO SHOTS ON TARGET.
We struggled at keeping the ball possession and we played with our usual inaccuracy during the building of the offensive maneuver. Fortunately, they kept shooting bad and we had some good chance on casual plays (De Jong almost made his second bicycle kick goal in seven days) in the box.
At the end of all the game ended with a terrible scoreless draw. This result isn't good for anyone: both Inter and Milan needed desperately a win to keep dreaming about an Europa League spot but now it's very unlikely to have european dreams. The worst thing of this awful game is that we don't deserve the draw. FC Internazionale played better than us and would have deserved a goal if they had not shot so bad during the game, completely outplaying us in any aspect of the play.
We take greedily this undeserved point and that's the only thing we can say.