Parma’s Simon Sohm (right) in a duel with Inter’s Denzel Dumfries.
The defending champion of the Coppa Italia gets away with a black eye! Inter wins the Coppa round of 16 against second division Parma 2-1 after 120 minutes.
Before that, the Milanese struggled for a long time. At Parma – with goalie legend Gianluigi Buffon between the posts – Swiss youth international Simon Sohm was on the field for 80 minutes. And the former FCZ midfielder played a major role in Inter having to catch up: Shortly before the break, Sohm put his heel down for Stanko Juric, who scored with a fantastic long-range shot. 1: 0 for the table sixth in Serie B.
After that, the Inter fans in their own Giuseppe Meazza Stadium suffer for a long time. Only shortly before the end does world champion Lautaro Martinez equalize (88th minute). In extra time, Francesco Acerbi made it 2-1 for the Milanese. Breathe a sigh of relief at the defending champion. Inter is in the quarterfinals. (che/mam)