STADIO GIUSEPPE MEAZZA (Milan): Bayern Munich simply proved too much to handle for a poor Inter side, who fell to a 2-0 defeat against the Bundesliga champions in their opening Champions League fixture, losing their third game in all competitions in the space of two weeks.
Leroy Sane’s opener and Danilo D’Ambrosio’s own goal were the difference between the two sides, although the visitors could have made more of their countless attempts.
Inter started well enough, but Bayern broke them down
Sane broke Inter’s resistance after 26 minutes, as he did excellently to put down Joshua Kimmich’s long ball and clinically round Andre Onana, who was making his debut for the Nerazzurri, before slotting the ball into the empty net.
The hosts’ defence capitulated again after the break, when D’Ambrosio put the ball into his own net in an attempt to block a quick and lethal combination between Kingsley Coman and Sane.
Lazio, AC Milan, and now Bayern Munich better Inzaghi’s Inter
Deemed by most a Scudetto contender, as well as a Champions League outsider, Inter have now lost three of the six games they’ve played so far in all competitions.
While they were able to put three past Spezia and top-flight newcomers Cremonese, Simone Inzaghi’s side still seem inadequate when they face teams of a higher level, and this could be a huge issue given that they’ll need to earn points against Barcelona in one month if they want to keep their hopes of Champions League qualification alive.
With these recent early-season disappointments, there are now very valid questions being asked of Inzaghi’s side when they come up against stronger opponents, and they will face a test on Saturday in Serie A when they take on a Torino side who have impressed this season and are currently above them in the table.