Three takeaways from Inter 2-0 Frosinone: Calhanoglu makes Serie A history

Federico Dimarco scored a spectacular goal and Hakan Calhanoglu converted a penalty in Inter's win against Frosinone on Serie A Matchday 12, but the Canarini were not disgraced.


Two goals were enough for Inter to secure a win against Frosinone on Serie A Matchday 12, but it was not a walk in the park for the Nerazzurri.

Although they are on top of the Serie A table with 31 points, they were put under pressure from the visitors, who are comfortably sitting midtable. It took a great goal from Federico Dimarco to give the Biscione the lead and the ever-dependable Hakan Calhanoglu scored a penalty after the break.

For Inter, it was another important win with Juventus just trailing by two points. Meanwhile, Frosinone should be able to avoid the drop and they are only three points off a Europa Conference League spot.

Dimarco demonstrates scoring prowess

Dimarco has been a potent attacking threat on the left flank under Simone Inzaghi, and he is known to possess a thunderous shot on him. However, his goal to open the scoring against Frosinone was an example of both power and precision.

The 26-year-old received the ball when he was on the left-wing and just inside the opposition half. He noticed that Stefano Turati was off his line and he proceeded to lobbing the ball over the Frosinone goalkeeper. It was an outstanding goal and a great piece of guile from the Nerazzurri wing-back.

Dimarco has scored 10 goals in all competition for Inter in 112 competitive matches so far, and it would take something special for him to top that audacious lob.

Italian midfielder Nicolo Barella in action for Inter. (@inter)

Calhanoglu surpasses Gulesin for Serie A goals

Hakan Calhanoglu has had a stellar campaign so far in the Inter midfield, operating in as a deep-lying playmaker and scoring five goals in Serie A, all from the penalty spot. It also made his the highest scorer of penalties in Europe’s Top 10 leagues at this stage of the season.

His penalty also made him the Turkish player with the most goals scored in Serie A, now taking his tally to 37 goals. The previous record was held by Sukru Gulesin, a striker who played for Palermo and Lazio in the 1950s.

Calhanoglu has impressed this season with his ability to win the ball back, his classy distribution, and he remains calm when taking penalties. After struggling for consistency for AC Milan, the switch to the blue and black side of the city has allowed him to grow as a player and also reach a historical achievement.

Marcus Thuram and Hakan Calhanoglu celebrate an Inter goal. (Photo: Inter Facebook)

Proactive approach of Frosinone goes unawarded

Frosinone have been one of the surprise packets of the season, sitting well clear of the relegation zone. Eusebio Di Francesco has been able to implement an attacking philosophy with the reigning Serie B champions and he has been able to develop numerous young players.

The Canarini were confident on the ball, and they had dominated possession, having 53% of the ball. However, facing a resolute Inter defence made things to tough for the club to generate clear chances. They were able to take 12 shots but three just hit the target.

Argentinian winger Matias Soule was not able to add to his five goals for the season, but he did his best to create opportunities, creating five chances and making five successful dribbles, coming first in both categories for this match.

It was not the outcome Frosinone would have wanted, there is no shame in them losing to a scudetto contender. The Canarini have showed that they will play their football regardless of the opponent and they will continue to collect points from time to time.


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