Southampton add more misery to Inter’s woes
Despite changing their coach on Tuesday, Inter’s negative streak continued as they saw Southampton turn the tables in the second half, to lose 2-1. For this game, Inter were under interim coach Stefano Vecchi who took charge of the team after Frank de Boer was sacked. Inter took the lead on the 33rd minute when captain and main striker Mauro Icardi managed to take advantage from a half chance, and fired past Fraser Forster with a low shot. Southampton were awarded a penalty in the stoppage time of the first half for what the referee judged a hands ball by Ivan Perisic. But from the penalty spot Samir Handanovic saved the shot by Dusan Tadic. Claude Puel’s team improved after the break, and equalised on the 64th minute when the Inter defence cleared partially from a corner, a shot hit the crossbar and from the rebound Virgil van Dijk scored from close range. Southampton took the lead five minutes later. It was a cross from the left side, the ball was deflected and finished in the direction of left back Yuto Nagatomo who was caught off guard and scored into his own net. Manchester United also were beaten away from home, as they also lost 2-1 to Fenerbache. The Turkish side took the lead after just two minutes when Moussa Sow beat David de Gea with a brilliant over head kick after a cross from the left side. The game changed its face, as United practically held the initiative throughout the game, but failed to equalise, losing also Paul Pogba through injury. Fenerbache doubled on the hour mark with a very good free-kick by Jeremain Lens. Man. United continued to search for a goal, but it only came on the 88th minute when captain Wayne Rooney beat Volkan Demirel with a spectacular shot from outside the box. But despite their last efforts, United failed to equalise. In other games, Roma claimed a 4-2 away win against Austria Wien to climb on top of their group. The goals came from a brace by Dzeko, De Rossi and Nainggolan. In Group F, Aritz Aduriz stole the show as he scored five goals in a 5-3 win against Genk.
The decisive moment of the game when Yuto Nagatomo scored in his own net