Wasteful Inter Milan Held to Goalless Draw at Sampdoria

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Last Updated: February 14, 2023, 08:03 IST

Sampdoria's Alessandro Zanoli (left) and Inter's Francesco Acerbi jostle for the ball. (AP Photo)

Sampdoria’s Alessandro Zanoli (left) and Inter’s Francesco Acerbi jostle for the ball. (AP Photo)

Despite a dominating first half, Inter Milan failed to find the back of the net

Second-placed Inter Milan were held to a 0-0 draw at lowly Sampdoria in Serie A on Monday as Simone Inzaghi’s side were left to rue a flurry of missed chances on a foggy Genoa night.

Napoli lead the table by 15 points after 22 games with Inter on 44, while Atalanta, AS Roma and AC Milan all have 41 points.

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Inter dominated the first half but Sampdoria managed to survive wave after wave of attacks thanks to smart defensive work and a reasonable amount of luck.

The visitors started to look visibly frustrated as the clock ticked towards 90 minutes but were sloppy in their build-up, giving Sampdoria opportunities to break up the play.

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Inter’s Francesco Acerbi came close to a winner two minutes into stoppage time but was denied by Samp keeper Emil Audero.

The draw left second-bottom Sampdoria on 11 points, eight adrift of the safety zone.

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