Inter headed into this weekend’s fixture against Hellas Verona knowing a win would propel them above Fiorentina and into fourth place. Despite enduring another difficult campaign, doing so would represent significant growth for the rebuilding giants and provide some genuine hope for the future.
The ownership of Erick Thohir has been questioned ever since he took over the club, but the Nerazzurri are steadily improving on the field under Walter Mazzarri. For Hellas meanwhile, their excellent return to Serie A has stuttered as of late, and the Gialloblu are desperate to get back to their superb early season form.
However, they would once again succumb to one of Italian football’s truly great clubs, with a 2-0 loss which fails to highlight just how dominant Inter were on Saturday night. Over the following pages are six things the match in Verona taught us about both sides.