Inter’s 1-0 win over Porto put the Nerazzurri in a good place but all was not right between Edin Dzeko and Andre Onana, even though Simone Inzaghi’s side won the first leg of the Round of 16 of the Champions League.
Onana and Dzeko were caught arguing during the match. The altercation took place in the first-half when Onana originally complained to the referee and Dzeko got so angry for this gesture that as per Corriere della Sera, he shouted to his goalkeeper: “Shut up and get back in goal”.
Onana did not take Dzeko’s words kindly. It has not been reported what he said but camera caught him pointing fingers while Hakan Calhanoglu tried to stop him and cover his mouth.
André Onana had to be held back after it got heated with Inter teammate Edin Džeko 😳 pic.twitter.com/egym8fO05x— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) February 22, 2023
In the post match interview, Onana has confirmed that the two have made up: “It was the adrenaline of the game, we left everything behind our back”.
Inter’s coach Simone Inzaghi has also downplayed the situation, justifying Dzeko’s anger for being subbed off too: “It can happen on the pitch, Edin has been the first one to celebrate Lukaku’s goal. There’s absolutely no problem”.
This has been the second altercation between Inter players in the span of a week as during the game against Sampdoria, Romelu Lukaku was been caught arguing with Nicolò Barella.
The case was finally dismissed yesterday night with Barella providing the assist for Lukaku’s goal and the Belgian hugging him and then stating after the game: “If I’ll go to war on the pitch, Barella is the first that I pick to be with me”.
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