NEWS
Saturday August 12 2017
Inter beat Real Betis

Mauro Icardi earned and converted a penalty for Inter’s 1-0 friendly victory over Real Betis, while Dalbert made his debut.

Luciano Spalletti took charge of the final pre-season friendly in Lecce, giving new buy Dalbert his debut from the start just days after the move from Nice.

Sergio Leon missed a sitter by ballooning over the bar from 12 yards, then Ivan Perisic’s spectacular overhead kick was fingertipped out from under the bar.

Adan was booked for taking down Joao Miranda near the corner flag, then soon after did the same on Icardi inside the area and – as it was a friendly – was let off with just a penalty. Icardi converted the resulting spot-kick to give Inter the lead.

Samir Handanovic got down to beat away a Narvaez daisy-cutter and Eder’s counter-attack was denied by a last-ditch tackle.

Sergio Leon sprung the offside trap and wasted another golden opportunity, firing over on the half-volley from Joaquin’s assist.

Inter 1-0 Betis

Icardi pen 30 (I)

Inter: Handanovic; D'Ambrosio, Miranda, Skriniar, Dalbert (Gabigol 71); Vecino, Borja Valero (Brozovic 61); Candreva (Ansaldi 71), Joao Mario (Gagliardini 46), Perisic (Jovetic 71); Icardi (Eder 46)

Betis: Adan, Barragan, Mandi, Feddal, Tosca (Durmisi 71), Narvaez, Guardado (De La Hoz 71), Fabian (Camarasa 76), Joaquin (Francis 80), Sergio Leon (Sanabria 71), Nahuel (Julio Gracia 80)