Internazionale had a superb weekend, overcoming AC Milan, in the latest instalment of the Loan Watch feature, we will take a look at some of the club’s players who saw success while out on loan.
The goals Internazionale fans will be most interested in following the weekend are those from Marcelo Brozovic and Romelu Lukaku, as they earned the 2-0 victory over AC Milan.
However, there were telling contributions from some of their loanees, as Ivan Perisic, Gabriel Barbosa and Joao Mario helped Bayern Munich, Flamengo and Lokomotiv Moscow to their own respective victories.
Ivan Perisic – Bayern Munich
Ivan Perisic completed his first full 90 minutes since joining Bayern Munich as they beat Koln 4-0, with the Croatian scoring the last of their goals with a well-hit strike across Timo Horn, as per WhoScored.
This takes his tally to 2 goals and 2 assists in 2 starts and 2 substitute appearances across all competitions for Bayern, as per Transfermarkt.
The convincing result keeps Bayern in second place in the Bundesliga, two points behind current leaders RB Leipzig.
Gabriel Barbosa – Flamengo
Another game, another Gabriel Barbosa goal, another Flamengo win – this has become a common occurrence in the Brazilian Serie A this season.
This time he opened the scoring in a 2-1 win against Cruzeiro in the seventh minute, as per Transfermarkt, heading the ball into the ground so it bounced into the side netting and out of the goalkeeper’s reach.
Joao Mario – Lokomotiv Moscow
Joao Mario got two assists to help Lokomotiv Moscow earn a 3-2 victory over Orenburg, which puts them fourth in the table, staying within three points of league leaders Zenit St. Petersburg, as per Transfermarkt.
His first came as he won a penalty that Fedor Smolov finished off despite the goalkeeper going the right way, while the second was a free-kick delivery that was headed in by Eder.
Mario is yet to score for the Russian side, but has two other assists for them, including a smart flick to help Grzegorz Krychowiak open the scoring in a Champions League win over Bayer Leverkusen.
It will be encouraging to see this trio of Inter players being influential for their temporary clubs, which could have Antonio Conte considering using them when they get back.
Barbosa, in particular, has been incredibly impressive, so it will be interesting to see what happens with him when his loan spell with Flamengo comes to an end.
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