In addition to the ten games without a victory in the Brazilian Championship, two other statistics call attention to the moment experienced by Internacional. One positive, one negative.
In the 0-0 draw with Goiás, Eduardo Coudet’s team reached their fourth consecutive game without conceding a goal. On the other hand, as it did not score, Colorado continues to have the second worst attack in Serie A of the Brazilian Championship.
Four games without conceding a goal
The positive defensive statistics account for the two games against Bolívar, for the quarterfinals of the Libertadores, and the matches against Flamengo and Goiás, for the Brasileirão.
- Bolívar 0 x 1 Internacional (Libertadores – 08/22)
- Flamengo 0 x 0 Internacional (Brasileirão – 26/08)
- Internacional 2 x 0 Bolivar (Libertadores – 08/29)
- Goiás 0 x 0 Internacional (Brasileirão – 02/09)
The goalkeepers were essential for Inter not to concede goals in these four matches. At the altitude of La Paz, Rochet made at least three great saves to save Colorado — the beam also collaborated. Against Flamengo, with the Uruguayan suspended, it was up to Keiller to have a surprisingly good performance and loom large in front of the red-black attack when necessary. In the return game for the continental competition, even though it wasn’t very demanding with the ball rolling, Rochet saved the penalty to guarantee the clean sheet.
In addition to this second game against Bolívar, Inter also did not give up many opportunities to Goiás. An encouragement for Coudet, who always seeks to bring the glass half full to his press conferences, and mentioned the sequence without conceding goals after the tie in Serrinha.
Worst attack in the Brasileirão
But at the same time, the coach recognized the need to increase offensive production.
— There was a lack of precision, and above all more finishing. We need to be faster on kicks and crosses. (…) We have to generate more situations up front, and score more goals — highlighted Coudet.
If Enner Valencia is unstoppable in the Libertadores, with four goals in four games in the knockout stage, in the Brasileirão the Ecuadorian striker has yet to score.
This is one of the aspects that contributes to Inter having the second worst attack in the national competition, with 17 goals. Only Vasco, with 16, did less. However, it is important to consider that this negative offensive statistics from Colorado comes from the time of Mano Menezes, who was in charge of the team in 15 of the 22 games in the Brazilian Championship.