On Friday afternoon, Inter Milan was held by Salernitana, causing them to drop points.
The match began with a strong start for Inter as Robin Gosens scored the opening goal just six minutes into the game. With this lead, it seemed that Simone Inzaghi’s team was on track to secure an important win.
However, in stoppage time, they were caught off guard by a freak goal from Antonio Candreva, resulting in Salernitana equalizing the score and preventing Inter from taking all three points.
Despite miscuing his cross, Antonio Candreva was fortunate as the ball sailed over André Onana and into the back of the net.
A few minutes later, the final whistle sounded, and the match ended in a draw, with both teams sharing the spoils.
Romelu Lukaku’s astonishing miss and Ochoa’s crazy save
In the 64th minute of the match, an extraordinary sequence of events unfolded.
Romelu Lukaku had a clear opportunity to score when the ball landed just two yards in front of him.
However, to everyone’s surprise, Lukaku missed the chance, hitting the bar instead of scoring with an open goal in front of him.
Stefan de Vrij attempted to take advantage of the rebound, but Guillermo Ochoa, despite being on the floor and out of position, managed to make a remarkable save and prevent the ball from crossing the line.
The save from Ochoa was truly exceptional, especially considering his age of 37 years. In a matter of seconds, there was one of the misses of the season by Lukaku and one of the saves of the season by Ochoa.
View the moment below…
Cristo santo #Lukaku ma come cazzo hai fatto? #SalernitanaInter pic.twitter.com/U8Kz3QZkGf
— Mr.Giangio #IMWinner (@BolzanLuca) April 7, 2023
OLHA O LUKAKU! MEU DEUS!!! 😱
Quando não é o Ochoa fazendo milagres, é a trave. pic.twitter.com/VdMqUITLgQ
— Imperador Asiático (@JohnnTips) April 7, 2023
Guillermo Ochoa turns in extraordinary performance vs Inter
During the match against Inter at Arechi Stadium, Guillermo Ochoa made an incredible 10 saves, with nine of those saves made inside the box.
These 10 saves made by Ochoa were the most saves made by any goalkeeper in a single Serie A game so far this season, according to Squawka.
Based on the data, an average goalkeeper would have been expected to concede 2.98 goals from the shots that Inter took.
However, Ochoa defied the odds and only conceded one goal, showcasing his impressive skills as a goalkeeper.
View each of his saves below… (Lukaku’s miss and Ochoa’s save at 0:24)
All 10 (yes, 10!) saves from Memo Ochoa against Inter. 😳
What a day from the Mexican goalkeeping legend @yosoy8a. 🇲🇽 pic.twitter.com/saJBbNvX7j
— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) April 7, 2023
Where are Inter Milan and Salernitana in Serie A?
Inter are fourth in Serie A but could fall to sixth by the end of the weekend should Roma and Atalanta win.
Salernitana have drawn five games in a row and are 15th, 10 points above the relegation zone.
They would be much worse off were it not for the brilliant Ochoa in goal.