Champions League: Conte Stunned By ‘Ruthless’ Slavia Prague


Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has confessed that he was surprised by the approach adopted by Slavia Prague after the Czech side played out a 1-1 draw with his Inter Milan team in the Group F clash in the Champions League.

Antonio Conte made this known in his post-match press conference as the Italian tactician said that he underrated Slavia Prague.

Hosts Inter Milan were the overwhelming favorites for the three points at stake but they had to settle for one point after coming from a goal down for a share of the spoils.

Slavia Prague took the lead in the 63rd through Nigerian striker Peter Olayinka who was making his Champions League debut.

He scored from the rebound after Inter Milan goalkeeper Samir Handanovic saved the shot from Jaroslav Zeleny.

Inter Milan equalized through summer signing Nicolo Barella eight minutes from time.

The San Siro giants were the favorites for the three points but they had to settle for a solitary point against the weakest team in Group F on paper.

Inter Milan went into the Slavia Prague game on the back of three straight wins at the start of the new Italian Serie A season.

The Nerazzurri have won league games against Lecce, Cagliari and Udinese.



Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.