So, I was at the game against Partizan and I thought of sharing a part of my experience. It's probably too late, but I was sick for 2 weeks, so I couldn't do it earlier.
This was my 1st Inter game in person, so it was a big deal for me. To see Zanetti in that way was quite amazing, after watching him and Inter on TV since '97. Since he is a football god, if you didn't know, he has this golden aura around him in person, invisible on TV. To see my favorite team trash my least favorite one also wasn't bad at all. Even a smoldering temperature of 37,38 C I had couldn't really have changed anything about how I felt.
I won't talk about tactics, not only because MAD covered it expertly, but I'll say Inter left a good impression in terms of organization, compactness and unity. Players really listened to Strama and changed formation few times during the game in an instant after his command. Very nice to see.
I was in the main stand, with my friends - Partizan fans - and another 6000 fans in that stand . To say there was a lot of doublespeak would be an understatement. There is not much love among ultras for away fans in Belgrade, so because of my fondness of mine and my friends' health I had no visible Inter symbols, but a Biscione t-shirt under my jacket.
Inter's fans from Italy were joined by members of Inter fan clubs from Sofia, Athens and Belgrade. In total there were around 300 Inter fans in the box reserved for away fans. Partizan's fans are divided over some issues I don't care about, so part of them sang Milan, Milan vaffanculo to Inter fans which I guess was a friendly signal. Inter fans didn't really respond which was a smart move, because soon they had almost a 2 minutes long fight with home fans through the fence which divided them. It looked fierce and it took police a long time to intervene. No injuries, as far as I know. Which is f***g weird, since we have 8 players injured while playing football while these guys beat each other and nothing. I mean, their "know-how" could shrink our injury list...
A very interesting and encouraging thing, for me, happened after the game was over and the stands were empty (around midnight), when Milito alone had a training with Inter's coaching staff. I think it shows awareness, rationality and professionalism of the club and planning which is behind Inter's current success. Kudos to Strama, Baresi and others for that.
Local media were amazed with Inter's professionalism, tactical maturity and what they considered a laid-back approach usual for big teams in these kind of games. They are not far from the truth, imo, but Handanovic was right to stress how many good chances Partizan had in these 2 games (he saved them all - what a GK! I almost "outed" my self when he saved that header). We were not untouchable and invincible all the time.
Anyway, I don't really count this game as my true first one, since it wasn't the Meazza, but for now it will have to ease my hunger.