eFootball PES 2020: Inter Milan Iconic Moments review

Since the introduction of Iconic Moments players in eFootball PES 2020, the talks of players and their performances were non-stop. Lots of players were excited and tried to pack them via a Special Agent, that did give them a slim chance for a player pull. While some of them have a great collection of Iconic Moment Legends, the rest of them have nothing special to show off, with a fewer count. All depends on luck, isn’t it? Many clubs got their Iconic Moments released, which then later, better and higher rated players came into the picture. This increased the interests of getting these players, which were exciting for most of them. We will give a detailed review of each one of them, where this article is about Inter Milan Iconic Moments.

There are four Inter Milan Iconic Moments released as of now, so the reviews will be on those four. All the reviews are only after trying them out in both offline & online matches. Whenever any new Inter Milan Iconic Moments are released, this review will be updated. We have previously reviewed the Iconic Moments players of the following clubs, so feel free to check these reviews out.

Inter Milan Iconic Moments

We currently have these four Inter Milan Iconic Moments available in the game:

  • Adriano
  • E. Cambiasso
  • J. Zanetti
  • C. Chivu


Playing Style: None

Looking back at that iconic moment match

Inter Milan Iconic Moment Adriano

Inter Milan faced the treble winners of the previous season and current UCL champions, Porto in a UCL Round of 16. The first leg saw a 1-1 draw with Inter getting an away goal. A draw was enough at the San Siro for Inter to go through, but Adriano had other plans.

Adriano’s deflected shot opened the scoring on five minutes. Adriano’s menace had waned of late after a sensational start to the season, but he quickly showed how devastating he can be. Inter quickly settled into a rhythm which typified the pomp and posture of a team confident in their defence. However, with Porto impotent in attack and Inter content to defend their tie-winning lead, the Adriano show was most welcome.

The Brazilian striker scored twice in the second half for his hattrick. Even though Jorge Costa scored one for the visitors, it wasn’t enough. This performance led Inter Milan to qualify for the quarter-finals only to lose 5-0 (aggregate) against city rivals and eventual finalists AC Milan. However, this Adriano performance is still one of his finest displays.

Player Analysis

Adriano, popular as the Emperor, was one of the best forwards in the mid-2000s. Similarly, justifying his calibre, his Inter Milan Iconic Moments version is one of the highest rated forwards in the game. Due to no playing style, Adriano does not have a particular off the ball movements. However, his positioning inside the penalty area is good, thanks to his 89 Offensive Awareness at max level. He can finish any ball inside or outside the box, thanks to his 95 Finishing.

A very good header of the ball, so you can always opt for crosses inside the box and you can make sure him heading the ball with ease, also thanks to his Heading skill. His first-time shots are excellent and very accurate. He has all the fancy striking skills required for a striker, like the Chip Shot Control, Rising Shots, Knuckle Shots, First Time Shot and Acrobatic Finishing skills which makes him a good finishing forward.

Adriano is a physical bully to be honest. He can push off defenders when on the ball, with his 99 Physical Contact. His control on the ball is really good, his 95+ Ball Control and Dribbling stats are displayed on the pitch. You can easily use his physicality and dribbling skills to get past the defense and then go for goal. His Long-Range Shooting is one of the best in the game, with his 99 Kicking Power makes his shots powerful and you can experience the same.

He is quick and has 90+ speed stat at max level. But he is not the best of quick dribblers. With low balance, he can’t quickly change directions while dash dribbling. Even sometimes, his shots while turning are missed often. His weak foot usage is poor, so use his favorable Left foot to take shots often. It is an advice to use him to take shots first time and inside the box.

Formation discussion

As a lone striker, he can work, but he is inconsistent as his runs are not predictable. He is a very good performer in a two CF formation. Use him as a right CF to favour his left foot usage and pair him with a good CF/SS and feed him to score. You can send some crosses in as well, to use his aerial prowess. Formations like 4-3-1-2 is a great fit. He thrives best under a counter-attacking manager with short-passing style of play. Formations like 3-4-1-2, 4-2-2-2 are also some good picks.

Esteban Cambiasso

Playing Style: The Destroyer

Looking back at that iconic moment match

Inter Milan Iconic Moment Cambiasso

Inter Milan faced Chelsea in the Round of 16 tie on 24th February, 2010. In a tense encounter at San Siro, with around 79,000 fans in attendance, Inter beat Chelsea with a 2-1 scoreline.

Inter got off to the perfect start when Diego Milito cut inside and fired in with only three minutes in. With the ball won just inside the Chelsea half, Thiago Motta and then Samuel Eto’o fed the ball through for Milito who, with space afforded by Wesley Sneijder’s presence, stepped inside John Terry and beat Petr Cech at the near post.

Despite falling behind, Chelsea slowly began to assert themselves on the game, claiming the greater share of possession and attacking with intent. However, the half ends in controversy when a mistake in midfield gave Kalou a clear run on goal, but before he was able to shoot, he was brought down by a last-ditch tackle from Walter Samuel.

Within five minutes of the restart, Kalou’s anger had turned to jubilation as he brought his side level. Branislav Ivanovic carried the ball deep into Inter territory, evading a number of challenges, before feeding Kalou 20 yards out and his side-foot shot beat Cesar and found the corner of the net.

Once again, the sides were level, but only for three minutes. Sneijder’s cross from the right was head away by Ricardo Carvalho to Cambiasso. He took the first shot, which Ivanovic blocked. But his second, from 18 yards drilled perfectly into the far corner.

It was a decisive blow so soon after Chelsea had deservedly levelled and the Blues never fully recovered their composure. Cambiasso as a DMF put up a defensive masterclass too, with denying lot of Chelsea movements forward and thus earning an Inter Milan Iconic Moments card.

Player Analysis

Another contender among the Destroyer DMFs is the Inter Milan Iconic Moments version Cambiasso. The Argentine midfielder was popular for his versatility in the midfield. Cambiasso is a strong, left footed player. He is competitive with stamina, good technique, passing range and vision, attributes which allow him to distribute the ball and create chances for team mates.

Cambiasso is a unit with amazing defensive prowess. Even if he’s not having the offensive stats that would interest you, he can be a good creator of chances on the pitch. Good in the passing department with 90 Low and 88 Lofted passing stats at max level. Skills like One Touch Pass and Weighted Pass makes him add some sweet weightage on passes and also do quick passing on his passes to get your attacking flowing. He has First Time shot, so whenever you can have to hurriedly go for goal, he can take shots for you.

He is very good in holding the ball, even though he’s not a dribbler. Look at him bully an opponent with his Aggression and Physical Contact. He is a very good defender; his slide tackling is aggressive but really precise. Cambiasso has a lot of stamina to press throughout the game. He is a good reader of intercepting passes, and leaves less space and covers it when you are caught on the counter.

This player can be a constant threat in set pieces, with 89 Jump and Heading stats powered with some physicality. With 8 Form, he is very consistent and stays in top condition. Overall, an amazing midfielder to have in your squad.

Formation discussion

He fits in a flat 4-3-3. However, he shines as a sole DMF but it is advisable to go with a Double Pivot behind an offensive midfielder. 4-2-1-3, 3-2-4-1, 3-2-2-3, 4-2-2-2 are some amazing formations that thrive well with Double Pivots.

Javier Zanetti

Playing Style: Offensive Fullback

Looking back at that iconic moment match

Inter Milan Iconic Moment Zanetti

The 2010 UEFA Champions League Final was a big stage for Inter Milan, who beat previous winners Barcelona in the Semis. Played at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, home of Real Madrid, on Saturday, 22 May 2010. It was the first Champions League final to be played on a Saturday, rather than the traditional Wednesday. With both teams having secured domestic Doubles going into the final, it was guaranteed that the Treble would be won for the second year in a row, following Barcelona’s success in 2008–09.

Inter Milan beat Bayern Munich 2–0 to complete the treble, a feat never before achieved by any team from either Italy or Germany. The refereeing team came from England and was led by Howard Webb. Javier Zanetti lead the squad for its first treble, with cementing his legacy as one of the greatest captains for Inter.

Inter employed a counter-attacking strategy that saw them have less possession than Bayern, but Inter were able to comfortably defend their lead. Both goals were scored by Diego Milito, in the 35th and 70th minutes. Milito’s first was scored following a long clearance by Inter goalkeeper Júlio César flicked down by Milito to Wesley Sneijder, who returned the pass to Milito to score. Milito’s second goal came after he collected a pass from Samuel Eto’o and beat Daniel Van Buyten with the ball.

Milito was substituted shortly before the end of the match, allowing him to be applauded by the Inter supporters. After the match, Milito stated the win brought “incredible happiness” and claimed his side deserved its victory.[35] Bayern captain Mark van Bommel conceded Inter was the “most effective team”, referring to the success of Inter’s counter-attacking tactics. Zanetti’s world class performance as a Center Mid received lot of praise. José Mourinho revealed after the match that he would likely resign from Inter to pursue the goal of being the first manager to win the Champions League with three clubs.

Player Analysis

One of the best full-backs to have graced the game, Zanetti is known for his versatility, he was adept on both the left and right wing, having played on both flanks as a full back. In PES, just like his legend version, his Inter Milan Iconic Moments card has fantastic defending skills with great defending awareness and ball-winning capacities for a full-back. He finds himself in the right place to block opponents, tackles very well, and joins the attack by moving forward.

An Offensive Fullback playing style to start with, He can play as a full-back in both sides. He can push higher up the pitch with great control. He is a great defensive outlet, and is having good defensive ability and can hold off wingers cutting in. His defensive skills include the Man-Marking and Interception traits which helps to cut off passing lanes. With 94 Defensive Awareness stat, he can easily get into good defensive postitions.

He is quick, with 90+ Speed and Acceleration stats at max level. He is called El Tractor for his stamina and tireless energetic runs up and down the wings to aid both attack and defence. Justifying the name, in the game, he has great stamina and can run the full 90. The 7 Form is a fantastic attribute which helps to maintain his form.

Formation discussion

He is can play as both LB/RB. He finds useful in the 4-2-2-2 or the 4-2-3-1 where the LMF is responsible for the offensive play. In a formation with wingers, he can easily fit and can cover the right flank and fulfil his defensive duties.

Cristian Chivu

Playing Style: Build-Up

Looking back at that iconic moment match

Inter Milan Iconic Moment Chivu

Inter Milan faced derby rival’s AC Milan at San Siro. In this match on 29th August, 2009, Inter destroyed their city rivals. Inter scored 4 goals to nil against their Milan in this one sided encounter. Milan played with ten men from the end of the first half following Gennaro Gattuso’s sending off.

The match was intense from the start, with Milan looking the slightly better side early on. The first dangerous moment came in the 6th minute, when Wesley Sneijder fired a great shot from distance that was tipped away by goalkeeper Marco Storari. After a slower spell midway through the first half, Inter Milan suddenly took the lead with a great move in the 28th minute. Samuel Eto’o played it first time to Diego Milito, who sent Thiago Motta clear through on goal and the Brazilian midfielder curled it past Storari to make it 1-0 Inter.

Six minutes later, Inter wins a penalty as Eto’o is down in the area by Gennaro Gattuso. Milito stepped up to take the penalty, and confidently beat Storari to give the Nerazzurri a 2-0 lead. Inter didn’t take long to exploit their numerical advantage. Maicon has a nice one-two with Milito with a clinical finish to make it 3-0 to the ‘visitors’ just before the break.

In the 68th minute, Dejan Stankovic unleashed one of his trademark shots from distance that found its way to the top corner of the goal for the fourth. This game was a great performance in both offensive and defensive side from Inter, being one of the best teams in Europe.

Player Analysis

Chivu is a decent centre back to have in your squad. A well-known set piece taker and a versatile defender, Chivu can be a decent backup, if not a starter. A Build-Up style defender with exceptional defensive stats, you can easily slot the Romanian defender into any formation.

He is a very good passer of the ball, with 85+ Low and Lofted passing stats. It comeswith skills like Weighted Pass and Low Lofted Pass helpful for good distribution of the ball moving forward. He often commitsclean tackles, and has good positioning, thanks to his 93 Defensive Awareness.

Chivu is not very quick, sometimes struggles to catch up fast strikers and wingers. But his positioning and tackling covers the voids neatly. He can shield the ball off an opponent and can avoid dispossession. He is average in heading; but with good positioning he can win aerial duels. However, he is a good at set pieces and also good at shooting from long-range shots. Overall, we can classify him under a ball playing and positional defender.

Formation discussion

He can fit in any formation with two CBs and two FBs. Also, you can also use him in a 3 at-the-back formation, in a central role.

That’s all we have as of now for reviewing the Inter Milan Iconic Moments players in PES. We are going to review more Iconic Moments players from other clubs in the future, so stay tuned! However, it will be interesting to see how things roll in the future version of PES.

Meanwhile, if you want to read reviews of the classic Legend players in PES 2020, we have it ready for you:

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