After Milan, the other leaders also remain at the stake, the Nerazzurri go to -4. Simone Inzaghi: “Now under with the Shakhtar”
After Fiorentina’s flamboyant 4-3 over Milan, it’s also up to Napoli to suffer the first defeat of the season. He takes the lead at San Siro, but Inter are a diesel that slowly engages then becomes unstoppable, until the Garibaldi final of the guests who could have been rewarded by equals. Calhanoglu, Perisic and Lautaro pack a 3-2 that allows the Milanese to win the first match with a big one (after three even and the knockout with Lazio) and reopen the championship race. Milan and Napoli are always on the run, but Inter are at -4 and Atalanta, in great growth, goes to -7. And everything comes back into play.
Nerazzurri packed and sly and concentrated guests. Insigne sets the counter-attack and frees Zielinski for a shot that beats Handanovic. The advantage puts Napoli to sleep and unleashes Inter. Barella acts as a support point forcing Ruiz to restrain himself, Darmian makes the wing and Mario Rui marks him, with difficulty, as a man. Inter grows with Brozovic’s phosphorus, then for a hand from Koulibaly there is a penalty that Calhanoglu transforms coldly. Inter doubles on a strong cross from the Turkish deflected into the net by Perisic. Napoli in difficulty with the central defensive warnings, then Osimhen also comes out and Inter close to the trio with Lautaro. But the Argentine’s return to scoring is only postponed: Correa wins the ball out of his area without opposition, extends to Lautaro who finds a winning diagonal. When the race seems closed Mertens invents a champion’s conclusion after an ingenuity by Dzeko who collides with Ospina in the next action, and both need a bandage on his head. Then Handanovic in recovery makes a miracle on Mario Rui and Mertens eats 3-3. Inter in paradise and Napoli returns to earth suffering the first knockout after 21 matches.
«We must continue like this, we know we have an important path ahead. We have the Champions League in mind, because Inter have deserved to move forward for many years. Wednesday we have a great chance with Shakhtar at San Siro ». Simone Inzaghi said so. «It was a key match for our championship. But now the most important one is in three days. I congratulated the boys, because we beat a very strong team, amidst many difficulties and some of our mistakes. We have suffered, as it should be ». –