The Nerazzurri beat the leaders who surrendered only at the final whistle, now the top is only four points away
INTER (3-5-2): Handanovic, Skriniar, Ranocchia, Bastoni, Darmian, Barella (30 ‘st Dimarco), Brozovic, Calhanoglu (17’ st Vidal), Perisic (43 ‘st Satriano), Lautaro (30’ st Gagliardini ), Correa (17 ‘st Dzeko). Herdsman: S. Inzaghi.
NAPLES (4-2-3-1): Ospina, Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Koulibaly, Mario Rui, Anguissa, Fabian Ruiz, Lozano (29 ‘st Elmas), Zielinski, Insigne (29’ st Mertens), Osimhen (10 ‘st Petagna). Coach: Spalletti.
REFEREE: Valeri of Rome.
NETWORKS: in pt 17 ‘Zielinski, 25’ Calhanoglu (penalty), 44 ‘Perisic; in st 16 ‘Lautaro, 33’ st Mertens.
NOTE: corners: 4-1 for Inter. Stoppage time: 1 ‘and 8’. Booked: Osimhen, Koulibaly, Rrahmani, Calhanoglu, Vidal for foul play, Simone Inzaghi for protests, Handanovic, Dzeko for non-regulatory behavior.
“We are there too for the Scudetto.” Inter sends a strong and clear message to their rivals, with a performance of strength and character that allows Simone Inzaghi’s men to beat Napoli in a comeback (3-2), unlocking themselves in the big matches and above all relaunching themselves in the Scudetto key: after the defeat also of Milan, the Nerazzurri are in fact now at -4 from the top of the table. In an evening of goals and entertainment, a heartfelt success for Inter (their first win of the season in a direct match), but also a heart-pounding one. But for the first 70 minutes she had shown why many still see her as the favorite for the Scudetto, canceling Napoli and returning lethal in the goal zone. And with a great team reaction, after Zielinski’s initial advantage.
The Neapolitans have something to complain about, not only for the errors in the final but also for the knockout of Osimhen, who came out shortly after the interval after a head-on with Skriniar and brought to Niguarda for investigations.
Spalletti’s men (great ex of the evening, however, welcomed with indifference by the almost 60 thousand of San Siro), start well, finding the goal on the first occasion with Zielinski. Inter’s reaction was not long in coming, with Barella’s shot deflected by Koulibaly with his arm in the area: however, the Var was needed to convince Valeri, with Calhanoglu displacing Ospina from the spot for a 1-1 draw. : Perisic’s shot on a corner surprises the Colombian goalkeeper, who is unable to remove the Croatian’s header from the goal. At 16 ‘of the second half Correa after a sprint of 50 meters serves Lautaro, right of the Argentine and 3-1. With the double advantage in their pocket, however, the Nerazzurri return to show all their flaws. After being reassembled by Sampdoria, Juve, Milan and Lazio, Inter also risks with Napoli, who reopen the game with a right from outside of Mertens. In the maxi recovery (8 ‘for several injuries), the crossbar helps Handanovic with a header from Mario Rui, then Mertens shoots high from inside the area.