INTER MILAN put one hand on the Serie A title thanks to goals from Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez in a 2-1 win over Sassuolo – their tent
INTER MILAN put one hand on the Serie A title thanks to goals from Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez in a 2-1 win over Sassuolo – their tenth straight league victory.
Antonio Conte’s side haven’t won the Italian top-flight title since the 2009-10 season – the last of their five straight crowns.
Lukaku headed home a Young cross to give Inter Milan the lead over Sassuolo[/caption]
Young and Lukaku combined to give Inter a crucial lead after just ten minutes[/caption]
AC Milan won in 2010-11 and it’s been Juventus every year since.
But Inter look to have all-but clinched the title after beating Sassuolo on Wednesday evening.
Lukaku gave the San Siro giants the lead after just ten minutes.
The red-hot Belgian nodded in a cross from former Manchester United team-mate Ashley Young to put Inter in control.
And a blistering counter-attack made it 2-0 in the second half.
With 66 minutes on the clock, Sassuolo had a penalty shout turned down, with Inter immediately going on the offensive.
Lukaku picked the ball up on the right wing and played an inch-perfect ball to Martinez.
The Argentine thumped the ball past a helpless Andrea Consigli in the Sassuolo goal to make it 2-0.
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Lautaro Martinez made it 2-0 to Inter Milan midway through the second half[/caption]
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But with Inter in complete control, the visitors gave them a shock with five minutes left of the 90.
Hamed Junior Traore reacted reacted quickly to stab the ball into the top corner to suddenly jolt the game into life.
However, Inter held on to a vital three points – their tenth straight win – as they aim to finally break Juventus’ decade of dominance.
Inter Milan now sit 12 points above Juve, despite Andrea Pirlo’s side beating Napoli 2-1.
Much like Inter’s game, Juventus went 2-0 through an early goal, with Cristiano Ronaldo finding the net, before Paulo Dybala doubled their lead with just under 20 minutes to play.
Lorenzo Insigne set up a nervy finale after netting a 90th-minute penalty.
But they too clung on to an important three points with their season just about in tact.
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