Inter stretched their lead on the prime of Serie A to 4 factors on Friday night time as targets from Ivan Perisic, Denzel Dumfries, Alexis Sanchez, Lautaro Martinez and Roberto Gagliardini helped them ease previous Salernitana.
Perisic acquired the ball rolling, rising highest to nod in Hakan Calhanoglu’s nook for his fourth league objective of the season.
Former Inter man Joel Obi almost grabbed an equaliser for Salernitana however was denied by Samir Handanovic earlier than the guests doubled their lead by means of Dumfries, who smacked the ball off the crossbar and simply over the road from Edin Dzeko’s go.
The sport as a contest was achieved when Inter netted a terrific third on the counter, ending with Calhanoglu organising Sanchez, who fired again throughout objective into the far nook.
Substitute Martinez acquired the fourth, choosing up the scraps within the hosts’ space to fireside past Vincenzo Fiorillo, earlier than Gagliardini – one other substitute – put the seal on an emphatic victory for Simone Inzaghi’s facet when he slid into the far nook.
The win was Inter’s eighth of their final 9 league video games, persevering with their title defence in nice trend forward of the fixture between two of their rivals – AC Milan and Napoli – on the prime of the desk on Sunday night time.
Salernitana proceed to wrestle in Serie A, sitting backside of the league having gained simply two video games to this point this season.
Samir Handanovic (GK) – 7/10 – Good sliding save to disclaim Obi an equaliser. Solely had two saves to make all through the sport.
Danilo D’Ambrosio (CB) – 7/10 – Snipped the woodwork with a strike simply after half time. Cool and composed, usually recovering free balls for his facet.
Stefan de Vrij (CB) – 7/10 – Wasn’t completely dominant within the air however not often appeared flustered, with Salernitana by no means actually threatening.
Alessandro Bastoni (CB) – 7/10 – Glad bringing the ball out of defence and was diligent together with his passing. Made three recoveries and did not lose a duel earlier than coming off.
Denzel Dumfries (RW) – 9/10 – Ought to have scored from Sanchez’s by means of ball however despatched it simply broad of the put up. Did get on the scoresheet with a thunderous effort that crashed off the bar and over the road. Seemed a large menace.
Nicolo Barella (CM) – 6/10 – Put himself about and acquired booked within the 18th minute for a badly timed problem on Riccardo Gagliolo. Respectable likelihood to hit the goal from the sting of the field however acquired it horribly unsuitable. A bit extra erratic than he normally is.
Marcelo Brozovic (CM) – 8/10 – Was the go grasp in the midst of the pitch, not often shedding possession for his facet. Combative and gained loads of tackles. Superb.
Hakan Calhanoglu (CM) – 9/10 – Nice set piece supply arrange Perisic’s header. Completely weighted go put Sanchez by means of on objective. Is in fantastic kind proper now and this was one other wonderful displaying.
Ivan Perisic (LWB) – 7/10 – Obtained up effectively to fulfill Calhanoglu’s nook for the opener. Inter created area for him and he was a giant hazard up the wing.
Alexis Sanchez (ST) – 7/10 – Butchered a counter assault with a poor go to Dzeko. Took his objective actually properly and performed some good passes all through earlier than being subbed off.
Edin Dzeko (ST) – 7/10 – Seemed for a penalty early on as he was bundled over, however nothing was given. Despatched a header from Perisic’s cross simply broad. His go to Dumfries for the second objective was completely weighted. Inexplicably missed a header from level clean vary.
Arturo Vidal (CM) – 6/10
Federico Dimarco (CB) – 6/10
Lautaro Martinez (ST) – 7/10 – In the correct place to lash within the free ball for Inter’s fourth, and his sixth Serie A objective in his final 5 video games.
Roberto Gagliardini (CM) – 7/10 – Did effectively within the build-up to Martinez’s strike. Obtained on the scoresheet himself with a cool end.
Aleksandar Kolarov (LWB) – N/A