Inter Milan regained the lead in Serie A this Sunday by triumphing at home against Lazio Rome (3-1), thanks in particular to Romelu Lukaku. A message sent to the rival of AC Milan, one week before the derby.
Change of leader in Serie A. In the aftermath of AC Milan’s surprise defeat at La Spezia (0-2), Inter Milan did not let the opportunity pass to take the lead. The Nerazzurri won this Sunday against Lazio Rome (3-1) for a shock counting for the 22nd day of the Italian championship.
The good series at home continues for Antonio Conte’s team, with an eighth success in a row. Faced with a fairly offensive opponent and with possession of the ball, Inter Milan taught a lesson in efficiency. On the initiative of an action to launch Lautaro Martinez, hooked in the area by Wesley Hoedt, Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring on the penalty spot, taking against Pepe Reina (22nd).
A derby next Sunday
A 15th league goal for Lukaku who quickly called the 16th. From an uncontrolled recovery, the Belgian striker managed to deceive Pepe Reina with a strike entering the area (45th + 1). But the referee turned to the VAR to grant the initially denied goal, for an offside position.
In all the good moves, Romelu Lukaku showed all his power to overflow and resist Marco Parolo. Double scorer, the Belgian served Lautaro Martinez for the goal of the break (1-3), just two minutes after the reduction of the score signed Gonzalo Escalante, who showed a little success on a free kick from Sergej Milinkovic- Savic (61st).
The battle between the two Milanese clubs continues, but it is Inter this Sunday evening that takes the lead, with 50 points against 49 for its historic rival. And a long-awaited derby is announced next Sunday (3 p.m.). Inter will have a week to prepare for it, where AC Milan will have to travel to Belgrade on Thursday to challenge the Red Star in a round of 16 first leg of the Europa League.