Inter Milan thrash Udinese 4-0 to reclaim the top spot in the Serie A table. Initial concerns over injuries in the Nerazzurri camp were gone as the team showcased top performance in every aspect of play.
Inter dominated from the get-go, but the floodgates opened in the 37th minute when Calhanoglu converted the spot-kick. The final score of 4-0 saw Federico Dimarco, Marcus Thuram, and Lautaro Martinez all adding their names to the scoresheet.
Udinese faced relentless pressure from Inter Milan, with Lautaro hitting the post with a header in the 10th minute and Dimarco forcing an impressive save from Marco Silvestri, in the 13th minute. There were a couple of counter-attacking moments for Udinese, notably from Pereyra. But Inter controlled the game, with the only missing element being the final ball.
The turning point came in the 35th minute when Lautaro was fouled in the box. This gave Inter the penalty that Calhanoglu confidently converted. This opened the gates for more goals, and five minutes later, Dimarco doubled the lead with a precise finish from Calhanoglu’s assist. The third goal came from Marcus Thuram, tapping in a pinpoint cross provided by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Inter Milan thrash Udinese 4-0 to cement their place at the top
With a commanding lead secured by halftime, the second half had less momentum. Inter were maintaining ball possession but making fewer appearances in the final third. Udinese had a few attempts, but none troubled Yann Sommer. Also, a disallowed goal for offside added to the visitor’s woes.
The match concluded on a high note for the Nerazzurri in the 84th minute, as Lautaro intercepted a defender’s ball. He then surged towards the penalty box, and netted a powerful strike into the far post from outside the box. The victory has now solidified Inter’s position at the top of the Serie A table.