Inter Milan thrash AC Milan 3-0. The Nerazzurri are now four points clear at the top of Serie A after putting their neighbours and title rivals AC Milan to the sword in a complete performance at the San Siro. This derby was seen as a potential title decider. So, one can say that Inter now, are the favourites for the Scudetto.
Inter started the game very strongly and hence broke the deadlock in just five minutes. AC Milan were nowhere to be seen in the 1st half, barring one or two half-chances. The Rossoneri started the 2nd half convincingly and created a lot of chances. But thanks to Handanovic’s tremendous saves, Inter maintained their lead. Moreover, Lautaro finished off a superb team attack in the second half to double the advantage. Then Lukaku got the goal for his overall efforts. He made a surging run forward with a strong finish shortly after the hour mark to put the result beyond doubt.
Inter thrash Milan 3-0 as Conte outclassed Pioli
Milan did not press eagerly, but they kept high-line which backfired them. Lukaku and Martinez made in behind runs, which eventually lead to their first goal of the night. Lukaku gave the ball on the plate to Lautaro who placed his header perfectly. 8 out of his 11 assists since he joined the club have been for Martinez. Milan had majority of the possession but Inter were too hot to handle on the counter, which leads to the 2nd goal. The Rossoneri could not keep up with the pace of Inter on transition. Conte started Perisic on the left flank to exploit the spaces left behind by Calabria and it turned out to be a great decision. The Croatian created the most chances (5) and provided two assists. Milan’s defense left many gaps at the back, which Lukaku exploited and scored the 3rd goal to put the game to bed.
Inter will now have to be consistent to keep their top spot and win the Scudetto.