Inter Milan thrash Napoli and claim a decisive 3-0 victory against the defending champions, regaining the top spot in Serie A with 35 points after 14 matches. The Nerazzurri did not have control from the start as Napoli created several chances in the early minutes. However, Inter grew into the game and managed to score before halftime.
Inter’s lethal efficiency in front of goal takes them ahead of second-placed Juventus by two points. Firmly establishing their position at top. Meanwhile, Napoli’s setback, trailing Inter by 11 points, dealt a blow to their title aspirations, placing them in fifth position alongside AS Roma with 24 points.
The game began with Napoli’s vigor as Eljif Elmas initiated a powerful shot, testing Inter goalkeeper Yann Sommer. Despite initial struggles in finding cohesion, Inter’s players, wearing their orange third kit, overcame challenges. Napoli were looking to target the flanks, but Dimarco and Dumfries managed to stop their pursuit.
Inter thrash Napoli 3-0 to reclaim the top spot
Around the half-hour mark, Napoli’s Matteo Politano attempted a long-range shot, striking the crossbar and highlighting their persistent attacking intent. However, Inter defied the run of play just before halftime when Calhanoglu’s precise low shot from outside the box found the net. This gave them a one-goal lead going into the half time.
The second half witnessed Napoli’s continued offensive push, with Khvicha Kvaratskhelia’s angled shot narrowly missing the target. Napoli’s momentum was disrupted in the 61st minute when Barella skillfully navigated past defenders, before firing it home to double the lead.
Marcus Thuram sealed the victory in the 85th minute, capitalizing on Juan Cuadrado’s precise cross. His shot gave Meret no chance. Inter’s clinical finishing, combined with defensive resilience, showcased their determination to dominate Serie A. This result not only increases Inter’s lead at the top but also makes it tough for Napoli in their pursuit of defending the title.