Inzaghi hits another milestone as Inter moves closer to Scudetto


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Inter Milan is inching closer to winning the Italian Scudetto as they defeated Genoa 2-1 at Guiseppe Meaza Stadium on Monday night, coinciding with Simone Inzaghi’s 300 Serie A games as a manager.
The former Lazio manager reached the milestone with goals from Kristjan Aslani and Alexis Sanchez.
With this win, the Neraazurri have gone 15 points clear at the top of the table to continue their hundred percent run this year, as they have yet to drop a single point, having played 12 so far.
Inter had mauled Atalanta 4-0 in a midweek rescheduled 4-0 tie, and they had extra motivation as Juventus lost to Napoli last night.
The Grifone went into the match with just a defeat in their last 11 Serie A matches, having held Inter to a 1-1 draw in December.
The visitors got a huge opportunity to open goals in 25 minutes, as Yann Sommer pushed away the Mateo Retegui header, and Albert Gudmundsson got it all wrong on the rebound from three yards.
Inter then went ahead when Kristjan Asllani sprung the offside trap on a smart Alexis Sanchez through ball and fired into the roof of the net from a tricky angle.
Barella, who has scored just two goals this season, ran into the box and managed to get the shot away onto the side-netting but was then wiped out by Morten Frendrup’s sliding tackle after initially shot.
Although VAR showed that it was Barella who put his leg on the defender, the referee opted for a penalty and confirmed his decision even after evaluating the move from various angles on the VAR monitor, considering the tackle to be decisive in ruining Barella’s finish and not spotting Frendrup’s touch on the ball. Alexis Sanchez was given the penalty duties by the skipper Lautaro Martinez and converted for his first Serie A goal in two years.
Martinez appealed for another spot-kick appeal when his first strike hit Mattia Bani from point-blank range, but it seemed to hit his chest and not the arm.
Mkhitaryan had an opportunity to net the third after being sent clear on goal, but Johan Vasquez made the decisive sliding block, then after the restart, blasted straight at Josep Martinez.
Inter continued from where they stopped in the first half as Lautaro’s curler was off target after a sensational aerial take on the Alexis Sanchez cross.
Genoa eventually returned to the game by reducing the deficit to one goal.
Aaron Martin headed the ball from the Stefano Sabelli cross, and it was only cleared to the edge of the area for a marvelous left-foot Johan Vasquez volley into the far bottom corner.
Written by Oladipupo Mojeed

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