NAPLES – Serie A, postponement of the 18th day of the Italian football championship. Napoli-Inter 1-3, goals: Romelu Lukaku at 14 'and 33', Milik at 37 'and Lautaro Martinez at 62'.
Inter show at San Paolo. The team coached by Antonio Conte won three to one, exploiting in Naples, exploiting every mistake of the Campania rearguard with cynicism. The main protagonist of the meeting was the former Manchester United center forward Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian unlocked the game with an impressive coast to coast after a wrong pass back by the bells. Then he doubled, always on the counterattack, with a very powerful left that entered the net after a sensational duck by Meret.
Napoli returned momentarily to the game with Milik's goal net after a cross from Callejon's right but in the second half the nerazzurri definitively closed the match thanks to a Lautaro Martinez network propitiated by an awkward intervention by Manolas. Thanks to this success, Inter tied Juve to the top of the Serie A standings and moved to six more on Lazio third. Napoli, on the other hand, remains very far from both the Champions and the Europa League areas.
Napoli-Inter 1-3, the Lukaku show is worth joining Juventus.
Napoli challenge Inter with Meret; Hysaj, Manolas, Di Lorenzo, Mario Rui; Allan, Fabian Ruiz, Zielinski; Callejon, Milik and Insigne. Gattuso has decided to focus on the offensive trident made up of Insigne and Callejon on the sides of Arek Milik .
Inter responded to Campania with Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Candreva, Gagliardini, Brozovic, Vecino, Biraghi; L. Martinez and R. Lukaku. Antonio Conte has decided not to experiment after the victories of Lazio and Juventus.
At 7 ', Napoli wasted a great scoring opportunity with Lorenzo Insigne. Milik put him in front of Handanovic but the striker from Campania blocked the ball badly giving it to the Slovenian extreme defender. At 10 ', Insigne wasted a counterattack kicking badly with his right.
Inter took the lead in the 14th minute with Lukaku. The Belgian center forward started from midfield, after a wrong back pass by the team coached by Rino Gattuso, he arrived at speed to the limit of the penalty area of Naples and beat Meret with a left foot at the first post that touched the post and then he slipped into the bottom of the bag.
Doubling of Inter on the counterattack at 33 '. Lukaku ended his restart with a powerful left that went into the bottom of the bag after a sensational duck by Meret. Lukaku's left foot was very powerful but central, the ball passed under Meret's legs and then entered the net.
Napoli returned to the game on 37 'with Milik. The Polish center forward scored an empty net on a cross from the right by José Maria Callejon. For Milik, it's the seventh goal in just nine league games. The first half ended on the result of two to one for Inter.
Inter's third goal at 62 '. Cross by Vecino, clumsy intervention by Manolas who leaves the ball there and tap-in from two steps of Lautaro Martinez. At 74 ', Lorenzo Insigne hit the crossbar directly on a free kick. It's over, Inter won 3-1 in Naples and hooked Juve in command of the standings.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano