Inter beat Cagliari 1-0 in the match valid for the 30th matchday of Serie A and takes another step towards the Scudetto. The leaders struggled and only broke through in the 77th minute with Darmian’s goal. The defender’s goal is worth 3 gold points, which allow the Nerazzurri to climb to 74 and maintain 11 points ahead of Milan. Cagliari remains at 22, in third from last position, and sees salvation move away: Turin, at 27, is 5 points away.


THE MATCH – The first chance of the match comes after 11 minutes. Eriksen takes aim centrally from the edge of the area and kicks around with his right: Vicario, on his Serie A debut, makes a feat and saves for a corner. At 18 ‘Sanchez’s goal but the offside is clear: Lukaku’s suggestion between the lines for the Chilean, who beats Vicario, then the linesman’s flag rises and the referee cancels.

At 24 ‘Sensi tries with a right-footed shot from the edge, off-center to the left and aiming for the far post, not much wide ball. At half an hour Sanchez recovers a ball and arrives at the shot from the edge with the right set aside on the left, Vicario blocks. Shortly after insistent action of the hosts. Enlightening pass on Eriksen’s right wing for Darmian behind the defense, then Lukaku kicks badly on the center right of the area and the Dane arrives again in tow for the shot that ends just wide. At 38 ‘you see Cagliari with a shot from distance from the former Nainggolan, Handanovic responds present by rejecting his right from 25 meters.

At the start of the recovery Inter still in attack, Sensi kicks from the edge of the secluded area on the right, aiming for the far post, Vicario flies and deflects diving. At 13 ‘the challenge between Eriksen and the rookie goalkeeper continues: another right-footed midfielder from the edge of the area, save and ball for a corner. Shortly after, Lukaku also tries from twenty meters but the shot is not too angled and the rossoblĂą goalkeeper blocks. At 24 ‘De Vrij’s crossbar, corner from the right, detachment in the center of the Dutch defender: Vicario is beaten but the upright saves him. Shortly after, Conte inserts Lautaro and Hakimi for Sanchez and Young.

At 32 ‘comes the match goal. Great play by both Lukaku and Hakimi. The Belgian unmarked the new entry on the right with a vertical touch, then a low cross in the area for Darmian who tightens in the area and puts in the net with the goal practically empty. Conte runs off the bench to join the group cheering of the players. In the final, Cagliari raises the center of gravity and also manages to create a scoring opportunity in the 42nd minute with a cross from Zappa for Joao Pedro’s header that just goes out at the bottom.

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