Inter wins 3-2, the first knockout also for Napoli

by time news – Victory of strength and character, with chills in the final for Inter who beats Napoli 3-2 in comeback thanks to goals from Calhanoglu, Perisic and Lautaro, after Zielinski’s initial advantage (Mertens’ pearl in the final vain).

Handanovic is also miraculous in full recovery. First knockout in the league therefore also for Spalletti’s team, who arrived less than 24 hours after the first collected by Milan.

Partenopei and Rossoneri remain at the top of the standings at equal points, but now Inzaghi’s men are there at -4. Spectacular first half at San Siro, with the Nerazzurri starting better but being surprised on 17 ‘by the advantage of Zielinski, who cold Handanovic with a beautiful right-footed shot from the edge.

A few minutes pass and a hand ball by Koulibaly in the guest area, after a shot by Barella, is signaled to the referee by the Var. The Nerazzurri penalty kicks Calhanoglu, who displaces Ospina and scores 1-1.

Inter recovered morale and close to the interval overturns the result thanks to Perisic, very good at anticipating everyone on the corner of Calhanoglu himself, with Ospina rejecting but with the ball already inside. Fifteen minutes after the restart, the Nerazzurri’s trio also arrives on the Argentine Correa-Lautaro axis, with Tucu serving the 3-1 ball for Toro after a wild race.

Perfect diagonal and broken fast, with apologies to the fans for the error on a penalty in the derby. Napoli, however, did not give up and in the 78th minute reopened it with a pearl from the newly entered Mertens, who designed a beautiful right-footed shot that ended directly behind Handanovic.

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The hopes of the Neapolitans are rekindled, who press and in full recovery are twice one step away from equalization. First Handanovic on Mario Rui was decisive, then it was Mertens who failed a sensational chance by kicking high on the fly from a few steps.


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