Advertisement
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Serie A: Inter Milan Extend Unbeaten Start With 3-1 Victory At Fiorentina

Inter Milan have won four out of five matches they have played in Serie A scoring 18 goals so far. They also have highest number of different scorers - 11.

Serie A: Inter Milan Extend Unbeaten Start With 3-1 Victory At Fiorentina
Inter Milan's Matteo Darmian celebrates after scoring against Fiorentina in Serie A in Florence. | AP
Serie A: Inter Milan Extend Unbeaten Start With 3-1 Victory At Fiorentina
outlookindia.com
2021-09-22T12:25:30+05:30

Inter Milan’s attack might be better off without Romelu Lukaku. The Nerazzurri are spreading the scoring around more and playing as a more cohesive unit since Lukaku left for European champion Chelsea. (More Football News)

Three days after a 6-1 rout of Bologna, Inter recovered from a goal down for a 3-1 away win on Tuesday over a Fiorentina side that had won three straight. Matteo Darmian, Edin Džeko and Ivan Perisic scored for Inter after Riccardo Sottil's opener for Fiorentina as the Serie A champion extended its unbeaten start with a fourth win in five matches.

The victory moved Inter one point above perfect Napoli atop the Italian league table, with Napoli to visit Sampdoria on Thursday.

With 18 goals in five matches, Inter has the most productive attack in the league and also the highest number of different scorers (11) — virtually erasing worries about replacing the 24 league goals that Lukaku scored last season.

“We've had a great start to the season but I think we can still improve,” said new Inter coach Simone Inzaghi, who was hired when Antonio Conte stepped down days after leading the Nerazzurri to their first Serie A title in 11 years.

“We lost three key players this summer in Lukaku, (Achraf) Hakimi and (Christian) Eriksen but we're coming together,” Inzaghi added. Inter’s third goal came after Fiorentina forward Nicolás González was shown two yellow cards in succession for protests.

ATALANTA GAINING RHYTHM

Considering its high-powered attack of the last few seasons, Atalanta is still working its way into form. The Bergamo squad beat visiting Sassuolo 2-1 with first-half goals from Robin Gosens and Davide Zappacosta. Domenico Berardi pulled one back for Sassuolo after the break.

Atalanta moved into fourth, three points behind Inter.

SCOTTISH GOAL

Aaron Hickey became the first Scottish player to score in Serie A since Graeme Souness in 1986 with the opening goal for Bologna in a 2-2 draw against Genoa. The other Scots to score in the Italian league were Joe Jordan and Denis Law.

Genoa twice came back from a goal down, with Domenico Criscito's 89th-minute penalty serving as the final equalizer. Hickey, a 19-year-old left-back, scored with a long, low shot through traffic following a rebound.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement