Serie A: Inter Milan beat rivals AC Milan to increase four-point lead at high of standings

Inter opened up a four-point lead over second-place opponents as Antonio Conte’s facet goal for a primary league title since their unprecedented treble below Jose Mourinho in 2010.

Romelu Lukaku of Inter Milan celebrates his facet’s 3-0 victory over AC Milan on Sunday. AP Photograph

Milan: Inter Milan beat metropolis rivals AC Milan 3-0 to increase their Serie A lead on Sunday as Lautaro Martinez scored a brace with Romelu Lukaku additionally on course.

Inter opened a four-point lead over their second-place opponents as Antonio Conte’s facet goal for a primary league title since their unprecedented treble below Jose Mourinho in 2010.

Lukaku was in high type, with the Belgian enjoying a task in Martinez’s two targets 5 and 57 minutes away earlier than scoring his seventeenth league objective this season to climb to the highest of the Serie A scorers desk.

Milan, chasing a primary Scudetto since 2011, suffered back-to-back Serie A defeats this season, with their title push taking one other blow with a fourth loss in eight league appearances.

The match was performed behind closed doorways on the San Siro as a result of coronavirus pandemic, however that did not cease 1000’s of supporters from gathering outdoors the stadium for the final Milan derby of the season.

It was the third derby of the season, with Milan profitable the league’s first 2-1.

Inter gained a spirited Italian Cup quarter-final with the identical rating, a recreation overshadowed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Lukaku going through off and exchanging insults, with the Swede subsequently despatched off.

Followers waited for the group buses to reach, waving flags and singing, dispersing as soon as the groups entered the stadium.

The match was additionally preceded by a minute of silence and applause for former Inter defender Mauro Bellugi, who died on the age of 71 on Saturday, months after having each legs amputated due to coronavirus .

Inter have been brisker after being knocked out early from European motion, with Milan popping out of a 2-2 midweek Europa League draw at Pink Star Belgrade.

And Conte’s facet got here out firing with Lukaku feeding the best flank.

Milan defender Simon Kjaer blocked his preliminary cross however the ball got here again to the Belgian for an ideal supply for Martinez to nod at house.

Ibrahimovic threatened with a kick together with his again heel after 1 / 4 of an hour following a scramble within the field, however Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic prevented him.

Milan Skriniar took the lead earlier than the break on a Christian Eriksen free kick.

Gianluigi Donnarumma put his hand on the ball to disclaim Ivan Perisic, Handanovic making a double save from Ibrahimovic after the break.

However Martinez broke by means of once more, finishing a Perisic strikeout from the sideline in a transfer began by Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi.

Donnarumma turned Lukaku down minutes later, however the former Manchester United striker then barged in to attain the third, turning into the primary participant to attain in 4 consecutive Milan derbies since Benito Lorenzi in 1950.

Milan will journey to Roma subsequent weekend, with the capital third earlier than enjoying Benevento in a while Sunday.

Juventus, defending champions, fifth, 11 factors behind Inter, will catch up at house in opposition to the standard Crotone on Monday.

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