Inter 3-1 Napoli: Lukaku and Martinez put Inter at the top of Serie-A

Lukaku and Martinez celebrating Inter goal against Napoli
Lukaku and Martinez celebrating Inter goal against Napoli

Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Inter Milan beat Napoli 3-1 at San Paolo Stadium to return to the top of Serie A.

Juventus went to the top of the Serie A table earlier on Monday with a 4-0 win over Cagliari before Inter’s win put them back ahead.

Lukaku gave Inter the lead after a fine run from inside his own half and his powerful shot crossed the goal-line after hitting the post. He added a second with a volley from the top of the box, that went through goalkeeper Alex Meret’s legs.

Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik scored from Jose Callejon’s low cross, but Lautaro Martinez then grabbed Inter’s third.

Lukaku has scored 14 Serie A goals this season after his £74m deal, saw him moving from Old Trafford in August. Only Ciro Immobile of Lazio, has scored more league goals (19) in Italy in 2019-20 than the 26-year-old Belgian. Cristiano Ronaldo is third in the goalscoring charts on 13 after he grabbed his first Serie A hat-trick for Juventus in their simple home victory.

Both Inter and Juventus are with 45 points from 18 matches, six clear of third-placed Lazio (though Lazio played a match less), while Napoli, who have lost two of their three matches since they sacked Carlo Ancelotti in December, are eighth.