Inter Milan picked up a comprehensive 3-1 win over Roma to continue their red hot form in Serie A this season, which helped them clinch the title days ago. The Nerazzurri started the game on the front foot after goals from Marcelo Brozovic and Mattias Vecino. Henrikh Mkhitaryan brought Roma back into the game with a much-needed goal, and they showed more intentions for the larger parts in the second half – Edin Dzeko hitting the crossbar and Cristante sending his header wide off the post – before Romelu Lukaku’s goal killed off the visitor’s hopes.
Inter’s impressive Serie A and home record
Besides winning the Scudetto, Antonio Conte’s men have been undefeated in the league at their fortress for the last 15 games. They have also extended their unbeaten league run to 20 games after tonight’s win against Roma.
Second-string Inter were enough to take care of Roma
Conte went with possibly his weaker playing 11, which contained Danilo D’Ambrosio, Andrea Ranochhia, goalkeeper Andrei Radu, Vecino and Darmian and yet the Italian gaffer saw off Giallorossi comfortably. A second-string Inter side can be competent enough against the top teams.
Wingbacks Darmian and Hakimi enjoyed a brilliant game
We all know how much emphasis will be on the wing-backs for Conte’s Inter, and while Achraf Hakimi has been a revelation in Serie A this season, his understudy Matteo Darmian is also equally good with the limited chances. Tonight saw both the players register an assist each. Darmian, 31, has racked up 3 goals and 4 assists in Serie A this season, while Hakimi has contributed to 15 goals.
Another normal day at the office for Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku has been in surreal form for Inter this season, and today against Roma, he made sure that he won’t be staying calm. While setting up Vecino’s strike after protecting the ball beautifully from Barella’s long pass, Lukaku went on to score the winning goal. The Belgian has the most goal contributions in Serie A this season than any other players with 22 goals and 11 assists.