STADIO GIUSEPPE MEAZZA (Milan) – Inter managed to win back-to-back Serie A matches for only the second time this season, as they secured a 2-0 win over Salernitana on Sunday afternoon. The win allowed the Nerazzurri to move to just one point behind 6th-placed AS Roma, who have a game in hand to be played on Monday.
Lautaro Martinez and Nicolò Barella scored either side of the halftime break in a game that saw Inter dominate their opponents from beginning to end, with the Granata being left little room to pose threat to André Onana‘s goal.
A dominant Inter side too much for Salernitana
The Nerazzurri immediately took control of the game and aimed at opening spaces in Salernitana’s defensive wall by patiently moving the ball, but Martinez took matters into his own hands as he hit a venomous shot from the edge of the box that bounced in front of Luigi Sepe and gave the hosts a deserved lead.
While the Granata did try to sting Onana’s gloves on a couple of occasions, they just proved timid attempts in a succession of clear chances for the hosts.
It was Barella who widened the gap between the two sides after the break, as he masterfully took down Hakan Calhanoglu‘s long ball, before moving inside to elude a Salernitana defender and clinically hitting a low drive in at the near post.
At that point, with Davide Nicola‘s outfit lacking both the means and the conviction to fight back, Inter simply needed to manage their comfortable advantage, as Simone Inzaghi watched his side register their third Serie A clean sheet in 10 matches.
Inter are now on a run of four games unbeaten as they got a win and a draw against Barcelona in the Champions League either side of a 2-1 win over Sassuolo in Serie A.