An Edin Dzeko brace against Sassuolo kept Inter in touching distance of pace setters Napoli, as the Bosnia and Herzegovina was named Serie A Player of the Week for Matchday 9.
When Davide Frattesi equalised in the 60th minute at the Mapei Stadium on Saturday afternoon, it could have turned into another frustrating day for the Neroverdi, but the ex-Roma striker gave them a 2-1 win late on in Reggio Emilia.
While it was a vital three points for Simone Inzaghi’s team, Dzeko also celebrated some personal milestones during the match. When the former Manchester City striker drifted towards the back post and tamely volleyed home the opener after an Inter corner kick, it was his 100th strike in Serie A.
Vital contribution from Dzeko
The 36-year-old became the third oldest player to register a century of goals in the Italian league, behind former Nerazzurri attacker Goran Pandev and veteran striker Sergio Pellissier. When heading home a 75th-minute winner from a Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Dzeko then became the oldest scorer of two goals in a Serie A match for Inter.
It was probably of little surprise that the Bosnian reached the milestone against the Neroverdi, having scored more times against them than any other Italian team. With an impressive eight goals during his time on the peninsula.
Since arriving in Italy at AS Roma ahead of the 2015/16 season, only Lazio striker Ciro Immobile has scored more goals than the Inter striker. Reaffirming that they will remember him as one of the league’s most influential foreign imports in recent history.