Napoli suffered their first defeat of the season as Inter bagged crucial points at home.
Inter defeated Napoli with a 3-2 result in their Serie A match on Sunday. The Nerazzurri won the five-goal thriller as they moved closer to the top of the table.
Inter ends Napoli’s unbeaten run in style!
Napoli started the game with a great tempo and got their first goal in the 17th minute. Piotr Zielinski opened the scoring for the Partenopei at Giuseppe Meazza. However, Napoli’s lead did not last long as Hakan Calhanoglu equalized the result by converting a penalty eight minutes later.
Inter continued to attack throughout the first half and got ahead just before half-time. Ivan Perisic converted Calhanoglu’s corner with a precise header to make it 2-1.
Napoli tried to mount a comeback in the second half. However, they conceded another goal through Lautaro Martinez just after the hour mark. Dries Mertens scored the second goal for Serie A leaders, but it was not enough for them to escape the defeat.
Inter are now only four points behind Napoli and Milan on top of the table. Napoli suffered their first victory of the season ahead of their Europa League match against Spartak Moscow on Wednesday. The Nerazzurri will face Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on the same night.
Inter: Handanovic (5); Skriniar (7), Ranocchia (6), Bastoni (6); Darmian (7), Barella (6), Brozovic (7), Calhanoglu (8), Perisic (9); Correa (8), Martinez (8).
Bench: Satriano (6), Dimarco (6), Gagliardini (7), Vidal (5), Dzeko (7).
Napoli: Ospina (6); Di Lorenzo (6), Rrahmani (6), Koulibaly, (7) Rui (6); Anguissa (7), Ruiz (5); Lozano (6), Zielinski (7), Insigne (6); Osimhen (6).
Bench: Elmas (6), Petegna (6), Mertens (7).
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