Giuseppe Meazza stadium in San Siro
Referee: Simone Sozza from Seregno
In the 2nd minute Lukaku headed Dezko in the area, the Bosnian forward was stopped by the Neapolitan defenders. In the 4th minute Dimarco’s shot goes wide. In the 13th minute Di Lorenzo went on the right wing and crossed towards the center of the Inter area, the shot was deflected for a corner kick.
On the 26th minute Dimarco’s shot went just wide. In the 27th minute Dzeko was booked for an imprudent game foul. On the 30th occasion for Zielinski, his shot goes wide. In the 41st minute, Lukaku’s shot went over the crossbar. In the 45th minute, Di Lorenzo’s shot wasn’t accurate and went wide. At 46′ the first half whistle.
Very physical first half from both teams, slight supremacy from Inter, who had the clearest chances to take the lead.
On the 52nd occasion for Napoli with Osimhen, which he is unable to kick on goal after being stopped by an opponent. In the 56th minute Inter scored with Dezko from a header after receiving a splendid cross from Dimarco. In the 61st minute Kvaratskhelia tries, who after missing some opponents, shoots on goal but his shot goes on the outside of the net. In the 64th minute Lukaku comes out and the new world champion Lautaro Martinez enters.
In the 84th minute Barella was booked for anti-sporting behaviour. In the 85th minute Di Lorenzo was booked for having interrupted a clear attacking action. In the 87th minute Dumfries was booked for interrupting a clear attacking action. In the 88th minute Kim was booked for having interrupted a clear attacking action. On the 90th occasion for Raspadori, his shot was blocked by Onana. In the 94th minute the referee Sozza whistled.
Inter beat Napoli 1-0 and got back on track towards the very first positions in the standings. From the outset, Inzaghi’s team appeared determined to bring home the full result and, driven by a Barella on a big day, imposed his game. Napoli didn’t give up, but they weren’t as brilliant as they were in the last few games before the break. In fact, he failed to put his forwards in the best conditions to try to recover the disadvantage resulting from Dezko’s goal. Excellent match by referee Sozza.
Following this result, AC Milan and Juventus, victorious away from home, recovered three points from the leaders. Now the ranking sees in the lead: Napoli 41; Milan 36; Juventus 34; Inter 33