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Lukaku with two goals in a routine victory for Inter

Lukaku with two goals in a routine victory for Inter

Inter reached a convincing 4-0 victory at home to Benevento without much effort. The Nerazzurri took the lead in the seventh minute after an own goal by Improta. They did not shine in the first half, but were much more effective after the break. Lautaro Martinez made it 2-0 in the 57th minute, and then Romelu Lukaku scored twice. With this success, the team of Antonio Conte, who was not on the bench due to a penalty, reduced the distance to the leader Milan to two points. For rookie Benevento, the loss is the fourth in the last six games, but the team of Filippo Inzaghi is currently in a good position in 11th place.

The Nerazzurri took the initiative from the beginning. The guests looked well organized, but cracked in a static position in the seventh minute. After an excellent cross by Eriksen from a foul, Improta deflected the ball into his own net and Inter took the lead early. In one of the rare attacks of Benevento Lapadula there were claims for a penalty after he was pushed by Ranokia, but the referee was close and ruled that there was no violation. Seconds later, Lautaro Martinez was tripped on the edge of the penalty area, but nothing dangerous came out of the foul. Conte`s team had a serious advantage, but without creating situations, and the pace was not very high. Yesterday, Conte said that Eriksen should give more than committing fouls, but today it was after the static situations performed by the Dane, came the only dangers at the door of Benevento. Towards the end of the half, the Nerazzurri raised the level. At first, Erickson found Hakimi perfectly, but he failed to shoot a header or find Lukaku, who was in a good position. Seconds later, Lautaro Martinez received the ball in the penalty area, but shot past the door.

After the break, Inter was more effective in attack and decided the match without much effort. The guests simply did not create enough problems for the opponent. In the 57th minute after a ricochet the ball ended up in Lautaro Martinez. The Argentine surprised the goalkeeper with a quick shot in the nearHakimi`s goal was canceled due to an ambush, but ten minutes after the second goal Benevento complicated the situation on his own. Goalkeeper Lorenzo Montipo decided to pass, but quite inaccurate. The ball reached Lautaro, who failed to control it, but it went to Lukaku, for whom it was no problem to send it into the net. The Belgian did not stop there and increased his goal score. In the 78th minute, Alexis Sanchez, who came in as a reserve, found him beautifully in the penalty area. Lukaku mastered and with a precise shot made the score 4:0. For him it was the 14th goal in Serie A this season and he came in second place in the goal scorers, ahead of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and one goal behind Cristiano Ronaldo.


1:0-Improta (7-aut)

2:0-Lautaro Martinez (57)

3:0-Lukaku (67)

4:0-Lukaku (78)

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Lukaku with two goals in a routine victory for Inter

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