Serie-A News: Sassuolo 1-2 Inter: Dzeko and Martinez second champions

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Inter comeback beat Sassuolo 2-1 thanks to goals from Edin Dzeko and Lautaro Martinez in the second half on Saturday at Mapei Stadium.

Domenico Berardi put his team ahead from the spot in the first half after Jeremie Boga was tripped by Milan Skriniar.

Dzeko, however, equalized with a header in the second half just one minute after entering the field, before winning the penalty converted by fellow striker Martinez and giving the Nerazzurri three points.

The result brings Inter to second place just one point behind Serie A leaders Napoli, which has one game less.

Nicola Barella fired a shot from the top right corner and Gregoire Defrel called Samir Handanovic into action in the first seven minutes.

To open the scoring is Sassuolo, who Boga is overwhelmed by Skriniar after cutting into the area from the left and Berardi sends the penalty with emphasis, slamming into the lower right corner behind Handanovic, who senses the way but fails to tap on it.

The two goalkeepers have to be careful after the half hour, with Andrea Consigli blocking Barella’s powerful half volley before Handanovic unbalances Berardi’s spectacular long-range shot.

Just before half-time, Stefan de Vrij’s terrible back pass was executed by Defrel, who went through the door before falling as Handanovic lunged between him and the ball, but no foul was given, much to the ire of the masters. home.

Inter drew in the 58th minute when Ivan Perisic’s superb cross from deep was headed by substitute Dzeko, who had an immediate impact from the bench.

Nineteen minutes later, Dzeko is again involved as he launches into a pass into the box and was thrown by Consigli, earning a penalty that Martinez coldly slipped into the bottom right corner.

The Bosnian striker had a couple of chances to add to his tally, but a goal was disallowed for offside after a VAR check and then shot just above.

What does it mean? Inter have set the goal record

Inter have scored two or more goals in 12 consecutive league games, surpassing their longest streak in the competition (11), recorded in 1943.

In this way, they maintain their unbeaten record to overtake their rivals Milan and put pressure on leaders Napoli who are about to stop for the national teams.

Dzeko proves to be a shrewd purchase

Dzeko is the first player to have scored at least six goals in Inter’s first seven Serie A matches in the club’s first season since Ronaldo in 1997/98.

The striker has been called up to fill the gap left by Romelu Lukaku, who left for Chelsea, and is proving to be an excellent signing.

Big game Berardi

The Sassuolo star Berardi continued his fantastic record against teams starting the day in the top three of the table, and now has eight goals and three assists in 11 of those games.

The winger scored 17 goals last season, when the neroverdi finished eighth – over a quarter of the team’s final total of 64 goals – and will have to be prolific again if his team is to build on a good campaign.

What’s next?

Inter are away against Lazio on October 16, while Sassuolo are away to Genoa.

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