Napoli’s impressive run of 19 unbeaten matches in Serie A has come to an end. Inter did at home what no other team has managed to do this season: snatch three points against
The leader in Italy. Romelu Lukaku’s performance was also encouraging.
It was since October 29, 2022 that Lukaku played a match with Inter.
It was April 2022 since Napoli lost in Serie A.
In addition to Dzeko at forward, Lukaku was allowed to try and do something about that second. It wasn’t a star role, but Lukaku’s performance was upbeat.
Before the break he would have had an assist, a first pass and a goal to his name.
Possible, because Inter and Napoli went to rest with a score of 0-0. Dimarco, Darmian and Lukaku missed chances.
The goal comes after the end of the first half
Romelu Lukaku looked fired up, but struggled with a tough Inter game. Napoli usually had the ball in a bitter game at times, but the visitors didn’t have any chances.
Inter took the lead 11 minutes into the second half.
Dimarco used the space with a counter shot. His cross came close to perfection and Dzeko rarely misses such sweet things: he headed from close range (see video).
Lukaku was allowed to celebrate, but soon after that the clock passed. This was the signal to pull the Belgian aside. Lautaro Martinez
was his replacement. The final attack of Napoli began too late.
Inter narrows the lead against Napoli to eight points.
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