Internazionale notched a sixth consecutive victory on Friday to stretch their lead at the top of the standings to four points. So, in last night’s Serie A football news, Inter thrashed bottom side Salernitana 0-5 away, at Arechi Stadium.
The champions are on an unstoppable run of league form, winning their last five games without conceding a goal. They have also now gone ten matches without a single defeat.
Inter are thus enjoying a four-point lead at the top with 43 points. They are four points clear of AC Milan, in second place on the table, who play Napoli on Sunday evening.
Ivan Perisic headed in the opening goal before Denzel Dumfries smashed in a second goal before the break even started.
These two goals marked the first time in Inter’s history that they have reached 100 Serie A goals.
Plus, with three goals in the second half, Inter extended their record number of goals in a single calendar year. Alexis Sanchez fired in a third before substitutes Lautaro Martinez and Roberto Gagliardini completed the rout.
Inter have thus left their hosts from Friday night at the very bottom of the table with just eight points.
Serie A Football News – Inter Thrashed Bottom Side Salernitana 0-5 Away
The mood for the home fans at the Stadio Arechi was in sharp contrast to their visitors. Fans hung banners of protest after uncertainty over the club’s ownership situation implied that Serie A could expel them mid-season.
And then, as the match played out, events on the pitch gave the Salernitana home crowd little to cheer, either.
Perisic headed home from a corner and Dumfries cannoned a shot off the underside of the bar and in. Goal-line technology confirmed that the ball had crossed the line before it bounced back out and Perisic’s opener thus stood.
After this initial 0-1 away lead, Inter’s pressure was relentless but they missed several good chances to add more goals.
The finest goal of the night was Inter Milan’s third as they started a counter-attack from their own box’s edge. Sanchez eventually dispatched the ball from this play into the bottom corner after a slick series of passes.
Martinez and Gagliardini both benefited from the ball breaking to them in the area for their finishes. Thus, both scored one goal each for Inter inside the final 15 minutes as Inzaghi’s side showed their persisting side.