Martinez ensures Inter Milan 4: 2

Inter Milan had the chance to overtake city rival AC Milan on Friday evening and to conquer the first place in the table until at least Sunday. Coach Simone Inzaghi put on three new ones after the 2-1 win against Hellas Verona: Correa, Dumfries and Calhanoglu ran for Dzeko, Darmian and Gagliardini from the start. Anyone who expected a significant victory of the favorite home side in the duel second against fourteen should be deceptive.

Pinamonti shocked Inter - Asllani

Inter did not really find on the way against the courageously acting FC Empoli for the time being. Instead, it was the guests who ran high and mostly kept the upper hand in the duels. And: Empoli struck early. Pinamonti executed by tackle to 1-0 (5th). The Tuscans almost added the second goal, but this time Pinamonti, who appeared as a template at Zurkowski's supposed hit, appeared one step in the offside - no goal (11th).

After the furious beginning of the guests, Inter increased the number of strokes. Above all, over the outside, the home side came into the dangerous rooms behind the last chain. Barella, who went to the ground to Parisi's tackle (23rd), delivered an initial excitement in the guest penalty. But rightly there was no penalty because the defender first played the ball before he hit the lively Italian. Instead, it came bit for Inter Double: Empoli met again on the opposite side. Asllani punished the airy defense after a long ball and overcame Handanovic to 2-0 (28th).

Martinez lets his class flash open

As a result, Inter moved more - and was rewarded. It was not a player player, but Empoli defender Romagnoli brought the Milan back into the game with an own goal (40th). Inter even equalized before the break. Martinez put the ball directly and unsustainably next to the right post (45.). Before the change of sides, Vicario secured the guests 2-2 break by defusing Perisics Volley (45.+3).

Doppelpacker Martinez brings Inter on the winning road

In the second round, the champions switched up another gear, with which Empoli had to struggle with a permanent season. Relief attacks became increasingly less common and the pressure greater. Therefore, there were several top -class players, but they remained unused (51st, 63rd, 64th) until Martinez brought the stadium to shake: the Argentinian was in the right place in a clarification attempt and pressed the ball into the stitches at the bottom left (64. ). After this furious phase, the goal was okay, since Empoli could hardly build on the performance from the first round.


After the 3-2, Inter took over the game and continued to take control. Nevertheless, there was still tension in the air in the final phase, since the hosts left some chances of the preliminary decision, Brozovic missed the largest (90.+2, 90.+3). In quasi with the final whistle, Joker Sanchez killed the victory for the home side and hit the empty goal (90.+4).

Thus, for the time being, it was enough for the master to take over the lead. Empoli acted at eye level in round one, but did not come back into the game after the 2: 3. Inter goes to the cup final with a tailwind next Wednesday against Juventus Turin (live! At Inter Milan). Empoli welcomes the US Salernitana on Saturday.


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