Thanks to a brace from Argentine striker Joaquín Correa, Inter Milan defeated Udinese 2-0 at home on the eleventh round of Serie A, consolidating in third place in the table.
The Interistas are now five points ahead of their immediate pursuer, Roma, and are provisionally placed four points behind the leading duo, Naples and AC Milan, who play their respective games this Sunday against Salernitana and AS Roma.
Faced with Udinese well grouped behind for an hour, Simone Inzaghi’s men showed patience before hitting 14th in the table, a rocky team that came after four consecutive draws.
It was Correa who was finally able to make the difference: first he entered the area from the left side to execute the visiting goalkeeper from the penalty area (60) with a powerful right hand.
Seven minutes later, Correa scored the perfect double back pass from the Dutch side Denzel Dumfries, with a shot that slipped just under the crossbar (68).
Udinese tried to react when they were seen from behind, but the goal of the Spanish Gerard Deulofeu (82) was annulled for offside. Udinese added their eighth consecutive date without winning. AFP. (HN)