Inter Milan’s commendable unbeaten streak in the Serie A this season was halted by an invigorated Sassuolo, who managed a stunning 2-1 turnaround.
Starting positively, Inter took the lead with Denzel Dumfries’ first-half strike. However, a rejuvenated Sassuolo, riding the momentum of their recent 4-2 triumph over Juventus, retaliated with goals from Nedim Bajrami and Domenico Berardi. This remarkable comeback secured them the three points and concluded Inter’s impressive unbeaten run.
Yet, Inter’s position at the pinnacle of the Serie A table remains intact with 15 points.
While Interfaced with a hiccup, their city rivals, AC Milan, achieved a 3-1 victory against Cagliari. The match witnessed a surprising twist as Zito Luvumbo put Cagliari in the lead. However, a resilient Milan returned with strikes from Noah Okafor, Fikayo Tomori, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Elsewhere, Napoli demonstrated their classic prowess, trouncing Udinese 4-1. Victor Osimhen, amidst various controversies, shined with a goal, and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia also contributed to the scoreline. This victory elevated Napoli to fifth place with 11 points.
Lazio found solace with a 2-0 home triumph against Torino, credits to Matias Vecino and Mattia Zaccagni, which positioned them 11th in the standings.
Coaches Reflect and Upcoming Matches
Simone Inzaghi, Inter Milan’s strategist, recognized Sassuolo’s challenge, emphasizing the need for consistent focus. Contrarily, Stefano Pioli, the AC Milan gaffer, while revelling in his 200th Serie A managerial win, did point out a few chinks in their armour.
With the Serie A narrative progressing, the top-tier clashes foretell thrilling encounters in the upcoming weeks. Inter Milan is set to play Salernitana next, and then, a Champions League face-off with Benfica awaits them on October 3rd.
In another noteworthy mention, following their 7-0 thrashing by Roma, Empoli, under a new managerial helm, clinched their inaugural win of the season, 1-0 against Salernitana, with Tommaso Baldanzi netting the decisive goal.