Inter Milan dominates Napoli 3-0 to seize back the leading position in Serie A

Inter Milan defeated Napoli 3-0 in Serie A action.

Inter Milan Go On Top By Defeating Napoli 3 0
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Inter Milan put on a clinical display, seizing a 3-0 win against champions Napoli, reclaiming their top spot in Serie A. Despite Napoli’s resilience, Inter capitalized on key moments, with Hakan Calhanoglu, Nicolo Barella, and Marcus Thuram scoring crucial goals.

With 35 points in 14 matches, Inter leads Serie A, holding a two-point advantage over Juventus. Manager Simone Inzaghi acknowledged the challenge of playing in Naples, emphasizing their tactical preparation to limit Napoli’s attacking threats. However, he cautioned that it’s early in the season and there’s a long journey ahead.

Inter has excelled in away games, boasting the highest number of wins (six) and conceding the fewest goals (two) among top European leagues this season. The defeat is a setback for Napoli, trailing Inter by 11 points, now in fifth place alongside AS Roma.

Napoli began energetically, testing Inter’s goalkeeper Yann Sommer early on. Despite initial struggles, Inter found their rhythm, scoring just before halftime through Calhanoglu’s precise strike. Napoli’s second-half efforts were thwarted by Barella and Thuram’s goals, securing Inter’s victory.

Inzaghi praised his team’s performance, acknowledging the risks faced during the game but expressing satisfaction in the players’ efforts and individual contributions.

Serie A standing

Inter performance and stats

Inter

Manager: Simone Inzaghi
Rank 1st
Win 22
Draw 3
Loss 1
Goals 67-12
Diff 55
Rank 2nd
Win 3
Draw 3
Loss 0
Goals 8-5
Diff 3

Inter is currently 1st in the Serie A with 35 points.

In the last 14 games, it has won 11 times, drawn twice, and lost once. In its last match, Inter won 0-3 against Napoli.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 33 goals and conceding 7.​