Inter accomplished a outstanding second-half turnaround with two objectives in three minutes to defeat Fiorentina 3-1 in Tuesday’s Serie A conflict.
Riccardo Sottil deservedly opened the scoring after great play down the left flank by Nicolas Gonzalez to edge Fiorentina right into a deserved lead on the Artemio Franchi.
Nevertheless, Matteo Darmian’s pushed strike restored parity after the interval and equalled a club-record 24-match scoring run in league video games, solely beforehand achieved manner again in 1949-50.
Edin Dzeko and Ivan Perisic then netted both aspect of Gonzalez’s useless two yellow playing cards within the house of a minute as defending champions Inter consolidated their place on the summit.
Samir Handanovic produced two early stops in a frantic opening 10 minutes, first to disclaim Dusan Vlahovic’s poked effort in direction of the top-right nook after which Cristiano Biraghi’s low drive.
Joseph Alfred Duncan blasted a speculative long-range try, which sailed narrowly over, earlier than Gonzalez created the opener by sliding throughout aim for Sottil to tap-in.
Hakan Calhanoglu’s free-kick virtually discovered the guests an equaliser in opposition to the run of play however Bartlomiej Dragowski parried away earlier than Inter thought that they had levelled by a Marco Benassi personal aim, solely to be denied by an offside within the build-up.
After the break, Vlahovic wasted a possibility to double Fiorentina’s lead and was made to pay for blazing over when Darmian arrowed into the bottom-left nook after a sensible offload from Nicolo Barella.
Inter inflicted one other blow by Dzeko, who climbed above Biraghi to go residence from Calhanoglu’s outswinging nook, earlier than Lautaro Martinez spurned an excellent likelihood as he dragged broad from Barella’s cutback.
Substitute Alexis Sanchez ought to have sealed the sport, however he may solely curl over earlier than Gonzalez acquired his marching orders for 2 bookable offences, each for dissent.
Perisic then accomplished the comeback as he tapped into an empty internet after being arrange by Roberto Gagliardini’s go throughout aim.
What does it imply? Inter prolong unbeaten run to high Serie A
Inter got here out a special aspect within the second half and produced a response worthy of their champions tag to take care of their unbeaten begin to the brand new time period.
Simone Inzaghi’s males sit a degree forward of Napoli in second after extending their unbeaten Serie A run to 9 video games in opposition to Fiorentina, although Maurizio Sarri’s aspect have a sport in hand.
In the meantime, the hosts occupy sixth on 9 factors as their dropping streak at residence in opposition to the Nerazzurri turns into 5.
Calhanoglu in management
Calhanoglu has scored 4 Serie A objectives in opposition to Fiorentina, his finest in opposition to a single opponent within the Italian top-flight, and he arrange Dzeko’s header to place Inter into the lead.
The Turkey midfielder dominated all through earlier than his removing, making 4 key passes — two greater than another participant on the pitch — and finishing over 90 per cent of his opposition-half passes.
Gonzalez blots copybook
Gonzalez grew to become the primary Viola participant since Alberto Aquilani in 2012 to be concerned in objectives in his first two residence league matches with Fiorentina when he assisted Sottil.
The winger produced a game-high three photographs on track and competed for probably the most duels amongst Fiorentina gamers (9) however he stained an astute efficiency with the useless sending off 12 minutes from time.
Inter host Atalanta on Saturday, whereas Fiorentina journey to Udinese the subsequent day.