Inter Milan 1-0 Verona: Martinez scores as Inzaghi's side win

Inter Milan 1-0 Verona: Lautaro Martinez scores early goal as Simone Inzaghi’s side secure victory to go level on points with third-placed Juventus

  • Lautaro Martinez scored the only goal as Inter Milan won 1-0 against Verona
  • Martinez, who now has nine league goals this season, scored after three minutes 
  • The victory sees Inter move level on points with Juventus, who are third 

Fourth-placed Inter Milan secured a 1-0 home win over strugglers Hellas Verona thanks to an early goal from striker Lautaro Martinez in a Serie A game with few chances on Saturday.

It took just three minutes for Martinez to open the scoring when he picked up the ball inside the box and fired it into the far left corner for his ninth league goal of the season.

Verona tried to put some pressure on Inter in the final minutes of the game as they desperately searched for an equaliser but they failed to create any clear chances.

The result left Inter level on 37 points with third-placed Juventus and 10 behind leaders Napoli after 18 games. Verona are second-bottom with nine points, six adrift of the safety zone.

Napoli thrashed visitors Juve 5-1 on Friday

Lautaro Martinez celebrates after his early goal put Inter Milan in the lead against Verona 

Martinez showed impressive composure to score his ninth Serie A goal for the season

The Inter players are jubilant after Martinez’s goal put them in the ascendancy versus Verona

The result sees Simone Inzaghi’s Inter go level on points with Juventus, who are in third place

Inter Milan’s Matteo Darmian challenges Isak Hien of Verona during the Serie A clash

MATCH FACTS 

Inter Milan: Onana, Skriniar, Acerbi, Bastoni, Darmian, Gagliardini, Calhanoglu (Asllani 69), Mkhitaryan (Barella 77), Dimarco (Gosens 77), Martinez, Dzeko (Correa 69)

Goal: Martinez 3 

Subs: Brazao, Zanotti, Carboni, Curatolo, Bellanova, De Vrij, D’Ambrosio, Cordaz, Dumfries 

Verona: Montipo, Dawidowicz (Magnani 66), Hien, Ceccherini, Depaoli, Ilic (Lasagna 66), Tameze (Veloso 65), Doig (Piccoli 80), Kallon (Sulemana 57), Lazovic, Duric

Subs: Bragantini, Coppola, Cabal, Gunter, Henry, Berardi, Terracciano, Perilli




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