Genoa – Inter 3: 0
Conquered for Inter: Romulo Lukaku (34, 90), Alexis Sanchez (83)
Inter defeated Genoa 0: 3 away tonight (Saturday), rose to second place and reduced the gap from the leader, Juventus, to 4 points. However, it is difficult to see the Narazzi win the championship this season, with only two games left until the end, and they also know that Juventus’ victory tomorrow at home over Sampdoria will give the old lady a ninth consecutive championship.
Both teams came into the game with missing line-ups due to injuries and suspensions, and the one who started better was Genoa, but the Inter defense stopped it, and the Narazzi’s attacking power proved itself again. Lautro Martinez missed, but Romulo Lukaku with his 22nd league goal of the season raised Inter to 0-1 in the 34th minute, with a close-range strike after a left-footed cross from Cristiano Biragi. Genoa tried to go ahead and equalize, gambled on offense and failed – and paid the price.
7 minutes to the end, the Chilean Alexis Sanchez – who came in instead of Ottro – scored the 0: 2 as he continued from the edge of the 5th floor to the crossbar inside a wonderful ball that was raised to him from the right. In the time of injuries, Lukaku scored Inter’s third, and his second of the game (his 29th goal of the season in all competitions – a personal best), after a spectacular personal operation, and set the game’s result, 0: 3. Following the defeat, Genoa continues to be complicated at the bottom, with only 4 points above Lecha, and a game in excess.
Napoli beat Sesotho 0: 2, securing at least seventh place. In any case, Napoli will play next season in the Europa League, as the winner of the Italian Cup. It was a meeting between two coaches – Gennaro Gattuso and Roberto Di Cervi – who had previously quarreled in the third division, but the game will be remembered for the multiple involvement of the VAR system in refereeing decisions.
Napoli led 0-1 from an early goal by Al-Sayed Hissai in the eighth minute, and then Sesotho scored no less than four goals – but all were disallowed. Three after the VAR intervention, one by the judge. During injuries, Alan scored Napoli’s second, setting the score at 0-2. Pharma defeated Brescia, who have already gone down, 1: 2. Diane Kolosevsky scored the winning goal for Parma nine minutes from time.