Inter’s victory over Torino certainly wasn’t an easy one, but the Nerazzurri were able to strike at the right moments to come away with another highly sought-after three points. Cool heads, precision and a desire to fight were all required, with Antonio Conte’s men extending their winning run in the league to eight games.
Thanks to their triumph in Turin, Inter were able to consolidate their first-place position in Serie A (65 points) and now sit nine points ahead of AC Milan.
So far this season, the Nerazzurri’s record in the league reads as follows: 20 wins, five draws and two defeats. Conte’s side have scored 65 (the best attack) and conceded 26 (the second-best defence).
THE SERIE A STANDINGS (click here for the complete table)
Inter 65; Milan 56; Juventus* 55; Atalanta 52; Napoli 50*; Roma 50; Lazio 46*; Sassuolo 39*; Verona 38; Udinese 33; Sampdoria 32; Bologna 31; Fiorentina 29; Genoa 28; Spezia 26; Benevento 26; Cagliari 22; Torino 20**; Parma 19; Crotone 15.
Two Nerazzurri players are in the Top 5 of the current Serie A goalscoring charts. Against Torino, Romulu Lukaku found the net for the 19th time in 26 league appearances. The only player that has scored on more occasions is Cristiano Ronaldo, who has 23 goals to his name. Completing the podium is Muriel, with Lautaro Martinez, Immobile and Ibrahimovic following behind on 14. The Lukaku-Lautaro strikeforce has been the most prolific in Serie A this campaign (33 goals – 19+14).
Ronaldo 23 (five penalties)
Lukaku 19 (five penalties)
Muriel 16 (one penalty)
Ibrahimovic 14 (three penalties)
Immobile 14 (three penalties)
INTER'S GOALSCORERS THIS SEASON
Inter have had 14 different goalscorers this season. Lukaku is currently topping the Nerazzurri charts with 25 goals in all competitions (+ seven assists), followed by Lautaro with 16 (+ nine assists) and Hakimi with six (+ six assists). Following his brace against Parma, Alexis has bagged five. Perisic, Barella, Skriniar and D'Ambrosio have netted three, while Vidal, Gagliardini and Darmian sit on two. Brozovic, Eriksen and de Vrij have all found the net on one occasion.
CALENDAR: THE NERAZZURRI'S UPCOMING FIXTURES
Inter will next take to the pitch at 20:45 CET on Saturday 20 March, when they’ll play Sassuolo at San Siro. It’ll then be time for the international break, after which the Nerazzurri will return to action away to Bologna on Saturday 3 April.
INTER vs. Sassuolo - Saturday 20 March 2021, 20:45 CET
Bologna vs. INTER – Saturday 3 April 2021, 20:45 CEST
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