Inter secured their fifth consecutive win in all competitions with a 2-0 victory over AS Roma in Serie A on Saturday. Midfielder Federico Dimarco and striker Romelu Lukaku were both on target. Inter coach Simone Inzaghi credits the team’s recent return to winning ways to having a fit squad.
Inzaghi said, “Now I have the opportunity to rotate in midfield and in attack, which I couldn’t do before.”
Inter climbed back to fourth in the table on 63 points, two ahead of AC Milan, who secured a 2-0 home win over Lazio earlier on Saturday. Inzaghi rested Lautaro Martinez and Edin Dzeko from the starting line-up ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League semifinal first leg against AC Milan.
Strikers Joaquin Correa and Lukaku returned up front in their place. Both teams started cautiously, but the game sprung to life in the second half when Inter’s Dimarco scored from close range after a pass by Denzel Dumfries.
Roma’s defense needed to change their approach after the break, but their attempts were not enough to surprise goalkeeper Andre Onana. Inter’s first goal came from Federico Dimarco after a great through pass from Brozovic to Dumfries that started the attack. The Dutch international crossed a spectacularly driven “coast-to-coast” ball that found Dimarco at the far post. An error by Roma’s defense gifted the ball to Inter substitute Lautaro Martinez, who slipped it to Lukaku, and the Belgium striker sealed the win with a low strike from the edge of the box.