Inter crush Roma in highly-anticipated Serie A game

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Rome, Dec 5 (IANS) The highly-anticipated Serie A fixture between Inter Milan and Roma turned out to be one-sided, as the Nerazzurri won 3-0 away with Hakan Calhanoglu also scoring, hammering the capital team led by Inter’s former coach Jose Mourinho.

Inter entered the Stadio Olimpico with four Serie A victories in a row, and it ran riots in Saturday’s match as it sealed the win by half-time.

The defending champions went ahead in the 14th minute in spectacular style, as Calhanoglu’s in-swinging corner nutmegged goalkeeper Rui Patricio and went into the net.

The away side doubled the lead minutes later, Calhanoglu was involved again as the Turk squared for Edin Dzeko to score against his old club, Xinhua reports. Denzel Dumfries put the icing on Inter’s cake in the 39th minute when Alessandro Bastoni floated in a cross from the left, the Dutchman outpaced Matias Vina for a diving header.

AC Milan also got the job done in the first-half, as a pair of strikes from Franck Kessie and Alexis Saelemaekers surged it to dominate Salernitana 2-0 at San Siro.

The win, coupled with Napoli’s 3-2 home defeat to Atalanta, sent AC Milan to the top of the table with 38 point, while Inter Milan also catapulted themselves into second. Napoli dropped to third.

–IANS

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