Lautaro Martinez scores fantastic solo goal to seal victory for Inter Milan over Napoli as Antonio Conte’s side rise to second with one Serie A game left
- Inter Milan secured a 2-0 victory over Napoli in Serie A on Tuesday evening
- Danilo D’Ambrosio opened the scoring for the hosts at San Siro in 11th minute
- Lautaro Martinez then wrapped up the three points with a fantastic solo goal
- The victory has moved Inter up to second above Atalanta with one game left
Lautaro Martinez once again proved why he is a man in huge demand after sealing Inter Milan’s 2-0 victory over Napoli thanks to a superb solo goal at the San Siro
Antonio Conte’s side have moved up to second in Serie A with just one match remaining thanks to goals in either half from Danilo D’Ambrosio and Martinez.
But it was the latter’s strike in the 74th minute that stole the headlines as Inter kept their third consecutive clean sheet in Serie A.
Lautaro Martinez sealed Inter Milan’s victory over Napoli with a fine solo goal on Tuesday
Martinez drove at goal from just inside Napoli’s half before firing home into the bottom corner
After picking up the ball just inside Napoli’s half, Martinez – who has attracted heavy interest from Spanish giants Barcelona – turned and drove towards goal as Napoli’s players backtracked.
And after finding himself in plenty of space, the Argentine curled the ball home into the bottom right corner from outside the penalty area.
Inter – who are also still in the Europa League – had taken a deserved lead in the 11th minute thanks to D’Ambrosio after they started the game on the front foot.
D’Ambrosio had tucked home cleverly with his left foot first-time after receiving the ball in the middle of the penalty box.
Danilo D’Ambrosio gave Inter a deserved lead in just the 11th minute at the San Siro
D’Ambrosio tucks home to give Inter the perfect start in their penultimate league match
The victory puts Inter into second – just a point above Atalanta with one match to spare in Serie A.
And the two teams in fact meet on the final day of the Serie A season on August 1 to battle it out for second spot.
And speaking following Inter’s victory on Tuesday evening, Conte admitted he is relishing the Atalanta clash.
Conte told Sky Sport Italia: ‘Atalanta have done great work over the last few years with Gian Piero Gasperini, growing season by season, bringing in players suited to the project who can change the game at any moment, in Serie A or the Champions League.
‘It’ll be a good test for us to see where we stand right now and I think it’s an excellent match to end the Serie A season on.’
Antonio Conte is relishing Inter’s trip to Atalanta on the final day of the Serie A season