Dzeko ’s goals gave Inter Milan victory vs Saussolo


Edin Dzeko ’s 100th and 101st Serie A goals gave an injury-ridden Inter Milan a 2-1 victory away at Sassuolo on Saturday.

The 36-year-old became the third-oldest player to reach the milestone behind Goran Pandev and Sergio Pellissier, according to OptaPaolo.

The Bosnian international has been playing up front for Simone Inzaghi’s squad while both Romelu Lukaku and Joaquin Correa are out injured,

and he showed that he still has the quality to fill the role.

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Sassuolo took the initiative in the first 15 minutes, chasing its third league win in a row. Inter tried to create room in the midfield but had trouble with a well-coordinated

Sassuolo defence playing high up the field.

Dzeko put Inter in front in the 44th minute when the ball bounced to his feet from a corner and he volleyed it in.

Sassuolo was the better team for most of the second half and pressured Inter,

looking for weak points in the defence for an equaliser.

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After several half chances, Sassuolo’s Davide Frattesi equalised in the 60th minute when,

standing unmarked, he volleyed in a cross from Rogerio. Inzaghi’s expression of horror neatly summed up the failure of his side’s defence to mark the Italian international.

The goal shocked Inter,

and it moved into a higher gear at the end of the game. Sassuolo keeper Andrea Consigli made a world-class save

in the 75th minute when he tipped the ball out of harm’s way after a Lautaro Martinez header.

Only a minute later,


a cross from substitute Henrikh Mkhitaryan into the box found Dzeko, who secured the win with a controlled header.

Inter is seventh in Serie A on 15 points having played one game more than the teams above it,

and is five points behind leaders Napoli. Sassuolo is in ninth place.

Inter Milan sealed their first league win since mid-September as the Nerazzurri defeated Sassuolo 2-1 at the MAPEI Stadium to move up to seventh place in the Serie A table.

The Nerazzurri came into the game off the back of two straight league defeats,

and also lost to Sassuolo last time the two sides met.


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After a scrappy first-half with a distinct lack of clear-cut chances for both teams,

Inter took the lead just before the break.

Edin Dzeko notched his 100th Serie A goal as he poked home a low volley from inside the six-yard box past Sassuolo goalkeeper Andrea Consigli.

The Neroverdi started the second half on top, and in the 60th minute,

Alessio Donisi’s side were back on level terms.


the visitors found their eventual winner 15 minutes later,

as Dzeko scored his second of the game, placing a thumping header past Consigli from Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s cross to secure a vital win for Simone Inzaghi’s side.

For Inzaghi, this win will feel priceless,

as the Inter head coach is under serious pressure to turn things around at the club following their worst start to a league campaign in 11 years.

Although not at their best today,

the Nerazzurri will feel that their quality shone through and the victory was deserved, even if it was hard-fought.

Inter were level on points with Sassuolo at the start of the day in mid-table,

and a total of eight behind Napoli at the top. Coming into the match off the back of consecutive defeats to both Udinese and Roma,

the visitors knew it would be a tough test against a side who have kept a total of five clean sheets in the league this season.

Although Inter were pegged back in style courtesy of Frattesi’s great finish to level it up for the Neroverdi, Inzaghi’s side kept pushing,

and Dzeko secured his brace to take the points back to the Giuseppe Meazza.

Edin Dzeko’s 100th and 101st Serie A goals gave injury-ridden Inter Milan a 2-1 victory away at Sassuolo on Saturday as they look to get back into the European qualification places.


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