Ivan Perisic
Inter are now unbeaten against Fiorentina in 10 successive matches in all competitions – they had lost five of their six encounters prior to this run

Inter Milan returned to the top of Serie A with a comfortable win at mid-table Fiorentina.

Midfielder Nicolo Barella opened the scoring with a glorious curling strike from the edge of the area.

Former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku had a goal ruled out for offside as Antonio Conte’s side controlled the match.

Ivan Perisic wrapped up the win with a tap-in from Achraf Hakimi’s excellent low cross.

City rivals AC Milan can return to the top with a home win against Crotone on Sunday afternoon.

Line-ups

Fiorentina

Formation 5-3-2

69Dragowski

23Venuti2Martínez Quarta20Pezzella98dos Santos de Paulo3Biraghi

5Bonaventura34S Amrabat92Eysseric

9Vlahovic6Valero

  • 69Dragowski
  • 23VenutiSubstituted forMalcuitat 73′minutes
  • 2Martínez QuartaBooked at 75mins
  • 20Pezzella
  • 98dos Santos de Paulo
  • 3BiraghiSubstituted forBarrecaat 82′minutes
  • 5Bonaventura
  • 34S AmrabatBooked at 60mins
  • 92EyssericSubstituted forPulgarat 74′minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 9VlahovicSubstituted forKokorinat 74′minutes
  • 6ValeroSubstituted forKouaméat 45′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Terracciano
  • 11Kouamé
  • 14Bianco
  • 21Rosati
  • 24Chiti
  • 25Malcuit
  • 27Barreca
  • 28Montiel
  • 67Munteanu
  • 77Callejón
  • 78Pulgar
  • 91Kokorin

Inter Milan

Formation 3-5-2

1Handanovic

37Skriniar6de Vrij95Bastoni

2Hakimi23Barella77Brozovic22Vidal14Perisic

9Lukaku7Sánchez

  • 1Handanovic
  • 37Skriniar
  • 6de Vrij
  • 95Bastoni
  • 2Hakimi
  • 23Barella
  • 77Brozovic
  • 22VidalSubstituted forGagliardiniat 45′minutes
  • 14PerisicBooked at 42minsSubstituted forDarmianat 80′minutes
  • 9LukakuSubstituted forPinamontiat 89′minutes
  • 7SánchezSubstituted forMartínezat 62′minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Gagliardini
  • 10Martínez
  • 11Kolarov
  • 12Sensi
  • 13Ranocchia
  • 15Young
  • 24Eriksen
  • 27Padelli
  • 33D’Ambrosio
  • 36Darmian
  • 97Radu
  • 99Pinamonti
Referee:
Federico La Penna

Match Stats

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Fiorentina 0, Inter Milan 2.

  2. Second Half ends, Fiorentina 0, Inter Milan 2.

  3. Attempt missed. Kevin Malcuit (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Giacomo Bonaventura.

  4. Attempt missed. Antonio Barreca (Fiorentina) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lucas Martínez Quarta with a headed pass.

  5. Foul by Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan).

  6. Sofyan Amrabat (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Foul by Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan).

  8. Sofyan Amrabat (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Substitution, Inter Milan. Andrea Pinamonti replaces Romelu Lukaku.

  10. Attempt missed. Giacomo Bonaventura (Fiorentina) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lucas Martínez Quarta.

  11. Attempt missed. Christian Kouamé (Fiorentina) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Erick Pulgar with a cross following a corner.

  12. Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Matteo Darmian.

  13. Substitution, Fiorentina. Antonio Barreca replaces Cristiano Biraghi.

  14. Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Foul by Igor Julio (Fiorentina).

  16. Erick Pulgar (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Roberto Gagliardini (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Foul by Erick Pulgar (Fiorentina).

  19. Attempt missed. Germán Pezzella (Fiorentina) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Cristiano Biraghi with a cross following a corner.

  20. Substitution, Inter Milan. Matteo Darmian replaces Ivan Perisic because of an injury.

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