Inter Milan beat Salernitana in five-star performance to go four clear

Salernitana 0-5 Inter Milan: Simone Inzaghi’s side extend their lead at the top of the Serie A table to four points as the defending champions ease past the league’s bottom side

  • Inter Milan thrashed Salernitana 5-0 on Friday evening to move four points clear
  • Simone Inzaghi’s men are ahead of rivals AC Milan in the Serie A league table
  • Visiting wing-backs Ivan Perisic and Denzel Dumfries scored in the first half
  • Alexis Sanchez, Lautaro Martinez and Roberto Gagliardini wrapped up the game 

Inter blitzed the league’s bottom side Salernitana 5-0 to win their sixth league win in a row and move four points clear at the top of Serie A. 

Visiting wing-back Ivan Perisic headed in the opener before Denzel Dumfries smashed in a second before the break, marking the first time in Inter’s history that they have reached 100 Serie A goals in a single calendar year.

Alexis Sanchez fired in a third before substitutes Lautaro Martinez and Roberto Gagliardini completed the rout to leave the hosts bottom of the table with eight points. 

Simone Inzaghi’s defending champions are four clear of bitter rivals AC Milan in second, although Stefano’s Pioli’s side have a game in hand against fourth-placed Napoli on Sunday.

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Simone Inzaghi (right) saw his Inter Milan side rout Salernitana 5-0 to extend their Serie A lead

Croatian wideman Ivan Perisic opened the scoring for Inter at the Arechi Stadium on Friday

Fellow wing-back, Dutchman Denzel Dumfries (centre), doubled the Inter lead in the first half

Former Arsenal and Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez (above) scored Inter’s third

Argentine Lautaro Martinez (left) netted the fourth goal of the game to wrap up three points

Roberto Gagliardini (pictured, second right) put the gloss on the Inter victory with a late fifth

The Nerazzurri players hailed the away fans who made the journey to south-western Italy

Salernitana (5-3-2): Fiorillo; Delli Carri, Gyomber (Zortea 80), Bogdan, Gagliolo, Ranieri (Jaroszynski 71); Obi, Kastanos (Schiavone 61), Coulibaly; Ribery (Gondo 71), Nwankwo (Duric 61).

Subs: Belec, Guerrieri; Di Tacchio, Kechrida.

Yellow cards: Gyomber 53.

Manager: Stefano Colantuono.

Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic; D’Ambrosio, de Vrij, Bastoni (Dimarco 56); Dumfries, Barella (Vidal 56), Brozovic (Gagliardini 71), Calhanoglu, Perisic (Kolarov 78); Sanchez (Martinez 56), Dzeko.

Subs: Radu; Ranocchia, Skriniar, Zanotti, Vecino, Sensi, Satriano. 

Goals: Perisic 11, Dumfries 33, Sanchez 51, Martinez 77.

Yellow cards: Barella 18, Calhanoglu 76.

Manager: Simone Inzaghi. 

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