Inter defeats Spezia in Serie A: It was Inter vs Spezia in Serie A. The match Inter vs Spezia ended in a 2-1 win for Inter.
Inter welcomed Spezia in the San Siro stadium to play their 13th match of Serie A.
The match was goalless in the first half as both teams failed to convert their chances in front of goal. The first goal came 6 minutes into the second half as Achraf Hakimi put the hosts in the lead.
Romelu Lukaku scored a penalty in the 71st minute to double Inter’s lead and give them a 2-goal cushion.
Antonio Conte’s men failed to keep a clean sheet as Roberto Picolli scored in injury time. The match ended 2-1 to Inter.
Inter now sits in the 2nd spot in Serie A with 30 points in 13 matches. Spezia sits in the 17th spot with just 7 points.
Inter somehow kept a clean sheet last time out, as regular go-to man Romelu Lukaku converted a match-winning penalty drawn by the much-improved Matteo Darmian, who has left expensive summer signing Achraf Hakimi in the shade so far this term.
Inter have scored 30 league goals in their first 12 Serie A games for the first time since 1960-61, many of which have been attributable to the remarkable Lukaku in one way or another.
As the modest visitors have spent their entire history in Calcio’s lower echelons, the last time they met the Nerazzurri was back in August 1989 – a 1-0 Coppa Italia defeat sealed by Jurgen Klinsmann‘s goal for a Giovanni Trapattoni-coached Inter side.
Though not quite in the Lukaku bracket, Spezia has unearthed their own goalscoring hero of late, as French forward M’Bala Nzola returned against Bologna in midweek to bag a brace.
Inter vs Spezia Head-to-Head
Inter has never played against Spezia in an official fixture and will want to get off to a positive start in this fixture.
Antonio Conte’s side has improved since the start of the season and is well-placed to win the first edition of this tie.
Spezia is likely to struggle against Inter but is a feisty unit and will back themselves to take something away from this game.
The away side put in a robust performance against Bologna last week and cannot afford to slip up in this match.
Inter Milan form guide in the Serie A: W-W-W-W-W
Spezia form guide in the Serie A: D-L-L-D-D