Talented players, Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez braces went a long way to help Inter Milan win Sassuolo.
Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez combined brilliantly as Inter survived a late Sassuolo recovery to win 4-3 at Mapei Stadium on Sunday.
Defeat to Juventus before the international break shunted Antonio Conte’s men down to second in Serie A but superb performances from their front two trimmed the margin at the top back to a point.
Martinez made an early incision and Lukaku struck twice in seven minutes to establish a two-goal advantage at half-time, Domenico Berardi having fleetingly restored parity for the hosts.
The exceptional Martinez won the penalty for his strike partner’s second and, in the 71st minute, dispatched a spot-kick of his own, although the visitors were made to fight for victory as substitutes Filip Djuricic and Jeremie Boga set up a grandstand finale.