Saturday, 16 September 2017

Inter Milan stay perfect with late win over struggling Crotone

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Inter Milan maintained their perfect start to the season with a hard-fought 2-0 win on Saturday at Crotone -- the only team yet to score a goal in Serie A this campaign. Inter had won their previous three matches comfortably but found it harder than expected before Milan Skriniar broke the deadlock eight minutes from time and Ivan Perisic sealed the result in stoppage time. Opportunities were few and far between at the Stadio Scida and it was Crotone that had the best chances, with Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic pulling off two fine second-half saves to deny Aleksandar Tonev and Marcus Rohden. However, Inter took the lead when a free kick ricocheted around the area before Skriniar eventually bundled in the ball with his third attempt. It was the former Sampdoria defender's first Serie A goal. Perisic doubled Inter's lead when he was left completely unmarked to gather Joao Mario's pass, cut inside and fire into the bottom right corner. Later, Fiorentina hosts Bologna and Roma welcome newly promoted Hellas Verona.

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