Inter Milan 3-1 Torino: Ashley Young, Diego Godin and Lautaro Martinez on target to send hosts back to second place and ease pressure on Antonio Conte
- Inter Milan passed Torino on Monday to finish second in Serie A.
- Ashley Young put the hosts in charge with Diego Godin on target shortly after
- Lautaro Martinez advanced Inter further in the front and eight points behind Juventus
Inter Milan staged an impressive second-half revival to beat Torino 3-1, reaching second place in Serie A on Monday as they rebounded after leaving victory in their two previous games.
Inter went on to 68 points ahead of Lazio on goal difference as the matches are tied on their mutual records. They are eight points behind Juventus with six games to play.
Andrea Belotti hit an error by Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic to put Torino ahead in the 17th minute, but Ashley Young, Diego Godin and Lautaro Martinez replied after half time in a 13-minute period.
Lautaro Martinez scored when Inter Milan drove past Torino to move into second place in Serie A.
Andrea Belotti had opened the score at 17 minutes in what was a nightmare start for Inter
Ashley Young scored the scores shortly after half-time with his third of the season
Inter was bleak in the early days and the post-break transformation suggested they were subject to one of coach Antonio Conte’s famous roasts at half-time.
After wasting the lead in a 2-1 home loss to Bologna and again in a 2-2 draw in Verona on Thursday, Inter got into more trouble after a rare Handanovic error.
The Slovenian goalkeeper climbed a corner on the far post under real pressure, but dropped the ball at Belotti’s feet and the striker known as the rooster gratefully tapped him into an empty net to score for the sixth league game in a row .
Diego Godin drove Inter to the front after diverting a floating delivery past Salvatore Sirigu
Inter was patient with a short angle, and Godin was center-back ready to look home
Torino almost had a second goal, but this time Handanovic did well to stop Cristian Ansaldi’s clumsy shot at the foot of the short post.
Young started the revival four minutes after half-time and passed Salvatore Sirigu after Martinez headed the ball.
Two minutes later, Young broke the ball into the area and Alexis Sanchez nodded the ball into the path of Godin who scored with a header down the bar for his first Serie A goal.
The third followed just after the hour with Sanchez re-engaged when he won possession in midfield, burst forward and passed the ball to Martinez, whose shot was deflected over Sirigu for his 13th goal of the season.
Belotti then headed against Torino for the bar, but Inter also had some good chances to add to their score.
The win helped ease pressure on Antonio Conte after his party’s title bid was wiped out