The Nerazzurri of Simone Inzaghi have thus recovered in the direction of travel after their poor performance against Empoli (1-0) on Monday, during the previous day.

The Cremonese have still not won a match this season and remain bottom of Serie A with eight small points, having offered themselves the luxury of eliminating Serie A leaders Naples in the round of 16 of the European Cup. Italy on January 18.

The players of the Cremona club also surprised the interists by scoring on their first attack, with a fine strike from Okereke in the opposite corner (11th).

But Inter Milan, dominating, was once again able to count on Lautaro Martinez, 25, who equalized in the 21st minute by taking a ball cleared by the Cremonese goalkeeper following a shot from Dzeko, before placing his team in the lead in the 65th from a tight angle shot.

The Argentinian striker thus scored his 10th and 11th league goals this season, he who missed out on his World Cup with the Albiceleste.

"Today, we had to bring three points to Milan and we did it," said Martinez, after the meeting.

"We can only focus on what we have to do, because we have lost a lot of points and we have to recover some, without looking at the top of the table (Naples, editor's note)", he estimated.

Inter Milan, which was deprived of several of its key players - Milan Skriniar and Nicolo Barella suspended and Marcelo Brozovic injured - now has 40 points, two more than great rival AC Milan who face Sassuolo on Sunday (3:00 p.m.).

Nigerian Cremonese striker David Chidozie Okereke (g) celebrates the opener against Inter Milan, during his team's defeat (2-1) on January 28, 2023 in Cremona in Serie A © MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP

Sunday evening, the poster for this 20th day will oppose the leader Naples (50 pts) to AS Roma of José Mourinho, current 5th in the championship.

Saturday evening, Atalanta Bergamo carried out a good operation by beating the poorly ranked Sampdoria of Genoa (2-0), a success which allows them to temporarily climb to 4th place in the ranking on equal points with AC Milan. .


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