The scudetto is red hot. After the fall of Milan in Florence, Napoli also lost for the first time this season to Inter that, with a 3-2 loss, is now four points behind the lead and is back in the fight with both. The confrontation was played with enormous intensity from the first minutes, in which the southerners went ahead with a counterattack finished with a great whip from Zielinski. The Milanese, later, staged a ‘technological’ comeback. The tie came with a penalty for a hand by Koulibaly signaled by the VAR and materialized by Calhanoglu, while the 2-1 was signed by Perisic with a header almost without angle in a corner of the same Turk. Ospina rejected his attempt almost on the goal line, but the Hawkeye pointed out that he did it with a few moments of delay.
Spalletti’s team turned to the attack in the resumption, but it became unbalanced and conceded the 3-1 with a masterful counterattack armed by Correa and finished by Lautaro, who broke his drought after five games and celebrated by apologizing to the Tifosi. The 3-1 and an injury to Osimhen’s eye did not turn off the Neapolitans, who in the final stretch made merits to tie. Mertens jumped onto the field and closed the gap with a beautiful shot from afar, then Handanovic rejected a shot from Mario Rui on the crossbar and the Belgian himself, on the horn, shot out the best opportunity one step away from the small area. The azzurri are still very much alive … The fight for the scudetto too.