Inter Milan beat Torino 3-1, strikes into 2nd place


Milan, July 14

Two fast second-half objectives lifted Inter Milan to a confidence-boosting 3-1 comeback win over Torino in Serie A.

Inter moved into second place within the standings, though its title hopes are slim. League chief Juventus has an eight-point benefit with six matches remaining.

“Victories are important to raise morale and create a sense of certainty, especially for the players,” mentioned Inter coach Antonio Conte.

“The work that we’re doing on the minute is vital and it is inevitable that each win acts as a reward for our efforts,” mentioned Conte.

“When we don’t get the win, it’s really frustrating, especially because recently we’ve faced punishments that’s out of proportion with the mistakes that we make. But we’re on the right path.”

Torino remained 5 factors above the relegation zone. It has an important match towards direct rival Genoa on Thursday.

“We conceded two goals which I think were entirely avoidable and that made us lose a match that could have turned out differently,” Torino coach Moreno Longo mentioned.

“The team has to fight on every field and in every match to win the points we need for survival, nothing changes after this match.”         

Ashley Young and Diego Godín scored shortly after the break after a howler from Nerazzurri goalkeeper Samir Handanovic gifted Andrea Belotti the opener. Lautaro Martínez all however sealed the match.

Inter wanted a win after two disappointing outcomes. But it was Torino which took the lead within the 17th minute when Handanovic uncharacteristically spilled a nook, permitting Belotti the only of tap-ins.

“Unfortunately at the moment we’re paying dearly for every little mistake,” Conte mentioned. “It’s a shame that today it was our captain, Handanovic, who rarely makes an error. But this is typical of how things have been going.”

Inter turned it round after the break as Martínez knocked down a ball for Young to fireside in from shut vary, and three minutes later Godin headed in off the bar.

Inter prolonged its benefit within the 61st when Martínez’s shot took a deflection to loop over Torino goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu. Belotti hit the bar moments later. AP



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