Lukaku did not stand out for much of the match, but all four goals had the Belgian striker footprint. He stretched a respectable record from the start of the season, with 14 goals in 14 matches for the club and team. And Inter ended the series of two consecutive draws, to climb to the fifth Serie A.
Inter and Torino are both influenced by Covid-19. The host is absent from Marcelo Brozovic and Aleksandar Kolarov, while the visitors lack Amer Gojak, Sasa Lukic, Mergim Vojvoda, Samir Ujkani, and coach Marco Giampaolo. Torino also lost key striker Andrea Belotti, because of injury at the start. Simone Zaza was chosen instead.
The main stone was reluctant, but Zaza played prominently and was defeated many times. At the beginning of the match, he volleyed in the second column from a cross from Simone Verdi, hitting the outside edge of the net. In the 21st minute, Tomas Rincon stole the ball from the center of the field and put Zaza in a face-to-face position. The shot of former Juventus striker Handanovic broke his foot.
Zaza finally took advantage of the opportunity to score, in the first half kick. Alexis Sanchez failed and lost the ball in the middle. After two passes, the ball reached midfielder Soualiho Meite’s foot. He hit the heels of a random touch for Zaza to catch the ball in the penalty area. Zaza lamented about a corner beyond Handanovic’s reach, opening the score.
Difficulties piled up for Inter when they got a penalty in the 60th minute. Ashley Young didn’t hit the ball, but kicked his foot in Wilfried Singo’s chest. Referee La Penna initially did not detect the situation, but after reviewing the video, he blew the penalty. Former Inter defender Cristian Ansaldi – shot into the top corner to beat Handanovic.
Inter responded immediately after this goal. In the 64th minute, Lukaku hit the crossbar, then hit the head and headed back to Sanchez to cushion the ball near the wall to hit Torino. Shortly thereafter, Lukaku nearly scored another goal with a long shot hit the crossbar. But, the Belgian striker was still celebrating the 67th minute goal. Sanchez replied with a dribble in the penalty area, then stretched for Lukaku to cushion from less than a meter distance.
After many opportunities, Inter also led backwards 3-2 in the 84th minute, from Lukaku’s penalty. Achraf Hakimi was kicked by Nkoulou in the penalty area. Once again, the VAR had to intervene for referee La Penna to review the situation. Then he blew the penalty.
Due to Torino’s high, Inter scored the decisive goal in the 90th minute. Lukaku broke the offside trap on the left, then stretched to let Lautaro Martinez easily cushion the ball in the face. This match Martinez is on the pitch said to be for the health of Real Madrid on Wednesday night, November 25 in the Champions League. On Saturday, November 28, Inter were guests of the top team Sassuolo.