Opening match of the 36th day of Serie A: Inter, two points behind the leader rossonero before the meeting, received Empoli at Giuseppe Meazza in an attempt to put pressure on his rival and temporarily take the throne of the transalpine championship. This involved a victory against the promoted azzurro, almost guaranteed to play in the top flight next week with his 9 point lead over the first relegation player Cagliari with three games remaining. Regarding the compositions, Simone Inzaghi decided to establish Joaquin Correa alongside his compatriot Lautaro Martinez in attack. For his part, Aurelio Andreazzoli trusted a player on loan from his opponent, Andrea Pinamonti, along with the Albanian Nedim Bajrami in front, supported by Kristjan Asllani.
From the start of the match, Empoli opened the scoring through Pinamonti, against his training club, on a service from Szymon Zurkowski (0-1, 5th). The Polish midfielder even believed to double the bet five minutes later, goal finally refused by the VAR for offside (10th). Finally, Asllani scored the goal of the break before the half hour of a superb sequence in the area (0-2, 28th). But before the break, Simone Romagnoli cheated on her own goalkeeper on the center of Federico Dimarco to revive the Interists (1-2, 40th). Behind, Lautaro Martinez offered himself a double between the end of the first period (2-2, 45th) and the second (3-2, 64th). Alexis Sanchez completed Inter’s success at the very end of added time (4-2, 90 + 4th), With these three important points taken at home (4-2), the Lombards took the lead before the match of AC Milan, who moves on the lawn of Hellas Verona this Sunday.