It took a moment of magic from Romelu Lukaku to batter down the Genoa defences, Danilo D’Ambrosio securing the 2-0 Inter victory late on.
Follow all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s three Serie A games, as Atalanta host Sampdoria, Inter visit Genoa and Lazio expect goals against Bologna.
COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Italy, so Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte ordered new limits on sport, playing games behind closed doors again.
Genoa coach Rolando Maran denies his men were excessively-defensive in the 2-0 home defeat to Inter. ‘We conceded during our best period of the game.’
Antonio Conte maintains Romelu Lukaku is ‘a different player’ after a year at Inter, but is irritated by Christian Eriksen questions. ‘He plays if he deserves to.’
Danilo D’Ambrosio was pleased with his goal against Genoa, but above all the Inter clean sheet. ‘We need to work as a team defending first and attacking later.’
It took a while, but Inter finally wore Genoa resistance down to win 2-0 at Marassi with Romelu Lukaku and Danilo D’Ambrosio goals.
Inter director Beppe Marotta urges UEFA to ‘be a little more precise in future’ after the Achraf Hakimi COVID test controversy and explains the squad rotation.
Matteo Darmian relished his Inter debut and is in the starting XI again today. ‘Genoa are a tough side to beat.’
The pressure is growing on Inter and they again look to Christian Eriksen, Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez against a Genoa side recovering from their COVID outbreak.
According to Sky Sport Italia, Achraf Hakimi could play for Inter against Genoa this evening after again testing negative for COVID-19, suggesting the UEFA swab was a ‘false positive.’
Inter could reportedly take action against UEFA after Achraf Hakimi tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the Borussia Monchengladbach game, but negative a day later.
Inter have announced Achraf Hakimi has tested negative for coronavirus.
Rolando Maran said Genoa are ‘monitoring the recovered players day by day’ and wants to see a Grifoni with ‘something to prove’ against Inter on Saturday.
Coach Antonio Conte points at Liverpool as an example to be patient regarding ‘the path that we have chosen’ but admitted Inter ‘must keep improving’.
Inter defender Ashley Young has recovered from Covid, reports in Italy claim.
Inter’s Roberto Gagliardini and Ionut Radu are reportedly still positive for Covid but rest of the team will have new swab tests today. Meanwhile Alexis Sanchez is expected to miss the upcoming clash against Genoa.
Romelu Lukaku’s agent Federico Pastorello believes the Belgian is the ‘best striker in the world’ and explains the secret behind his performances at Inter.
Inter conceded 10 goals in their opening five games of the season hitting a new low since Gian Piero Gaperini's reign.
Hernan Crespo says he prefers Leo Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo and is convinced Paulo Dybala’s time at Juventus will come.