Inter marched to Salernitana’s Arechi stadium with the aim of getting all three points to take Milan’s third place before the club played against Empoli a few hours later. In the 6th minute, Lukaku created an assist for Gosens to score to help Inter pass. It seemed that Inter would have an easy match and Lukaku would make people forget the ugly red card he received in the last match against Juventus.
VIDEO: Salernitana 1-1 Inter
But in the 65th minute, Lukaku made the fans bored when he once again missed a simple goal. Starting from a corner on the right, Lukaku was placed in front of Salernitana’s almost empty goal. Instead of making a quick and easier cushion, the Belgian striker decided to take the header down. As a result, the ball bounced off the crossbar. Inter’s player finished the shot after that, but goalkeeper Ochoa excellently saved Salernitana.
Lukaku’s unbelievable miss was criticized by many fans because after that, the home team equalized the score. The 1-1 draw has pushed Inter to the risk of being knocked out of the top 4 of Serie A. Inzaghi’s teachers and students are ranked 4th with 51 points but only 1 point more than Roma, the team will meet Torino in the 29th round.
As for Napoli, they played behind Inter and the top team of Serie A showed that the 0-4 defeat against Milan in the 28th round was just an “accident”. Despite having to be a guest in front of Lecce and without the service of the number 1 striker Victor Osimhen, the Southern Italian team dominated and created many dangerous balls. In the 18th minute, Napoli got ahead when from the ball hanging from center-back Kim Min-jae on the right wing, defender Giovanni Di Lorenzo hit a dangerous header to open the scoring for Napoli.
VIDEO: Lecce 1-2 Napoli
Lecce created tension and fierceness for the match when equalizing in the 52nd minute. In the 64th minute, Napoli earned 3 hard points on Lecce’s field when defender Antonino Gallo fumbled for his own own goal, sealing the win. 2-1 advantage for the away team.
In the end, Napoli won with a score of 2-1. Spalletti’s teachers and students temporarily increased the gap with the 2nd ranked team (Lazio) to 19 points. The Serie A championship in the 2022/23 season is getting closer and closer to the Naples team.
Meanwhile, Milan disappointed when Empoli held a 0-0 draw at home, but temporarily retained 3rd place.
Results of the 29th round of Serie A
Salernitana 1-1 Inter
Lecce 1-2 Naples
Milan 0-0 Empoli