Failing to shine, the Italian champions took full points this Saturday against Venice, at San Siro.
Inter Milan stumbled for a long time on the poorly ranked Venice (17th), Saturday at San Siro, before winning in extremis (2-1) thanks to a decisive header from Edin Dzeko (90th) which allowed the Nerazzurri to consolidate their position as leader of Serie A. As in the Italian Supercup, snatched from Juventus at the last second (2-1 ap), and as in the round of 16 of the Italian Cup, where the ‘Inter seemed eliminated until the 90th minute before coming back and qualifying in extra time against Empoli (3-2 ap), the end of the match tipped again on the side of Simone Inzaghi and his players.
Entering the match a tone below, the Nerazzurri were quickly surprised by a header from the French striker from Venice Thomas Henry (19th). They were able to come back before the break, on a goal from Nicolo Barella, in ambush after a fine volley from Ivan Perisic repelled by Venetian goalkeeper Luca Lezzerini (40th).
AC Milan-Juventus to follow
Despite a clear domination (24 shots to 3), they had to wait until the very end of the match to bring a valiant Venice team to heel: Dzeko, after having wasted two good chances (51st, 57th), did not this time missed his head. The Nerazzurri (53 pts) bring their lead to five points over their runner-up, AC Milan (48 pts), which hosts Juventus on Sunday on the same lawn of San Siro. With in addition a late match to play for Inter, more and more favorite to keep the scudetto at the end of the season.