Romelu Lukaku’s brace set the best personal career record and Alexis Sanchez completed the 3-0 win, placing Genoa in a tough situation and Inter back in the runner up.
The Nerazzurri realized they could come back to second place with a victory after Milan held 1-1 last night at Atalanta and put the focus on Juventus’ leaders. In any case, the Grifone were considerably progressively roused, drifting simply above the relegation zone despite their searing mid-week Derby Della Lanterna win.
Nicolò Barella and Lukas Lerager sat on bans, while Inter missed Matias Vecino, Stefano Sensi and Stefan de Vrij. The hosts were also without Stefano Sturaro and Ivan Radovanovic, while Francesco Cassata and Valon Behrami were not completely prepared either.
This was a historic occasion when Inter became the principal club to reach 3,000 Series A games.
It was an aggressive start from the hosts, and Andrea Pinamonti’s header flashed off the target, while Marcelo Brozovic’s redirected finish sniffed wide after a promising Romelu Lukaku and Christian Eriksen counter.
Bury had a moderate start to the subsequent half, so Antonio Conte made a triple replacement to shake things up. It almost succeeded, as Alexis Sanchez folded an unsafe ball into the six-yard box, and Peter Ankersen made a conclusive and brave attempt to stop Borja Valero from tapping in, losing his own goal all the while.
Lukaku executed the game with a great independent exertion as he dashed out of the center, squinted past Romero, cut back past Goldaniga, and terminated in the far bottom corner with his left foot.