Milan's stun 2-0 misfortune to Spezia on Saturday opened the entryway for Inter and they jumped at San Siro on Sunday, taking a noteworthy lead into the following end of the week's immense Derby della Madonnina.
Lazio were enraged with the granting of Inter's 22nd-minute punishment as replays seemed to show Wesley Hoedt, drafted in after Stefan Radu was harmed in the warm-up, got a portion of the ball prior to taking out Lautaro Martinez.
Lukaku changed over and added a second in front of half-time with the help of VAR, prior to teeing up Martinez to seal the focuses after Gonzalo Escalante had given Lazio some brief expectation.
There had been little between the sides preceding the disputable punishment call, with the VAR remaining by ref Michael Fabbri's choice to highlight the spot for Hoedt's test on Martinez.
Lukaku sent Pepe Reina the incorrect method to broaden his ideal punishment record in Serie A to 10 from 10, and the Belgium global didn't need to stand by long for the milestone 300th profession objective for club and country.
It had a component of fortune about it as Marcelo Brozovic slid in on Manuel Lazzari and the ball ricocheted into the striker's way, however it took a long VAR check to determine that Lukaku was level with the last man when the underlying pass was played.
Lazio had discovered the net in every one of their previous 17 association trips, in any case, and they kept that run going when Sergej Milinkovic-Savic's free-dismiss intensely redirected from substitute Escalante and beat Samir Handanovic on his 500th Serie An appearance.
However, exactly when the guests had some energy on their side, Lukaku pursued the right, held off Marco Parolo and unselfishly squared the ball for Martinez to take advantage of an unfilled net.
Reina denied Lukaku a cap stunt with a decent save down low yet Inter, took out of the Coppa Italia by Juventus in midweek, held their two-objective pad to move to the culmination.
What's the significance here? Bit of leeway Inter in front of Milan confrontation
This weekend could end up being tremendous as far as the Scudetto race, with Milan and Juventus losing and Inter winning for a third game racing to move top.
Lazio were beforehand unbeaten in seven alliance games in 2021, winning in the last six of those and taking more focuses since the turn of the year (19) than some other side.
In any case, Conte's men finished the intense assessment, yet with some ideal refereeing choices, and enter the following end of the week's derby against Milan with their title trusts in their own hands.
Lukaku at the twofold
Lukaku had scored in just one of his previous six group matches preceding Sunday and was without an objective against Lazio quickly since joining Inter.
He put that directly two or three first-half objectives here and set up Martinez with a shocking help that joined a combination of speed, force and self-control.
Stationary shoots an empty shell
Lazio have their very own productive striker in Ciro Immobile, yet the Italy worldwide oversaw only one shot - all around kept out by Handanovic in the first half - in quite a while 70 minutes on the field.
Be that as it may, Immobile made three opportunities of a lifetime for his partners - a count bettered exclusively by Inter winger Ivan Perisic (four), who was filling in at left wing-back once more.
Key Opta Facts
- Handanovic turned into the fifteenth player to show up and just the second unfamiliar player, after Javier Zanetti.
- Inter have won two back to back home matches in Serie An against Lazio unexpectedly since January 2012.
- Lukaku scored his third twofold in first class home games this season – no major part in the best five European associations has more.
- Martinez has scored in every one of his previous two games against Lazio in Serie A, having neglected to enroll in the past two matches against them.
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