Inter consolidates its position at the top of Serie A with a 2-0 victory against Lecce

MILAN.- There was an unusual scorer to replace the Argentine Lautaro Martínezwhen the defender Yann Bisseck scored for the first time with the Inter de Milan so that the leader of the A series won 2-0 on Saturday at Lecce.

Bisseck, who had already hit the crossbar, shot two minutes before halftime for the Inter recovered from the midweek defeat in the Italian Cup and consolidated itself at the top of the league.

Nicolò Barella sealed the result and the Inter was placed four points ahead of the Juventuswho beat 2-1 at Frosinone. The defending champion Naples visited the Rome later, trying to close the gap in the top four.

Lautaro was unavailable for the first time in 89 games after the Lautaro champions World Cup He was injured on Wednesday in the cup match against Bologna.

It is expected that Lautaro, Serie A scoring leader with 15 goalsreturn in 2024. Federico Dimarcoanother key player, was also out due to injury.

He Inter He looked for a penalty almost immediately when Henrikh Mkhitaryan fell in the area. The incident was reviewed by VAR, but the replay showed that the Lecce goalkeeper, Wladimiro Falconedid not touch the Nerazzurri midfielder.

Inter took a while, but they did it:

Inter did not open the scoring until the end of the first half when Hakan Çalhanolu He fired a free kick that Bisseck recovered with his head.

Lecce received a penalty after the break after Carlo Augusto blocked the shot Valentin Gendrey with the arm, but the referee Matteo Marcenaro He overturned the decision after reviewing the incident.

Inter extended the difference to 78 with a great moment of Marko Arnautoviwho controlled a pass from Barella and waited for him to run into the area to return the ball to him.

The end of Lecce, Lameck Bandreceived a straight red card five minutes later.