Serie A: Inter Milan 3-1 Verona
Correa shines as Inter Milan wins

Joaquin Correa's towering header and late strike secured a come-from-behind 3-1 victory for Inter Milan at Verona, as the Serie A champions were made to work for the win.

Iran PressEurope: Verona went in front after 15 minutes when Samir Handanovic's poor pass allowed Ivan Ilic to win the ball off Marcelo Brozovic and the Serb midfielder then casually dinked the ball over the Inter goalkeeper.

Just after halftime, Inter were level when Edin Dzeko flicked on Ivan Perisic's long throw for Lautaro Martinez to head home unmarked six yards out.

Although Lorenzo Montipo made a couple of good saves, Inter hardly deserved to come out on top but they did thanks to the recent signing from Lazio who, nine minutes after coming on for Martinez, met Matteo Darmian's right-wing cross to head back across the 'keeper with aplomb.

It got better for Correa in injury-time, as he lashed home from the edge of the box to seal the three points.

For 83 minutes it looked like this game was a chastening warning about life beyond Antonio Conte and Romelu Lukaku.

It seemed a strange move when Simone Inzaghi chose to bring on Correa to replace Martinez when he was seeking a goal, but Conte's replacement knew all about the qualities of the man he went back to former club Lazio to sign on loan for the season.

With a record of a goal every four-and-a-half games it would seem unlikely the Argentine striker can replace Lukaku's output but his 16-minute cameo suggests otherwise.

In all likelihood, it will take two men to replace the Serie A player of the year, but with Dzeko also putting in a decent, if less eye-catching performance, when not blessed with good service, it may be that Inter have the overall quality to win the Scudetto once more.


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