Romelu Lukaku scored one goal and netted another as Internazionale approached their first Serie A title in more than a decade with a 2-1 win over Sassuolo on Wednesday

Lukaku led the first game in the 10th minute and provided the assist to Lautaro Martínez in the 67th as Inter were 11 points ahead of second-placed Milan with their 10th consecutive victory It was Lukaku’s 21st league goal of the season, but he remained four behind Cristiano Ronaldo in the scoring table as the Juventus forward also scored in his side’s 2-1 win over Napoli.

Juventus came third The nine-time defending Serie A champions are 12 points behind Inter, who haven’t won the league title since 2010

Inter took the lead quickly as Ashley Young whipped up a left cross for Lukaku’s header in the far corner Sassuolo dominated possession as Inter focused on defense and tried to score on the counter They did so in the second half when Lukaku’s crossing ball released Martínez in the middle and he broke through in the bottom corner law Hamed Traore put on a nervous final when he pulled one out for Sassuolo five minutes from time, curling up in the far corner after the home side failed to clear the ball

Paulo Dybala scored just four minutes after returning from injury to help Juventus secure their first victory in three league games

Dybala had been out with a knee injury for more than two months, but was hired as a substitute in the 69th minute and made it 2-0 soon after, controlling a pass from Rodrigo Bentancur just to inside the surface before turning and pulling in the far corner

The Bianconeri had taken the lead in the 13th minute after Federico Chiesa beat two defenders on the right before crossing over for Ronaldo to fit into the lower left corner

Lorenzo Insigne converted a last-minute penalty for Napoli after Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini toppled Victor OsimhenNaples are two points behind fourth at Atalanta and three points behind Juventus

The match was due to be played in October and sparked much debate when Napoli did not visit Turin after two of their players tested positive for the coronavirus Napoli were beaten 3-0 by the Italian league and moored a point, but this was overturned on appeal by the Italian Olympic Committee

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