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Serie A wrap: Inter keeps slim scudetto hopes alive

Romelu Lukaku goal

VERONA, ITALY - JULY 09: Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku of FC Internazionale celebrates after own goal of Federico Dimarco of Hellas Verona ,during the Serie A match between Hellas Verona and FC Internazionale at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on July 9, 2020 in Verona, Italy. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

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Juventus has refused to put the finishing touches on its ninth-straight scudetto, and Inter Milan hopes it never manages to do it.

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Juve can win the title by beating Sampdoria on Sunday, but Inter didn’t let them off the hook thanks to two in-form former Manchester United men.

Genoa 0-3 Inter Milan

Romelu Lukaku scored his 22nd and 23rd goals of the Serie A season as Inter moved within four points of Juventus with two matches to play for Inter and three for the table leaders.

Another pair of former Premier League mainstays teamed up for Inter’s other goal, as Victor Moses cued up resurgent and in-form Alexis Sanchez for a 2-0 lead in the 82nd minute before Lukaku completed his brace in stoppage time.

Genoa fails to put more space between itself and 18th place Lecce, who is four points back of safety with a match-in-hand on Saturday’s hosts.

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Napoli 2-0 Sassuolo

Napoli moved within a point of sixth-place Milan thanks to Elseid Hysaj’s eighth-minute goal and not one, not two, but three Sassuolo goals lifted off the board by VAR.

Allan scored off a Dries Mertens assist in stoppage time to salt away the points.

The win puts eighth-place Sassuolo 11 points in the hosts’ rear view mirror.

Brescia 1-2 Parma

Parma moved into the top half of the table for at least a day after Juve loanee and Swedish phenom Dejan Kulusevski got a goal and set up ex-Manchester United man Matteo Darmian for another.

Daniele Dessena answered Darmian’s 59th minute opener in the 62nd minute but Kulusevski added more misery to already-relegated Brescia when he scored with under 10 minutes to play.