Inter Milan let the storm pass before crushing AS Rome 4 to 2, thanks in particular to their French striker Marcus Thuram decisive in the second half, Saturday during the 24th day of the Italian Championship. In the pouring rain of Rome, the leader was jostled during the first period by an attractive Roma who led 2 to 1 at the break, after having responded to the opening score of Francesco Acerbi (17th), thanks to Gianluca Mancini ( 28th) and Stephan El Shaarawy (45th).
Returning from the locker room, Thuram struck twice or almost. He first equalized by beating the Roma defense at the near post to score in the 49th minute, his 9th goal in Serie A. Seven minutes later, in a similar action, it was under his threat that Angeliño scored against his camp (56th). In added time, Alessandro Bastoni added a fourth goal against (90 3).
Inter, whose coach Simone Inzaghi, suspended, followed the match from the stands of the Olympic Stadium, signed a fifth consecutive victory to bring their record in the league to 19 successes in 23 matches and a total of 60 points. The Nerazzurri are now seven points ahead of Juventus Turin, whom they beat 1-0 last weekend and who will host Udinese (17th) on Monday. Inter have, since the Italian Super Cup which they won last month, a match in hand still to play, which will be against Atalanta on February 28. Roma remains 5th and is now 22 points behind Inter, but is only one point less than Atalanta who are in 4th place, qualifying for the Champions League. Daniele De Rossi, who took over from Jose Mourinho in mid-January, conceded his first defeat after three initial successes.