Inter survive late comeback to edge seven-goal thriller at Sassuolo

Inter survive late comeback to edge seven-goal thriller at Sassuolo
Soccer Football - Serie A - U.S Sassuolo v Inter Milan - Mapei Stadium Ð Citta del Tricolore, Reggio Emilia, Italy - October 20, 2019 Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez scores their fourth goal from the penalty spot REUTERS/Alberto Lingria -
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(Reuters) – Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez scored two goals each as Inter Milan survived a late fightback to beat Sassuolo 4-3 at the Mapei Stadium on Sunday.

Martinez struck inside two minutes before Domenico Berardi equalised, but Lukaku gave Inter breathing space with a powerful strike and a penalty before half time.

Martinez stretched his side’s lead to 4-1 from the penalty spot after the break, but Sassuolo hit back through Filip Djuricic and Jeremie Boga strikes.

Antonio Conte’s side held on in a nervy finish to the game as the home side pressed for a remarkable equaliser.

The result leaves Inter in second place on 21 points, one behind champions Juventus and four clear of Atalanta in third.

(Reporting by Alasdair Mackenzie; editing by Tony Lawrence)

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