Inter Milan v Udine Italian soccer league 23rd round match, February 18, 2023. Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez (left) scores a goal.
Rome – Romelu Lukaku scored for the first time since injury to help Inter Milan consolidate second place in the Italian league table with a 3-1 win over Udine. City rival Inter also won in the 23rd round; AC Milan beat Monza 1:0, Junior Messias' goal in the first half helped them move to third place in the table. Riccardo Orsolini scored a 90th-minute goal to give Bologna a win over struggling Sampdoria Genoa.
Inter stepped up to win in the 17th minute when Dumfries was fouled in the penalty area. Lukaku faced the penalty, his attempt was blocked by the goalkeeper. However, the penalty was repeated and the Belgian striker scored for the second time. It was his first league goal since August.
Udine managed to equalize at the end of the first half, and could even turn the situation around in the second half. In the 72nd minute, four Udine players advanced on two Inter defenders, but the Nigerian striker Success handled the situation poorly and his subsequent shot was not successful. Mkhitaryan then scored from the home team's subsequent counterattack. At the end of the game, Martínez added the insurance. Inter is in second place with a loss of 15 points to leaders Napoli, Udine is ninth in the incomplete table.
AC Milan returns to form after poor results. The “Rossoneri” followed up their 1-0 win over Torino in the league with a 1-0 win over Tottenham in the Champions League and beat Monza today with the same result. The guests created their first chance in the 19th minute, but Leao only hit the right post. Twelve minutes later, AC opened the scoring. Messias got to the rebound on the edge of the box and beat the goalkeeper with a powerful shot.
In the second half, Monza could equalize. Ciurria aimed for the post, from which the ball bounced to the goalkeeper and from him to the post again. In the end, Milan could have increased the score, but that was prevented by a good catching Di Gregorio.
Sampdoria suffered their 16th loss this season, this time losing a point at the end. Bologna took the lead, in the first half Soriano made his mark with a sharp long-range shot. In the second half, the home team kicked two penalties in four minutes: the first one was converted by Sábírí, and the second one was saved twice by the Polish goalkeeper Skorupski.
In the end, the guests took all three points, Orsolini ended the individual action with a shot into the gallows. After the win, Bologna is in seventh place in the incomplete table, Sampdoria is in 19th position with eleven points.
Results of the 23rd round of the Italian football league
Sampdoria Genoa – Bologna 1:2 (68. Sabiri from pen. – 27. Soriano, 90. Orsolini), Monza – AC Milan 0:1 (31. Messias), Inter Milan – Udine 3:1 (20. Lukaku from pen ., 73. Mkhitarjan, 89. Martínez – 43. Lovrič).
|2.||Inter Milan||23||15||2< /td>||6||44:27||47|
|12.||Empoli< /td>||22||6||9||7||21:28||27< /td>|
|15.||Sassuolo< /td>||23||6||6||11||26:35||24< /td>|
Note: 15 points deducted from Juventus due to financial fraud.< /em>