Keita Balde breaks Inter Milan duck in style

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The forward registered his first Inter goals and also assisted one as they defeated their visitors to grab a ninth league win

Keita Balde scored his first Inter Milan goals, helping Luciano Spalletti’s side to a 3-0 victory over Frosinone in Saturday’s Serie A encounter.

Since returning to Italy in a big-money loan move from Monaco, the Senegal international has struggled for form, and particularly, failed to deliver for the Nerazzurri in the final third across all competitions.

However, on his 12th league appearance, he scored the opener, assisted Lautaro Martinez for the second goal before wrapping the proceedings with another of his own.

Ten minutes into the encounter, the former Lazio star evaded two defenders skillfully before placing a left-footed low drive past goalkeeper Edoardo Goldaniga.

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After the break, the 23-year-old provided young Argentine forward Martinez a sublime cross to head in his second ever goal in the Italian league and completed his brace eight minutes from regulation time to help Inter secure their ninth win in the division this season.

Balde will look to continue with the imposing form when Inter Milan take to Wembley to face Tottenham Hotspur in Wednesday’s crunch Uefa Champions League clash.