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77'
A. Sánchez
Goal
3 - 0
69'
M. Darmian
R. Lukaku
2 - 0
40'
K. Strootman
Yellow Card
18'
C. Zapata
Yellow Card
1'
R. Lukaku
L. Martínez
1 - 0

Match Stats

Possession
50% 49%
7
1
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 12 2
Total Passes 543 535
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Internazionale INT Internazionale 30 23 5 2 69 27 +42 74 W W W W W
2 Milan MIL Milan 30 19 6 5 57 35 +22 63 W D W L W
3 Juventus JUV Juventus 30 18 8 4 61 27 +34 62 W W D L W
4 Atalanta ATA Atalanta 30 18 7 5 71 38 +33 61 W W W W L
5 Napoli NAP Napoli 30 19 2 9 65 34 +31 59 W L W W W
6 Lazio LAZ Lazio 29 17 4 8 46 38 +8 55 W W W W L
7 Roma ROM Roma 30 16 6 8 54 44 +10 54 W D L L W
8 Hellas Verona VER Hellas Verona 30 11 8 11 38 35 +3 41 L W L L L
9 Sassuolo SAS Sassuolo 29 10 10 9 48 48 0 40 L D L W L
10 Sampdoria SAM Sampdoria 30 10 6 14 39 45 -6 36 L D W L D
11 Bologna BOL Bologna 30 9 7 14 39 46 -7 34 L L W W L
12 Udinese UDI Udinese 30 8 9 13 32 40 -8 33 L L L D W
13 Genoa GEN Genoa 30 7 11 12 32 44 -12 32 L D W D L
14 Spezia SPE Spezia 30 8 8 14 40 55 -15 32 W L W L D
15 Benevento BEN Benevento 29 7 9 13 30 54 -24 30 D W L D L
16 Fiorentina FIO Fiorentina 30 7 9 14 38 49 -11 30 L D L W D
17 Torino TOR Torino 29 5 12 12 42 52 -10 27 W D L W L
18 Cagliari CAG Cagliari 30 5 7 18 31 51 -20 22 L L L L D
19 Parma PAR Parma 30 3 11 16 29 59 -30 20 L D L W D
20 Crotone CRO Crotone 30 4 3 23 37 77 -40 15 L L L L W

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Commentary

That's all for now though, goodbye!
The result means that Inter move seven points clear at the top of Serie A, while Genoa drop to 13th.
Lukaku leads Inter to a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Genoa. Inter dominated this one from start to finish and quickly stamped their authority on the game when Lukaku's precise effort from 20 yards beat Perin within a minute. From there Inter piled the pressure on the visitors with Perin being forced into a number of impressive saves to keep the score to one at the break. But the hosts weren't to be denied in the second half and they secured the points when another Lukaku run set up Darmian for the second. There was still time for Sanchez to make it three as well, when he nodded in after Perin had denied Lukaku. Genoa offered little going forward and they'll just be relieved that this one is over, as Inter ran out clear winners.
90' + 3' FULL TIME: Inter 3-0 Genoa
90' + 2' Almost a second for Sanchez! Perin denies Inter again by pushing Sanchez's low drive from 12 yards to safety!
90' + 1' Three minutes of stoppage time are added on.
89' Brilliant save from Perin! D'Ambrosio jinks inside from the right wing and curls a dangerous effort towards the far corner that Perin tips just wide of the post!
87' Lukaku holds off Onguene deep inside the box before laying it off to Sanchez whose shot is blocked away.
A. Young
I. Perišić
85' Young comes on for Perisic on the left flank.
A. Vidal
N. Barella
84' Barella makes way for Vidal in midfield.
D. D'Ambrosio
M. Darmian
84' Inter make a triple substitution with the game as good as won. The first change sees Darmian go off with D'Ambrosio taking his place.
81' This has been a comprehensive win for Inter and you wouldn't be surprised if they added to their lead.
79' Lukaku's impact was crucial again there. The striker's movement ensured that he got on the end of Perisic's low cross, and despite his shot being saved, it paved the way for Sanchez to tap in.  
A. Sánchez
Goal
77' SANCHEZ! 3-0! Lukaku forces Perin into a brilliant save from close range, but Onguene's clearance falls to Sanchez who heads it beyond the recovering goalkeeper from five yards! Initially, Lukaku is ruled offside, but after a check with VAR the goal is given!
76' VAR's checking the offside call now. Initially, Lukaku was ruled to be offside from Perisic's cross, but replays show that he was in line with the defender and that Sanchez's goal should stand!
76' Almost three! Lukaku latches onto Perisic's cross and stabs it at goal from close range, only for Perin to block it away! Sanchez manages to head the follow-up beyond the goalkeeper but he's ruled offside.   
R. Gagliardini
M. Brozović
76' Brozovic departs with Gagliardini coming on.
A. Sánchez
L. Martínez
76' Martinez is replaced in attack by Sanchez.
75' Perin is forced to acrobatically punch Eriksen's corner clear.  
73' That should be the game now for Inter, who've put in an impressive display, led by a fantastic Lukaku performance.   
M. Portanova
F. Melegoni
71' Melegoni is replaced in midfield by Portanova.
R. Lukaku
Assist
69' That was a brilliant assist from Lukaku! He kickstarted a counter-attack from almost nothing and then had the composure and selflessness to set up Darmian for a huge chance!
M. Darmian
Goal
69' DARMIAN! 2-0! Lukaku spins past Onguene near the centre-circle and runs at the Genoa defence to the draw them in, before releasing Darmian who rifles a low shot across Perin and in from 12 yards!
68' Martinez finds Eriksen's run with a deft backheel but the midfielder blasts his shot wastefully over from 20 yards.
66' Genoa have still yet to muster a shot in the second half and another move comes to an end as De Vrij picks off Pandev's througball. 
64' This half has been a lot tighter than the first and if Inter don't manage to increase their lead we could be set for a thrilling end to the game.
E. Shomurodov
P. Ghiglione
62' Ghiglione also departs with Shomurodov taking his place.
G. Pandev
G. Scamacca
62' Scamacca makes way for Pandev in attack.
60' Genoa have attempted to deprive Inter of possession in this half to slow them down, and it's worked to an extent. Inter have had 49 per cent possession in the second half and they've managed just two shots since the break.
58' Barella lets fly from distance but it goes high and wide.
56' Eriksen works a corner short to Martinez, who slaloms down the byline before having a low cross pushed behind by Perin.
54' Genoa attempt to settle into the game after the interval with a long spell of possession inside their own half.
52' Bastoni adventurously overlaps and gets to the byline, but his cross is cleared. Nevertheless, the fact that Inter's centre-backs are happy to get into the final third underlines their dominance so far.   
50' Eriksen's curling effort spins well wide from distance.
48' Inter were rampant in that first half as they produced nine shots from inside the box. Genoa will need to stifle the hosts much more effectively if they're to recover.  
J. Onguéné
I. Radovanović
46' Radovanovic is replaced in defence by Onguene.
V. Behrami
K. Strootman
46' Genoa make a double substitution at half time: the first change sees Strootman make way for Behrami.
46' Inter get the second half underway.
The worry for Genoa is that if they commit more numbers forward, Inter might run away with this game. It's going to be tricky to balance the need to get back into the game and damage limitation in the second half.
Lukaku's early goal gives Inter a deserved lead against Genoa. This has been an incredibly one-sided game since the first minute - within 30 seconds Lukaku had drilled a precise finish into the net from 20 yards. From there, Inter created chance after chance, but Genoa survived through a combination of strong goalkeeping from Perin and luck. Scamacca was the only real threat for the away side, but they've managed just three shots and they'll be looking to put in a much better display in the second 45. 
45' + 1' HALF TIME: Inter 1-0 Genoa
45' Darmain goes on a mazy run across the box before dragging a tired shot wide from 18 yards.  
44' Czyborra angles in a cross from deep, but it sails over Scamacca and it's gathered by Handanovic. 
42' The away side have started enjoying a little more possession as we approach half time.  
K. Strootman
Yellow Card
40' Strootman is shown a yellow card after tugging Martinez over to stop a break.
39' Brilliant effort from Martinez! Inter go close again as Darmian's cross prompts Martinez to attempt an overhead-kick, that fizzes straight into the grasp of Perin from close range!
37' Another intricate Inter move ends with Barella laying it off for Martinez to curl a strike from 18 yards that Perin gathers comfortably.
35' Genoa have done well to limit Inter to just one goal so far, but at some point they'll need to start carrying a threat of their own to get back in this game.
33' Handanovic spills Rovella's corner, but he's bailed out by a foul being called against Genoa.
31' Perin is forced into action again as he parries Lukaku's angled drive to safety.
29' Genoa had conceded the joint-fewest Serie A goals since the turn of the year prior to this game, but Inter's attack has ripped through them consistently in the opening 30 minutes. Nevertheless, the hosts have only scored once despite their complete dominance.   
27' Perin pushes away Lukaku's vicious drive from 25 yards. 
25' Genoa continue to hang on as Goldaniga blocks away a venomous effort from 12 yards by Martinez. 
23' Lukaku almost gets a second! Barella slips Lukaku in behind with a deft, threaded pass and the striker cuts inside before whipping a dangerous shot from eight yards that flicks off Zapata and over!
21' Martinez darts towards the edge of the box, but his attempted throughball into Lukaku is cut out by Radovanovic.  
19' Barella hits the bar! Inter continue to pile on the pressure as Barella's whipped effort from 25 yards flicks dangerously off the top of the bar!
C. Zapata
Yellow Card
18' Zapata flattens Barella to stop a counter-attack and earns himself a yellow card. 
16' Chance for Martinez! Eriksen's corner is nodded into the path of Martinez by Skriniar, but the striker can't quite get a shot off from close range and Zapata clears!
14' Big chance for Darmian! Lukaku holds off Radovanovic, before slipping Darmian through on goal! However, Perin closes down the angle well and even though Darmian stabs it over the goalkeeper, his effort skews narrowly wide!
12' Scamacca robs Eriksen and drives inside the Inter half, before laying it off to Rovella who curls a speculative effort high and wide from distance.  
10' Inter have started this game with real fluency in attack and they look capable of scoring at any moment! Genoa will need to dig in and survive this spell before recovering later.  
8' Scamacca lets fly from distance, but his powerful effort is straight at Handanovic. 
7' Perisic gets to the byline and drills in a low cross that Genoa nervously clear at the second attempt. 
5' Inter look full of intent as Martinez drives into the box, only to be held off by strong defensive work from Goldaniga.
3' Well, that's the ideal start for Inter! Genoa have been a tough team to score against recently, and solving this problem will really take the pressure of the hosts now.
L. Martínez
Assist
1' It was a neat pass from Martinez into Lukaku to kickstart the counter, but that goal was mostly about the Belgian striker's brilliant run and finish!
R. Lukaku
Goal
1' LUKAKU! 1-0 INTER! Lukaku fires the hosts into an instant lead, after gathering a pass from Martinez before driving at the backtracking defence and unleashing a crisp, low strike from 20 yards that skids across Perin and in!
1' Genoa get the first half underway. 
The players are emerging from the tunnel and kick off is just seconds away!
Martinez has been involved in 17 league goals this season (13 goals, four assists), as many as he managed last term – Genoa are one of the eight sides against whom the Inter striker has not yet found the back of the net in Serie A.
Genoa, meanwhile, make six changes to the team that drew with Genoa. Masiello, Zajc, Criscito, Badelj, Zappacosta and Destro all drop out.
Inter make one change to the side that claimed a crucial win over AC Milan last time out: Achraf Hakimi drops out of the squad with Darmian replacing him on the right flank.
SUBS: Andrea Masiello, Valon Behrami, Mattia Destro, Milan Badelj, Eldor Shomurodov, Miha Zajc, Manolo Portanova, Davide Zappacosta, Domenico Criscito, Federico Marchetti, Goran Pandev, Jerome Onguene.
GENOA (3-5-2): Mattia Perin; Edoardo Goldaniga, Ivan Radovanovic, Cristian Zapata; Paolo Ghiglione, Kevin Strootman, Nicolo Rovella, Filippo Melegoni, Lennart Czyborra; Marko Pjaca, Gianluca Scamacca.
SUBS: Danilo D'Ambrosio, Alexis Sanchez, Matias Vecino, Arturo Vidal, Daniele Padelli, Andrea Ranocchia, Ionut Radu, Roberto Gagliardini, Aleksandar Kolarov, Ashley Young, Andrea Pinamonti.
INTER (3-5-2): Samir Handanovic; Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij, Alessandro Bastoni; Matteo Darmian, Nicolo Barella, Marcelo Brozovic, Christian Eriksen, Ivan Perisic; Romelu Lukaku, Lauturo Martinez.
Genoa are sitting in a more modest 12th place, but they’ll be a tough test for the hosts today – they’re unbeaten in their last six, with three wins during this run.
Hello and welcome to live commentary of this Serie A fixture between Inter and Genoa. The hosts enter this one in brilliant form: they’ve won five of their last six games to climb four points clear at the top of the table – they’ll be looking to extend their lead with victory today.