Dimarco keeps Inter perfect in Serie A with decisive goal at Empoli
Federico Dimarco scored the only goal as Inter Milan continued their perfect start to the Serie A season with a 1-0 win at basement club Empoli on Sunday.
Simone Inzaghi’s side shifted gear after a hard-fought first half to see off a team which fired its coach last week after a seven-goal thrashing by Roma.
Dimarco confirmed Inter’s domestic domination with a superb half-volley into the left corner six minutes after the break.
France international Marcus Thuram was denied a second by the crossbar after 77 minutes before being replaced by Chilean Alexis Sanchez who made his Serie A return after spending last season in Marseille.
“It’s an important victory, it wasn’t easy, but it allows us to send a message to the other teams,” said Dimarco.
“We had to wait until the second period to gain the upper hand, but we managed this match well, with the right approach,” added Inzaghi.
“It’s only the fifth round, we know that everything can cha