Sassuolo 1-2 Inter Milan: Sub Edin Dzeko scores and wins decisive penalty


Sassuolo 1-2 Inter Milan: Edin Dzeko equalises a minute after coming on in quadruple substitution before winning decisive penalty as visitors move into second place in Serie A

  • Domenico Berardi’s penalty put the hosts in front in the first half
  • Inter striker Edin Dzeko levelled with his first touch in the 58th minute
  • Lautaro Martinez scored the winner from the spot after Dzeko had been fouled


Inter Milan substitute Edin Dzeko equalised a minute after coming on before winning the decisive penalty as the Italian champions came from behind to beat Sassuolo 2-1 and move into second place in Serie A on Saturday.

Domenico Berardi’s penalty put the hosts in front midway through the first half, but Dzeko made an immediate impact by heading in the leveller with his first touch in the 58th minute.

Inter Milan substitute Edin Dzeko equalised a minute after coming on

The Bosnian, who became the joint-top scorer in Serie A alongside Lazio’s Ciro Immobile with six goals, was then brought down by goalkeeper Andrea Consigli in the box and Lautaro Martinez dispatched the resulting spot kick.

Inter rose to second place on 17 points, one point behind leaders Napoli, who travel to Fiorentina on Sunday. Sassuolo are 13th with seven points. 

Dzeko was brought down in the box and Lautaro Martinez dispatched the resulting spot kick

Dzeko was brought down in the box and Lautaro Martinez dispatched the resulting spot kick

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