Lautaro Martinez solo goal completes Inter Milan win over Napoli
Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez came off the bench to score an impressive solo goal and complete a 2-0 win over Napoli which kept his side second in Serie A on Tuesday.
Inter, who gained some revenge for their Coppa Italia semi-final defeat by Gennaro Gattuso's side, took the field wearing their kit for next season which features zig-zagged black and blue stripes instead of the traditional straight ones.
The hosts went ahead after 11 minutes when Danilo D'Ambrosio turned the ball home from Cristiano Biraghi's cut back.
Napoli created lots of openings but it was Inter who struck again in the 74th. Martinez collected the ball in midfield, spun away from his marker, raced towards goal and, as Napoli players backed off, unleashed a 25-metre shot past Alex Meret.
Inter, who have already clinched a top-four finish and a Champions League spot, have 79 points with one match to play, four behind champions Juventus. Gattuso's team are one point ahead of Atalanta who they meet in their final game on Saturday.
Coppa Italia winners Napoli, who are focusing on their Champions League last 16 second leg match at Barcelona on August 8 with the score at 1-1 from the first game, stayed seventh.
Earlier on Tuesday evening, Atalanta moved second in Serie A, before Inter leapfrogged them, with Ruslan Malinovskyi and Papu Gomez's second-half goals sealing a 2-1 comeback win over Parma.
Swedish midfielder Dejan Kulusevski had scored for mid-table Parma against his former club just before the break.
But Malinovskyi sent in a free-kick with 20 minutes to go, and Gomez grabbed the winner six minutes from time as the northern side warmed up for next month's Champions League quarter-final game against Paris Saint-Germain.
Gian Piero Gasperini's side are already assured of Champions League football next season and are targeting an historic second place in the league.
Juventus have already secured a ninth straight Serie A title, but three teams are in contention for the runners-up spot -- Inter Milan, Atalanta and Lazio.
Lazio, now three points behind Atalanta, are at home against relegated Brescia on Wednesday.
Parma dominated early at home with Kulusevski, on-loan from Juventus, putting the hosts ahead two minutes before the break.
Ivorian Gervinho broke through from midfield, sending the ball forward for 20-year-old Kulusevski who fired in for his third goal in as many matches.
Atalanta struggled after losing defender Jose Luis Palomino who pulled up injured and could be in doubt against PSG.
But Malinovskyi finally got the equaliser with his free-kick passing through the Parma wall, then captain Gomez rifled in the winner to extend his side's unbeaten league run to 17 games, with the club's 98th league goal so far this season.