Inter Milan on the brink

15 May 2019 | Sports

Matteo Politano and Ivan Perisic scored as Inter Milan reclaimed third spot in Serie A on Monday with a 2-0 win over already-relegated Chievo, to close in on Champions League football next season.

Politano opened the scoring after 39 minutes in the San Siro, with Perisic adding the second four minutes from time, as Chievo played the last 15 minutes a man down after Nicola Rigoni was sent off for a second yellow card.

Inter moves one point ahead of Atalanta as both teams edge closer to joining champions Juventus and second-placed Napoli in elite European football with two games left this season.

AC Milan and Roma are three points adrift of fourth place, with Torino further back in seventh, five points outside the Champions League berths.

Inter could seal their place with a win next Sunday at Napoli or at home against lowly Empoli on the final day of the season the following weekend.

Inter's win ended Lazio's Champions League ambitions, with the Romans in eighth place with a slim hope of making the Europa League, which they can also reach by winning Wednesday's Coppa Italia final against Atalanta.

Bologna moved ahead of Fiorentina into 13th position with a 4-1 win over Parma, which leaves the promoted side just three points clear of a return to Serie B next season.

Parma played the last 30 minutes a man down after Bruno Alves was sent off, and conceded two own goals.

NAMPA/AFP

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