x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Ibrahimovic puts Inter top

Inter Milan moved to the top of the table for the first time this season with a comprehensive win at Torino.

Inter Milan's Adriano, left, and Torino's Nicola Amoruso in action during their Serie A match in Turin.
Inter Milan's Adriano, left, and Torino's Nicola Amoruso in action during their Serie A match in Turin.

Inter Milan moved to the top of the table for the first time this season with a comprehensive win at Torino. A Marco Pisano own goal put Inter ahead after 24 minutes before a stunning strike from the full-back Maicon made it 2-0 just moments later. Torino worked hard to get back into the game and were looking good for a goal before Zlatan Ibrahimovic put the result beyond doubt with Inter's third after 51 minutes.

Elvis Abbruscato grabbed a consolation goal after 76 minutes, but despite their best efforts, hitting the bar late on, Torino slipped to defeat for the first time this season. The home side made the brighter start and looking confident and motivated against the defending champions. Rolando Bianchi headed Pisano's cross wide of a post after 13 minutes while Alessandro Rosina fired an earlier chance just wide of a post.

But Inter weathered the early storm and went ahead with their first attack of the game. Two own goals gave Inter victory against Catania last weekend and fortune played a part in their opener this weekend as Mancini's cross was deflected into his own goal by Pisano. In other matches, Amauri scored his second goal in two games as Juventus beat Cagliari 1-0 with the goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon exiting at half-time with a thigh problem.

Fiorentina have four points after edging out Bologna 1-0 to notch up their first victory of the new season. Alberto Gilardino's headed effort eight minutes before the interval was all that separated the sides after both teams hit the woodwork in the first half. Napoli held on for a scoreless draw at Udinese with 10 men. * Agencies