SERIE A - Inter strengthens their title defence with a win over Napoli

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SERIE A - Inter strengthens their title defence with a win over Napoli
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Inter Milan bolstered their Serie A title defense with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Napoli on Sunday, bringing them within four points of the league leaders.

In a tense match at the San Siro, Simone Inzaghi's side overcame Piotr Zielinski's strong early strike to cut the gap on both Napoli and AC Milan, who lost 4-3 at Fiorentina on Saturday.

Midway through the first half, Hakan Calhanoglu equalized from the penalty spot, and goals from Ivan Perisic and Lautaro Martinez sealed the victory and added intrigue to a three-way title chase.

After Samir Handanovic made a miraculous save to deny Mario Rui's header in stoppage time, Napoli, who had scored through Dries Mertens with 11 minutes left, lost their unbeaten league record, just as Milan did in Florence.