Inter Milan beat Ukrainian Viktor Kovalenko's Empoli in the away match of the 5th round of the Italian Serie A. The meeting ended with a score of 0:1.

The visitors scored the only goal at the beginning of the second half. The author of the winning effective shot in the 51st minute was the Italian defender Federico Dimarco.

It should be noted that Kovalenko was included in Empoli's application for this game, but spent the entire match on the bench.

Highlights

For Simone Inzaghi's team, this is the fifth consecutive victory at the start of the new Serie A season. The Nerazzurri are single-handedly leading the standings with 15 points, three points ahead of Milan.

Empoli have not yet scored points this season and are in last position after five defeats in a row.

In the next round, Inter will host Sassuolo, and Kovalenko's team will play Salernitana at home. Both matches will take place on September 27.

Recall that in the middle of this week, Inter drew with Real Sociedad (1:1) in the away match of the 1st round of the group stage of the Champions League.

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