Forgotten man Alexis Sanchez scored twice to earn Inter Milan a 2-1 win at Parma on Thursday, moving the Serie A leaders six points clear at the top of the standings.
Both teams had chances to score in the first half, with Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic forced into a fine save by the hosts’ Jasmin Kurtic, while Inter’s Romelu Lukaku could not convert from a good position just before the interval.
Antonio Conte’s side showed its quality after the break as Sanchez latched on to a loose ball to score in the 54th minute and the Chilean forward added a second eight minutes later after brilliant work from Lukaku.
Parma cut the deficit through Hernani’s close-range finish in the 71st minute, but Inter held on for another vital victory in its bid for a first Scudetto in 11 years. A sixth league win in a row moved the leader on to 59 points, six clear of AC Milan and 10 ahead of…