Former Manchester United team-mates Ashley Young and Romelu Lukaku teamed up to put Inter Milan on track for a 2-1 Serie A win over Sassuolo on Wednesday night, keeping Antonio’s dominant lead alive Story at the top of the table.
Lukaku steered Young’s cross to put Inter in the lead with just 10 minutes on the clock and Lautaro Martinez completed a counterattack just past the hour to give the hosts control.
Hamed Junior Traore caught late consolation for Sassuolo, but Inter claimed their 10th consecutive league victory to go one step further to seal the Italian crown.
Defending champions Juventus were also winners on the evening, beating Napoli 2-1, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala on target before Lorenzo Insigne scored a late penalty.
The results leave Inter with an 11-point advantage over second-placed AC Milan and 12 points ahead of Juventus, with nine games remaining.
In Spain, Real Sociedad climbed back to fifth place with a 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao.
In a rematch of last weekend’s Copa del Rey final, Athletic Bilbao believed they had won it when Asier Villalibre scored with five minutes left – but their Basque rivals equalized when the keeper of visitors goal Unai Simon misread Roberto Lopez’s cross as he drifted. to his second post.