Three days on from beating their city rivals in the Champions League, Inter Milan rubbed salt in the wounds back in Serie A.
Inter downed AC Milan 2-0 in their European semi-final midweek and things weren’t any better for the Rossoneri domestically.
Playing relegation-threatened Spezia away in what should have been an easy three points in the top four race, Milan lost 2-0 once again, and things got heated at full time.
The full squad and manager Stefano Pioli were seen looking on at the crowd as they were berated by the away end inches from their faces at full time.
Olivier Giroud stood front and centre stoney-faced with captain Davide Calabria and vice captain Theo Hernandez flanking him and Fikayo Tomori just behind.
The result was a big blow to last season’s title winners who missed out on the chance to leapfrog Inter before their following match.
And the two-point gap then became five as Inter beat Sassuolo 4-2 at San Siro to strengthen their grip on a top four finish.
They did so with the help of Chelsea loanee Romelu Lukaku who opened the scoring with the sort of strike which made him one of the world’s most feared forwards.
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Using his strength to back into the defender, the Belgian turned and slammed a sumptuous unstoppable effort into the top corner.
And later putting the game to bed he ended the match with a tidy run and finish.
Reports claim Lukaku will be returning to Chelsea this summer despite his desperation to stay in Milan, with wages and his lack of form this term a stumbling block.
However, if he can score a few more like that, particularly in the Champions League, Inter could well have second thoughts.