Inter and Juventus celebrate Serie A wins

Nicolo Barella of FC Internazionale celebrates after scoring his team's first goal with team mates during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Hellas Verona FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on April 9, 2022 in Milan, Italy.

Defending Serie A champions Inter Milan have moved within one point of league leaders and city rivals AC Milan with a 2-0 defeat of Verona.

Ivan Perisic set up both first-half goals, first for Nicolo Barella and the Edin Dzeko.

Milan visits Torino on Sunday.

Both Milan teams have played the same number of games as Inter still have to play a postponed match against Bologna.

Napoli, who host Fiorentina on Sunday, are level on points with Inter.

Perisic almost scored in the 18th minute but Verona goalkeeper Lorenzo Montipo pulled off a fantastic save to deny the Inter attacker.

However, the Croatia international set up the opener four minutes later as he raced down the left flank from the half-way line and crossed for Barella to fire into the roof of the net.

Inter doubled their lead in the 30th minute when Perisic headed on a corner for Dzeko to drive into the bottom left corner.

It was the 36-year-old Dzeko's 17th goal of the season in all competitions.

Juventus fought back from conceding an early goal to win 2-1 at relegation-threatened Cagliari and consolidate fourth spot.

Cagliari had lost four straight matches but Joao Pedro gave thema surprise lead, against the run of play, in the 10th minute.

Juventus defender Luca Pellegrini thought he had equalised but the goal was disallowed as it was deflected in off the elbow of teammate Adrien Rabiot.

Matthijs de Ligt did level on the stroke of halftime as he headed in a cross from Juan Cuadrado.

Giorgio Chiellini had another goal for Juventus ruled out for offside shortly after the interval before Dusan Vlahovic scored the winner in the 75th, from a Paulo Dybala through ball.

Juventus moved eight points ahead of fifth-placed Roma while Cagliari remained three points clear of 18th-place Venezia, who have played two matches fewer.

Empoli and Spezia moved further away from the bottom three with a 0-0 draw.

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