The Nerazzurri had hoped to continue their run of three games without losing in all competitions, as they questioned Barcelona’s chances of progressing from the Champions League group stage last week.
The hosts dominated the first half and created a good number of chances in the early stages of the match.
In the 12th minute, Federico Dimarco shot from mid-range after a rebound on his way, but his shot went wide of the left post.
Shortly after, the hosts opened the scoring after Nico Barella found Lautaro Martínez in the 14th minute, with the Argentine striker in control before scoring spectacularly into the bottom left corner from outside the area to give Inter a well-deserved 1-1 lead. 0.
Grigoris Kastanos came close to equalizing for Salernitana in the 20th minute before flicking a shot just wide of the left post.
Again in minute 31, Dimarco took advantage of a rebound at the edge of the box, but his wild shot went wide of the right post.
Five minutes later, Milan Skriniar foiled an Inter corner after Luigi Sepe brilliantly saved his header.
Federico Dimarco continued to be a threat for Inter and came close to scoring a free-kick in the 38th minute, unleashing a fine shot from the edge of the box to the lower left, but Sepe made a fine save to put him out.
Inter came close to doubling their lead in the closing stages of the first half after Lautaro held on for a rebound, only to see his effort stopped by Sepe, who was no doubt the reason Salernitana left at half time. with only one goal behind. Lead.
Inter continued to dominate after the restart and soon doubled their lead in the 58th minute after Hakan Calhanoglu found Nicolo Barella inside the box, with the midfielder getting past Luigi Sepe.
The goal was initially contested, but after a VAR failure, the hosts claimed the second of the afternoon.
Salernitana looked to get back into the game and managed to muster a few chances for themselves.
Federico Bonazzoli squandered a great chance for the visitors in the 69th minute after narrowly heading the crossbar from close range.
The visitors came close again in the 80th minute after former Inter midfielder Antonio Candreva received a brilliant pass from Boulaye Dia, but saw his early shot from the edge of the area deflect well off the left post.
Second-half substitute Joaquín Correa had a chance in stoppage time to add a third for Inter, but Luigi Sepe stopped his effort and the resulting corner did not bother the visitors any further.
In the end, it ended 2-0 in favor of Simone Inzaghi’s team, which now moves up to seventh place at the top of Serie A.
Reactions on social networks
Following Inter’s victory, fans praised midfielder Nicolo Barella, who scored and assisted the Nerazzurri to victory on Sunday afternoon.
Here’s how fans have reacted on social media: