Indeed no one else had scored for Inter this season until Perisic headed in Icardi’s cross in the 78th.Allegri had brought on Gonzalo Higuain four minutes earlier but Italy’s most expensive signing could not change anything.Even the sending off of midfielder Ever Banega in the final minute, following two yellow cards in quick succession, could not dampen Inter’s spirits as it held out to seal a first home win over Juventus in more than six years.
Juventus is second, a point behind Napoli, which is now the only unbeaten side in the league.Here’s what else happened in Serie A:
Roma lost its unbeaten start to the season with a 1-0 defeat at Fiorentina.
Milan Badelj scored the only goal of the match eight minutes from time, drilling the ball into the bottom left corner through a sea of bodies.Replays showed the goal perhaps should have been ruled out as Nikola Kalinic, who was in an offside position, opened his legs to let the ball through.Moments earlier Radja Nainggolan’s effort was fingertipped onto the post by Fiorentina goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu, in a move which was started by Francesco Totti.Roma is three points behind league leader Napoli, with Fiorentina a point further back. Fiorentina has played one match less as last week’s encounter with Genoa was suspended 28 minutes in due to heavy rain.
HART’S HOME DEBUT
Joe Hart had barely a save to make in his home debut for Torino and kept his first clean sheet for his new team in a 0-0 draw against Empoli.
Hart, who joined from Manchester City on loan, had a Serie A debut to forget last week in a 2-1 defeat at Atalanta.
This week, however, the England goalkeeper was a spectator for most of the match and didn’t make a save until the 63rd minute.
That sparked a good spell of pressure for Empoli but Hart withstood the challenge. He punched more effectively than last weekend, when he misjudged a corner and only got a weak glove on the ball, gifting Atalanta the equalizer.
CROTONE OFF THE MARKNewly-promoted Crotone picked up its first ever Serie A point with a 1-1 draw against Palermo.Marcello Trotta gave Crotone the lead in the 23rd minute.Ilija Nestorovski leveled in the 66th to give new Palermo coach Roberto De Zerbi a first positive result after he replaced Davide Ballardini days before a 3-0 loss to Napoli.
All 20 teams in Serie A now have at least a point.Marco Borriello scored twice against his former club as Cagliari won 3-0 against Atalanta, which missed a penalty when 1-0 down.Also, Chievo Verona came from behind to beat Udinese 2-1 with a stoppage-time winner, and Sassuolo triumphed 2-0 against Genoa.