Zlatan Ibrahimovic starred as Inter cruised to a 3-0 victory over rock-bottom Reggina at the San Siro to re-establish their seven-point lead at the top of Serie A on Sunday.
Second-placed Juventus had briefly reduced the arrears on Saturday with a highly-impressive 4-1 romp at Roma, but Jose Mourinho’s men showed they were in no mood to concede any ground in the title race.
Meanwhile third-placed AC Milan were held to a 0-0 draw at Napoli, who have not won in 11 matches.
Two goals in the first 10 minutes effectively turned the top-versus-bottom clash into a non-contest, despite Inter playing with midfielder Esteban Cambiasso in a patchwork centrer-back pairing due to injuries.
With only nine matches left, the chances of Juve catching Inter are diminishing and may even rest on the pair’s clash in Turin next month.
After his star performance, Ibrahimovic hinted that he may be considering a future away from the San Siro.
“I’m totally focused on winning the title but as for next season, we’ll see,” he said. “I’m very happy to be at Inter but next year we’ll see.”
In the race for fourth place, and the final Champions League qualifying position, Genoa maintained their two-point lead over Fiorentina.
Genoa beat Udinese 2-0 at home with goals from Giuseppe Sculli and Diego Milito while Romania captain Adrian Mutu scored the only goal in Fiorentina’s 1-0 home win over Siena.
In other Serie A matches on Sunday it was:
• Bologna 0, Cagliari 1
• Chievo 1, Palermo 0
• Lecce 2, Atalanta 2
• Torino 1, Sampdoria 3
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