Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic recorded his 17th clean sheet of the season on Monday night, in their 2-0 victory over Chievo, which is a record in the Serie A this season.
The result means they surpass runaway champions Juventus’ clean sheet tally (16) and they now have the second-best defensive record this year behind only the Bianconeri, conceding just 28 goals.
Their impressive defence has been a decisive factor in their push for Champions League football as, comparatively, they have scored significantly fewer goals than their top four rivals.
Inter have registered 54 goals which is 14 fewer than Napoli, 15 fewer than Juve and 19 fewer than fourth placed Atalanta.
The Slovenian shot stopper has been in fine form this season as have the defensive unit in front of him.
The 34-year-old has been named Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year on two separate occasions in his seven year spell at the Nerazzurri and has featured nearly 250 times for the club.