The defender opened the scoring for the Nerazzurri and allowed them to take advantage of Juventus’ slip earlier in the evening, with the Bianconeri having lost to Sassuolo late on.
Inter player ratings vs Empoli
Handanovic 6.5; D’Ambrosio 7.5, De Vrij 6 (80′ Kolarov n/r), Bastoni 6; Darmian 6.5, Barella 7, Brozovic 6.5 (72′ Vecino 5.5), Gagliardini 6.5 (84′ Sensi n/r), Dimarco 7; Sanchez 6.5 (72′ Correa 5.5), Lautaro 6.5 (84′ Dzeko n/r).
Player of the Match – Danilo D’Ambrosio
The Inter utility man showed his worth again at both ends of the pitch. Beyond scoring the game’s opener and what was really the winner, the Italian did his defensive duties as well and denied two goalscoring chances for Empoli.