Inter Milan are close to winning their 19th Serie A title after their win against Cagliari on Sunday at Turin.
Inter Milan extend their Serie A winning streak to 11 games with a 1-0 victory against Cagliari on Sunday. Matteo Darmian scored the only goal of the match in the 77th minute.
Substitute Achraf Hakimi provided the assist for Darmian to score at the San Siro. The win took Inter Milan to 74 points and extend their lead at the top to 11 points over second placed A C Milan. Inter Milan are chasing their first title since 2010.
“It’s not easy to be under constant pressure but we’re getting used to it,” said Conte.
“We just need to continue pedalling to the max as we approach our goal.”
Cagliari goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario, who was making his Serie A debut, kept his team in the game. He made some fine saves to deny Christian Eriksen in both halves as well as Darmian from close range.
Inter are now close to their 19th Serie A title
“On a psychological level we gave an important signal today,” said the goal scorer Darmian.
“Conte transmits the passion and the desire to win, you can see this on the pitch. Everyone feels they have a role to play.”
Defending champions Juventus beat Genoa 3-1 at Turin. Juventus are currently third in the points table and fighting to stay in contention for the Champion League spots.
Sunday’s win against Genoa helped them to 62 points from 30 games, 12 points adrift of the leaders and one point behind AC Milan.
The Serie A top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo was frustrated after the match as he couldn’t add to his 25 goals this campaign.
“It happens to everyone to get angry,” said coach Andrea Pirlo.
“Cristiano wanted to score at all costs because he’s a champion who wants to stamp his mark on matches.”
Dejan Kulusevski curled in the first goal with just four minutes on the clock.
Alvaro Morata made it 2-0 in the 22nd minute. A quick Juve counter attack by Federico Chiesa forced a Mattia Perin save with Ronaldo follow up coming off the post befor Morata scored from the rebound.
Genoa pulled one back after the break from a corner headed in by Gianluca Scamacca.
Substitute Weston Mckennie made it 3-1 for Juventus in the 70th minute after the Genoa defense waited for an offside flag that never came.
Atlanta stayed at the fourth spot with a hard fought 2-3 victory against Fiorentina. Atlanta are one point adrift Juventus and have a two point lead over fifth placed Napoli, who won 0-2 against Sampordia on Saturday.