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Lukaku upstages Ibrahimovic as Inter make most of Juve’s tragedy in Verona

Former Manchester United striker provides ‘Hollywood’ ending to dramatic Milan derby and leaves Inter joint top of Serie A

We ought to be talking about Verona. We ought to be talking about an astonishing week for the club with the lowest wage bill in Serie A, in which they drew with Milan and Lazio before beating the champions, and league leaders, Juventus. We ought to be talking about how a newly promoted side went from battling relegation to sixth place, via an eight-game unbeaten run, inspired by a manager with a passion for death metal.

But then, Sunday night happened. A Milan derby played to a full house at San Siro. Flares, banners, and thousands of supporters lighting up their mobile phones in unison to spell out the message “Inter Merda” (“Inter are shit”). Zlatan Ibrahimovic versus Romelu Lukaku, a comeback for the ages, and the emphatic renewal of a title challenge that looked like it might be about to fall apart.

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