Inter fight back to go top of Serie A as Genoa dramatically boost survival hopes

Lautaro Martinez scored twice as Inter Milan hit back from two goals down to beat Empoli at San Siro and return to the top of Serie A.

TInter were left reeling when Andrea Pinamonti fired a fifth-minute opener for the visitors, who proceeded to double their lead through Kristjan Astlani just before the half-hour mark.

But an own goal by Simone Romagnoli gave the hosts hope and Martinez pulled them level at 2-2 on the stroke of half-time.

Inter took charge after the break, with Martinez pouncing on a rebound to grab his second of the night in the 64th minute and Alexis Sanchez sealing the win in injury time.

The points proved enough for Simone Inzaghi’s men to go back to the top with two games remaining, but city rivals AC Milan can reclaim top spot on Sunday against Verona.