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ITALIAN SERIE A

2018/2019 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
16 Spal 4 5 10 17
17 Empoli 4 4 11 16
18 Bologna 2 7 10 13
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Inter Milan earn hard-fought win over Empoli with Keita Balde strike

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Inter Milan edged out Empoli with a goal late in the second half by Keita Balde, who finished off a well-worked set-piece.

Third-placed Inter Milan needed a second-half goal from Keita Balde to earn a hard-fought win away to lowly Empoli in Serie A on Saturday as midfielder Radja Nainggolan returned to the side following his suspension for indiscipline.

The Senegal international met Sime Vrsaljko's low cross with a first-time shot on the turn in the 72nd minute as Inter reached the halfway mark of the championship with 39 points, 14 behind leaders Juventus.

It was Inter's third 1-0 win in their last four league matches,...

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