Inter 2-0 Empoli: Nerazzurri cruise to two-goal victory

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Inter returned to winning ways in Serie A as goals from Eder and Antonio Candreva earned them a deserved 2-0 victory over strugglers Empoli.

Ivan Perisic and Mauro Icardi were both suspended after the tempestuous 1-0 defeat to Juventus the previous week, but Stefano Pioli's combination of Joao Mario, Rodrigo Palacio and Eder in attack quickly paid off when the Italy striker put his side ahead after 14 minutes.

Eder turned provider for Antonio Candreva for Inter's second, and Pioli will have been encouraged by the way his players applied themselves in a tricky fixture against well-organised opponents as victory maintained their place within six points of third-placed Napoli.

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