Inter Milan took over the lead in the master race of Italian series A at least until Sunday.
The defending champion won 4: 2 (2: 2) against promoted FC Empoli after 0-2 deficit in the San-Siro Stadium at home.
Inter this is a counter in front of the city rival AC Milan, but can add to Hellas Verona (8:45 p.m.) on Sunday.
An own goal by Simone Romagnoli (40th), a double pack by Lautaro Martinez (45./64.) And a later goal by Alexis Sanchez (90.+4) saved Inter from a slip.
Empoli had a strong start with goals by Andrea Pinamonti (5th) and Kristjan Asllani (28th).
National player Robin Gosens sat on the bench at Inter 90 minutes.