Mauro Icardi netted twice to help Inter Milan win 3-0 at Lazio on Monday and move up to second in Serie A, level on points with Napoli.
The Inter captain failed to find the back of the net in his first four league matches this season, but has rediscovered his scoring touch.
Icardi was the star in the derby in the last round with a stoppage-time winner against AC Milan and his two latest goals on a rainy night in the Italian capital took his tally to six in his past four league matches.
Just a point separated the teams going into the match and Lazio were out for revenge after losing to Inter on the final day of last season and missing out on a Champions League spot.
Lazio forward Ciro Immobile and Inter counterpart Icardi shared the top goalscorer award last season, and it was the Argentina international who opened the scoring in the 29th minute, prodding home after Matias Vecino flicked on a ball from Ivan Perisic.
Inter doubled their lead shortly before half-time when Lazio failed to clear a corner properly and Marcelo Brozovic drilled a 20-yard effort through a crowd and into the bottom left corner.
Icardi grabbed his second of the game in the 70th, with a delicious feint around a defender before slotting into the bottom near corner.
Inter are six points behind leaders Juventus while Lazio remained fourth, four points behind.
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