Inter’s Christian Eriksen Behind Only Lionel Messi For Long-Distance League Goals Since 2014, Report Highlights

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Christian Eriksen is one of Europe’s most reliable players when shooting from long range, as highlighted by a report in the Italian media today.

Eriksen secured a vital point for Inter’s Serie A title bid last night when he fired in a second-half equaliser away at Napoli, securing a 1-1 draw.

Calciomercato.com have revealed that the Dane has now scored 24 league goals from outside the penalty area since he joined Tottenham Hotspur at the start of the 2013-14 season.

Only Lionel Messi at Barcelona (59) has scored more than Eriksen in Europe’s top five leagues during the same period of time.

Inter remain nine points clear of AC Milan at the top of the table with seven games left, after they were held at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

Antonio Conte’s side went behind in the first half following an own goal from Samir Handanovic, before Eriksen came to the rescue for the Nerazzurri.