A tight and cagey affair goes Inter’s way in the end, finishing 1-0 at the Giuseppe Meazza thanks to Darmian’s cool finish 14 minutes from time.
Verona certainly played their part in this fixture, keeping a tight and rigid defence that provided Lukaku and Martinez precious little time and space.
Hakimi was inches away from an extraordinary goal when a superbly struck bending free kick cannoned off the top of the post.
But the hosts eventually broke through when Darmian was left unmarked on the wing and he composed himself before tucking a finish past the goalkeeper to spark wild celebrations.
The Inter midfield was kept unusually quiet as well, but as the match ticked on, the league leaders let their quality shine through.
Inter moved on to 79 points, 13 clear of second-placed AC Milan with five games remaining, as they close in on their first league title since 2010.
The Nerazzurri have won 13 consecutive home games for the second time in their history, previously achieving the feat in 2011, and inflicted a fourth consecutive defeat on Verona, who are 10th with 41 points.
It’s not a convincing victory, but Conte won’t care as the Nerazzurri inch ever closer to the title, needing just two more wins.
The loss for Hellas Verona is their seventh in eight games but keeps them in 10th position in the table.
Inter travel to southern Italy to face Crotone on May 1 next time out, while Hellas Verona go back home to host Spezia.