Inter Milan kicked off the defense of their Serie A championship this Saturday with a resounding 4-0 win over Genoa at San Siro, with a goal and an assist in just over twenty minutes from Chilean Arturo Vidal and premieres on the networks of their summer signings, the Turkish Hakan Calhanoglu and the Bosnian Edin Dzeko.
After a summer marked by the illustrious sales of the Belgian Romelu Lukaku, to Chelsea for 115 million euros, and of the Moroccan Achraf Hakimi, transferred to Paris Saint Germain for 70 million, in addition to the departure of coach Antonio Conte, who did not accept the Economic sacrifices necessary to relieve the club’s cash, Inter started the year with an important test of strength.
With 37,000 fans in the San Siro stands and Simone Inzaghi on the bench, Inter opened their new cycle with a solid, authoritarian performance, good football and four goals.
It only took him a quarter of an hour to get his victory back on track and he did so with a powerful header from Skriniar and a goal from Hakan Calhanoglu, who made his debut after reaching Inter free at the expiration of his contract with rival Milan.
The Turk, who started in Inzaghi’s 3-5-1-1, moved with ease and elegance, was the protagonist with high-level combinations and connected brilliantly with Dzeko, the forward signed to replace Lukaku, who gave him the assist for 2-0.
After two goals correctly disallowed, to Calhanoglu and Croatian Ivan Perisic, the sentence to the match came through Vidal, who took the field in the 68th minute for Stefano Sensi.
The Chilean made it 3-0 in the 74th through Nicoló Barella’s pass and hung up at 88 the center that Dzeko sent headlong into the net to put the icing on the cake for Inter’s triumph, which could not count on the Argentine on Saturday. Lautaro Martínez, sanctioned.