Inter Milan did not go from 2-2 this Sunday in their league visit to Sampdoria and lost the first points of their season, with three days remaining until the appointment with Real Madrid on the first day of the group stage of the Liga de Champions.
A goal from a direct free-kick from Federico Dimarco and a goal from Argentine Lautaro Martínez overtook Inter twice (1-0 and 2-1), but Sampdoria responded thanks to Japanese Maya Yoshida and Italian Tommaso Augello.
The Inter coach, Simone Inzaghi, gave rest to the Argentine Joaquín Correa, the Chilean Arturo Vidal and the Uruguayan Matías Vecino, who had just returned from the commitments of their national teams, but not Lautaro, despite the fact that the Bull was also part of the recent South American expedition.
Vidal took the field in the 55th minute while Correa did so in the 63rd, replacing Lautaro.
The bet on Lautaro paid dividends for Inter, as the Bull scored a great goal on the brink of halftime to unbalance Marassi’s clash with 2-1, after the Japanese Maya Yoshida tied the momentary advantage of Federico Dimarco.
Dimarco, who was replacing Alessandro Bastoni on the defensive line of three, injured and doubtful for the appointment with Real Madrid, had overtaken the Milanese team with a spectacular direct free kick that ended at the bottom of the meshes with a speed of 106 kilometers per hour .
Inter, despite playing without great rhythm, could count on a Bosnian Edin Dzeko who was always effective when managing the ball up front and a decisive Nicoló Barella to recover balls and accelerate actions.
It was he who hung the center, strong, that Lautaro finished off with his left leg to give Inter 2-1 on the brink of halftime.
However, Sampdoria got the decisive equalizer as soon as the restart began thanks to a good goal from Augello and then withstood the pressure of Inter, which brushed the 3-2 with a great personal play in Correa’s penalty area.
Of course, Inter also took a risk and only an intervention under the sticks of Danilo D’Ambrosio avoided the target of the Danish Mikkel Damsgaard that could cause the defeat of the Milanese.
After three rounds, Inter have seven points and fell two behind the leader Napoli, who beat Juventus Turin on Saturday.