Final score

26 August 2019 20:45

Inter
40' (2nd half) Candreva
15' (2nd half) Lukaku
24' Sensi
21' Brozovic
4 - 0
Lecce
referee Federico La Penna / linesmen Giallatini, Prenna / 4th man Volpi / assistants Mazzoleni, Fiorito
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45' The half-time whistle goes at the Meazza with Inter deservedly ahead thanks to spectacular Brozovic and Sensi goals. It's 2-0 at San Siro!
44' Brozovic with a cross but nobody is there to get on the end of it
40' Lautaro is booked after going in late on Rispoli
38' Petriccione is shown a yellow card for his tactical foul on Sensi
33' La Mantia shoots from outside the area but Handanovic dives away to catch it
32' Asamoah bursts up the flank and Gabriel has to put the ball out for a corner as San Siro applauds this Inter display!
30' Ranocchia has a go from long range but it goes wide of Gabriel's right post
26' The Nerazzurri keep pushing as Lukaku and Lautaro launch a move but Brozovic can't finish to make it 3-0!
24' GOAL! SENSI! GOAL! What a piece of play from the no.12 to get away from his man and fire across goal into the bottom corner
23' Sensi plays the ball to Lautaro at the far post but Gabriel saves!
21' GOAL! GOAL! GOAAAAAAAAAALLLL! Great move as Candreva and Asamoah combine to give Brozovic a sight of goal and he picks out the top corner from range. 1-0!
19' Tachtsidis with a left-foot shot from the edge of the area which Handanovic saves without any real issues
17' Great chance for Inter. Candreva crosses the ball from the right to Lautaro who was free at the far post but he heads it down into the turf and over the bar!
14' Lapadula shoots from outside the box after Handanovic came out to challenge him, Skriniar heads clear
12' Lukaku shows strength on the break but is stopped just before he can get his pass away. Big applause from the home crowd for the no.9!
7' Rispoli with a cross from the right but D'Ambrosio does well to get there first and head it behind
4' Sensi plays the corner to the near post and Lautaro gets there but can only find the side-netting
4' Big chance for the Nerazzurri as Candreva wins the ball back before Sensi's effort is deflected behind for a corner
2' Inter get up the pitch. Sensi delivers a free kick into the box but the Lecce defence clear
1' Time for kick-off as the Nerazzurri get the ball rolling. Forza Inter!
1' All is set at San Siro for the first competitive fixture under Antonio Conte. Lecce are the visitors for the matchday one fixture in the 2019-20 Serie A TIM season.
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45' No additional time and the whistle blows at San Siro. A great 4-0 win thanks to Brozovic, Sensi, Lukaku and Candreva goals!
40' GOAAAAAL! CANDREVA with an absolute screamer into the top corner from miles out to make it 4-0!
37' Tachtsidis with a left-foot strike from range that is deflected out for a corner
36' Politano finds the bet but La Penna disallows the goal for a Lukaku offside
33' Final substitution for Inter. Politano is on for Lautaro Martinez
32' Farias is shown a straight red card by La Penna for an awful challenge on Barella and Lecce are down to ten men
27' Changes apiece in the 72nd minute. Lecce bring Benzar on for Rispoli. Gagliardini is on for Sensi
23' Lukaku and Lautaro combine again but Gabriel saves the deflected shot
22' Great exchange between Lukaku and Lautaro and the Toro's powerful hit just misses the target!
21' Antonio Conte makes his first change. Nicolò Barella is on for his debut, Vecino makes way
20' Candreva with the cross and Lautaro's header is turned behind
18' Brozovic almost gets his second but his placed right-foot effort is just wide!
16' Change for Lecce. La Mantia is replaced by Farias
15' GOAL! GOAAAAAAAL! Lukaku takes the roof off! Lautaro with the long shot, Gabriel fails to hang on and the no.9 is there to apply the finish! 3-0!
10' Great work from Lukaku to get away on the right but his ball across goal is just in front of Lautaro. Brilliant stuff from the no.9 though!
9' Candreva crosses the ball back across and Lukaku just fails to connect with the header
7' Lapadula is booked for a foul on Vecino
6' Calderoni with the shot after Handanovic comes off his line but he can't hit the target
3' Great play from Falco to weave his way into the Inter box but D'Ambrosio makes a crucial last-gasp challenge
1' The second half beings with the teams unchanged. Forza Inter!

Ranocchia
6.66
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Handanovic
6.79
6.79
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D'Ambrosio
6.71
6.71
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Brozovic
8.19
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Candreva
8.02
8.02
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Gagliardini
6.21
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Skriniar
6.65
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Vecino
5.78
5.78
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Politano
6.8
6.8
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Martínez
6.63
6.63
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Asamoah
7.16
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Sensi
8.4
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Barella
6.66
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Lukaku
7.56
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8 shots on target 3
10 shots off target 9
13 fouls committed 9
7 corners 7
5 offsides 0
59% ball possession 41%

Andrea La Mantia was Lecce’s top scorer in Serie B last season (17 goals), with eight of these goals coming via headers; the most of any player in the competition.

Lecce coach Fabio Liverani has faced Inter on one previous occasion in Serie A, losing 2-0 away from home with Genoa in August 2013, in what was his first ever match as a manager in the top-flight.

Among teams they have faced at least three times in Serie A, Lecce have lost a higher percentage of Serie A meetings with Inter than against any other opponent (77% - 23/30).

Inter’s new signing Nicolò Barella has won more duels than any other midfielder during the last two Serie A campaigns (480).

Antonio Conte made his Serie A debut as a player with Lecce (1985/86) – he has faced Lecce twice as a manager since then, recording an away win and a home draw (both in 2012, with Juventus).

Inter are unbeaten in their opening game of Serie A campaigns against newly-promoted teams since 1992 (seven wins and two draws since then).

Inter have won 14 of their 15 Serie A home games against Lecce, with their only defeat coming back in November 2000.

wins(15) draws(0) defeats(1)

MILAN - Yes. The team started the season in the right way. Inter kicked off with a great and well-deserved 4-0 win over Lecce. Over 64,000 were in attendance to support and applaud the Nerazzurri who were able to win thanks to two goals that came in four minutes between the 21st and 24th minutes from Brozovic and Sensi before Lukaku and Candreva extended the lead after the break.

Inter started the match in the right way, effectively dealing with Liverani’s Lecce side as the newly-promoted team came to play attacking and lively football. Four minutes in, the Nerazzurri had their first chance. Candreva played it to Vecino, Lukaku shielded the ball for Lautaro who played it to Sensi and his shot was deflected behind for a corner. In the 14th minute, Lecce had their first chance. The dangerous Falco played in Lapadula and Handanovic came off his line to challenge him but he was able to get a lobbed shot away which Skriniar dealt with on the line. Despite that, the Nerazzurri kept the pressure up. In the 17th minute, Lautaro headed over from a great position. Four minutes later, Inter took the lead. Candreva played it to Asamoah who rolled the ball to Brozovic. The Croatian stepped forward and let fly with an unstoppable strike into the top corner beyond Gabriel.

Three minutes later, it was 2-0 thanks to Sensi’s goal on his debut. The Italian midfielder weaved his way into the area before firing low and hard across goal into the far corner. Inter kept attacking after extending the lead. Lukaku set up Brozovic on the break before Lautaro fired wide. Asamoah also kept Gabriel busy with the Lecce goalkeeper doing well to turn a powerful left-foot effort behind.

After coming out for the second half 2-0 down, Lecce looked to attack early in the second half. Falco was denied by D’Ambrosio before Calderoni tried his luck from distance. In the 59th minute, Romelu Lukaku netted his first Inter goal. Gabriel failed to collect a Lautaro shot from outside the box and the Belgian pounced to dispatch the rebound. Following on from Sensi, it was another debut goal. At 3-0, the Nerazzurri kept the pressure on. Brozovic went close to scoring his second with a placed effort that went just wide while Lautaro forced a stop from Gabriel after shooting from some way out. After Farias was shown a straight red card, Politano found the net but it was disallowed for a Lukaku offside. It was then Candreva’s turn in the 87th minute as he picked out the top corner from 35 metres out with a truly stunning effort.

It was the greatest way to wrap up a dominant display as the league campaign began in style. Let’s keep it up, #ForzaInter!

INTER 4-0 LECCE
INTER (3-5-2): 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio, 6 De Vrij, 37 Skriniar; 87 Candreva, 8 Vecino (23 Barella 66'), 77 Brozovic, 12 Sensi (5 Gagliardini 72'), 18 Asamoah; 10 Lautaro Martinez (16 Politano 78'), 9 Lukaku.
Substitutes: 27 Padelli, 46 Berni, 11 Dimarco, 13 Ranocchia, 29 Dalbert, 95 Bastoni, 19 Lazaro, 20 Borja Valero, 30 Esposito.
Coach: Antonio Conte

LECCE (4-3-1-2): 21 Gabriel; 29 Rispoli, 13 Rossettini, 5 Lucioni, 27 Calderoni; 4 Petriccione, 77 Tachtsidis, 37 Majer; 10 Falco; 19 La Mantia (17 Farias 61'), 9 Lapadula.
Substitutes: 22 Vigorito, 95 Bleve, 2 Riccardi, 3 Vera, 6 Benzar, 7 Haye, 8 Mancosu, 11 Shakov, 20 Dubickas, 23 Tabanelli, 39 Dell'Orco.
Coach: Fabio Liverani

Goals:21' Brozovic, 24' Sensi, 60' Lukaku, 87' Candreva
Bookings: Petriccione (L), Lautaro Martinez (I), Lapadula (L)
Red card: Farias (L) 76'

Referee: La Penna
Assistants: Giallatini, Prenna
Fourth official: Volpi
Var and Assistant Var: Aureliano, Fiorito

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 21 Gabriel
D'Ambrosio 33 29 Rispoli
Ranocchia 13 13 Rossettini
Skriniar 37 5 Lucioni
Candreva 87 27 Calderoni
Vecino 8 4 Petriccione
Brozovic 77 77 Tachtsidis
Sensi 12 37 Majer
Asamoah 18 10 Falco
Martínez 10 19 La Mantia
Lukaku 9 9 Lapadula

substitutes

Padelli 27 22 Vigorito
Berni 46 95 Bleve
Gagliardini 5 2 Riccardi
de Vrij 6 3 Vera
Dimarco 21 6 Benzar
Politano 16 7 Haye
Lazaro 19 8 Mancosu
Valero 20 11 Shakov
Barella 23 17 Farias
Dalbert 29 20 Dubickas
Esposito 30 23 Tabanelli
Bastoni 95 39 Dell'Orco

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