LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Danilo D'Ambrosio of FC Internazionale celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)

Inter beat Lugano 4 - 1 in their first pre - season friendly game



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Jul 12th 2022

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A goal from D'Ambrosio, a double from Lautaro and one from Correa bring home the win in the Lugano SuperCup. The Nerazzurri wore the new Home kit


A new season has once again begun. There’s a new shirt and and a determination to work hard to be ready for the start. In what has now become a fixture in Inter’s pre-season training programme, it started in Lugano, the city where Simone Inzaghi and his Inter team pressed the play button.

After six days of training, match day finally returned, with Romelu Lukaku, alongside Lautaro Martinez, up front, but also with new additions immediately in the starting line up: Asllani, Bellanova, Mkhitaryan. Set up in a 3-5-2 system, they immediately put the travelling Interisti in Switzerland in good spirits.

It may be a new year but some things stay the same; Danilo D’Ambrosio’s bullet header opened the scoring - who coincidentally got last season’s first goal of the summer friendlies - after only three minutes from a Asllani corner. It put Inter on the road to victory, even if the Swiss side have almost finished their pre-season preparations and kick off their Super League campaign on Sunday. 

LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: FC Internazionale Milano team formation prior to the during the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Robin Gosens of FC Internazionale in action during the friendly match pre-season between FC Lugano and FC Internazionale on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Pistoia - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Danilo D'Ambrosio of FC Internazionale celebrates after scoring with his teammes during the friendly match pre-season between FC Lugano and FC Internazionale on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Pistoia - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Danilo D'Ambrosio of FC Internazionale celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Danilo D'Ambrosio of FC Internazionale celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Danilo D'Ambrosio of FC Internazionale celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Danilo D'Ambrosio of FC Internazionale celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Lautaro Martinez of FC Internazionale in action during the friendly match pre-season between FC Lugano and FC Internazionale on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Pistoia - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Romelu Lukaku of FC Internazionale in action during the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Romelu Lukaku of FC Internazionale in action during the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Lucien Agoumé of FC Internazionale in action during the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Darmian Matteo of FC Internazionale in action during the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Alessandro Fontanarosa of FC Internazionale during the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Raoul Bellanova of FC Internazionale in action during the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Robin Gosens of FC Internazionale in action during the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Lucien Agoumè of FC Internazionale in action during the friendly match pre-season between FC Lugano and FC Internazionale on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Pistoia - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Matteo Darmian of FC Internazionale in action during the friendly match pre-season between FC Lugano and FC Internazionale on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Pistoia - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Kristjan Asllani of FC Internazionale in action during the friendly match pre-season between FC Lugano and FC Internazionale on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Pistoia - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: (R-L) Lautaro Martinez of FC Internazionale celebrates after scoring with Romelu Lukaku of FC Internazionale during the friendly match pre-season between FC Lugano and FC Internazionale on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Pistoia - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Lautaro Martinez of FC Internazionale celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal during the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Lautaro Martinez of FC Internazionale celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal during the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Lautaro Martinez of FC Internazionale celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal during the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Team of FC Internazionale celebrate after scoring during the friendly match pre-season between FC Lugano and FC Internazionale on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Pistoia - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Lautaro Martinez of FC Internazionale celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal during the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Kristjan Asllani of FC Internazionale looks on during the friendly match pre-season between FC Lugano and FC Internazionale on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Pistoia - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Lautaro Martinez of FC Internazionale in action during the friendly match pre-season between FC Lugano and FC Internazionale on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Pistoia - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Romelu Lukaku of FC Internazionale in action during the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Romelu Lukaku of FC Internazionale gesture during the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Head Coach Simone Inzaghi of FC Internazionale loduring the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Darmian Matteo of FC Internazionale in action during the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
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LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Alessandro Fontanarosa of FC Internazionale in action during the friendly match pre-season between FC Lugano and FC Internazionale on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Pistoia - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: (L-R) Lautaro Martinez gives five to Mattia Zanotti of FC Internazionale after scoring during the friendly match pre-season between FC Lugano and FC Internazionale on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Pistoia - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Danilo D'Ambrosio of FC Internazionale in action during the friendly match pre-season between FC Lugano and FC Internazionale on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Pistoia - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Team of FC Internazionale embrace after scoring during the friendly match pre-season between FC Lugano and FC Internazionale on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Pistoia - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Danilo D'Ambrosio of FC Internazionale in action during the friendly match pre-season between FC Lugano and FC Internazionale on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Pistoia - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Head Coach Simone Inzaghi of FC Internazionale embraces Lautaro Martinez of FC Internazionale during the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Joaquin Correa of FC Internazionale in action during the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Head Coach Simone Inzaghi of FC Internazionale gesture during the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Darmian Matteo of FC Internazionale in action during the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Danilo D'Ambrosio of FC Internazionale in action during the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Valentino Lazaro of FC Internazionale Milano in action during the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Joaquin Correa of FC Internazionale in action during the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Lautaro Martinez of FC Internazionale in action during the pre-season Friendly match between Lugano v FC Internazionale at Stadio Cornaredo in Lugano on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: ANdrè Onana of FC Internazionale looks on during the friendly match pre-season between FC Lugano and FC Internazionale on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Pistoia - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Team of FC Internazionale greet the fan after the friendly match pre-season between FC Lugano and FC Internazionale on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Pistoia - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - JULY 12: Romelu Lukaku of FC Internazionale greets the fans after the friendly match pre-season between FC Lugano and FC Internazionale on July 12, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. (Photo by Mattia Pistoia - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)

As in most pre-season matches, especially the early ones, the passages of play weren’t breathtaking. Handanovic made a fine save from Celar’s deflected shot on seven minutes, which allowed Inter to keep their lead in tact, and they made it 2-0 soon after on 16 minutes. Lautaro was predatory in the box to take advantage of an error by the home side’s goalkeeper Saipi; a goal straight away to get off the mark for Toro, who was hugged by his team mates and cheered by the 5,200 fans in Lugano. There was little intensity and pace to the game and Lugano caused some problems, especially with some long distance attempts on goal. Haile-Selassi’s shot went just wide of the post and then forced Handanovic into a superb, instinctive save from a close-range header.

 

Inzaghi made changes for the second half putting on Onana, Lazaro e Correa. The week’s training load started to show as Inter’s intensity dropped. On 60 minutes, the Head Coach sent on Correa to get himself into goal-scoring positions. And it was exactly what he did. On 61 minutes, he made a great forward run into the box, took on the defender and struck the ball across the keeper into the far corner to make it 3-0. And it was the uncontainable Correa again, who on 73 minutes, after a long ball from Onana, found himself in lots of space to cross for Lautaro. Toro, in his last piece of the action, got ahead of his marker at the front post and fired in from close range. It was a classic goal from Nerazzurri’s number 10 doing what he does best. 

At 4-0, and a host of changes that saw some youth team players come on for the final few minutes, Lugano found a goal through Casciato to reduce the deficit to 4-1, taking advantage of some confusion between Inter defenders.

The match ended 4-1 for Inzaghi’s first outing of the season, who were as always cheered on by the vociferous Inter supporters.

LUGANO-INTER 1-4

LUGANO (4-2-3-1): 1 Saipi (58 Osigwe 46'); 8 Durrer (23 Srdic 60'), 3 Ziegler (46 Stober 46'), 30 Daprelà (15 Mai 46'), 17 Valenzuela (41 De Queiroz 46'); 14 Sabbatini (42 Alshik 46'), 20 Doumbia (29 Belhadj 46'); 11 Haile-Selassie (43 Mound 46'), 27 Babic (18 Mahou 60'), 45 De Jesus (33 Casciato 46'); 9 Celar (10 Bottani 60').

Allenatore: Mattia Croci Torti.

INTER (3-5-2): 1 Handanovic (24 Onana 46'); 36 Darmian (39 Silvestro 88'), 33 D'Ambrosio (43 Hoti 76'), 47 Fontanarosa (38 Sottini 76'); 12 Bellanova (15 Lazaro 46'), 22 Mkhitaryan (11 Correa 46'), 14 Asllani (40 Sangalli 88'), 42 Agoumé (45 Carboni 88'), 8 Gosens (46 Zanotti 67'); 90 Lukaku (50 Casadei 67'), 10 Lautaro (16 Salcedo 76').

A disposizione: 21 Cordaz, 51 Fabbian.

Allenatore: Simone Inzaghi.

Marcatori: 3' D'Ambrosio (I), 16' Lautaro (I), 61' Correa (I), 73' Lautaro (I), 82' Casciato (L)


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