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Inter Milan 4-0 Leece: Lukaku scores on Serie A debut

Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku scored in the 60th minute of Inter's opening Serie A match of the season

Romelu Lukaku scored on his Serie A debut for Inter Milan as they convincingly beat 10-man Lecce.

The Belgian striker, signed by Inter for a club record 80m euros (£74m) from Manchester United on 8 August, tapped in the third goal in the 60th minute.

Marcelo Brozovic curled Inter's opener and Stefano Sensi's drive made it 2-0.

Antonio Candreva's 30-yard drive completed the victory after Leece's Diego farias had been sent off for a nasty looking challenge.

Lukaku, who hit 42 goals in 96 games for United after joining from Everton for £75m in July 2017, has now scored on his league debut for each of his past four clubs.

Inter boss Antonio Conte, who replaced Luciano Spalletti in May, had identified Lukaku as a key summer target and was pleased with his star signing.

"Romelu has entered the Inter world with great humility," Conte said. "He is ready to work for the team."

"There was a spark, but now we must become dynamite," he added after overseeing a win for his first league game in charge.

Line-ups

Inter Milan

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Handanovic
  • 33D'Ambrosio
  • 13Ranocchia
  • 37Skriniar
  • 87Candreva
  • 8VecinoSubstituted forBarellaat 66'minutes
  • 77Brozovic
  • 12SensiSubstituted forGagliardiniat 73'minutes
  • 18Asamoah
  • 10MartínezBooked at 40minsSubstituted forPolitanoat 78'minutes
  • 9Lukaku

Substitutes

  • 5Gagliardini
  • 6de Vrij
  • 11Dimarco
  • 16Politano
  • 19Lazaro
  • 20Valero
  • 23Barella
  • 27Padelli
  • 29Chagas Estevao
  • 30Esposito
  • 46Berni
  • 95Bastoni

Lecce

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 21Vasconcellos Ferreira
  • 29RispoliSubstituted forBenzarat 72'minutes
  • 5Lucioni
  • 13Rossettini
  • 27Calderoni
  • 4PetriccioneBooked at 38minsSubstituted forMancosuat 61'minutes
  • 77Tachtsidis
  • 10Falco
  • 37Majer
  • 19La MantiaSubstituted forFariasat 61'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 9LapadulaBooked at 52mins

Substitutes

  • 2Riccardi
  • 3Vera
  • 6Benzar
  • 7Haye
  • 8Mancosu
  • 11Shakhov
  • 17Farias
  • 20Dubickas
  • 22Vigorito
  • 23Tabanelli
  • 39Dell'Orco
  • 95Bleve
Referee:
Federico La Penna
Attendance:
64,188

Match Stats

Home TeamInter MilanAway TeamLecce
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home24
Away17
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Inter Milan 4, Lecce 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Inter Milan 4, Lecce 0.

  3. Post update

    Dangerous play by Matteo Politano (Inter Milan).

  4. Post update

    Panagiotis Tachtsidis (Lecce) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Inter Milan. Danilo D'Ambrosio tries a through ball, but Marcelo Brozovic is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Romario Benzar.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Zan Majer (Lecce) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Marco Calderoni.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Inter Milan 4, Lecce 0. Antonio Candreva (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nicolò Barella.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Roberto Gagliardini (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Lecce. Conceded by Danilo D'Ambrosio.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Panagiotis Tachtsidis (Lecce) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Inter Milan. Matteo Politano tries a through ball, but Romelu Lukaku is caught offside.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Inter Milan. Matteo Politano replaces Lautaro Martínez.

  14. Dismissal

    Diego Farias (Lecce) is shown the red card.

  15. Post update

    Nicolò Barella (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Diego Farias (Lecce).

  17. Post update

    Offside, Inter Milan. Romelu Lukaku tries a through ball, but Antonio Candreva is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    Danilo D'Ambrosio (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Diego Farias (Lecce).

  20. Post update

    Nicolò Barella (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Monday 26th August 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Inter Milan11004043
2Lazio11003033
3Napoli11004313
4Atalanta11003213
5Torino11002113
6Brescia11001013
7Juventus11001013
8Udinese11001013
9Genoa10103301
10Roma10103301
11Bologna10101101
12Hellas Verona10101101
13Fiorentina100134-10
14SPAL100123-10
15Sassuolo100112-10
16Cagliari100101-10
17AC Milan100101-10
18Parma100101-10
19Sampdoria100103-30
20Lecce100104-40
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