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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Inter Milan 4, Lecce 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Inter Milan 4, Lecce 0.

Dangerous play by Matteo Politano (Inter Milan).

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

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

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Romario Benzar.

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

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.

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

Corner, Lecce. Conceded by Danilo D'Ambrosio.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Matteo Politano replaces Lautaro Martínez.

Dismissal

Diego Farias (Lecce) is shown the red card.

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

Foul by Diego Farias (Lecce).

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

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

Foul by Diego Farias (Lecce).

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

Foul by Marco Calderoni (Lecce).

Attempt missed. Marco Mancosu (Lecce) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Diego Farias.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Roberto Gagliardini replaces Stefano Sensi.

Substitution

Substitution, Lecce. Romario Benzar replaces Andrea Rispoli.

Foul by Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan).

Zan Majer (Lecce) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Romelu Lukaku with a cross.

Foul by Milan Skriniar (Inter Milan).

Filippo Falco (Lecce) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Romelu Lukaku.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Nicolò Barella replaces Matías Vecino.

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Panagiotis Tachtsidis.

Attempt blocked. Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Antonio Candreva with a cross.

Attempt missed. Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Stefano Sensi following a corner.

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Fabio Lucioni.

Attempt blocked. Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Marcelo Brozovic.

Substitution

Substitution, Lecce. Diego Farias replaces Andrea La Mantia.

Substitution

Substitution, Lecce. Marco Mancosu replaces Jacopo Petriccione.

Goal!

Goal! Inter Milan 3, Lecce 0. Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Romelu Lukaku.

goal

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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