Match ends, Inter Milan 4, Genoa 0.
Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Inter Milan beat Genoa to finish 2019 top of Serie A.
The former Manchester United striker put Antonio Conte's side in the lead with a header and Roberto Gagliardini made it 2-0 moments later.
Lukaku then let Sebastiano Esposito take a penalty, which the 17-year-old scored to put Inter 3-0 up.
And Belgian Lukaku blasted his second into the top corner to put the game beyond doubt, his 14th goal for Inter.
Inter are above Juventus - who have won the past eight Italian league titles - on goal difference.
The Nerazzurri, who appointed Conte in the summer, have not won a trophy since the 2011 Coppa Italia.
The last time Inter topped the table at Christmas was 2015, but they only won nine of their next 21 games to finish fourth, 24 points behind Juve.
Champions Juventus face Lazio in the Italian Super Cup in Saudi Arabia on Sunday (16:45 GMT with live text commentary on BBC Sport website and app).
- 6de Vrij
- 95BastoniBooked at 36mins
- 87CandrevaSubstituted forLazaroat 75'minutes
- 5GagliardiniSubstituted forSensiat 71'minutes
- 34BiraghiSubstituted forDimarcoat 78'minutes
- 17RomeroBooked at 43mins
- 29CassataBooked at 34mins
- 15JagielloSubstituted forRovellaat 62'minutes
- 28AgudeloBooked at 63mins
- 9SanabriaSubstituted forCleoniseat 75'minutes
- 99PinamontiSubstituted forFavilliat 71'minutesBooked at 88mins
- 13El Yamiq
- 93Chitolina Carniel
- Luca Pairetto
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Inter Milan 4, Genoa 0.
Andrea Favilli (Genoa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Andrea Favilli (Genoa).
Stefan de Vrij (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Stefano Sensi (Inter Milan) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alessandro Bastoni.
Attempt blocked. Stefano Sensi (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sebastiano Esposito.
Kevin Agudelo (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Sebastiano Esposito (Inter Milan).
Attempt blocked. Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Milan Skriniar.
Offside, Inter Milan. Matías Vecino tries a through ball, but Romelu Lukaku is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Kevin Agudelo (Genoa) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.
Substitution, Inter Milan. Federico Dimarco replaces Cristiano Biraghi.
Nicolò Rovella (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Stefano Sensi (Inter Milan).
Substitution, Genoa. Denilho Cleonise replaces Antonio Sanabria.
Substitution, Inter Milan. Valentino Lazaro replaces Antonio Candreva.
Attempt missed. Antonio Sanabria (Genoa) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Francesco Cassata (Genoa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Milan Skriniar (Inter Milan).