Inter put their Champions League struggles behind them in Reggio Emilia on Saturday afternoon as they opened this weekend’s Serie A motion with a shock 3-0 win away to Sassuolo.
As comfy because the scoreline suggests, the guests have been gifted a two-goal lead early on via a disastrous begin from the Neroverdi’s Vlad Chiriches, and from then on the hosts struggled to search out their toes within the sport, falling to their first defeat of the Serie A season.
Simply as that they had on this identical fixture final season, Inter acquired off to a flying begin via Alexis Sanchez, however Antonio Conte ought to have actually been thanking Chiriches for his aspect taking the lead.
The Romanian defender didn’t defend when going through Lautaro Martinez, and allowed himself to be shrugged to floor simply by the Argentine. Lautaro then squared for Alexis who was composed sufficient to sit down Andrea Consigli down earlier than ending.
Not even 1 / 4 of an hour had been performed earlier than Chiriches struck once more. A harmful ball into the field was set to be gathered by Consigli, although Chiriches ignored his goalkeeper’s calls to needlessly concede a nook, and, from there, his afternoon solely worsened.
The ensuing nook wasn’t cleared and Vidal fired the second ball again throughout aim, the place it bounced off the 31-year-old and squirmed previous Consigli to cross the road.
Filip Djuricic has Sassuolo’s solely actual effort of the half, clipping the submit with a curling effort.
Any hope the Neroverdi had of a comeback have been extinguished when Roberto Gagliardini made it three on the hour mark. A fast break from Inter ended with Matteo Darmian teeing up the midfielder who, after setting himself properly together with his first contact, drove a low volley into Consigli’s backside nook.
Romelu Lukaku got here off the bench late on and thought he had added a fourth, solely to be thwarted by the offisde flag.