Source: Livescore News
Inter maintained their perfect start to the Serie A season by dominating Spezia in a 3-0 win at San Siro, as Lautaro Martinez netted a thunderous strike to open his account for the new campaign.
Martinez drilled home from outside the area as Inter swiftly established control, with Denzel Dumfries and Romelu Lukaku guilty of missing excellent chances before half-time.
Hakan Calhanoglu gave the Nerazzurri breathing space with a neat right-footed finish shortly after the break, ensuring there was no need for the sort of last-minute heroics Inter required at Lecce last Saturday.
Joaquin Correa then came off the bench to tap in a late third, sending Simone Inzaghi’s men to the top of the table at this early stage.
Bartlomiej Dragowski made an acrobatic save from Dumfries’ eighth-minute header as Inter started brightly, before he denied Martinez at the end of a slaloming run five minutes later.
The Nerazzurri hit the front when Martinez fired a terrific effort into the bottom-left corner after latching onto Lukaku’s flick-on after 35 minutes, before Dumfries was denied by the boot of Dragowski after racing clear.
Lukaku nodded against the crossbar and Martinez turned Dumfries’ header over as Inter continued to dominate, although Inzaghi’s side failed to build on their advantage before half-time.
Yet Inter needed just six minutes to double their lead following the restart, with Calhanoglu reacting to a loose ball to side-foot into the bottom-right corner from inside the area.
1 – Excluding penalty goals, Hakan Çalhanoglu has scored against Spezia his first Serie A goal from inside the box with Inter (out of eight scored). Unusual.#InterSpezia pic.twitter.com/SFcgxvGFil— OptaPaolo 🏆 (@OptaPaolo) August 20, 2022
Inzaghi withdrew Lukaku as the pace of the game slowed thereafter, but replacement Edin Dzeko had time to lay on an assist as he beat Dragowski before picking out Correa for a third goal 10 minutes from time.