Inter started the campaign to defend their title vigorously, after beating Genoa 4-0 in the first stage of the Italian Football League, today, “Saturday” at the San Siro stadium.
Inter managed to make a strong start and scored his four goals for Slovak international Milan Skriniar (6), Turkish Hakan Chalhanoglu, who came from neighbor Milan this summer (14), Chilean Arturo Vidal (74) and Bosnian Edin Dzeko (88).
Inter enters the current season amid protests from its fans and financial problems that threaten to hinder the process of defending its title.
The dramatic summer reached its lowest level last week for the 19-time champion, after he abandoned his Belgian spearhead, Romelu Lukaku, to his former club Chelsea, a transfer that angered his fans, chief executive Giuseppe Marotta and new coach Simone Inzaghi.
The Nerazzurri also lost Moroccan international right-back Achraf Hakimi to Paris Saint-Germain, knowing that the latter played a major role in giving Inter their first title in Serie A since 2010.
Inter also miss their Danish playmaker Christian Eriksen, who suffered a heart attack in the last European Cup.
The club’s financial problems were evident before the end of last season, which prompted former coach Antonio Conte to abandon his duties last month, realizing that his squad would be reduced, to take the helm of training in his place, Inzaghi, from Lazio, who supervised him between 2016 and 2021.
Despite all this, the Nerazzurri remains one of the candidates for the competition, with its international midfielder Nicolo Parilla and Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez.
Lukaku has been replaced by Dzeko, one of Serie A’s most prominent attacking veterans, but at 35 and just seven goals last season, the former Roma striker will find it difficult to fill in the Belgian giant’s void.
The Italian champions decided the result very early in the match, as Skriniar managed to open the scoring after only six minutes of the match, with a powerful header against Genoa after a corner kick.
The hosts did not delay in adding the second goal eight minutes later, so newcomer Chalhanoglu, who passed the ball for the first goal, was able to double the result, with a superb shot from outside the area in the right corner.
Substitute Vidal added the third goal from close range, after a pass with the “heel” of the foot from Nicolo Barilla “74”.
After his goal, Vidal managed to pass a high and accurate ball to Dzeko, who followed it with a strong header from inside the area to complete the 88 goals festival.
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