milan: Inter Milan won 2-2 in Serie A on Saturday with Romelu Lukaku’s return to San Siro in a comfortable 3-0 win over Spezia.
Lautaro Martínez, Hacan Carjanoglu and Joaquín Correa scored a perfect six points for Simone Inzaghi’s Inter to reclaim the league title from local rivals AC Milan. Scored a goal in front.
Champions Milan will make a short trip to Atalanta on Sunday for the weekend’s headline match.
Lukaku may not have scored in front of the adoring fans until he was substituted in the 68th minute, but he was key to Inter’s first two goals.
His perfect knockdown from Niccolò Barella’s clipped pass saw Martinez break the deadlock 10 minutes before half-time and score his first goal of the season.
It is the first sign of a renaissance in the partnership that devastated Serie A during Lukaku’s first tenure at Inter, with a big-money move to Chelsea last summer.
“I am happy because I played well. I was.
Belgian forward Lukaku then made the move and Carjanoglu doubled the hosts’ lead seven minutes into half-time.
His attack in the Spezia area ended with a cool low finish past Turkey’s Karhanoglu’s Bartholomew Dragowski.
Inter’s second player also involved Milan Skriniar, but Italian media say he is no longer on the market after speculation over the summer that the Slovak defender was on his way to Paris Saint-Germain. .
Correa completed the scoring in the 82nd minute with a simple strike brilliantly set up by substitute Edin Dzeko.
The Italian forward Berardi celebrated his new contract with Sassuolo with a win over Lecce as they threw promoted opponents to zero points.
The 28-year-old pledged his future to the club by signing a three-year extension until 2027 on Wednesday.
“I have to say it’s been a good week,” Berardi told DAZN.
“For me Sassuolo is a big family. I am here because you took care of me since I was a child. Ultimately, the heart wants what the heart wants.”
Berardi ensured that Alessio Dionisi’s team, who were slammed by Juventus on Monday, went off the mark with a clear volley from a corner that shot an arrow into the net.
It was Berardi’s 102nd Serie A goal, having played his entire professional career for Sassuolo and was part of the side that reached the top league for the first time in 2013.
Sassuolo need Berardi in top form after losing centre-forward Gianluca Schamacca to West Ham and Giacomo Raspadori, whose move to Napoli was confirmed shortly after Saturday’s game.
The early games ended uneventfully with Turin vs. Lazio and Udinese vs. Salernitana ending in goalless draws.