Romelu Lukaku was the highlight of Inter Milan’s victory


Romelu Lukaku was the highlight of Inter Milan‘s 3-0 victory over Spezia on Saturday,

their second victory in as many Serie A games after his return from Chelsea.

The Belgian forward contributed to two goals,

one by Lautaro Martnez and the other by Hakan Alhanolu,

and was replaced by Edin Dzeko in the 68th minute to the jubilant cheers of the home crowd.

gettyimages 1416045039

In the 82nd minute,

Dzeko assisted fellow replacement Joaquin Correa in scoring the third goal.

THE AP: MILAN Romelu Lukaku was the highlight of Inter Milan’s 3-0 victory over Spezia on Saturday,

their second straight victory in Serie A since his team’s return from Chelsea and first home game.

goals Inter – Spezia 3-0 highlights

The home crowd cheered the Belgian forward loudly as he was replaced by Edin Dzeko in the 68th minute. The forward assisted on two goals,

one each by Lautaro Martnez and Hakan Alhanolu.

The third goal was provided in the 82nd minute by Dzeko,

a fellow replacement.

Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez have continued their productive attacking combination from the season in which they won the title in 2020–21.

2022 08 20t205814z 1 lynxmpei7j06z rtroptp 3 soccer italy int spz report

In the opening two games of the Serie A season, Inter Milan easily defeated Spezia.

Romelu Lukaku returned the ball to Lautaro Martinez,

who rifled in a superb opening goal from outside the box in the first game at San Siro after returning on loan from Chelsea.

Late in the first half,

Lukaku then headed against the crossbar.

A first-time effort from Hakan Calhanoglu was followed by a third goal by Joaquin Correa,

who received a feed from Edin Dzeko.

In the encounter that pitted them against one another today in the second round of the Italian Football League “Calcio,”

Inter Milan trounced its visitor,

Spezia, by a score of three goals without response.

In the 35th, 52nd, and 82nd minutes of the game,

Lautaro Martinez, Haken Calhangulu,

and Joaquin Correa each scored a goal for Inter Milan.

With this outcome,

Inter Milan increased its balance to 6 points and now sits atop the Italian league rankings,

while Spezia’s balance remained at 3 points and the team is currently in eleventh place.

The victory marked the Nerrazurris’ second straight triumph in Serie A,

as well as their fourth straight win in home openers.

Despite failing to score,

the former Chelsea player was vital to Simone Inzaghi’s team winning the match and moving to the top of the Italian league after just two weeks.
Inter defeats Spezia 3-0.
After defeating Lecce in extra time on matchday 1,

Inter sought to assert their dominance early on against Spezia.

Romelu Lukaku deftly deflected a long ball into the path of strike partner Martinez,

who slammed a magnificent first-time finish into the bottom-left corner to give them a lead in the 35th minute.

Inter tried to extend their lead before the break after scoring the game’s opening goal. Dragowski, however, stopped Dumfries’ attempt,

and Lukaku’s close-range header struck the crossbar.

Hakan Calhanoglu put an end to any hopes of a comeback six minutes


after the break when he gathered up a loose ball on the outskirts of the box and finished precisely beyond Spezia’s goalie into the corner of the net.

With a two-goal cushion, Inter proceeded to press ruthlessly in the closing 30 minutes,

and substitute Joaquin Correa duly added a third goal.

Following his performance for Spezia,

social media users noted how Lukaku seemed most at ease at Inter Milan and praised his effective combination play with Martinez for Inter’s opening goal.

Six minutes after the half,

Hakan Calhanoglu put an end to any hopes of a comeback when he gathered up a loose ball on the edge of the box and sent a crisp finish beyond Spezia’s goalkeeper and into the corner of the net.

In the final 30 minutes,

Inter continued to attack ferociously with a two-goal lead,

and substitute Joaquin Correa duly added a third goal.

Social media users praised Lukaku’s performance for Spezia and noted that Lukaku was most at ease at Inter Milan,

noting also how beautifully their partnership during Inter’s opening goal with Martinez was executed.

In a match when they were never truly threatened by a toothless Spezia,

Inter scored goals through Lautaro Martinez,

Hakan Calhanoglu, and Joaquin Correa.


Denzel Dumfries,

a Dutch right defender, rose to meet a free kick from the right after nine minutes, but Spezia goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski stopped his header.

“In both halves, we performed well. Spezia fared really well in their previous games. We were aware that they would present us with challenges,

but we made the necessary preparations for the game “According to Inzaghi, Sky Sport Italia.

Romelu Lukaku’s header to an unmarked Martinez just outside the area in the 35th minute gave the home team the lead. Martinez then slammed the ball into the bottom left corner of the goal.

In the 40th minute, Dragowski once more defended Spezia by blocking a shot from Dumfries with his legs. Lukaku headed the ball onto the crossbar just two minutes later.

Milan— Romelu Lukaku returned to San Siro just 454 days after leaving,


helping Inter Milan defeat Spezia 3-0. He and centre defender Milan Skriniar,

who is expected to remain at Inter despite interest from Paris Saint-Germain,

were the centre of attention. The two received cheers from the crowd as they warmed up before the game,

marking Lukaku’s first genuine interaction with them since he first left to join Chelsea a year ago. Despite the manner in which the striker left the club in August 2022,

the bulk of the crowd cheered for him when he on the field. Inter ultras, however,

weren’t forgetful. All the players,

including recent additions Kristjan Asllani and Raoul Bellanova, were greeted with unique cries, but not Lukaku.


Leave a Reply