INTER MILAN hammered rivals AC Milan to raise the Supercoppa Italia in Riyadh, kick-starting an enormous week for soccer in Saudi Arabia.
Targets from Federico Dimarco, former Manchester Metropolis man Edin Dzeko and Lautaro Martinez claimed a convincing victory for I Nerazzurri over their bitter rivals on this weird Milan derby.
The ultimate, between Scudetto winners Milan and Coppa Italia champs Inter is the curtain raiser for an enormous week in Riyadh, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi going through off in the identical King Fahd Stadium on Thursday evening earlier than CR7 makes his official debut for Al Nassr on Sunday.
Simone Inzaghi’s aspect had been fast out of the blocks with Dimarco opening the scoring after simply ten minutes.
A intelligent first time ball from Dzeko in behind the Milan backline, which featured ex-Chelsea man Fikayo Tomori, had Nicolo Barella free to sq. for flying full-back Dimarco, who raced onto the cross and blasted dwelling.
Inter’s lead was shortly doubled due to a fantastic end from veteran ahead Dzeko.
The 36-year-old, beginning forward of Romelu Lukaku as he returned from harm, raced down the left and chopped the ball inside earlier than sliding a low end into the far nook.
Milan rallied after the break with Rafael Leao testing Andrea Onana from vary, just for Martinez to kill the sport with a surprising aim.
A month to the day after the ahead gained the World Cup throughout the Gulf in Qatar, Inter’s No10 barged his well beyond Tomori to latch onto a protracted ball earlier than bending it in on the far submit with the surface of his boot.
The Argentine paid tribute to his World Cup profitable captain by racing over to the Inter followers, taking his shirt off and holding it as much as them – simply as Messi did for Barcelona after scoring in opposition to Actual Madrid.
Whereas each Milan sides had a loyal following at every finish of the bottom, it was removed from a sellout.
However who may blame locals, with the principle occasion to return simply 24 hours later.
There is not going to be an empty seat in the home when Ronaldo captains a one-off all star aspect made up of gamers from his new employers Al Nassr and Al Hilal, the membership who tried to signal him from Manchester United in the summertime.