Inter left it very late to safe victory over newly promoted Lecce within the opener of the 2022/23 Serie A season, with Denzel Dumfries discovering the online deep into stoppage time.
Romelu Lukaku marked his return to Italian soccer with a dream begin, scoring simply two minutes into the competition at Stadio Via del mare within the far south-east of the nation.
The Belgian striker was in the proper place at the proper time to simply preserve out of the online after Matteo Darmian had headed Federico Dimarco’s deep left-back cross throughout the penalty space.
Inter dominated possession and had way more purpose makes an attempt than the hosts. Lautaro Martinez was additionally responsible of lacking an enormous probability.
Lecce’s equalizer within the opening minutes of the second half was in opposition to the run of play, with Assan Ceesay driving on the Inter protection and enjoying a one-two with Federico Di Francesco, then slotting the ball into the far nook from a comparatively tight angle.
With 4 minutes of stoppage time indicated by the officers and simply seconds remaining, it regarded as if perennial yo-yo aspect Lecce, again in the highest flight for the primary time since 2020, had pulled off a formidable consequence.
But with one other Inter nook to the protection, the resistance lastly broke. Martinez rose highest and headed the ball down in the direction of the far publish. Edin Dzeko went for it and really missed it utterly, however Dumfries had been closing in behind him to show the ball into the online.
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