At the Bentegodi, Inter defeated Verona with a 1-3 match score and recovered from an early setback with debutant Joaquin Correa scoring twice after Lautaro Martinez’s header. Ivan Ilicic took the lead for Verona in the 15th minute when Samir Handanovic set up the first goal with a poor pass towards Marcelo Brozovic. Ilicic kept his cool to chip the goalkeeper into an empty net.
On 39 minutes, Inter had the ball in the net after Lautaro Martinez nudged Montip as he went to pluck it out of the air. Antonin Barak’s poor first touch let the Nerazzurri off the hook after Zaccagni’s counter on another Brozovic error. Just 70 seconds after the break Inter equalized when Edin Dzeko flicked on a long Ivan Perisic throw for Lautaro Martinez’s close-range header, anticipating Montip.
Dzeko deflected Marco Davide Faraoni’s header over from close range, but Inter nearly equalized with a similar goal, only this time Lautaro Martinez’s half-volley was wide. Lautaro’s penalty appeals for a Martin Hongla challenge were also denied, and Montip was at full stretch on Alessandro Bastoni’s angled drive.
In the final 17 minutes of the game Joaquin Correa made his Inter debut and also scored the game-winning goal. Matteo Darmian did well to keep Arturo Vidal’s pass in play and whip in a cross from the right, setting up Tucu’s towering header from 12 yards, which he guided into the top corner.
It got even better for the Argentine, who finished his brace in stoppage time with a left-foot daisy-cutter from the D. Watch football highlights of the Serie A game as Inter defeated Verona.
Verona 1 – 3 Inter
Goals: 1 – 0 Ilic 15, 1- 1 Martinez 47, 1 – 2 Correa 83, 1 – 3 Correa 90+4
Bookings: Magnani, Tameze; Martinez, Brozovic
Verona: Montipo, Ceccherini, Gunter, Magnani, Lazovic, Ilic, Hongla, Faraoni, Zaccagni, Cancelleri, Barak
Substitutions: Lasagna, Casale, Sutalo, Tameze, Dawidowicz
Inter: Handanovic, Skriniar, de Vrij, Bastoni, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic, Martinez, Dzeko
Substitutions: Vidal, Vecino, Sensi, Correa, Dimarco
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Verona 1 – 3 Inter (edited)
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