A Romelu Lukaku brace noticed Inter seal a relaxed 5-2 win over Benevento on the Stadio Ciro Vigorito in Serie A on Wednesday.
The Belgian netted two times within the first half of as a rampant Nerazzurri raced right into a 4-1 lead on the spoil, with Roberto Gagliardini and Achraf Hakimi additionally among the objectives.
Change Lautaro Martinez rifled in a 5th for Inter as they secured a dominant victory, regardless of Gianluca Caprari’s well-taken brace for the hosts.
Inter got here flying out of the traps and had been forward inside the opening 30 seconds. Hakimi discovered acres of house out vast and, having performed a one-two with Alexis Sanchez to damage into the field, reduce the ball again for a very easy Lukaku faucet in.
Benevento seemed for an instantaneous reaction, with Roberto Insigne reducing vast after pouncing on a dreadful Stefano Sensi move and Artur Ionita threatening from a nook.
But the similar trio that secured Inter’s early benefit persevered to end up a danger and Federico Barba was once required to supply well-timed blocks to stay each Lukaku and Sanchez out from Hakimi crosses.
The power quickly instructed as Inter doubled their lead in taste via Gagliardini. The midfielder met Ashley Younger’s cushioned move from Hakimi’s deep go to viciously rifle house.
Certainly, the alternatives started to mount and the goalscorers mixed to increase the lead at the half of hour mark, as Gagliardini pinched a unfastened clearance to string Lukaku in for a very easy end.
Then again, Benevento had been talented some way again moments later as goalkeeper Samir Handanovic inexplicably handed instantly to Caprari at the fringe of the field, and the ahead made no mistake.
But the three-goal lead was once restored in a while ahead of half-time as Hakimi discovered the target his play deserved. A Younger go was once overlooked through Lukaku however slack protecting allowed Hakimi to ghost in entrance of the dallying Gaetano Letizia to prod in on the again submit.
Inter had been tearing during the Benevento defence very easily and must have had a 5th ahead of the spoil, just for Arturo Vidal to nod vast from shut in.
The hosts started the second one half of brightly and had been inches clear of a 2d as Gabriele Moncini raced transparent and drilled towards the foot of the submit, while Letizia compelled a wise forestall with a correct power.
On the different finish, Gagliardini rattled the crossbar with a half-volley after being teed up through Younger, ahead of change Martinez discovered the ground nook together with his first contact after discovering house within the field.
Benevento hit again instantly then again, with Caprari emphatically securing his brace after assembly Gianluca Lapadula’s cutback within the field, but it surely proved not more than a comfort.
The profitable margin must had been prolonged, however change Ivan Perisic someway fired vast with the target at his mercy following a fast counterattack past due on.
Deep into stoppage time, Inter once more hit the crossbar via a floated Christian Eriksen go from the left, however the Nerazzurri performed the overall mins out with little purpose to push ahead.