Conor Clancy Date: 28th November 2020 at 4:55pm
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Inter put their struggles behind them in Reggio Emilia on Saturday afternoon as they opened this weekend’s Serie A action with a surprise 3-0 win away to Sassuolo.

As comfortable as the scoreline suggests, the visitors were gifted a two-goal lead early on through a disastrous start from the Neroverdi’s Vlad Chiriches, and from then on the hosts struggled to find their feet in the game, falling to their defeat of the Serie A season.

Just as they had in this same fixture last season, Inter got off to a flying start through Alexis Sanchez, but Antonio Conte should have really been thanking Chiriches for his side taking the lead.

The Romanian defender failed to defend when facing Lautaro , and allowed himself to be shrugged to ground easily by the Argentine. Lautaro then squared for Alexis who was composed enough to sit Andrea Consigli down before finishing.

Not even a quarter of an hour had been played before Chiriches struck again. A dangerous ball into the box was set to be gathered by Consigli, though Chiriches ignored his goalkeeper’s calls to needlessly concede a , and, from there, his afternoon only worsened.

The resulting corner wasn’t cleared and Vidal fired the second ball back across goal, where it bounced off the 31-year-old and squirmed past Consigli to cross the line.

Filip Djuricic has Sassuolo’s only real effort of the half, clipping the post with a curling effort.

Any hope the Neroverdi had of a comeback were extinguished when Roberto Gagliardini made it three on the hour mark. A quick break from Inter ended with teeing up the who, after setting himself nicely with his first touch, drove a low volley into Consigli’s bottom corner.

Romelu Lukaku came off the bench late on and thought he had added a fourth, only to be thwarted by the offisde flag.