Joaquin Correa came off the bench to score twice as he made his Inter debut in a 3-1 defeat of Verona in Serie A on Friday evening despite I Nerazzrurri having fallen behind early on.
Lautaro Martinez scored early in the second half, cancelling out Verona’s first-half opener, before Correa’s introduction. The former Lazio man then announced himself to his new supporters perfectly with an excellent header to put Inter ahead, before he wrapped up the points with a low shot from outside the penalty box in stoppage time.
Handanovic 5; Skriniar 6, De Vrij 6, Bastoni 6.5; Darmian 6.5, Barella 6, Brozovic 5.5 (66′ Vidal 5.5), Calhanoglu 6 (87′ Vecino n/r), Perisic 6 (66′ Dimarco 6.5); Martinez 7.5 (75′ Correa 8), Dzeko 5.5 (87′ Sensi n/r).
Player of the Match – Joaquin Correa
The former Lazio forward’s arrival was met with questions this past week, but he went some way to silencing those who doubted his arrival in just over 15 minutes on the pitch at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi. First scoring a fine header to win the match, he made sure of the points in stoppage time with a cool finish from range.