Denzel Dumfries gave Internazionale the victory on Saturday in the first game of this season in the Serie A. The Orange international scored deep in injury time in the away game against Lecce: 1-2. AC Milan booked a difficult home win over Udinese (4-2), while Paris Saint-Germain convinced in France.
Dumfries scored the winning goal for Inter in the 95th minute. The defender worked the ball in from close range after he had headed the post earlier in the game.
Inter had already taken the lead at Lecce in the second minute. Romelu Lukaku headed in after Matteo Darmian extended a cross with the head. Shortly after the break, Lecce surprisingly equalized with a goal from Assan Ceesay.
Twenty minutes before time, Dumfries had the perfect chance to make it 1-2, but the Orange-international who had just come in placed a header from close by on the left post. Dumfries did find the goal for Inter in injury time, with Stefan de Vrij having a basic place.
Joy at AC Milan after one of the goals against Udinese.
AC Milan opens season with difficult victory
Reigning national champions AC Milan also managed to win. The ‘Rossoneri’ fell behind Udinese after two minutes with a goal from Rodrigo Becão, but then coach Stefano Pioli’s side turned the deficit into a lead in just four minutes. Theo Hernández (penalty) and Ante Rebic were accurate.
Udinese did not give in and equalized on the stroke of half-time via Adam Masina. Brahim Díaz gave Milan the lead again immediately after the interruption, after which Rebic made the 4-2 more than twenty minutes before time. Bram Nuytinck completed the ninety minutes at Udinese.
Marten de Roon, Hans Hateboer and Teun Koopmeiners booked a 0-2 victory at Sampdoria with Atalanta. The Dutch all three had a base place with the formation from Bergamo.
Sampdoria thought he would take the lead after fifteen minutes, but Francesco Caputo’s goal was rejected due to a foul on the advice of the VAR. Rafael Tolói gave Atalanta the lead twelve minutes later. Deep into stoppage time, Ademola Lookman made the decision.
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Neymar was the star of Paris Saint-Germain with two goals.
PSG also scores five times against Montpellier
In France, Paris Saint-Germain also scored five times in the second league match. The team of the new coach Christophe Galtier was 5-2 too strong for Montpellier in the first home game, after Clermont was beaten 5-0 last week.
PSG needed an own goal just before half-time to break the spell. Midway through the first half, Kylian Mbappe had missed another penalty. When the home team was awarded a penalty just before half-time, Neymar went behind the ball and the Brazilian star did not fail from 11 meters.
After Neymar had taken care of the 3-0 with a header, Mbappé still took a goal. The superstar scored from a corner kick. Just before that, Montpellier had scored the honorary goal. Renato Sanchez was the scorer of the Parisians’ fifth goal.
PSG convincingly leads Ligue 1 after two games. The reigning champions of France are still clear and have an impressive goal difference of ten goals for and two goals against.
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