Inter Milan 4-3 Fiorentina: Goals from Lukaku and D'Ambrosio earn win

Inter Milan 4-3 Fiorentina: Late goals from Romelu Lukaku and Danilo D’Ambrosio secure dramatic win for Antonio Conte’s side in Serie A opener

  • Christian Koume gave Fiorentina the lead before Lautaro Martinez equalised
  • Federico Ceccherini then found the net but Gaetano Castrovilli swiftly levelled
  • Federico Chiesa netted just six minutes later to hand the visitors a 3-2 lead
  • Romelu Lukaku and Danilo D’Ambrosio scored in quick succession to earn win

Two goals in the final three minutes saw Inter Milan come from behind to beat Fiorentina 4-3 in Serie A on Saturday.

Romelu Lukaku and Danilo D’Ambrosio scored late to help Inter get its season off to a winning start.

Fellow title hopefuls Atalanta and Lazio also won their first matches.

Danilo D’Ambrosio (C) celebrates after scoring winning goal  for Inter against Fiorentina

Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring Inter’s third goal to level the scores on 87 minutes

Inter finished last season a point behind Juventus, which won a record-extending ninth successive Serie A. The Nerazzurri also lost the Europa League final to Sevilla. That final prompted Inter to receive a delayed start in Serie A.

Fiorentina took the lead with less than three minutes on the clock as some woeful Inter defending allowed Christian Kouame to play a one-two with Giacomo Bonaventura on the edge of the six-yard box and tap in.

Lautaro Martinez leveled on the stroke of half-time, curling the ball into the right side of the net.

Inter took the lead early in the second half. Martinez bamboozled Sofyan Amrabat on the edge of the box and his shot from a tricky angled was turned by Fiorentina defender Federico Ceccherini into his own net.

Lautaro Martinez celebrates after scoring Inter’s first goal in first-half stoppage time

Fiorentina’s Gaetano Castrovilli battles for the ball with Inter midfielder Radja Nainggolan

Fiorentina leveled in the 57th with a well-worked counter started and finished by Gaetano Castrovilli.

That was assisted by Franck Ribery, and the Fiorentina winger was again inspirational six minutes later with a delightful pass to send Federico Chiesa clear. The youngster lobbed the onrushing Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic.

Arturo Vidal and Achraf Hakimi came off the bench to make their Inter debuts and, just as Inter appeared to be heading for defeat, the home side turned the match around.

Hakimi knocked on Radja Nainggolan’s ball over the top for Lukaku to sidefoot in from close range in the 87th, and D’Ambrosio headed in Alexis Sanchez’s cross following a short corner two minutes later.

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