At 0:00 on October 25th, Beijing time (18:00 on the 24th, local time in Italy), the fifth round of Serie A began a contest. Inter Milan defeated Genoa 2-0 in the away game and won the first victory of nearly 4 official games. Lukaku broke the deadlock in the second half and Dan Brosio scored a header.
Inter Milan had not won 3 consecutive official games (2 draws and 1 loss). Conte replaced 4 starters. La Nokia, Bastoni, Brozovic, Lautaro Martinez played, replacing Deverai, Kolarov, Varela, Sanchez. Eriksson continued to serve as the midfielder, and Damian, who performed well in his midweek debut, still served as right midfielder. Ashraf, who tested negative for the new crown, served as a substitute. The new crown epidemic in the Genoa team has eased, and only Sturaro and Marais are still in isolation. Inter Milan's old player Pandev and Piata partnered with the striker.
After the opening, Inter Milan had the advantage. Although the possession rate reached 67%, it was difficult to break the Genoa defense line. In the first half, Inter Milan made 21 passes (including corner kicks), only 4 passes to teammates. The two teams did not shoot on target in the first half. This is the first time since Conte coached Inter Milan that 0 shot on target in the first half of Serie A. Inter Milan’s last 0 shot in the first half of Serie A dates back to March 2019 against Spar.
In the second half, Barrera and Ashraf played, replacing Eriksson and Perisic. Inter Milan broke the deadlock with the first shot! In the 64th minute,
Pinamonti replaced Lautaro Martinez. Lukaku crossed from the left and Brozovic got a low shot from the top of the arc by Palin.
Inter Milan expands advantage in the 79th minute!
Kolarov and Nainggolan played, replacing Damian and Vidal. Barrera made a cross from the right, and Pinamonti curved the ball to the right corner of the goal at 14 meters. Inter Milan won 2-0.