Serie A: Lukaku double fires Inter Milan to big win at Benevento

Romelu Lukaku helped Inter Milan to a 5-2 victory at promoted Benevento. Atalanta captain Alejandro Gomez scored twice in an impressive 4-1 win over Lazio.

Inter’s Romelo Lukaku, second from left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's opening goal during the Serie A match between Benevento and Inter Milan at the Ciro Vigorito stadium in Benevento, Italy on Wednesday.   -  AP

Two goals from Romelu Lukaku helped Inter Milan to a 5-2 victory at promoted Benevento on Wednesday as the Serie A title contender notched its second win in a row.

The Belgian striker fired the visiting team in front after 28 seconds and Inter soon raced away as a Roberto Gagliardini strike and Lukakus second put the side three up before the half-hour mark.

Benevento pulled one back through Gianluca Caprari, but Achraf Hakimis’ first goal for Inter since his move from Real Madrid restored its three-goal cushion before halftime.

 

Substitute Lautaro Martinez scored with a neat finish after the break before Caprari notched his second to earn Pippo Inzaghi's side a consolation.

Inter is one of four Serie A teams to have picked up maximum points from its opening two games, along with Napoli, Hellas Verona and AC Milan.

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Benevento is on three points, thanks to itsw opening day comeback victory over Sampdoria.

Elsewhere, Spezia made history by recording its first ever Serie A win, a 2-0 victory at Udinese.

Andrey Galabinov scored twice to secure the three points, the second coming deep in stoppage time after the visitors held on with 10 men following the 65th-minute dismissal of captain Claudio Terzi.

Atalanta makes early statement with comfortable win at Lazio

Atalanta captain Alejandro Gomez scored twice in an impressive 4-1 win for the Bergamo side away to top-four rival Lazio in Serie A on Wednesday.

Robin Gosens put the visiting in front after 10 minutes before his fellow wing-back Hans Hateboer blasted home a second.

Gomez then drilled home a finish to give Atalanta a commanding halftime lead, but Felipe Caicedo pulled one back in the second half.

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However, Atalanta's Argentinian captain scored a spectacular fourth to put the result beyond doubt, as he drilled an unstoppable shot into the top corner from a tight angle.

The result leaves Atalanta in second place with six points from their opening two games, while Lazio is 10th with three points.

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