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A. Candreva
N. Barella
4 - 0
Diego Farias
Red Card
R. Lukaku
3 - 0
S. Sensi
M. Vecino
2 - 0
M. Brozović
K. Asamoah
1 - 0

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59% 40%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 8 2
Total Passes 539 356
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1 Juventus JUV Juventus 38 26 5 7 76 43 +33 83 L L W L W
2 Internazionale INT Internazionale 38 24 10 4 81 36 +45 82 W W W D D
3 Atalanta ATA Atalanta 38 23 9 6 98 48 +50 78 L W D W D
4 Lazio LAZ Lazio 38 24 6 8 79 42 +37 78 L W W W L
5 Roma ROM Roma 38 21 7 10 77 51 +26 70 W W W W D
6 Milan MIL Milan 38 19 9 10 63 46 +17 66 W W D W W
7 Napoli NAP Napoli 38 18 8 12 61 50 +11 62 W L W L W
8 Sassuolo SAS Sassuolo 38 14 9 15 69 63 +6 51 L W L L D
9 Hellas Verona VER Hellas Verona 38 12 13 13 47 51 -4 49 L W L D D
10 Fiorentina FIO Fiorentina 38 12 13 13 51 48 +3 49 W W L D W
11 Parma PAR Parma 38 14 7 17 56 57 -1 49 W L W W L
12 Bologna BOL Bologna 38 12 11 15 52 65 -13 47 D L W L L
13 Udinese UDI Udinese 38 12 9 17 37 51 -14 45 W L W W L
14 Cagliari CAG Cagliari 38 11 12 15 52 56 -4 45 L W L L D
15 Sampdoria SAM Sampdoria 38 12 6 20 48 65 -17 42 D L L L W
16 Torino TOR Torino 38 11 7 20 46 68 -22 40 D L D D L
17 Genoa GEN Genoa 38 10 9 19 47 73 -26 39 W L L W W
18 Lecce LEC Lecce 38 9 8 21 52 85 -33 35 L W L W L
19 Brescia BRE Brescia 38 6 7 25 35 79 -44 25 D L L L W
20 SPAL SPA SPAL 38 5 5 28 27 77 -50 20 L L D L L


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That's it for this match tonight, we hope you've enjoyed yourselves as that was a cracking game. Conte back into management with a bang, and a couple of Goal of the Season contenders to boot. Until the next time.
Inter will have bigger tests than this - there is a Milan derby in less than a month - but they have laid down a real marker with their performance tonight, ahead of Sunday's trip to Cagliari. Lecce return home to face Hellas Verona on the same day, and will be more hopeful of picking up their first points in that one.
Well, if this is what the Conte-Inter era has in store for us, it's going to be an absolute treat! Lecce totally outplayed and well beaten, but these aren't the games they'll be needing to win to stay up. Brozovic curled one into the top corner from range before a deft run and finish from Sensi to see Inter 2-0 up at half-time. Lukaku poached a goal on his debut, Politano saw a good strike of his own disallowed but Candreva fired in an absolute exocet of a shot with five minutes to play to seal the win. Inter have been quite simply magnificent.
90' Asamoah looks to be walking with a bit of a limp here, but it might just have been a knock. With only a few moments left, it doesn't look like Inter will take him off.
88' Inter enjoy a little bit of possession inside their own half after a fairly mad last ten minutes of this game. Conte will be absolutely delighted with how his side have not only performed, but kept up their work-rate and desire to score more. A perfect start.
87' There's an offside from a corner as D'Ambrosio strays off and attempts a bicycle kick. He got it all wrong anyway, but it's the idea that counts.
86' Lecce come forward and Majer looks to get in on the stunner-scoring action, but he hasn't got the magic touch and it flies over the crossbar. 
A. Candreva
84' GOOOALLL! THIS ONE WILL STAND, IT'S CANDREVA WITH ANOTHER BELTER FOR 4-0! He picks the ball up in a fairly innocuous position on the right and unleashes an absolute rocket into the far top corner! Dip, swerve, power, that's a work of art!
N. Barella
84' Barella gets an assist from the bench for a simple pass out to Candreva.
83' Goal disallowed! Politano thinks he's fired in another stunner to make it 4-0, but Lukaku was offside in the buildup and the referee has to rule it out!
82' GOAL! POLITANO FROM THE BENCH! He picks the ball up on the right, takes a touch toward the edge of the D and fires a great left-footed shot into the far bottom corner. But wait, VAR are having a look!
79' Barella shows a nice touch over on the right, controlling a bouncing pass with his knee before hitting a volleyed cross into the area. It doesn't quite manage to pick out Asamoah, who had been lurking on the far side.
M. Politano
L. Martínez
78' Martinez won't get the goal he's been looking fairly desperately for in the second half. Politano replaces him, making his first appearance after making his loan switch from Sassuolo permanent over the summer.
Diego Farias
Red Card
76' Red card! Farias has only been on the pitch for 20 minutes, but he gets a straight red for a slide tackle from behind on fellow substitute Barella. He looks hugely annoyed with himself.
76' D'Ambrosio is fouled in almost exactly the same position, giving Inter another opportunity to play the ball around defence and wait for a gap to appear. They aren't pushing too hard for a fourth right now.
75' Barella is sandwiched between two Lecce defenders as he tries to bring the ball out of defence down the right, and wins a free kick for his efforts.
R. Gagliardini
S. Sensi
73' Goalscorer Sensi gets a warm reception as he is given a breather, with Gagliardini coming on.
R. Benzar
A. Rispoli
72' Rispoli goes off, replaced by Benzar.
71' Inter are holding onto possession for the time being, taking a bit of a breather. One final assault to come?
69' This is looking fairly comfortable for Inter now, which was perhaps to be expected. They have won 14 of their 15 Serie A home games against Lecce, with their only defeat coming way back in November 2000. Esposito, on the bench for Inter tonight, wasn’t born for almost another two years!
68' Martinez is everywhere! Lukaku is played in down the left and his delivery is better this time, sweeping a pass into his strike partner in the penalty area. Martinez makes a connection but not a telling one, and his shot is easily gathered by Gabriel.
67' Martinez looks like a man who wants a goal in this second half. He fires a right-footed shot from some 20 yards on the right, but it's just wide of the target.
67' Lecce are looking a little ragged now. They have a chance to build an attack but Majer's pass is a tired one, straight to an Inter defender.
N. Barella
M. Vecino
66' Young midfielder Barella is on for his Inter debut, replacing the industrious Vecino.
65' After a short-corner routine, Sensi stands a cross up towards the far post but Lecce eventually gather themselves and clear the danger.
65' Candreva's crossing has been good tonight. He delivers from the right again, finding Martinez but the header deflects behind for a corner on the left.
63' That's not at all far away from Brozovic. He picks up the ball inside the left corner of the box and fires a shot towards the far top corner, but his right-footed effort bends fractionally wide.
Diego Farias
A. La Mantia
61' Last season's top scorer comes off, La Mantia replaced by Farias.
M. Mancosu
J. Petriccione
61' Petriccione comes off for Mancosu as Liverani shakes things up.
R. Lukaku
60' GOAL! LUKAKU ON HIS DEBUT, 3-0 INTER! That's the poaching instinct of a born goalscorer. He knocks down a pass for Martinez to shoot from range, Gabriel spills his effort and Lukaku is the only one to react, getting to the ball first and side-footing home.
59' Lecce might consider putting some more crosses in at head height tonight, a lot of their crosses have been hit low. La Mantia was their top scorer in Serie B last season with 17, and eight of those goals came from headers; the most of any player in the competition.
58' Falco has been Lecce's best man in attack and he threatens again, but he just can't quite link up with either of his forwards. Inter have defended well against balls into the area.
57' The corner is headed clear to Asamoah at the edge of the area. He swipes his left boot at it but doesn't get a clean connection and it balloons high and wide.
56' Martinez does get a batter delivery, this time from Candreva on the right. His low ball is straight to the forward's foot but it's defended well and he's crowded out for a corner.
55' Lukaku should do better there. He has space in behind down the right, does the right thing in trying to pick out Martinez with a square ball, but the pass is poor and his strike partner has to drift back out to the flank to pick up the loose ball.
52' Inter get a few bodies forward for the first time in the second half. Sensi is the man carrying the ball from the left, drifting into the centre. Lecce haven't learned from the first half and they back off, allowing him space to shoot but he drags his effort just wide of the bottom-left corner.
G. Lapadula
Yellow Card
51' Lapadula is booked for a bad sliding tackle on Vecino.
51' Handanovic gets himself in a spot of bother for the second time in this game. He leaps out fairly needlessly to paw away a cross from Tachtsidis on the right. The ball falls for Calderoni to hit first time, but his effort flashes just wide of the left post.
50' It's a Lecces head that rises highest from the corner, but the header loops harmlessly over the bar. Inter are totally on the back foot in this second half so far.
48' The free-kick comes to nothing, but Falco picks the ball up and embarks on a slaloming run into the penalty area from the left. He does brilliantly, evading a couple of defenders before seeing the ball hacked off his toe for a corner.
47' Calderoni is fouled on the left wing, in a good position to fire in a cross from deep. 
47' Not a bad start from Lecce. Falco delivers a left-footed cross from the right, it almost reaches the boot of La Mantia eight yards out but he just can't quite get a toe to it.
46' This has been the Brozovic show so far. Aside from his brilliant opener, he completed 50 passes at 88% accuracy in the first half, more than anyone else on the pitch and 20 more than the closest Lecce player, Tachtsidis. Lecce have to find a way to shackle him if they are going to get back into this.
45' We're back! Lecce get the ball rolling in the second half, and they'll need to build on their late improvement before the interval if they are to salvage a point here. No changes from either side.
Lecce looked well out of it after Sensi's goal went in, and could have gone three down. But, fair play to them, they've come back well in the final portion of the first half and have looked more dangerous. Will either manager turn to his substitutes at half-time?
This has been a good game so far. Inter have shown flashes of what they can do under Conte, but it's been two moments of individual brilliance that have them ahead at the break. Brozovic opened the scoring with a beautiful curled effort from just outside the area, before Sensi followed up with a fine run and finish just four minutes later.
44' Asamoah is up the other end now, looking to deliver a cross of his own and winning a throw-in. Brozovic picks it up and loops a cross towards the back post, but it's overhit and out for a goal kick.
43' Rispoli wins a corner for Lecce, firing the ball off Asamoah over on the right. It's taken short but Inter press well and win the ball back before it can be delivered.
42' Inter's shape in midfield has looked very good so far tonight. They've been compact but not to the point that they've been on top of each other, and there has almost always been a simple pass available. 
L. Martínez
Yellow Card
40' Martinez is absolutely done by Rispoli out on the Lecce right. Rispoli controls a ball, flicks it over the forward's head and is cleared out. Yellow card for Martinez.
39' Tachtsidis has a rush of blood to the head, picking the ball up wide on the right and going for goal rather than picking out a team-mate. His driven shot has some force behind it, but it flies way over the crossbar.
J. Petriccione
Yellow Card
38' Inter clear the corner again and this time manage to get the ball properly away, before Sensi is stopped in his tracks by Petriccione as he tries to lead the counter.
37' This is definitely better from the away side, though. They win a corner over on the left which is cleared, but win the ball back and work a shooting opportunity for Tachtsidis just outside the area. His first-time effort is deflected out for another corner, on the left again.
36' The omens aren't looking great for a Lecce comeback, though they are coming back into the game. They have never won their opening game of a Serie A campaign (D6 L9), and don't look like breaking that run tonight.
35' Lecce enjoy a spell of possession inside the Inter half, twice firing balls into the area. The second, from Petriccione on the right, is a dangerous delivery and La Mantia thinks he's fouled trying to get on the end of it, but the referee isn't interested.
33' Lecce deal with the corner well and launch a counter-attack. It eventually comes to La Mantia, by the left corner of the penalty area. He swings his right foot, but his shot is easily caught at the near post.
32' Asamoah is next to the shooting range, coming in from the left and hitting a hard low effort across goal with his left foot. Gabriel does well to tip it wide. 
30' Ranocchia has a go! It isn't great. He strides forward, looks to unleash the kraken but hits a wayward shot some distance over the bar.
29' Sensi looks for a low early ball towards Lukaku from the right channel, but Gabriel reacts well to come out and claim it.
28' Tachtsidis goes up for a header with Brozovic outside the Inter penalty area, but he clears the Inter man out and gives away a free-kick.
27' Brozovic is really in the mood tonight. He has another chance to shoot from range, firing low towards the bottom-left corner, but there's no real pace on the shot and it's an easy gather for Gabriel.
26' Inter have got their tails up here! Lecce try to hit straight back but leave themselves vulnerable to a counter. Lukaku carries the ball forward, holding it up before playing in Martinez to his right. He crosses to Brozovic inside the area, who flashes an acrobatic volley just wide.
M. Vecino
24' An assist for Vecino, who played the final pass, but that's all about Sensi.
S. Sensi
24' GOOOALLL! 2-0 INTER, SENSI! It's another great finish, the midfielder picking up the ball in a central position at the edge of the area, making a driving run to the right and firing a low shot between a defender's legs and into the bottom-left corner.
23' That wasn't a million miles off an instant second. A ball in from the right is headed back across goal by Martinez, but Lukaku can't quite beat the goalkeeper to it.
K. Asamoah
21' Asamoah will get the assist after he got the last touch before the clearance.
M. Brozović
21' WHAT A GOAL! BROZOVIC! 1-0 INTER! That is a simply glorious strike from the Croatian - a headed clearance drops to him, just outside the area to the left. He takes one touch to set himself and bends a delightful right-footed shot into the far top corner. Sumptuous.
20' There's another lofted ball forward from Inter, trying to find some space for Martinez to progress into, but it bounces through to Gabriel.
19' Falco does well down the right, knocking the ball beyond Asamoah and getting a cross in from the by-line, but it's headed away. It eventually drops for Tachtsidis to shoot from range, but it's wide to the left.
17' That should be a goal for Inter! The ball is worked to Candreva out on the right, he stands up a great ball towards the back post where Martinez meets it. He heads it hard and low but his effort bounces over the crossbar! 
15' D'Ambrosio leaves one in on La Mantia around the halfway line, and he is momentarily down in a heap. Liverani isn't happy on the touchline, but it's a free-kick and nothing more.
14' Handanovic was in trouble there! An Inter attack breaks down and a quick ball forward sends Lapadula clear on goal down the left. The keeper comes out to try and deal with the danger but Lapadula knocks the ball back away from him before looking to loop a shot towards the top-right corner. Skriniar just gets back to head it away from inside the six-yard box, but that was going in!
13' Asamoah delivers from the left, but the cross is overhit and it fizzes across the turf and out for a throw-in.
11' The free-kick is put behind for a corner, which Inter clear and use to launch a counter. Lukaku runs with the ball for the first time, streaming through the middle but just being crowded out as he looks to find a shooting angle at the edge of the area.
10' D'Ambrosio wins a free-kick in his own right-back area, after a fairly needless foul. Soon after, Brozovic goes through Lapadula and Lecce have a chance to deliver a ball in from the right.
8' The delivery on the corner from the right isn't great, and Handanovic can clutch it to his chest fairly easily. Lecce do have some aerial threats to pose, but the final ball has to be better than that.
7' D'Ambrosio is called upon to make a good defensive header as Rispoli finds a pocket of space on the right and looks to bend a cross across the six-yard box. Corner to Lecce.
6' Inter aren't scared to get balls into the box early here. Another one comes in from the right, but it's claimed fairly simply by goalkeeper Gabriel.
5' The corner out on the right is flicked towards the near post, but just into the side netting. Goal kick.
4' Great move from Inter! Candreva fizzes in a low cross from the right, Lukaku dummies and Martinez knocks it on to Sensi, who has made the overlapping run down the left. He shoots with his right foot, but it deflects out for a corner.
3' Martinez goes down on the edge of the area after a long ball to Lukaku. He hits the deck with some force and wants a free-kick, but there's nothing doing.
2' Lecce survive the early scare. The free kick isn't a bad one, and there's a big crowd of bodies massed around the goal, but it's headed away with little fanfare.
1' It's a fairly scrappy start, both sides giving away possession. Inter eventually work it over to Asamoah on the left, and he's brought down for a free kick in a pretty good position for Sensi to deliver, to the left of the penalty area.
1' We're off! Inter get the ball rolling. There's a big crowd in here tonight, and the atmosphere is an expectant one. 
Right, the scene is set and the players are on their way out. Lecce have got some very natty club hoodieson , while the hosts have decided to just come out in a football kit. A regulation win for Inter, or a bumpy start to their new era?
There is some nice symmetry with this being Conte’s first game in charge of Inter. Born in Lecce, he made his Serie A debut as a player with the club in 1986, playing there for six years before moving on to Juventus. He has only faced them twice as a manager, winning one and drawing one with Juventus back in 2012.
So, the big news is that Lukaku has been deemed ready to make his debut straight away for his new side, and Conte has been really talking him up before this one. There's also a last-minute change with Ranocchia coming in for De Vrij at late notice. Lecce weren’t hugely active in the summer window but it’s a big night for Brazilian goalkeeper Gabriel, who makes his debut after joining on a free from Perugia – he could have probably picked an easier venue.
SUBS: Davide Riccardi, Brayan Vera, Romario Benzar, Thom Haye, Marco Mancosu, Yevhen Shakhov, Diego Farias, Edgaras Dubickas, Mauro Vigorito, Andrea Tabanelli, Antonino Gallo, Cristian Dell’Orco, Marco Bleve.
LECCE (4-3-3): Gabriel; Marco Calderoni, Fabio Lucioni, Luca Rossettini, Andrea Rispoli; Zan Majer, Panagiotis Tachtsidis, Jacopo Petriccione; Filippo Falco, Gianluca Lapadula, Andrea La Mantia.
SUBS: Daniele Padelli, Tommaso Berni, Federico Dimarco, Dalbert, Alessandro Bastoni, Roberto Gagliardini, Valentino Lazaro, Borja Valero, Nicolo Barella, Matteo Politano, Sebastiano Esposito.
INTER (3-5-2): Samir Handanovic; Danilo D’Ambrosio, Andrea Ranocchia, Milan Skriniar; Antonio Candreva, Matias Vecino, Marcelo Brozovic, Stefano Sensi, Kwadwo Asamoah; Lautaro Martinez, Romelu Lukaku.
Inter are hoping Conte can be the man to succeed where others have failed and take them back to the top of Italian football, following his league titles with Juventus and Chelsea. Lecce, meanwhile, came up from Serie B in second place last season, their second consecutive promotion after a spell in the third tier. Let’s see how they fare on their return to the big time.
Good evening and welcome to our live Serie A coverage from San Siro, as Antonio Conte makes his managerial bow for Inter against newly promoted Lecce.