Italian Serie A round-up: Inter win seven-goal thriller against Fiorentina. Lazio opened the campaign with a 2-0 win at Cagliari.
Danilo D’Ambrosio’s late goal settled a seven-goal thriller as Inter beat Fiorentina 4-3 in their Serie A season opener at the San Siro.
Christian Kouame put La Viola ahead from close range after only three minutes but, after Inter saw a penalty overturned by VAR, Lautaro Martinez equalised following a breakaway on the stroke of half-time.
An own goal from Federico Ceccherini saw the Nerazzurri retake the lead, before two goals in the space of five minutes from Fiorentina duo Gaetano Castrovilli and Federico Chiesa looked to have put the match to bed at 3-2.
Antonio Conte’s men, though, rallied as Romelu Lukaku levelled things up with three minutes to go and defender D’Ambrosio sealed a dramatic victory when he headed home a corner in front of 1,000 fans.
Defender Luca Caldirola scored twice as Benevento completed a remarkable comeback from 2-0 down to beat Sampdoria 3-2.
Benevento, dominant winners of Serie B last season, found themselves trailing to early goals from Fabio Quagliarella and Omar Colley.
Caldirola started the fightback when he knocked the ball in from a corner after 33 minutes, before heading in an equaliser with 18 minutes left. Gaetano Letizia then snatched an 89th-minute winner for the visitors.
Atalanta won 4-2 at Torino. Manuel Lazzari and Ciro Immobile were on target in each half as Lazio opened the campaign with a 2-0 win at Cagliari.
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