Inter Milan hammered rivals AC Milan 3-0 to win the Italian Supercup on Wednesday, with first-half goals from Federico Dimarco and Edin Dzeko and a late third from Lautaro Martinez securing the trophy. The annual meeting between the Coppa Italia winners and Serie A champions was played at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
“The lads had the perfect approach, we were always sharp and solid. Our first target of the season was to get through to the Champions League knockouts, and the second was this trophy, so it is so pleasing for a coach to see this,” Inter manager Simone Inzaghi said in an interview. “We remained concentrated, aggressive, determined, all ingredients you need in a final.
“I did not expect this, as I know the quality of my players, so I expected a more positive performance,” Milan coach Stefano Pioli said after the match.
The result marks the first time Inter has won against Milan in an Italian cup final, having lost the Coppa Italia in 1977 and the Italian Super Cup in 2011.