VERONA, Italy (Reuters) – Substitute Joaquin Correa had a debut to remember as his late double earned Inter Milan a 3-1 win at Hellas Verona in Serie A on Friday.
Correa, who only completed his loan move to the Serie A champions from Lazio on Thursday, came off the bench to fire Inter 2-1 ahead seven minutes from time before adding a fine third in stoppage time to seal the win for his new side.
The visitors looked out of sorts in the first half and fell behind after Ivan Ilic capitalised on a poor pass from Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic before finishing well in the 15th minute.
Inter wasted no time in getting back into the contest after the break, with Lautaro Martinez heading his first goal of the season less than two minutes into the second half to level things up.
Simone Inzaghi’s side looked like they would have to settle for a point until Correa entered the fray, earning his side their second victory from two matches at the start of the new season with two brilliantly-taken goals.
Photo Inter’s Joaquin Correa (L) jubilates after scoring the 1- 3 during the Italian Serie A soccer match Hellas Verona vs F.C. Inter at Marcantonio Bentegodi stadium in Verona, Italy, 27 August 2021. EPA-EFE/EMANUELE PENNACCHIO