AC Milan and Inter Milan are both off the mark in Serie A after winning their opening matches.

The defending champions, Milan, laid down the marker by overcoming Udinese 4-2 at San Siro. 

Two goals by Ante Rebic and one apiece from Theo Hernandez and Brahim Diaz helped the Rossoneri recover from going down after just 90 seconds into the game.

Rodrigo Becao scored for the visitors in what was only his fifth goal in three Serie A seasons but Milan were not behind for long and equalised in the 11th minute through a Theo Hernandez penalty.

Four minutes later Rebic made it 2-1 with a powerful first-time shot but Udinese’s Adam Masina restored parity with a diving header just before half-time.

One minute into the second half midfielder Brahim Diaz put Milan ahead once again after a mistake by the Udinese defence. Rebic then made sure of the three points by smashing his second goal of the game past keeper Marco Silvestri in the 68th minute to restore the hosts’ two-goal lead.

Meanwhile, last year’s Serie A runner-up Inter Milan also opened their account with a narrow win over Lecce.

A returning Romelu Lukaku gave Inter the lead after just two minutes through a powerful header.

The Belgian striker, who was instrumental in Inter’s title-winning 2020-21 campaign, returned to the club on a season-long loan from Chelsea less than a year after becoming the Premier League club’s record signing.

Lecce equalized through striker Assan Ceesay in the 48th minute from a tight angle as Inter continued to waste chances despite dominating possession.

Just when all seemed lost, Denzel Dumfries scored the winner in the fifth minute of the added time to give the visitors all three points.

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