NEWS
Sunday July 14 2019
Serie A friendly round-up

Lazio, Torino and Verona posted double-digits in preseason friendlies on Saturday, while Inter won on Antonio Conte’s unofficial debut.

Lazio thrashed Auronzo 18-0 at the home of their preseason camp, with Joaquin Correa and Luis Alberto bagging hat-tricks.

A group of Aquile fans also showed their support for Scudetto winner Sinisa Mihajlovic with the banner ‘Daje Sinisa’ following his leukaemia diagnosis.

Meanwhile, Torino got their Europa League qualifying preparations off to the perfect start with a 15-0 demolition of Merano.

Simone Zaza has not had the best of times at Toro, but he impressed with a six-goal showing.

Verona were similarly devastating as Giampaolo Pazzini netted five in a 12-0 victory over Primiero.

As for Inter, the Conte era began with a 2-1 victory over Lugano, debutant Stefano Sensi getting on the scoresheet.

Marcelo Brozovic doubled the Nerazzurri’s lead just before half-time, although the Swiss pulled one back towards the end.

However, Radja Nainggolan was nowhere to be seen, while sections of the 7,000-strong crowd were heard singing anti-Mauro Icardi chants.

Bologna defeated Sciliar 5-0 without Mihajlovic in the dugout, although his name was sportingly mentioned on the teamsheet.

Elsewhere, Atalanta began their first-ever Champions League campaign with a 5-1 win against Clusone and Fiorentina’s reserve team scored one more versus Real Vicenza.

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