Alexis Sanchez enjoyed his first brace in the Inter jersey, both goals set up by Romelu Lukaku, to grab a 2-1 victory over Parma.
It was Samir Handanovic who had to make the first real save at the Stadio Tardini on a Jasmin Kurtic header, while Christian Eriksen was unable to meet the Achraf Hakimi pull-back.
Chile international Alexis Sanchez finally broke the deadlock, pouncing on a lucky ricochet and glad Riccardo Gagliolo’s goal-line clearance was a fraction too late.
Lukaku then started a run from his own half to lay the assist on a silver platter for Sanchez’s second.
Hernani pulled a goal back for Parma with his fine volley, but it was not enough to avoid a sixth consecutive Inter win.