Geoffrey Kondogbia and Martin Montoya made their Inter debuts in a 4-3 victory over Stuttgart Kickers.
The Nerazzurri had their first outing of the campaign and it was very much a game of two halves.
The first 45 minutes were absolutely dominated by Roberto Mancini’s men, who were 4-0 up at the break.
Rodrigo Palacio opened the scoring within three minutes, bursting through the centre to drill past the goalkeeper, then doubled his tally by running on to a Mauro Icardi assist.
Marcelo Brozovic netted the third, turning in the rebound from a scuffed Hernanes volley, while Icardi hit the bar before getting his name on the scoresheet too.
The second half saw numerous changes and the debut of summer signing Kondogbia.
Stuttgart Kickers gained confidence and mounted a surprising comeback with two Marco Andreolli errors.
Inter 4-3 Stuttgart Kickers
Scorers: Palacio 3, 10 (I), Brozovic 23 (I), Icardi 29 (I), Fischer 54, 84 (SK), Ivan 90 (SK)
Inter First Half: Handanovic; Montoya, Ranocchia, Juan Jesus, D'Ambrosio; Brozovic, Gnoukouri, Kovacic; Hernanes, Palacio, Icardi
Inter Second Half: Carrizo; Nagatomo, Andreolli, Popa, Santon; Gnoukouri (Taider 58), Di Marco, De Micheli; Delgado, Hernanes (Kondogbia 64), Baldini
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