Luciano Spalletti may have rotated his side ahead of Inter‘s midweek Champions League match against Barcelona, but they were still able to get the job done against Genoa.
Roberto Gagliardini scored two, while Matteo Politano, Joao Mario and Radja Nainggolan also got on the scoresheet in a comfortable 5-0 win.
It may have been Gagliardini who got the lion’s share of the goals, but Politano was the standout performer for the Nerazzurri, causing problems from the first minute.
All eyes were on Lautaro Martinez from kick-off and he should have given Inter an early lead as Politano picked him out early on, but he passed up a big chance, oddly appearing to send the ball over the crossbar with his thigh.
Gagliardini then did his best impression of absent captain Mauro Icardi by converting a poacher’s chance before Politano doubled the lead before much more time had passed.
Inter then went into cruise control and Gagliardini got his second after half time, rifling in a loose ball from close range after Ivan Perisic has a chance of his own.
Joao Mario made it four after the 90th minute with a low strike from the edge of the box before Nainggolan made it 5-0 with the game’s very last touch, heading in and prompting the final whistle.