MILAN - Obafemi Martins scored his first league goal of the season, Dejan Stankovic his first for Inter since last November and Julio Cruz his fourth in three games to give the Nerazzurri a comfortable 3-0 home win against Lecce on Saturday evening.
Inter were rarely troubled by Gregucci's Giallorossi and took a 25th-minute lead when Martins sprinted between Abruzzese and Stovini to meet Cambiasso's deft through ball then with the outside of his left foot flicked it over Sicignano and in at the far post.
Four minutes later Dejan Stankovic refound his scoring touch, sliding Ze Maria's cross over the line from close range at the far post to give the Nerazzurri a two-goal cushion.
Second-half substitute Julio Cruz made extra sure of the points six minutes from time. On for Martins, El Jardinero controlled Veron's floated cross with his chest then with just the Lecce keeper to beat smashed past Sicignano to put the Nerazzurri on top of the Serie A table ahead of Sunday's Week 3 matches.
INTER 3-0 LECCE (HT: 2-0)
Scorers: Martins 25, Stankovic 29, Cruz 84
INTER: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Zè Maria, 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi, 16 Favalli; 7 Figo (6 C.Zanetti 78), 14 Veron, 19 Cambiasso, 5 Stankovic; 10 Adriano (8 Pizarro 85), 30 Martins (9 Cruz 79)
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 33 Wome, 18 Kily Gonzalez, 20 Recoba
Coach: Roberto Mancini
LECCE: 1 Sicignano; 6 Angelo (7 Camorani 79), 2 Diamoutene, 21 Stovini, 5 Abruzzese; 8 Pinardi (20 Valdes 68), 24 Ledesma, 25 Konan, 40 Delvecchio, 77 Cassetti; 9 Vucinic
Subs not used: 99 Benussi, 4 Pecoari, 19 Cozzolino, 23 Marianini, 26 Polenghi
Coach: Angelo Gregucci
Referee: Tiziano Pieri
Bookings: Cassetti 40, Cruz 85
INTER v LECCE: Line-ups (12) JULIO CESAR Sicignano (13) ZE MARIA Diamoutene (2) CORDOBA Abruzzese (23) MATERAZZI Angelo (16) FAVALLI Pinardi (7) FIGO Vucinic (14) VERON Stovini (19) CAMBIASSO Ledesma (5) STANKOVIC Del Vecchio (10) ADRIANO Cassetti (30) MARTINS Konan Substitutes (1) TOLDO Benussi (33) WOME Pecoari (6) ZANETTI C. Camoani (8) PIZARRO Cozzolino (18) KILY GONZALEZ Valdes (9) CRUZ Marianini (20) RECOBA Polenghi