In the last match of the second round on Monday, Inter Milan defeated Cagliari 2-0 to maintain their pristine record in Serie A.
Inter controlled the first 30 minutes and scored all of their goals to secure the victory.
After 21 minutes, Denzel Dumfries, a right wingback, pounced on a deft through pass by Marcus Thuram and beat goalkeeper Boris Radunovic with a low crossshot.
After 30 minutes, Lautaro Martinez, who had previously struck a post, sprang to handle a pass from Federico Dimarco with his toe, evaded two defenders, and beat Radunovic to the ball with a low shot inside and near the post, leaving Radunovic helpless.
The Argentina striker joined Olivier Giroud of AC Milan and Victor Osimhen of Napoli at the top of the scoring lists with three goals in two games.
Up until the closing minutes, Inter had effectively slowed down the game in the second half, but Cagliari, under Claudio Ranieri, began to take more chances.
Hakan Calhanoglu struck the Cagliari post on a counterattack after Yann Sommer produced an incredible save from Cagliari replacement Paulo Azzi.
For Inter, it was their second consecutive 2-0 win, moving them up to third in the rankings. On goal differential, AC Milan is ahead. Champions In terms of goals scored, Napoli is second, ahead of Inter. Verona is currently fourth with six points.