The Milan club's Argentine contingent reigned supreme with five goals between them. Diego Milito, making a return from a lenthy injury spell on the sidelines, scored a brace while fellow countrymen Rodrigo Palacio, Ricky Alvarez and veteran Esteban Cambiasso scored once each. Inter's lead was doubled by Saphir Taider and they went three goals ahead through a Raffaele Pucino own goal.
Mazzari's start to life at the San Siro has been great, after they slumped to an unacceptable ninth place, which led to former youth team coach Andrea Strammacioni receiving the sack, and leaving the club just days before Mazzari announced he wouldn't be renewing his stay at Napoli.
Inter was a club on the decline, recording lots of loan repayment debts and also performing poorly on the pitch. As a fan of the Nerazzuri, I am glad to see them on the rise under their new manager. The result versus Sassuolo also tells many Serie A analysts that they are improving under the new boss.
Mazzari, who led Napoli to second place in Serie A last season, brought many experienced players into his squad and they are making a positive effect. One of the Italian's main jobs was to improve the wages, with many players sitting on hefty wages and weren't giving enough effort.
The fifty-two year old has had to make smart signings, luring players who really want to play and push for European positions, which is the ultimate goal for a club with a stature such as Inter's. It is hard to believe that Inter were the champions of Europe only a few years ago, and that the same player who scored two goals in the final, Diego Milito, is still plying his trade at the club.
That brings me to another thing Mazzari must adjust. Inter are a club heavily reliant on veterans, despite having a very good youth system. Maybe it is just me, but they should make more use of that. Overall, it looks like Mazzari is taking the club in the right direction, and back on track.