Inter Milan fans were left scratching their heads when Edin Dzeko scored his first goal for the Italian champions – despite not being announced by the club until hours after the friendly.
With his move from Roma still to be ratified it came as a shock to see the Bosnian striker leading the line for Inter in a friendly against Dynamo Kiev.
Dzeko, who has signed a deal until June 2023, resolved outstanding salary issues with Roma and was said to be given dispensation to play for Inter despite the transfer still being ratified.
Fans had little inkling that Dzeko was to turn out for Simone Inzaghi’s side in Saturday’s friendly with the champions deliberately coy across social media.
Playing behind closed doors in Monza, Inter did not release their starting XI on social media prior to kick-off.
Inter did share a photo of their dressing room but Dzeko’s shirt was nowhere to be seen.
Euro 2020 winner Nicolo Barella opened the scoring for Inter by finishing off a brilliant build-up between Dzeko and Stefano Sensi.
Inter also confirmed a deal for rising Dutch star Denzel Dumfries on Saturday.