Romelu Lukaku scored just 81 seconds into his second Inter Milan debut, copying former Chelsea team-mate Timo Werner.
Werner had made a £25million return to Leipzig earlier this week and scored on his second debut, with a 35-yard effort in a 2-2 draw with FC Koln.
If that wasn’t hard enough for Chelsea to bear, then-record £97.5million Lukaku did the same on his return to Inter.
Both forwards were seen as solutions to Chelsea’s long-term attacking problems and there were hopes of a dream partnership, but it all fell apart.
Returns to Inter and Leipzig beckoned after poor seasons for both, returning to clubs where they made a name for themselves as Europe’s top strikers.
And the pair continued where they left off, with early goals on their second debut.
Werner is Leipzig’s all-time leading goalscorer having completed his first spell at the club with 95 goals to his name when he moved to Chelsea in the summer of 2020, a tally well above the 23 he managed in two years at Stamford Bridge.
Now that he is back in the Bundesliga, he hasn’t missed a thing.
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RB Leipzig were hosting Cologne in their second league game of the season when the 26-year-old appeared with a goal to put them 1-0 up.
Picking up the ball around 35 yards from goal, Werner sent a side-footed effort towards goal which Marvin Schwabe made a real mess of as he raced into the back of his net.
Werner could hardly believe his luck as he walked away in a modest celebration, joined by his teammates.
Lukaku had an equally easy opener for Inter, nodding in a knockdown of Matteo Darmian inches from the goal line against Lecce.
The Belgian scored almost from the kick-off for last year’s Serie A finalists, having joined a club where he played his best football before his struggles at Stamford Bridge.
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