They failed to add to their tally, but Di Matteo believes that it was the best start the Champions League holders could have wished for.
"We had a very bright start and sometimes you don't score the goals so early on but it was perfect today that we managed to score the two goals early on. I think that that settled a lot of nerves," he told Sky Sports News.
"We prepared for the game and the team and we were looking for a good start. It doesn't always happen but I think today they responded very well."
Di Matteo's men will be looking to build on that result when they face Reading in their next league fixture.