Inter Milan scored three first-half goals to beat Verona at the San Siro and climb up to fourth in Serie A.

The hosts were 2-0 up in 12 minutes, defender Jonathan's deflected volley finding the net before Rodrigo Palacio scored from close range.

Raphael Martinho made it 2-1 but Inter restored their two-goal cushion through Esteban Cambiasso after Yuto Nagatomo hit the post.

Rolando made it 4-1 before Romulo reduced the deficit.

Inter's Ishak Belfodil and Verona's Vangelis Moras were both shown red cards after the final whistle for an off-the-ball incident.

The win moved Inter above Verona in the table and to within six points of leaders Roma, who are away to Udinese on Sunday.

Elsewhere, Sampdoria climbed away from the relegation zone with a hard-fought 1-0 win over 10-man Atalanta.

Shkodran Mustafi scored the only goal before Constantin Nica was sent off for the visitors.

Lineup, Bookings (8) & Substitutions (6)

Internazionale

  • 30 Carrizo
  • 02 Cicero Moreira Booked
  • 55 Nagatomo
  • 05 Nunes Jesus
  • 23 Ranocchia
  • 35 Da Fonseca
  • 13 Guarín
  • 11 Álvarez
  • 08 Palacio Booked (Belfodil - 65' Dismissed )
  • 10 Kovacic (Sliti Taider - 79' )
  • 19 Cambiasso Booked (Kuzmanovic - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Andreolli
  • 07 Belfodil
  • 09 Icardi
  • 12 Castellazzi
  • 16 Mudingayi
  • 17 Kuzmanovic
  • 18 Oliveira dos Santos
  • 21 Sliti Taider
  • 25 Samuel
  • 31 Pereira
  • 45 Maniero
  • 90 Olsen

Verona

  • 01 Bittencourt Pinheiro
  • 29 Cacciatore Booked (Gomez Taleb - 83' )
  • 33 Agostini (Cacia - 73' )
  • 05 Donati (Donadel - 55' Booked )
  • 18 Moras Dismissed
  • 22 Maietta
  • 02 Orestes Caldeira
  • 19 Frello Filho
  • 09 Toni
  • 15 Iturbe Booked
  • 06 Martinho

Substitutes

  • 03 Albertazzi
  • 04 Laner
  • 07 Longo
  • 08 Cacia
  • 11 Jankovic
  • 13 Bianchetti
  • 16 Rubin
  • 21 Gomez Taleb
  • 23 González
  • 26 Sala
  • 30 Donadel
  • 31 Mihaylov
Ref: Domenico Celi

Match Stats

Shots

21 9

On target

8 4

Corners

9 1

Fouls

11 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Inter Milan 4, Verona 2.

90:00 +2:53 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Inter Milan 4, Verona 2.

90:00 +0:53 Booking

Booking Juan Iturbe (Verona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +0:43

Saphir Sliti Taider (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:43

Foul by Juan Iturbe (Verona).

90:00 +0:03

Attempt missed. Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Zdravko Kuzmanovic.

88:18 Booking

Booking Jonathan (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

88:00

Jonathan (Inter Milan).

88:00

Juan Gomez Taleb (Verona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:46

Attempt saved. Ishak Belfodil (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Saphir Sliti Taider.

84:09

Attempt missed. Luca Toni (Verona) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jorginho Frello with a cross.

83:24

Attempt saved. Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Saphir Sliti Taider.

82:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Verona. Juan Gomez Taleb replaces Fabrizio Cacciatore.

82:07

Attempt missed. Juan Iturbe (Verona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

80:08

Attempt missed. Yuto Nagatomo (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ishak Belfodil.

78:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Inter Milan. Saphir Sliti Taider replaces Mateo Kovacic.

78:16

Offside, Inter Milan. Fredy Guarín tries a through ball, but Ishak Belfodil is caught offside.

77:06

Attempt saved. Juan Iturbe (Verona) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Domenico Maietta.

76:17

Foul by Ishak Belfodil (Inter Milan).

76:17

Vangelis Moras (Verona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:47

Andrea Ranocchia (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:47

Foul by Luca Toni (Verona).

74:57

Foul by Ishak Belfodil (Inter Milan).

74:57

Vangelis Moras (Verona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:57

Attempt saved. Juan Iturbe (Verona) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

72:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Verona. Daniele Cacia replaces Alessandro Agostini.

72:17

Attempt missed. Rômulo (Verona) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

70:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Inter Milan 4, Verona 2. Rômulo (Verona) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luca Toni.

67:57

Attempt blocked. Juan Jesus (Inter Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mateo Kovacic.

66:58 Booking

Booking Marco Donadel (Verona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

66:54

Andrea Ranocchia (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:54

Foul by Marco Donadel (Verona).

66:02

Foul by Ishak Belfodil (Inter Milan).

66:02

Vangelis Moras (Verona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:43

Zdravko Kuzmanovic (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:43

Foul by Jorginho Frello (Verona).

64:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Inter Milan. Ishak Belfodil replaces Rodrigo Palacio.

63:26

Jonathan (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

63:26

Foul by Marco Donadel (Verona).

62:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Inter Milan. Zdravko Kuzmanovic replaces Esteban Cambiasso.

60:51

Attempt missed. Luca Toni (Verona) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Juan Iturbe.

60:06

Foul by Juan Jesus (Inter Milan).

60:06

Rômulo (Verona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

59:35

Attempt missed. Jonathan (Inter Milan) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Rodrigo Palacio.

55:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Inter Milan 4, Verona 1. Rolando (Inter Milan) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner following a corner.

55:37

Attempt saved. Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ricardo Álvarez with a cross.

55:08

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Vangelis Moras.

54:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Verona. Marco Donadel replaces Massimo Donati.

54:13

Offside, Verona. Alessandro Agostini tries a through ball, but Luca Toni is caught offside.

52:51 Booking

Booking Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card.

52:40

Offside, Inter Milan. Esteban Cambiasso tries a through ball, but Rodrigo Palacio is caught offside.

51:49

Attempt missed. Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Rodrigo Palacio.

50:17

Foul by Mateo Kovacic (Inter Milan).

50:17

Rômulo (Verona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:24

Attempt missed. Rolando (Inter Milan) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Esteban Cambiasso with a cross following a corner.

48:59

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Alessandro Agostini.

47:15

Attempt blocked. Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Esteban Cambiasso with a cross.

46:41

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Rafael.

46:39

Attempt saved. Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rolando.

45:26

Mateo Kovacic (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:26

Foul by Rômulo (Verona).

45:00

Second Half begins Inter Milan 3, Verona 1.

45:00 +0:06 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Inter Milan 3, Verona 1.

42:35

Yuto Nagatomo (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:35

Foul by Jorginho Frello (Verona).

41:30

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Domenico Maietta.

40:14

Attempt missed. Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mateo Kovacic.

39:34

Foul by Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan).

39:34

Domenico Maietta (Verona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Inter Milan 3, Verona 1. Esteban Cambiasso (Inter Milan) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rodrigo Palacio.

37:18

Attempt missed. Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

37:17

Yuto Nagatomo (Inter Milan) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Rodrigo Palacio.

36:22

Offside, Verona. Jorginho Frello tries a through ball, but Luca Toni is caught offside.

36:07

Foul by Yuto Nagatomo (Inter Milan).

36:07

Rômulo (Verona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:53

Corner, Verona. Conceded by Andrea Ranocchia.

31:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Inter Milan 2, Verona 1. Raphael Martinho (Verona) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

31:06

Offside, Inter Milan. Fredy Guarín tries a through ball, but Rodrigo Palacio is caught offside.

30:14

Offside, Inter Milan. Juan Pablo Carrizo tries a through ball, but Ricardo Álvarez is caught offside.

29:13

Attempt missed. Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Esteban Cambiasso with a cross following a corner.

28:45

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Vangelis Moras.

26:48

Foul by Yuto Nagatomo (Inter Milan).

26:48

Massimo Donati (Verona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:44 Booking

Booking Fabrizio Cacciatore (Verona) is shown the yellow card.

25:27

Yuto Nagatomo (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:27

Foul by Fabrizio Cacciatore (Verona).

24:52

Attempt missed. Luca Toni (Verona) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Fabrizio Cacciatore with a cross.

23:36

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Domenico Maietta.

20:43

Dangerous play by Juan Jesus (Inter Milan).

20:43

Juan Iturbe (Verona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:45

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Vangelis Moras.

11:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Inter Milan 2, Verona 0. Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan) with an attempt from very close range to the high centre of the goal following a corner.

11:18

Attempt blocked. Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rolando.

11:17

Attempt missed. Rolando (Inter Milan) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Esteban Cambiasso with a cross following a corner.

10:52

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Alessandro Agostini.

9:56 Booking

Booking Esteban Cambiasso (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

9:51

Foul by Esteban Cambiasso (Inter Milan).

9:51

Jorginho Frello (Verona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

8:54 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Vangelis Moras, Verona. Inter Milan 1, Verona 0.

8:53

Attempt missed. Jonathan (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Esteban Cambiasso with a cross following a corner.

8:25

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Vangelis Moras.

7:27

Jonathan (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

7:27

Foul by Raphael Martinho (Verona).

4:51

Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

4:51

Foul by Vangelis Moras (Verona).

1:39

Attempt missed. Esteban Cambiasso (Inter Milan) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mateo Kovacic.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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