Italian Serie A
Fiorentina1Inter Milan2

Fiorentina 1-2 Internazionale

Rodrigo Palacio

Inter Milan kept alive their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League by overcoming Fiorentina for their first Serie A away win in three months.

The three-time champions of Europe took the lead when Rodrigo Palacio scored after chesting down Fredy Guarin's pass.

Fiorentina equalised when Juan Cuadrado found the net following a mistake from goalkeeper Samir Handanovic.

Substitute Mauro Icardi scored Inter's winner with a volley.

Inter need to finish in Serie A's top three to qualify for the Champions League.

They remain fifth, eight points behind third-placed Napoli, who visit visit Sassuolo on Sunday.

Palacio poked home his 11th goal of the season in the 34th minute and fellow Argentine Icardi came off the bench to sweep home Japan international defender Yuto Nagatomo's cross after 65 minutes - although there was a suspicion of offside about the goal.

Icardi's winner came after Cuadrado had levelled for Fiorentina with a deflected shot seconds after the break.

Line-ups

Fiorentina

  • 1Murara Neto
  • 11CuadradoSubstituted forMatriat 79'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 66Vargas
  • 5Compper
  • 2RodríguezSubstituted forTomovicat 62'minutes
  • 3Diakité
  • 10AquilaniBooked at 60mins
  • 14Fernández
  • 17JoaquínSubstituted forGomezat 68'minutes
  • 72Ilicic
  • 7Pizarro

Substitutes

  • 4Roncaglia
  • 8Bakic
  • 12Lupatelli
  • 23Pasqual
  • 25Rosati
  • 27Wolski
  • 30Matos Santos
  • 32Matri
  • 33Gomez
  • 40Tomovic
  • 88Oliveira

Inter Milan

  • 1Handanovic
  • 2Cicero MoreiraBooked at 16mins
  • 55NagatomoSubstituted forD'Ambrosioat 87'minutes
  • 5Nunes Jesus
  • 25SamuelBooked at 81mins
  • 35RolandoBooked at 44mins
  • 13GuarínBooked at 60minsSubstituted forSliti Taiderat 72'minutes
  • 88Hernanes
  • 8PalacioBooked at 71mins
  • 22MilitoSubstituted forIcardiat 55'minutes
  • 17Kuzmanovic

Substitutes

  • 4Zanetti
  • 6Andreolli
  • 9Icardi
  • 12Castellazzi
  • 14Campagnaro
  • 16Mudingayi
  • 19Cambiasso
  • 20Botta
  • 21Sliti Taider
  • 23Ranocchia
  • 30Carrizo
  • 33D'Ambrosio
Referee:
Antonio Damato

Match Stats

Home TeamFiorentinaAway TeamInter Milan
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Fiorentina 1, Inter Milan 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fiorentina 1, Inter Milan 2.

Attempt missed. Alessandro Matri (Fiorentina) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Booking

Samir Handanovic (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Josip Ilicic with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Rodrigo Palacio.

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Hernanes.

Attempt blocked. Josip Ilicic (Fiorentina) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Marvin Compper with a cross.

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Nenad Tomovic.

Attempt blocked. Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Josip Ilicic.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Danilo D'Ambrosio replaces Yuto Nagatomo.

Foul by Matías Fernández (Fiorentina).

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

Offside, Inter Milan. Saphir Sliti Taider tries a through ball, but Rolando is caught offside.

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Nenad Tomovic.

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Yuto Nagatomo.

Foul by Mario Gomez (Fiorentina).

Walter Samuel (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Josip Ilicic (Fiorentina) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Alessandro Matri with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Rodrigo Palacio.

Booking

Walter Samuel (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Jonathan.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Fiorentina. Alessandro Matri replaces Juan Guillermo Cuadrado because of an injury.

Delay in match Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Saphir Sliti Taider replaces Fredy Guarín.

Booking

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

Nenad Tomovic (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan).

Attempt missed. Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Fredy Guarín with a cross following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Fiorentina. Mario Gomez replaces Joaquín.

Foul by Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina).

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

Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Hernanes (Inter Milan).

Goal!

Goal! Fiorentina 1, Inter Milan 2. Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Yuto Nagatomo with a cross.

Foul by Joaquín (Fiorentina).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Fiorentina. Nenad Tomovic replaces Gonzalo Rodríguez because of an injury.

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