Italian Serie A
Inter Milan4Hellas Verona2

Inter climb up to fourth after win

Inter Milan v Verona

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.

Line-ups

Inter Milan

  • 30Carrizo
  • 2Cicero MoreiraBooked at 89mins
  • 55Nagatomo
  • 5Nunes Jesus
  • 23Ranocchia
  • 35Da Fonseca
  • 13Guarín
  • 11Álvarez
  • 8PalacioBooked at 53minsSubstituted forBelfodilat 65'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10KovacicSubstituted forSliti Taiderat 79'minutes
  • 19CambiassoBooked at 10minsSubstituted forKuzmanovicat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Andreolli
  • 7Belfodil
  • 9Icardi
  • 12Castellazzi
  • 16Mudingayi
  • 17Kuzmanovic
  • 18Wallace
  • 21Sliti Taider
  • 25Samuel
  • 31Pereira
  • 45Maniero
  • 90Olsen

Hellas Verona

  • 1Bittencourt Pinheiro
  • 29CacciatoreBooked at 26minsSubstituted forGomez Talebat 83'minutes
  • 33AgostiniSubstituted forCaciaat 73'minutes
  • 5DonatiSubstituted forDonadelat 55'minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 18MorasBooked at 90mins
  • 22Maietta
  • 2Orestes Caldeira
  • 19Jorginho
  • 9Toni
  • 15IturbeBooked at 90mins
  • 6Martinho

Substitutes

  • 3Albertazzi
  • 4Laner
  • 7Longo
  • 8Cacia
  • 11Jankovic
  • 13Bianchetti
  • 16Rubin
  • 21Gomez Taleb
  • 23González
  • 26Sala
  • 30Donadel
  • 31Mihaylov
Referee:
Domenico Celi

Match Stats

Home TeamInter MilanAway TeamHellas Verona
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home21
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Inter Milan 4, Verona 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Inter Milan 4, Verona 2.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Juan Iturbe (Verona).

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

Booking

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

Jonathan (Inter Milan).

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

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.

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.

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Verona. Juan Gomez Taleb replaces Fabrizio Cacciatore.

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

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.

Substitution

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

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

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

Foul by Ishak Belfodil (Inter Milan).

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

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

Foul by Luca Toni (Verona).

Foul by Ishak Belfodil (Inter Milan).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Verona. Daniele Cacia replaces Alessandro Agostini.

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

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.

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Marco Donadel (Verona).

Foul by Ishak Belfodil (Inter Milan).

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

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

Foul by Jorginho Frello (Verona).

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Ishak Belfodil replaces Rodrigo Palacio.

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

Foul by Marco Donadel (Verona).

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Zdravko Kuzmanovic replaces Esteban Cambiasso.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 26th October 2013

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Roma88002212124
2Napoli86111861219
3Juventus86111610619
4Inter Milan953123111218
5Hellas Verona95131816216
6Fiorentina84311710715
7Atalanta94051112-112
8AC Milan83231413111
9Lazio83231212011
10Torino82421313010
11Udinese831499010
12Cagliari82421012-210
13Parma82331315-29
14Sampdoria9234914-59
15Livorno8224912-38
16Genoa8224812-48
17Catania8125613-75
18Sassuolo8125722-155
19Chievo8116615-94
20Bologna8035922-133
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