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Played
October 26, 2013 7:45 PM BST
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ D. Celi‎
Attendance:‬ 44097‎
 
9′ (OG) Vangelis Moras
Martinho 32′
Rômulo 71′
 
56′ Rolando
 
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Rodrigo Palacio
Rodrigo Palacio
Inter
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Inter 4-2 Verona: Nerazzurri return to winning ways

Jonathan, Rodrigo Palaco, Esteban Cambiasso and Rolando were all on target as Walter Mazzarri's men picked up their first victory in three league games

INTER CELEBRATING INTER-VERONA SERIE A
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Inter got back to winning ways after securing an entertaining 4-2 victory over Hellas Verona at San Siro on Saturday.

Andrea Mandorlini's side, the surprise package of the season so far following their return to the top flight, headed into the contest on the back of three consecutive victories, with Inter winless from as many games.

But horrible defending from set-pieces undermined their cause as a Vangelis Moras own goal and Rodrigo Palacio set Inter on the way.

Former Italy striker Luca Toni laid on goals for Raphael Martinho and Romulo but each time it only reduced the deficit to two after Esteban Cambiasso and Rolando gave Walter Mazzarri's men much-needed breathing space.

Juan Pablo Carizzo came in for the suspended Samir Handanovic in goal for Inter, who also welcomed Ricky Alvarez into the fold.

Inter started on the front foot and took the lead in the ninth minute as Verona defender Moras diverted Jonathan's wildly off-target volley into his own net.

Verona's defending from corners was haphazard throughout the first half and it cost them again three minutes later. A loose ball fell to Fredy Guarin and his strike was blocked on the line by Fabrizio Cacciatore, only for the rebound to strike the fortuitously placed Palacio and go in.

Midway through the half Toni passed up a chance to reduce the deficit when he headed over after Cacciatore beat Yuto Nagatomo to whip in a superb cross from the right.

Inter thought they had a third in the 32th minute but Guarin waited too long in releasing his pass after driving at the Verona defence and Palacio was offside when he converted.

It appeared a costly error less than a minute later when Verona charged up the other end to reduce their arrears - Toni holding off a pair of challenges and playing in Martinho to finish emphatically.

But the two-goal advantage was restored before the break when the impressive Nagatomo cut in from the left to strike the post, Palacio helped the loose ball back towards goal and Cambiasso obliged with the net gaping.

Palacio stabbed home a long ball forward, only to be denied by the offside flag once more, and another of the game's familiar sights reared its head in the 56th minute.

A low corner to the near-post by Cambiasso was helped on by Palacio and Rolando was on hand to bundle home.

Mazzarri removed Palacio and Cambiasso as Inter looked to take the sting out of the game but Toni thought little of their plan, again making his physicality count before squaring for Romulo to drill a fine finish into the bottom corner.

But the hosts held on without any other major alarms to leapfrog their opponents and go fourth in the table, before the evening ended in bizarre circumstances when Moras and Inter substitute Ishak Belfodil were sent off after the final whistle following an altercation.


Inter

30
Pablo Carrizo
Goalkeeper
3.00
2
Jonathan
Defender
89′
3.50
5
Juan Jesus
Defender
3.00
35
Rolando
Defender
56′
3.50
55
Yuto Nagatomo
Defender
3.50
23
3.00
10
Mateo Kovačić
Midfielder
79′
3.00
11
Ricardo Álvarez
Midfielder
3.00
13
Fredy Guarín
Midfielder
3.50
19
Esteban Cambiasso
Midfielder
11′ 38′ 63′
3.50
8
4.00

Hellas Verona

3.00
1
Rafael
Goalkeeper
2.50
22
2.00
29
2.50
33
2.50
18
3.00
2
Rômulo
Midfielder
71′
2.50
5
Massimo Donati
Midfielder
55′
3.50
6
Martinho
Midfielder
32′
2.50
-
Jorginho
Midfielder
3.50
9
Luca Toni
Striker
32′ 71′
2.50
15

Substitutes

12
 - 
-
Luca Maniero
Goalkeeper
 - 
6
 - 
18
Wallace
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
11
Á. Pereira
Midfielder
 - 
25
 - 
16
Gaby Mudingayi
Midfielder
 - 
21
Saphir Taider
Midfielder
79′
 - 
-
Parick Olsen
Midfielder
 - 
17
3.00
39
2.50
9
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
31
 - 
12
Nícolas
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
 - 
-
 - 
-
 - 
23
 - 
-
Simon Laner
Midfielder
3.00
30
Marco Donadel
Midfielder
55′ 68′
 - 
10
 - 
11
 - 
26
Jacopo Sala
Midfielder
 - 
-
3.00
8
 - 
21
Juanito
Striker
83′

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Hellas Verona
18 2
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0