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0 vs 3
Played
November 3, 2013 9:00 AM EST
Stadio Communale Friuli — Udine
Referee:‬ D. Massa‎
Attendance:‬ 15867‎
 
 
 
 
Top of the Match
Rodrigo Palacio
Rodrigo Palacio
Inter
Rodrigo Palacio
Rodrigo Palacio
Inter
Flop of the Match
Badu
Badu
Udinese
Zeljko Brkic
Zeljko Brkic
Udinese

Udinese 0-3 Inter: Palacio leads Mazzarri's men to victory

A comprehensive win in Udine for the Nerazzurri ensured they climbed up to fourth in Serie A and consigned the hosts to their second successive defeat at home.

Rodrigo Palacio Udinese Inter Serie A
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Inter's fine start to the Serie A season continued at the expense of Udinese, which was defeated 3-0 at Stadio Friuli on Sunday afternoon.

First-half goals from Rodrigo Palacio and Andrea Ranocchia gave Walter Mazzarri's men a comfortable advantage they would not relinquish.

Fredy Guarin was denied by the woodwork as Inter went in search of a third and it duly arrived in the 91st minute, with Ricky Alvarez tapping home to consign Udinese to its third defeat in four matches.

Both sides made two changes from their midweek fixtures. Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu and Silvan Widmer returned for Udinese, while Ranocchia and Saphir Taider came back into the starting XI for Inter.

After a quiet opening 20 minutes, Mazzarri's men twice went close to breaking the deadlock in the space of 60 seconds.

First, Cambiasso won the ball 30 yards from goal before unleashing a fierce drive that was tipped over the crossbar by Zeljko Brkic, then Jonathan played a clever ball in to Yuto Nagatomo, who snatched at his effort from six yards and sent the ball wide.

Inter did not have to wait long to take the lead, however, as Palacio rose highest to nod home Taider's right-wing free kick from seven yards in the 25th minute.

The advantage was doubled four minutes later, with Ranocchia volleying home Esteban Cambiasso's left-wing corner into an empty net after Brkic had misjudged the flight of the ball as he attempted to come and collect.

Udinese should have been back in the game 10 minutes before the break, as Luis Muriel capitalized on a terrible mistake by Walter Samuel before dragging his angled effort horribly wide. The ball ran out of play for a throw-in on the far side.

The home side began the second half strongly. Former Udinese goalkeeper Samir Handanovic produced a spectacular save to deny Antonio Di Natale's dipping effort two minutes after the restart before Maurizio Domizzi sent an overhead kick narrowly wide 10 minutes later after Inter struggled to clear a ball into the box.

Despite Udinese's greater threat in the second half, it was the visitors who went closest to grabbing the next goal in the 61st minute, Guarin powering past Domizzi in the box before seeing his low effort cannon off the base of Brkic's right-hand post and away to safety.

Inter did indeed claim a third goal in stoppage time, Palacio squaring the ball for Alvarez to slot home into an empty net as the visitors closed out a win that took them to within six points of Juventus in the final Champions League qualification berth.


Udinese

1
Zeljko Brkic
Goalkeeper
1.50
4
Naldo
Defender
2.50
5
Danilo
Defender
2.00
11
2.00
27
Silvan Widmer
Defender
2.00
34
Gabriel Silva
Defender
2.00
3
Allan
Midfielder
2.00
7
Badu
Midfielder
1.50
37
Roberto Pereyra
Midfielder
57′
2.00
9
Muriel
Striker
70′
2.00
10
2.50

Inter

3.00
1
3.00
2
Jonathan
Defender
68′
3.00
5
Juan Jesus
Defender
90′
3.50
23
3.00
25
3.00
55
3.50
11
4.00
13
Fredy Guarín
Midfielder
4.00
19
3.50
21
Saphir Taider
Midfielder
25′
4.00
8

Substitutes

30
Ivan Kelava
Goalkeeper
 - 
99
 - 
6
 - 
75
 - 
14
Frano Mlinar
Midfielder
 - 
18
Jadson
Midfielder
 - 
21
Andrea Lazzari
Midfielder
 - 
32
3.00
-
 - 
94
 - 
-
2.50
17
N. López
Striker
70′
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
12
 - 
30
Pablo Carrizo
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
 - 
6
 - 
18
Wallace
Defender
 - 
11
Á. Pereira
Midfielder
68′ 76′
3.00
35
Rolando
Defender
37′
 - 
10
 - 
16
Gaby Mudingayi
Midfielder
 - 
17

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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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