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Diego Milito & Giampaolo Pazzini confident win over Bologna will give Inter morale boost ahead of CSKA Moscow clash

Inter strikers Diego Milito and Giampaolo Pazzini are hopeful that their victory over Bologna in Serie A on Saturday evening will help them win against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League in midweek.

The Italian giants won 3-1 at the Stadio Renato Della`Ara against their 10-man hosts to register their first competitive victory this campaign, thanks to goals from Pazzini, Milito and Lucio.

It was also Claudio Ranieri’s first game in charge of Inter following his appointment as their tactician on Thursday, and his second will be against CSKA in Russia on Tuesday in Europe’s most prestigious club competition.

The 2010 European champions lost their opening Group B game 1-0 to Turkish side Trabzonspor at home, and both Milito and Pazzini hope for a positive result in their first away fixture in the Champions League this season.

"We're all happy and no one more than myself because my goal helped us to win the game,” Milito told Inter Channel. “It makes me even happier when my goals are worth three points.

“We had a great relationship with [former coach Gian Piero] Gasperini, and we were all sorry that he got sacked; lots of things have been said and written that just aren't true.

“The competition between Pazzini and myself? I think we can play together but that's a question you should ask the coach [Ranieri],” continued the Argentine. “I didn't have much luck last year and at this level when you're not in good physical shape it always tells.

“Now I feel great; regardless of the last few games I really do feel good. This win is excellent for morale and confidence and it will help us produce a top performance in Moscow."

Pazzini added: "A win always helps. We're happy because it always gives you a boost, for the Champions League too. We're determined to get ourselves back on track in Europe as well."

When asked about the sacking of Gasperini and the subsequent appointment of Ranieri, Pazzini remarked: "He made his choices, that's all.

“You're always sorry when there's a change but we have a new coach now and we're concentrating on getting back to winning ways with him."

Inter's clash with CSKA kicks off at 1800 CET on Tuesday.