VERONA – Andrea Stramaccioni’s side made it five wins out of five on the road this season with a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Chievo at the Stadio Bentegodi.
The coach had expected Chievo to provide a stern test and the hosts certainly got off on the right foot, Pellissier and Di Michele causing problems for Inter early on. Guarin responded for the visitors by fizzing an effort across the face of the goal before Pereira struck two minutes before the interval: Nagatomo’s cross provided him with the simple task of tucking away from just yards out. An important goal for the Nerazzurri and the Uruguayan’s first for the club. Inter came out after the break with the bit between their teeth and Milito and Cassano linked up to good effect in the final third, while Marco Rigoni and Co. drew a couple of big saves from Handanovic. Cassano, set up by Gargano, made things more comfortable for Inter with a cool finish: his third in black and blue on his 300th Serie A appearance.
Chievo 0-2 Inter (HT: 0-1)
Scorers: Pereira 43, Cassano 74.
54 Sorrentino; 2 Dainelli, 6 M.Rigoni (Stoian 76), 12 Cesar, 16
L. Rigoni, 17 Di Michele (Samassa 62), 20 Sardo, 21 Frey, 25 Vacek
(Cruzado 69), 31 Pellissier, 56 Hatemaj.
Unused subs: 1 Puggioni, 5 Guana, 9 Moscardelli, 14 Cofie, 23 Viotti, 26 Farkas, 33 Papp, 77 Thereau, 99 Drame.
Coach: Domenico Di Carlo.
Handanovic; 23 Ranocchia, 25 Samuel, 40 Juan Jesus; 55 Nagatomo (Gargano 67), 14 Guarin, 19 Cambiasso (Mudingayi 83), 4 Zanetti, 31
Pereira; 10 Sneijder (Cassano 26); 22 Milito.
Unused subs: 12 Castellazzi, 27 Belec, 6 Silvestre, 7 Coutinho, 11 Alvarez, 20 Obi, 26 Chivu, 42 Jonathan, 88 Livaja.
Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni.
Referee: Sebastiano Peruzzo (Schio).
Booked: Samuel 5, Luca Rigoni 10, Sardo 36, Vacek 48.
Added time: 2 + 3 minutes.