Match ends, Inter Milan 4, Verona 2.
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.
- 2Cicero MoreiraBooked at 89mins
- 5Nunes Jesus
- 35Da Fonseca
- 8PalacioBooked at 53minsSubstituted forBelfodilat 65'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 10KovacicSubstituted forSliti Taiderat 79'minutes
- 19CambiassoBooked at 10minsSubstituted forKuzmanovicat 63'minutes
- 21Sliti Taider
- 1Bittencourt Pinheiro
- 29CacciatoreBooked at 26minsSubstituted forGomez Talebat 83'minutes
- 33AgostiniSubstituted forCaciaat 73'minutes
- 5DonatiSubstituted forDonadelat 55'minutesBooked at 67mins
- 18MorasBooked at 90mins
- 2Orestes Caldeira
- 15IturbeBooked at 90mins
- 21Gomez Taleb
- Domenico Celi
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Inter Milan 4, Verona 2.
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.
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, 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, 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.