Italian Serie A
Fiorentina1Inter Milan2

Fiorentina 1-2 Internazionale

Rodrigo Palacio

Inter Milan kept alive their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League by overcoming Fiorentina for their first Serie A away win in three months.

The three-time champions of Europe took the lead when Rodrigo Palacio scored after chesting down Fredy Guarin's pass.

Fiorentina equalised when Juan Cuadrado found the net following a mistake from goalkeeper Samir Handanovic.

Substitute Mauro Icardi scored Inter's winner with a volley.

Inter need to finish in Serie A's top three to qualify for the Champions League.

They remain fifth, eight points behind third-placed Napoli, who visit visit Sassuolo on Sunday.

Palacio poked home his 11th goal of the season in the 34th minute and fellow Argentine Icardi came off the bench to sweep home Japan international defender Yuto Nagatomo's cross after 65 minutes - although there was a suspicion of offside about the goal.

Icardi's winner came after Cuadrado had levelled for Fiorentina with a deflected shot seconds after the break.

Line-ups

Fiorentina

  • 1Murara Neto
  • 11Ju CuadradoSubstituted forMatriat 79'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 66Vargas
  • 5Compper
  • 2RodríguezSubstituted forTomovicat 62'minutes
  • 3Diakité
  • 10AquilaniBooked at 60mins
  • 14Fernández
  • 17Sánchez RodríguezSubstituted forGomezat 68'minutes
  • 72Ilicic
  • 7Pizarro

Substitutes

  • 4Roncaglia
  • 8Bakic
  • 12Lupatelli
  • 23Pasqual
  • 25Rosati
  • 27Wolski
  • 30Matos Santos
  • 32Matri
  • 33Gomez
  • 40Tomovic
  • 88Oliveira

Inter Milan

  • 1Handanovic
  • 2Cicero MoreiraBooked at 16mins
  • 55NagatomoSubstituted forD'Ambrosioat 87'minutes
  • 5Nunes Jesus
  • 25SamuelBooked at 81mins
  • 35Da FonsecaBooked at 44mins
  • 13GuarínBooked at 60minsSubstituted forSliti Taiderat 72'minutes
  • 88de Carvalho Andrade Lima
  • 8PalacioBooked at 71mins
  • 22MilitoSubstituted forIcardiat 55'minutes
  • 17Kuzmanovic

Substitutes

  • 4Zanetti
  • 6Andreolli
  • 9Icardi
  • 12Castellazzi
  • 14Campagnaro
  • 16Mudingayi
  • 19Cambiasso
  • 20Botta
  • 21Sliti Taider
  • 23Ranocchia
  • 30Carrizo
  • 33D'Ambrosio
Referee:
Antonio Damato

Match Stats

Home TeamFiorentinaAway TeamInter Milan
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fiorentina 1, Inter Milan 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fiorentina 1, Inter Milan 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alessandro Matri (Fiorentina) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  4. Booking

    Samir Handanovic (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Josip Ilicic with a cross following a corner.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Rodrigo Palacio.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Hernanes.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Josip Ilicic (Fiorentina) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Marvin Compper with a cross.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Nenad Tomovic.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Josip Ilicic.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Inter Milan. Danilo D'Ambrosio replaces Yuto Nagatomo.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Matías Fernández (Fiorentina).

  14. Post update

    Saphir Sliti Taider (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Offside, Inter Milan. Saphir Sliti Taider tries a through ball, but Rolando is caught offside.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Nenad Tomovic.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Yuto Nagatomo.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Mario Gomez (Fiorentina).

  19. Post update

    Walter Samuel (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josip Ilicic (Fiorentina) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Alessandro Matri with a headed pass following a corner.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 15th February 2014

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