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Icardi intervention earns Inter the spoils

Published: Saturday 15 February 2014, 23.31CET
Mauro Icardi scored the winner in his first game of 2014 as FC Internazionale Milano earned a surprise 2-1 win at ACF Fiorentina, who welcomed back Mario Gomez.
Icardi intervention earns Inter the spoils
Mauro Icardi celebrates scoring the winning goal for Inter ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 15 February 2014, 23.31CET

Icardi intervention earns Inter the spoils

Mauro Icardi scored the winner in his first game of 2014 as FC Internazionale Milano earned a surprise 2-1 win at ACF Fiorentina, who welcomed back Mario Gomez.

Mauro Icardi scored the winning goal midway through the second half as FC Internazionale Milano earned a surprise 2-1 win at ACF Fiorentina.

This was a meeting of fourth and fifth place, but going into the game the Viola were eight points clear of their opponents, who had lost five successive away games and were beaten 4-1 in the corresponding fixture last season.

After being denied by the upright in the early exchanges, Rodrigo Palacío secured a half-time lead for the Nerazzurri, taking down Fredy Guarín's lofted ball on his chest and prodding it past Neto.

The hosts were back on level terms soon after the restart, though, as Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanović let Juan Cuadrado's curling effort slip through his grasp. The Nerazzurri recovered, substitute Icardi making a decisive impact ten minutes into his first appearance of 2014 as he crashed in Yuto Nagatomo's low cross to send the points back to Milan.

Meanwhile, there was mixed news on the injury front for Fiorentina, who lost Cuadrado to a calf injury shortly after substitute Mario Gomez was handed his first outing since damaging knee ligaments on September.

Last updated: 15/02/14 23.50CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2013/14

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HomeAway
Last updated: 15/02/2014 22:43 CET

15/02/2014

FiorentinaFiorentina1-2InternazionaleInternazionale

Cuadrado 46

Palacio 34, Icardi 65

Venue: Firenze

14/02/2014

MilanMilan1-0BolognaBologna

Balotelli 86

Venue: Milano

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Last updated: 15/02/2014 22:43 CET

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