SERIE A MATCH REPORT

Serie A Week 38 - 18 May 2014 (19.45 UK)
Chievo 2 - 1 Inter
Andreolli 41 (I), Obinna 73, 89 (C)
Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi

Victor Obinna came off the bench to score twice and sink his former club, as Inter crumpled against Chievo.

The result meant little to either side, but it was the final swansong for Javier Zanetti, Diego Milito, Esteban Cambiasso (as a makeshift centre-back), Walter Samuel and Luca Castellazzi, who were not offered new contracts. Rodrigo Palacio was suspended and Juan Jesus injured. Chievo had Sergio Pellissier and Luca Rigoni banned, plus Michele Canini and Gennaro Sardo sidelined.

Inter had an extremely sluggish start and Alberto Paloschi burst past Marco Andreolli to draw out Juan Pablo Carrizo, but the angle was too narrow to score.

Paloschi was unlucky not to punish the Nerazzurri early on, as his header thumped the crossbar when he got away from Danilo D’Ambrosio.

D’Ambrosio made up for the error at the other end, slaloming past yellow shirts to force Squizzi’s save with legs at the near post.

Inter were playing badly and rode their luck again, as Dejan Lazarevic burst down the left and his angled drive ricocheted off the inside of the far post, back into the grateful arms of Carrizo.

Saphir Taider’s volley flashed just wide and Inter took the lead somewhat against the run of play. A Taider free kick ricocheted around the box until Andreolli drilled it into the net from 14 yards.

Chievo managed to equalise on 73 minutes, as Victor Obinna had been on the pitch for less than a minute when he smashed the angled drive between Carrizo and the base of the near post.

Obinna turned the game around, as he scored another for Chievo with a long-range effort that appeared to bounce in front of Carrizo and surprise him.


Chievo: Squizzi; Frey, Bernardini, Dainelli (Obinna 73); Rubin, Bentivoglio, Radovanovic (Kupisz 63), Dramé, Hetemaj (Calello 86); Lazarevic, Paloschi
Inter: Carrizo; Campagnaro (Ranocchia 46), Cambiasso, Andreolli; Zanetti, Taider, Kovacic (Guarin 82), Alvarez, D’Ambrosio; Botta (Bonazzoli 85); Milito
Ref: Manganiello