Thursday January 20 2011
Leonardo: 'I nearly fainted'

Inter boss Leonardo claims he'll faint if his side ever perform again like they did against Cesena at San Siro last night.

The Italian champions went 2-0 up and looked comfortable, but threw away their advantage, allowing the visitors to equalise before half-time.

Cristian Chivu then nodded Inter back into the lead and a precious victory was sealed, lifting the Nerazzurri into fourth place in Serie A.

"Another game as suffered as this and I'll faint," Leonardo said. "And the paradox is that we started well. Then Diego Milito got injured and while we got Jonathan Biabiany ready we conceded two goals from a Cesena side in good form.

"But then we were great at reacting and managing the second half without conceding any space. We got closer to a fourth goal than they ever did to another equaliser."