Inter fights back to beat Verona 2-1 and move top of Serie A
Inter was in need of a boost after letting slip a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Along with Juventus, Verona had the best defensive record heading into the weekend and Inter struggled to break the visitors down.
But it laid siege to the Verona goal and it eventually paid off in the 63rd minute when Vecino headed in Valentino Lazaro’s cross.
And Inter snatched all three points when Barella cut inside from the left and curled an unstoppable strike into the top corner.
BOOS FOR NAPOLI
There was a tense atmosphere before the match, with the team bus greeted by whistles and offensive chants. The same happened when the players came out for the warm-up, while there was silence when the players’ names were read out.
Napoli is 12 points behind Inter.
New Brescia coach Fabio Grosso had a nightmare first match as his team lost 4-0 at home to Torino.
Brescia had defender Ales Mateju sent off before halftime as his handball for Torino’s second penalty landed a second yellow card.
It was a first win in seven matches for Torino. Grosso replaced Eugenio Corini on Tuesday.