Serie A: Rodrigo Palacio scores as Inter Milan beat Florentina 2-1

Updated: 16 February 2014 04:06 IST

Inter took the lead in the 34th minute when Rodrigo Palacio, who had earlier hit the post, chested down Fredy Guarin's pass, and right-footed it past the on-rushing Fiorentina goalkeeper Neto.

Florence:

Inter Milan won 2-1 at Fiorentina in Serie A on Saturday to keep alive its faint hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.

Inter took the lead in the 34th minute when Rodrigo Palacio, who had earlier hit the post, chested down Fredy Guarin's pass, and right-footed it past the on-rushing Fiorentina goalkeeper Neto.

Fiorentina leveled immediately after the break as a rare mistake from Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic allowed in a long-range effort from Juan Cuadrado.

Substitute Mauro Icardi scored what was to prove the winner in the 65th when he volleyed home Yuto Nagatomo's cross, although there was a suspicion of offside.

Inter moved five points behind fourth-place Fiorentina and eight points behind Napoli, which visits relegation-threatened Sassuolo on Sunday.

Topics : Football
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