Inter late show stuns Fiorentina

Esteban Cambiasso and Jonathan provided two late goals for Inter Milan in a 2-1 win over visitors Fiorentina on Thursday to move them up to second place in Italy's Serie A.

  • Published: 27/09/2013 at 04:49 AM
  • Newspaper section: news

Inter Milan's Argentinian midfielder Esteban Cambiasso (R) celebrates with Inter Milan's Argentinian defender Hugo Campagnaro at the end of their Serie A football match Inter Milan vs Fiorentina at San Siro Stadium in Milan on September 26, 2013.

Fiorentina had started their midweek fixture in fourth place and with one eye on moving to within two points of surprise leaders Roma.

But after Giuseppe Rossi had initially silenced the San Siro by putting La Viola 1-0 up from the penalty spot on the hour mark, new life was breathed into the Milan stadium when Cambiasso levelled 12 minutes later.

Inter, who have started the season brightly under new coach Walter Mazzarri, made it four wins from five games when Jonathan hit the winner seven minutes from time.

Fiorentina rallied and Massimo Ambrosini came close in the dying minutes from close range only to see Inter 'keeper Samir Handanovic pull off a superb save.

Heading into the weekend games Roma sit top with a two-point cushion on Inter, third-placed Napoli and Juventus in fourth, with Fiorentina's first defeat of the season leaving them a further three points off the pace in fifth.

Napoli are in action in one of two games Saturday -- the other being Sampdoria's visit to 12th placed Milan -- and could regain top spot if they account for Genoa on their away trip.

Inter are away to Cagliari on Sunday, when Juventus visit Torino for the derby while Roma host Bologna.

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