Inter Milan 2 Chievo 0: Cambiasso relieved after win

Inter Milan bounced back from consecutive defeats to overcome Chievo and move into second place

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles
Esteban Cambiasso scored the opener in Saturday's victory Photo:


Internazionale ended their two-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over Chievo at the San Siro on Saturday.

Esteban Cambiasso and Maicon stuck second-half goals to help the Italian champions seal a vital win in the Serie A title race following a turbulent week in which Inter’s defence had leaked eight goals.

Midfielder Cambiasso admits his side were desperate for a win following a humiliating 3-0 derby defeat by AC Milan last Sunday and a 5-2 shock loss to Schalke in the Champions League in midweek.

“Today we really needed some calm, after the two defeats and most of all for what had been created more outside than inside the club,” he said.

“Our fans have always believed in our possibilities. We did very well to move forward.”

The Argentina international broke the deadlock after 65 minutes when his effort was deflected into the net before Maicon secured the victory six minutes from time with a simple finish.

The win temporarily pushes Leonardo’s Inter back into second place ahead of Napoli and just two points behind leaders Milan.

Cambiasso says Inter must remain composed during the run-in. He added: “In December this situation was really unthinkable, so we can’t lose our heads over two defeats, because 45 years had passed without winning the Champions League, and this team did it.”

Serie A table snapshot

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