Inter Milan held to 1-1 draw by Chievo in Serie A

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 13, 2014 at 4:53 pm •  Published: January 13, 2014

MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan was held to a 1-1 draw at home to Chievo Verona in Serie A as an incorrectly disallowed goal saw its poor run continue on Monday.

Chievo took the lead in the eighth minute when former AC Milan forward Alberto Paloschi smashed the ball into the top far corner with a great finish.

Inter leveled four minutes later as Yuto Nagatomo sidefooted home Ricardo Alvarez's low pass across the area from close range.

Nagatomo thought he had fired Inter in front just two minutes later but his effort was harshly ruled out for offside.

"We scored a clear and obvious goal and they didn't give it to us," Alvarez said. "Certainly we're making our mistakes and we know that but I think that the referees are too. Certainly we have to think about what we're doing, but sometimes the referees make too many mistakes against us."

Rodrigo Palacio should have scored in the 25th but he headed Jonathan's cross wide from an unmarked position at the far post.

Chievo could have taken the lead in the 71st when Cyril Thereau combined well with Paloschi on the counter but the Frenchman fired wide of the left post.