MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan got back to winning ways with a 4-2 victory over promoted Hellas Verona in Serie A on Saturday for a first win in four matches.
Verona was in fourth, a point ahead of Inter, heading into the match but coach Walter Mazzarri's team stormed into an early two-goal lead after poor defending by visiting Verona.
A corner came out to an unmarked Jonathan, whose volley was deflected into the back of the net in the 10th minute, and Rodrigo Palacio chested in a second two minutes later after Fredy Guarin's effort was cleared off the line.
Verona grabbed one back shortly after half an hour when Luca Toni knocked the ball down to Martinho, who forced his way into the area and drove a fine strike into the bottom right corner.
However, Inter restored its two-goal cushion six minutes later. Yuto Nagatomo's shot crashed off the far post and Palacio stabbed the rebound goalwards for Cambiasso to tap in.
Rolando extended Inter's lead 12 minutes after the break, bundling the ball home from practically on the line for his first goal for the club since joining on loan from Porto.
Romula fired Verona back into the game in the 71st minute and Toni thought he reduced the deficit again five minutes later but his effort was harshly ruled out for a perceived foul on Inter defender Andrea Ranocchia.
"We were naive at times, which we shouldn't have been," Mazzarri said. "We should never let our guard down in football and never think we have already won.
"We had a great game up to a certain point but if we want to be one of the top teams we should never take our foot off the gas."
Inter forward Ishak Belfodil and Verona defender Vangelis Moras were shown red cards after the final whistle for an off-the-ball scuffle.