Rome (AFP)

After a bitter defeat in the UEFA Champions League against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, Inter recovered serenity by defeating Hellas Verona 2-1 on Saturday in the 12th round of Serie A, with Milan temporarily taking the lead.

The Milan victory was anything but simple, but she is really welcome after the setback at Dortmund and, above all, the anger she provoked in coach Antonio Conte.

The former coach of Juventus and Chelsea had indeed plagued against a mercato deemed insufficient and raised "significant errors" from the club.

Since then, he and his leaders have ensured that everyone was shooting in the same direction and was on the same wavelength, but a bad result against the promoted Veronese (9th) would have further tended the mood.

The case was also poorly engaged with the opening score of Glass penalty (19th), after a contact between Zaccagni and the guardian of Inter Handanovic.

The Milanese then long stumbled on the goalkeeper Silvestri Silvestri and his defense, the best of Serie A tied with Juventus before the game.

Finally, it was first Vecino who brought the Inter a 1-1 of the head on a good center of Lazaro (65), before the masterpiece of the match, signed Barella a superb strike wound in the skylight (83rd).

With this victory, Inter takes two steps ahead of Juventus, which will play Sunday with the reception of AC Milan, still in great difficulty (13th).

Saturday night, Naples (7th) will try in turn to find a little calm after a week of tension, born of the unilateral decision of the players to end a greening decreed by the president. Carlo Ancelotti and his team receive Genoa (17th) from Thiago Motta and have no other option than victory.

In the afternoon, the 2006 world champion and former Lyonnais Fabio Grosso had a very difficult debut on the bench of Brescia (19th), beaten 4-0 at home by the Torino (11th).

A week after being the victim of a monkey scream in Verona, Balotelli played a very poor match and was replaced at the break.

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