Inter extend Siena’s drought
Inter fought back from an early Gaetano D’Agostino goal to beat Siena 2-1 thanks to a Diego Milito brace at the San Siro.
Siena had never previously beaten Inter in their Serie A history and they couldn’t have asked for a better start as they took the lead in the seventh minute. Siena won the ball off Inter, which saw Mattia Destro’s strike saved along with Fabio Brienza, leaving it third time lucky as Gaetano D’Agostino fired it in.
Walter Samuel was booked for a foul on Destro in the 21st minute, before the hosts saw a Diego Milito goal disallowed for a Lucio foul on Guiseppe Pegolo two minutes later.
Samuel later suffered problems to his calf, which forced Andrea Stramaccioni into making an early substitution, bringing on Yuto Nagatomo for the defender in the 38th minute.
Four minutes later Diego Milito managed to pull back an equaliser with a header form a Mauro Zarate cross, while Emmanuele Pesoli was cautioned for a foul on him on the 45 minute mark.
No changes were made at half time and Zarate saw his shot cause trouble for Pesoli, whose deflection risked an own goal, before Milito laid on a pass to Joel Obi but Estebian Cambiasso’s shot whiskered wide 15 minutes into the second period.
It was all Inter during the second half as Siena struggled to unleash a shot at goal. In the 77th minute Riccardo Alavarez was taken off for Giampaolo Pazzini but it was Milito who would change the game once more.
Nagatomo was brought down in the box by Daniele Mannini, seeing the hosts awarded a penalty with Milito converting from the spot with ease.
In stoppage time Pegolo was sent off for protesting as Inter managed their second win under interim coach Stramaccioni and extended Siena’s winless run against Inter.