Ranocchia gives Inter the win
Despite having Wesley Sneijder, Cristian Chivu, Jonathan and Emiliano Viviano all out for Inter, the Nerazzurri were the side to make the first attack.
Esteban Cambiasso saw his shot get sent out for corner, before Yuto Nagatomo struck a half-volley, against his former side, but it went over the face of goal.
But swiftly, in a turn of events, Cesena took over and created more of the opportunities, through a series of crosses, which constantly put Lucio and Andrea Ranocchia under pressure. Andrea Candreva struck a daisy-cutter which forced Julio Cesar to drop down and save.
On the stroke of half time, Adrian Mutu had penalty appeals waved away after he claimed to be tumbled on by Lucio. Replays have showed that the referee did well to make reject the appeals.
The restart saw Claudio Ranieri ring in the changes as he took off Philippe Coutinho for Nigeria’s Joel Obi, but it was Cesena who broke free on the attack as Roberto Guana and Eder fired in some shots.
But the lead was broken by Inter as Andrea Ranocchia glanced in a header passed Francesco Antonioli in goal. The defender was decisive on the other end of the field too, as he did well to close down Candreva’s attack.
Before the 90 Candreva saw his free kick knocked down by Lauro, resulting in Abdel Ghezzal’s striking a volley which Julio Cesar was equal to. Inter’s win over Cesena was their third successive win of the season as they move further up the table.