With another midweek fixture came more rotation from Pioli, Kevin Mirallas secured his first start ahead of Pjaca while Edimilson Fernandes replaced Gerson.
As for the Nezzazuri, they were without Sime Vrsaljko who still wasn’t ready for first team action. There was a familiar face in their midfield as Matias Vecino started, while fellow former Viola player Borja Valero started on the bench.
Inter took the lead minutes before half time in extremely controversial circumstances. Inter were awarded a penalty for an handball decision which was very soft. You could argue that Vitor Hugo could have had his arm in a different place but, when you consider how close the Brazilian was to the ball, it makes the decision even more perplexing.
Who else but Mauro Icardi, the Argentine stepped up and slotted it home with ease. It’s the Inter striker’s 11th goal against Fiorentina, and has scored nine in his last five game against The Viola.
After much pressure early on Chiesa with a bit of help from Skriniar found the back of the Inter Milan net. Marco Benassi did so well to win the ball back high up the pitch and Chiesa’s deflected shot drew The Viola level.
Fiorentina had been dominant in the second half but, against the run of play the hosts got a second goal. From a quick throw Icardi and D’Ambrosio linked up and the latter finished well past Lafont.
Inter Milan 2-1 Fiorentina
Goals: Mauro Icardi (45) Federico Chiesa (53) Danilo D’Ambrosio (77)
Yellow Cards: Federico Chiesa (19) Edimilson Fernandes (45+2) Kwadwo Asamoah (72) Kevin Mirallas (84)