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Italian Serie A

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza 26th January 2014 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: A De Marco

Inter Inter Milan vs Catania Catania

Inter 0


Catania 0

More frustration for Inter

Last Updated: 26/01/14 4:50pm

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Yuto Nagatomo moves forward for Inter Milan

Yuto Nagatomo moves forward for Inter Milan

Inter Milan endured another frustrating afternoon on Sunday as Serie A basement boys Catania held them to a goalless draw at San Siro.

The Nerazzurri went into the contest looking for their first win in 2014 and had their chances but lacked a finishing touch.

The closest Inter came to taking three points was seven minutes from time when Rolando's header was kept out by Catania goalkeeper Alberto Frison.

The result may have extended Inter's winless run to five games but the point has at least allowed the Nerazzurri to remain in fifth place, where they are one point clear of Torino, Parma and Hellas Verona.

Catania, meanwhile, failed to test Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic for the entire match and remain at the foot of the standings, four points from safety.

Inter have struggled to score of late, with just one goal arriving in their previous four games.

Despite facing the leakiest defence in the competition, Inter had to wait until the 26th minute to test Frison.

Diego Milito's powerful effort from outside the area forced the visiting keeper to clear at full stretch.

Soon afterwards, Rodrigo Palacio found space in Catania's box and struck a right-footed shot that went too high.

Before half-time, Esteban Cambiasso saw Frison off his line but his attempted lob ended up in the stands.

Catania came to life in the second half and in the 48th minute Gonzalo Bergessio's left-footed shot from the edge of the area went just wide of the far post.

Fabian Rinaudo came closest for the visitors but his attempt from outside the box went just over the bar.

In the 75th minute, Alvarez's free-kick went straight into the wall as Inter wasted yet another good opportunity.

Catania almost shot themselves in the foot when they failed to clear a dangerous ball into the area in the 83rd minute, but Frison saved Rolando's goal-bound attempt.

Inter still had a chance to earn all three points but Palacio nodded Alvarez' free-kick over the bar.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 20 49
2 Roma 20 42
3 Napoli 20 36
4 Lazio 20 34
5 Sampdoria 20 34
6 Fiorentina 20 31
7 Genoa 20 28
8 Palermo 20 27
9 Udinese 20 27
10 Inter Milan 20 26
11 AC Milan 20 26
12 Sassuolo 20 25
13 Torino 20 25
14 Verona 20 24
15 Atalanta 20 20
16 Cagliari 20 19
17 Empoli 20 19
18 Chievo 20 18
19 Cesena 20 12
20 Parma 20 10