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Italian Serie A

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza 23rd February 2014 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: C Russo

Inter Inter Milan vs Cagliari Cagliari

Inter 1

Rolando (51)

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Cagliari 1

M Pinilla (pen 40)

San Siro stalemate

Last Updated: 23/02/14 5:07pm

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Albin Ekdal is put under pressure

Albin Ekdal is put under pressure

Inter Milan and Cagliari shared the points in an entertaining Serie A clash at San Siro.

Mauricio Pinilla's penalty gave Cagliari a half-time lead but Inter equalised early in the second period, defender Rolando credited with the goal.

The result leaves fifth-placed Inter 10 points adrift of the top three, while Cagliari are five clear of the relegation zone in 15th.

Cagliari were quickly out of the blocks and Pinilla sent a bicycle kick over the bar before Victor Ibarbo fired a wayward effort high over.

Fredy Guarin's effort at the other end was also too high and Walter Samuel then headed Ricardo Alvarez's cross wide.

Inter went close in the 26th minute when Jonathan Moreira's cross was scrambled goalwards by Guarin but Luca Rossettini cleared with Diego Milito waiting to tap in.

Matias Vecino went close after a Cagliari counter-attack but their opener arrived five minutes before the interval when Jesus Juan's handball gave Pinillo the chance to score from the spot.

Walter Mazzarri's half-time talk, and introduction of Mauro Icardi in place of Milito, sparked Inter into life as the newcomer fired just over from Guarin's pass.

And Icardo was also involved in the 51st-minute equaliser. His shot may have crossed the line before Vlada Avramov parried it away, but Rolando followed up to make sure and was named as the goalscorer.

Guarin shot just over but Cagliari were by no means finished and Albin Ekdal and Ibarbo combined to set up Andrea Cossu, whose 20-yard shot flashed just wide.

Avramov made a good save from Rodrigo Palacio, following a neat one-two with the lively Guarin, to keep Cagliari level.

Sebastian Eriksson and Ekdal failed to threaten the Inter goal with long-range efforts and it was the hosts who had the better chances in the final quarter of the game.

But Avramov repelled Mateo Kovacic's dangerous free-kick and, in stoppage time, Guarin's long-range drive was blocked by Rossettini to ensure the game finished all square.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 31 73
2 Lazio 31 58
3 Roma 32 58
4 Napoli 31 53
5 Sampdoria 31 50
6 Fiorentina 31 49
7 Inter Milan 32 45
8 Genoa 31 44
9 Torino 31 44
10 AC Milan 32 43
11 Palermo 31 41
12 Udinese 32 38
13 Sassuolo 31 36
14 Chievo 31 36
15 Verona 31 36
16 Empoli 31 34
17 Atalanta 31 30
18 Cesena 31 23
19 Cagliari 31 21
20 Parma 31 13