Inter Milan outclassed league new boys Pescara 2-0 at the San Siro on Saturday to move two places up to third and close the gap to leaders Juventus to six points.
Earlier on Saturday, Bologna picked up only their sixth win of the season when they dominated Chievo 4-0 at home, with a brace coming from striker Alberto Gilardino, to move up two places to 13th.
Inter, meanwhile, put the distraction of the Wesley Sneijder transfer saga and several absences due to injury behind them in a workmanlike performance in their first home game of the year.
Rodrigo Palacio made sure an Argentinian got on the scoresheet when he broke the deadlock on the half hour.
Pescara were creating few chances and their hopes of an upset appeared dead and buried when in the 54th minute Colombian Freddy Guarin doubled the score when he tapped home Palacio’s pass from just in front of goal.AFP