x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Narrow victory takes Inter back to the top

Inter Milan moved back to the top of Serie A with a win over Catania at the San Siro on Saturday night.

Inter Milan moved back to the top of Serie A with a win over Catania at the San Siro on Saturday night. Sulley Muntari gave Jose Mourinho's side the lead in the 13th minute and Wesley Sneijder added a second just after half an hour. A penalty from Giuseppe Mascara made it a nervy ending for the Nerazzurri, who held on to move back above Sampdoria and return to the top of the table.

Sampdoria maintained their challenge with a comfortable 4-1 win over struggling Bologna at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. Giampaolo Pazzini put the home side ahead in the eighth minute and a brace from Daniele Mannini and a long-range effort from Reto Ziegler put Sampdoria in command with only 33 minutes played. Marco di Vaio was sent off for dissent on a miserable night for Bologna, who hardly even smiled at their consolation goal from Pablo Osvaldo in the 62nd minute.

A defeat for Franco Colomba in his first game in charge of Bologna means they will end the weekend no higher than 18th. * PA Sport