There were contrasting fortunes for the Milanese clubs over the weekend as Jose Mourinho's Internazionale beat Catania 2-1 at home while Genoa beat Milan 2-0 yesterday to inflict the Rossoneri's second straight defeat to start the Serie A season. Giuseppe Sculli scored first and Diego Milito converted a late penalty to seal the victory.
Kaka returned to partner Ronaldinho up front for Milan after an injury kept him out of the opening match of the season, but was unable to find holes in the Genoa defence. Ronaldinho was also ineffective and was substituted early in the second half, along with Andrei Shevchenko.
"Something is missing," Shevchenko said. "We have to try to win as soon as possible and get over this period where nothing is going right. Everything we do is going wrong, in the attack, at midfield, in defense."
For Inter, Gianvito Plasmati's headed own-goal at the start of the second half and an attempted cross from Ricardo Quaresma that took a big deflection off Giuseppe Mascara on its way into the net at the end of the first gave Mourinho his first league win in the Inter dugout.
Gianvito Plasmati had nodded the visitors in front on 42 minutes. Inter played the second half with 10 after Sulley Muntari was shown a straight red card on the stroke of half-time for shoving his hand into the face of Giacomo Tedesco.Reuse content