Inter won today's match by the (seemingly now habitual) scoreline of 1-0. By defeating Hellas Verona, the Nerazzurri maintained the perfect Serie A record that they have cultivated so far this season.
The match as a whole was a bit uneventful - on both sides. In the first half, Ivan Perisic forced Hellas Verona keeper Rafael into a save after a blocked Fredy Guarin shot.
The second half saw Hellas Verona take the game to Inter a bit more, and, honestly, the Nerazzurri struggled to adjust for awhile. Jacopo Sala wasted a golden chance for Hellas Verona when he rattled a shot off the crossbar from just outside the penalty area.
Inter got the breathing room they needed when Melo out-jumped the Hellas Verona defense and buried a bullet header in the back of the net.
Anyone who questioned Felipe Melo's arrival over the summer (I'm accusing myself here) should seriously reconsider their feelings about him based on his performance in the last two matches in particular. He definitely seems to have proved his worth today by notching the winner with a laser header in a rather cluttered Hellas Verona defensive third, but his performance in Sunday's match was at least as impressive.
It's a bit concerning when you think about the fact that Inter have not truly dominated any one of their opponents so far this season. But it's hard not to be optimistic when Inter have taken 15 points from 5 matches while not even playing their best soccer.
Inter's next match is at home against Fiorentina, who moved into second place in Serie A today with a win over Bologna.