Novara, at the very bottom of the Serie won yet again in a clean sweep of Inter with Andre Caracciolo scoring a flamboyant winner. Massimo Moratti dismissed Gian Piero Gasperini after Inter's 1-3 flame out against Novara in their first encounter. Will he do the same with Claudio Ranieri?
They have lost to Lecce another relegation zone club, drew Palermo, were trounced by Roma, and now this dispiriting loss to Novara. Ranieri urged his team to keep the faith. "The important thing is not to give up."
Inter were also distinctly unlucky as they hit the woodwork for the 13th time this season.