Chievo 2 - 1 Inter Milan

Match info: Serie A at Marc' Antonio Bentegodi

Date: 18/05/2014 KO: 19:45 Ref: Gabrielle Manganiello Att: 10,000

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Chievo

Victor Obinna 73,90

2
vs
1

Inter

Marco Andreolli 41

FT (ht: 0-1)

  • Last Updated: May 17 2014, 11:59 BST

Inter Milan coach Walter Mazzarri goes into the last game of the season at Chievo knowing that he has the full backing of club president Erick Thohir.

Walter Mazzarri: Planning for next season
Walter Mazzarri: Planning for next season

The Nerazzurri fell short of their aim of a top-three finish that was needed to qualify for the Champions League but nevertheless clinched fifth place to earn a spot in the Europa League next season.

"I continue to say that Mazzarri will remain with us because he has a contract and we have to give him a chance," Thohir said to www.inter.it.

"We will make new acquisitions this summer and Mazzarri will have new players and will be able to change his tactical formation."

Inter beat Lazio 4-1 last weekend - the final home game for the club's long-time captain Javier Zanetti.

The Argentinian is retiring at the end of the season and will take up a position as a director with Inter.

Inter will be without the team's top scorer Rodrigo Palacio for Sunday's match.

Palacio, who has struck 18 goals this season, is suspended.

Rivals Chievo sealed their top-flight status with a 1-0 triumph at Cagliari last weekend.

Chievo coach Eugenio Corini breathed a sigh of relief when their Serie A place was confirmed for another year.

"I know how difficult it is to avoid the drop," Corini said. "But I always had faith that we could defend our status.

"We complicated our lives by losing our previous three games but we showed a lot of character at Cagliari."

Chievo hold the last position of safety.

They have not won at home since March 26.