CESENA – Inter Under-17s began the championship Final Eight on the right foot as they mounted a valiant comeback from 2-0 down to beat Napoli 3-2 at Cesena's Stadio Manuzzi on Saturday.
Gianmario Corti's boys trailed 2-0 at the interval but Pinamonti reduced the arrears on the hour mark when he converted a penalty. Three minutes later the Nerazzurri No.9 made it 2-2 with his second of the game from Rover's cross.
Merola bagged the winner late on when he stabbed home through a crowded box, completing the turnaround.
The Nerazzurri play Palermo in their second group match on Sunday, at 18:00.