RISCONE DI BRUNICO – Inter ended their pre-season training camp in Brunico with a 2-1 defeat to Nurnberg on Saturday evening.
After a goalless first half, the Germans took a two-goal lead before Eder reduced the arrears when he was played in by Gabriel Barbosa.
After an edgy opening 15 minutes in which Inter sought to exploit Jonathan Biabiany's pace down the wing, it was Nurnberg who almost took the lead when Eduard Lowen forced an excellent fingertip save from Samir Handanovic.
Sebastian Kerk then went close before Marcelo Brozovic was presented with a gilt-edged opportunity from Eder's cross in the 27th minute but scuffed his shot with just the keeper to beat.
The second half was much livelier. Shaken up by seven half-time substitutions, Inter almost broke the deadlock when Yuto Nagatomo whipped in a decent delivery that Eder couldn't quite turn into the net.
An Inter mistake then let in Rurik Gislason, who angled a firm, clinical finish past Daniele Padelli to make it 1-0.
Six minutes later Nurnberg added a second when Mikael Ishak turned in Krek's cross.
Spalletti's men responded and halved the deficit in the 65th minute, Eder latching onto Gabriel Barbosa's clever through ball, rounding the keeper and finishing with ease.
After Ishak missed from close range, the Nerazzurri almost found an equaliser when Brozovic's free kick was deflected onto the bar by Georg Margreitter.
The tempo dropped after that and the action petered out as Inter ended their Brunico training camp with a friendly defeat.
The squad will now head back to Milan for a two-day rest before departing on their tour of China and Singapore on Tuesday.
Inter 1-2 Nurnberg (HT 0-0)
Scorers: Gislason 55, Ishak 61, Eder 65.
Inter: 1 Handanovic (27 Padelli 46); 33 D'Ambrosio (37 Skriniar 77), 37 Skriniar (13 Ranocchia 46), 25 Miranda (24 Murillo 46), 61 Vanheusden (55 Nagatomo 46); 20 Borja Valero (5 Gagliardini 46), 7 Kondogbia (11 Biabiany 67); 87 Candreva (96 Barbosa 46), 77 Brozovic, 11 Biabiany (10 Joao Mario 46); 23 Eder.
Subs not used: 46 Berni, 89 Pissardo, 8 Jovetic, 63 Rivas, 99 Pinamonti.
Coach: Luciano Spalletti.
Nurnberg: 24 Bredlow, 7 Salli (9 Ishak 59), 11 Zrelak (19 Gislason 46), 14 Mohwald (36 Teuchert 72), 17 Krek (27 Sabir 62), 18 Behrens (20 Jager 77), 22 Valentini (2 Brecko 77), 23 Leibold, 31 Petrak, 38 Lowen, 39 Kammerbauer (33 Margreietter 46).
Subs not used: 1 Kirschbaum, 8 Hufnagel, 35 Fuchs, 37 Alushi.
Coach: Michael Kollner.
Added time: 0+3 minutes.
Assistants: Torresan, Ferrari.