|It's four-nil at half time! Two goals each for strike partners Mario Balotelli and Samuel Eto'.
|AND THERE'S NUMBER FOUR!!! SuperMario Balotelli turns Migliaccio in the area and pulls back for Samuel Eto'o to crash home his second. INTER 4-0 PALERMO.
|GOAL!!!!! Sirigu fails to save Walter Samuel's header from Dejan Stankovic's cross and Esteban Cambiasso is on hand to head ball home. Balotelli gets the final touch on the line just to make sure. INTER 3-0 PALERMO.
|Maicon tries a one-two with Muntari but Goian times his interception well to deny the Brazilian a clear chance for a third.
|Cavani wastes a golden chance to put Palermo back in the game. Completely unmarked in the box, the Rosanero forces blasts high and wide.
|Inter hit Palermo on the break with Stankovic, Balotelli and Muntari. The Italian's cross for the Ghanaian is wayward and Goian gets a caution for his foul on the Serbian.
|Chivu is shown a yellow card.
|GOAL!!!! Inter go 2-0 up from the resulting corner - taken by Maicon. Mario Balotelli climbs above the Rosanero defence and powers his header past Sirigu. INTER 2-0 PALERMO.
|And another. Maicon skips past Melinte and forces another save from Sirigu with a shot that was almost identical to Eto'o's two minutes earlier.
|Another chance for the Nerazzurri as Cambiasso blazes over from close range after running on to a return pass from Stankovic that takes a deflection off Goian.
|Eto'o receives from Balotelli in the box and arrows a low shot on target, severely testing Sirigu.
|Pastore fires a right-footed shot a yard wide of Julio Cesar's right-hand post.
|Free kick to Palermo in a central position 30 yards from goal after a foul on Miccoli by Cambiasso. Miccoli's low shot is on target, forcing a tricky save from Julio Cesar.
|Balotelli wins a duel in the Palermo third and sprints down the right before crossing low to Eto'o, who fails to connect in the box.
|Sirigu gets down and saves Maicon's diagonal cross-shot from the right edge of the area.
|Cambiasso serves Balotelli with a quick cross to the near post. The Italian heads wide.
|Eto'o wriggles past Migliaccio on the by-line and crosses. Goian's interception is goalbound, forcing Sirigu into a difficult save.
|A double chance for Palermo. Simplicio's low shot from just outside the box is parried by Julio Cesar. Miccoli's follow-up is off target.
|Eto'o tries to score a cheeky second with an acrobatic shot from Muntari's ball into the box. The Cameroonian's effort goes wide.
|Pastore one-twos with Cassani down the right and unleashes a rising drive from 25-yards. It's a nice try but it's over Julio Cesar's bar.
|Palermo attack back and Cristian Chivu does well to beat Miccoli to a through ball and prod out for an attacking throw-in.
|Inter come looking for a quick second. Migliaccio intercepts Muntari's low cross from Balotelli's pass and concedes a left-wing corner.
|GOAL! Samuel Eto'o sends Sirigu the wrong way and we're 1-0 up at the Giuseppe Meazza. INTER 1-0 PALERMO.
|Penalty! Balotelli goes down under a challenge from Melinte and Tagliavento points straight to the spot.
|Back in our half, Simpicio latches on to Cassani's pull-back and rifles a 20-yard shot over the crossbar.
|Balotelli wins us a corner at the other end after his cross from Maicon's pass spins off Migliaccio.
|Julio Cesar saves Cassani's fast cross into the six-yard box from the right.
|We're top of the table with a game in hand. That's the situation ahead of tonight's 20:45 kick-off against Walter Zenga's Rosanero.
|Inter kick off. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!!
|Palermo: 46 Sirigu; 3 Goian, 24 Kjaer, 8 Migliaccio; 21 Melinte, 30 Simplicio, 23 Bresciano, 16 Cassani; 6 Pastore; 7 Cavani, 10 Miccoli.<br>Subs: 1 Brichetto, 9 Nocerino, 14 Bertolo, 19 Succi, 26 Morganella, 88 Blasi, 90 Hernandez.
|Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 2 Cordoba, 25 Samuel, 26 Chivu; 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso, 11 Muntari; 5 Stankovic; 9 Eto'o, 45 Balotelli.
<br>Subs: 1 Toldo, 6 Lucio, 8 Thiago Motta, 14 Vieira, 22 Milito, 30 Mancini, 39 Santon.
|On to tonight's lineups and it's Stankovic who fills the position left vacant by injured midfielder Sneijder. The Serbian slots in behind Eto'o and Balotelli, and in front of Zanetti, Cambiasso and Muntari. Thiago Motta and Milito are on the bench.
|We then travel to Livorno in Week 11 before next Wednesday's crunch Champions League clash away to Dynamo Kiev.
|Three points against Palermo will put us four clear of Juventus, who beat Samp last night to leapfrog the Blucerchiati into second position.
|Full time. Inter beat Palermo 5-3 and move four points clear of Juventus at the top of the table.
|Julio Cesar makes a punched block from Miccoli's thunderous long-range free kick.
|Milito meets Muntari's inch-perfect cross into the six-yard box but can't prod it past Sirigu.
|Four minutes of added time.
|Palermo haven't given up. Hernandez and Miccoli shoot wide as the Rosanero end the ninety on the attack.
|Bertolo is booked for foul play.
|Nocerino comes on for Simplicio.
|Zenga brings on Bertolo for Pastore.
|GOAL!!!!!! Maicon does brilliantly to turn Pastore on the right and deliver a low cross for Milito to slot home from close range. INTER 5-3 PALERMO.
|Stankovic combines with Thiago Motta before sending a low shot several yards wide of the post.
|Sirigu keeps out a strong low shot from Thiago Motta as the Brazilian looks to restore a comfortable cushion.
|Eto'o limps to the touchline with Inter doc Combi. On comes Thiago Motta.
|The Cameroonian hurt his foot when taking that shot, and Mourinho may be forced into a third substitution.
|Eto'o turns Migliaccio on the edge of the box before firing high and wide.
|Unbelievable. Palermo pull back another goal with Fabrizio Miccoli lifting over Julio Cesar from a tight angle after racing on to a ball into the box. INTER 4-3 PALERMO.
|Diego Milito receives from Maicon in the box and sees his low shot take the slightest of deflections off Kjaer. It was going in, but the Dane's touch means it's a corner.
|GOAL. Palermo reduce the gap again through substitute Hernandez, who slides Cassani's cross past Julio Cesar. INTER 4-2 PALERMO.
|Palermo counter-attack and Hernandez expertly controls a long ball into the area, but Zanetti times his tackle to perfection.
|Maicon swings in a dangerous cross. Goian's headed clearance is diverted behind for a corner by Cassani. Pastore makes a near-post clearance from the corner.
|Cassani looks for Miccoli in the area as Palermo launch a counter-attack but Ivan Cordoba is perfectly positioned and the Colombian intercepts.
|From the edge of the box Eto'o curls a low shot wide of Sirigu's left-hand post.
|GOAL. Palermo reduce the gap through Miccoli. The diminutive Italian beats Samuel to a high ball into the box and then lifts it over Julio Cesar before blasting over the line. INTER 4-1 PALERMO.
|A second switch in the Inter ranks as Mario Balotelli is unable to continue. On comes Diego Milito.
|Fabrizio Miccoli skips past Muntari before firing a 20-yard shot over the bar.
|Palermo get the second half going.
|Both teams have made half-time substitutions. Palermo bring on Hernandez for Melinte. And Inter replace Chivu with Santon.