CITTADELLA – Three points were called for and three points were obtained. Salvatore Cerrone's Primavera secured victory at Cittadella after a fiercely contested match in which the hosts perhaps deserved more than the solitary goal they managed to score late on.
The Nerazzurri played well and established a 2-0 lead thanks to two first-half penalties from Puscas and Acampora. Baldini then put Inter firmly in control with a well-taken third after the restart before Eulogi netted a late consolation.
The win sees Inter move up to 33 points in the table just one point behind second-placed Chievo, who still have to play AC Milan (fourth).
There will be break in the championship now because of the Viareggio Cup: Cerrone's are due to enter the prestigious tournament at the last-16 stage on Tuesday 11 February.
Cittadella 1-3 Inter (HT: 0-2)
Scorers: Puscas 30 (pen), Acampora 37 (pen), Baldini 53, Eulogi 83.
Cittadella: Maggiotto; Rizzon, Colombara, Zanata, Campello; Xamin, Antonello (Zaniolo 76), Rubin; Bizzotto (Lucon 70); Bortoluz, Eulogi.
Subs not used: Fasolo, Cecconello, Dalla Costa, Rossignoli, Furlan, Amato, Frimpong, Ziviani.
Coach: Luigi Capuzzo.
Inter: Maniero; Sciacca, Yao, Paramatti (Pinton 80), Dalla Riva; Baldini, Acampora (Gaiola 65), Dabo, Mira (Capello 77); Puscas, Bigotto.
Subs not used: Ivusic, Dimarco, Palazzi, Ventre, Capello, Bonazzoli, Camara, Costa.
Coach: Salvatore Cerrone.
Referee: Bellotti (Verona).
Assistants: Galetto, Baccini.
Added time: 2+2 minutes.