MILAN – Inter ended the season with another defeat as Udinese sealed their place in the Europa League with a 5-2 win at the Meazza.
The Nerazzurri immediately got off to a bad start when Pinzi took advantage of a moment's hesitation by Juan Jesus to beat Handanovic with less than a minute played. The visitors added a second in the 10th minute as Domizzi got on the end of Di Natale's free kick to head in at the far post. Juan Jesus quickly pulled one back for Stramaccioni's side though, latching onto a loose ball in the box to fire home through a crowd. Then Di Natale curled in a stunning effort from the edge of the box four minutes before half time to give Udinese a 3-1 lead at the break.
In the 52nd minute Guidolin's side added a fourth on the counter, Gabriel Silva ending the move with a deft chip over Handanovic. Rocchi made it 2-4 on 63 minutes when he met Palacio's low cross inside the box but just three minutes later Muriel restored the visitors' three-goal cushion after a misunderstanding between Nagatomo and Handanovic.
Udinese qualify for next season's Europa League while Inter's 9th-place finish means they will be involved in the Coppa Italia third round on 18 August.
Inter 2-5 Udinese (HT: 1-3)
Scorers: Pinzi 1, Domizzi 10, Juan Jesus 12, Di Natale 41, Gabriel Silva 52, Rocchi 63, Muriel 66.
Inter: 1 Handanovic; 28 Pasa, 19 Cambiasso, 40 Juan Jesus; 55 Nagatomo, 17 Kuzmanovic (Benassi 78), 10 Kovacic, 31 Pereira; 11 Alvarez (Palacio 55), 14 Guarin; 18 Rocchi (Schelotto 69).
Unused subs: 27 Belec, 30 Carrizo, 45 Forte, 61 Garritano, 62 Ferrara, 63 Spendlhofer, 90 Olsen.
Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni.
Udinese: 1 Brkic; 17 Benatia (Angella 69), 5 Danilo, 11 Domizzi; 8 Basta, 37 Pereyra, 3 Allan, 66 Pinzi (Rodriguez 89), 34 Gabriel Silva; 24 Muriel (Badu 81), 10 Di Natale.
Unused subs: 25 Padelli, 93 Pawlowski, 13 Ranegie, 22 Campos Toro, 26 Pasquale, 52 Merkel, 75 Heurtaux, 77 Maicosuel, 94 Zielinski.
Coach: Francesco Guidolin.
Referee: Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni (Bergamo).
Booked: Pereira 28, Juan Jesus 59, Pinzi 80.
Added time: 3 + 2 minutes.