Inter Milan held to 1-1 draw by Chievo in Serie A

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Inter Milan's Japanese midfielder Yuto Nagatomo shoots the ball during the Italian Serie A football match between Inter Milan and Chievo Verona on January 13, 2014 at Milan's San Siro stadium.

MILAN - Inter Milan was held to a 1-1 draw at home to Chievo Verona in Serie A as its poor run continued on Monday.

Chievo took the lead in the eighth minute when former AC Milan forward Alberto Paloschi smashed the ball into the top far corner with a great finish.

Inter leveled four minutes later as Yuto Nagatomo sidefooted home Ricardo Alvarez&39;s low pass across the area from close range.

Nagatomo thought he had fired Inter in front just two minutes later but his effort was harshly ruled out for offside.

Inter has won just one of its past seven league matches and was knocked out of the Italian Cup by Udinese last week.

Earlier, Eder struck twice to help Sampdoria beat Udinese 3-0 in a match which saw three players sent off.