Inter Milan showed signs of a pragmatic approach as they overcame a dogged Roma to secure a 2-0 victory in Serie A on Saturday, extending their winning run to four matches.

This according to yesterday’s print edition of Turin-based daily newspaper Tuttosport, as reported via Milan based Inter Milan news-site FCInter1908.

According to the report, the Nerazzurri showed strong levels of concentration and pragmatism to deal with Roma coach Jose Mourinho’s set up, despite spells of frustration in the tense and hard-fought encounter at the Stadio Olimpico.

Inter were praised for learning their lesson from the reverse fixture in October, which Roma won 2-1 thanks to a stunning Paulo Dybala volley and a Chris Smalling header from a freekick, and the Nerazzurri did not allow their hosts to threaten them sufficiently from set pieces this time.

The result came just hours after AC Milan had earned an impressive 2-0 win over Lazio, with the two rivals set to face each other in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie on Wednesday evening, and Inter ensured that they went into the clash with their form continuing to impress.

Roma, on the other hand, were hamstrung by an injury crisis and it is reported that they were missing too many players to realistically challenge Inter for the full game.