Argentinian duo Rodrigo Palacio and Mauro Icardi were on target as Inter Milan inflicted a 3-1 defeat on Genoa on Sunday at the San Siro.
Palacio opened the scoring in the 12th minute and Icardi added a second before the break.
Genoa's Maxime Lestienne was denied by the bar in the 62nd minute but Armando Izzo gave the visitors a lifeline in the 85th minute.
However, Nemanja Vidic restored the two-goal lead two minutes from time as Inter clinched their sixth win of the campaign.
The Nerazzurri, who had won just one of their previous eight league games, have climbed to ninth place, two points adrift of Genoa.
The defeat was Genoa's fifth of the campaign and extended their winless run to four league games.
There was a very funny incident in the 68th minute when Inter boss Roberto Mancini was floored by a wayward clearance.