Cagliari striker Mauricio Pinilla admits diving to win a penalty in their shock 2-0 win over Inter Milan.

The Chilean made the most of Matias Silvestre's challenge with the scores at 0-0.

"I controlled the ball and changed direction in the box, then when I felt the touch of course I dived," confessed Pinilla on Sky Sport Italia.

"Whenever you get touched in the box, it is always a penalty, it's just that the striker has to be smart to earn it.

"We achieved an important result today, so I am happy for my teammates and the fans."