"I saw a below par first half performance. Inter still ended up having 10 chances and could've scored four or five goals," said Inter coach Jose Mourinho afterwards.
"Parma were very organised and we did what was sufficient to win the match."
Mario Balotelli came off the bench and had a hand in both goals, but wasted his own opportunity late on by engaging in too many step-overs.
"He needs to mature a great deal. He keeps doing some wonderful things, but is lacking in tactical terms."