Chievo and Genoa played out a goalless draw in Serie A on Monday night.
Chievo should have gone in front in the first half, with Riccardo Meggiorini unlucky to see his shot from outside the area rattle the bar and Valter Birsa anything but after missing a penalty.
Meggiorini drew a foul from Ezequiel Munoz to win the spot-kick in the 36th minute, but Birsa sent his effort over the bar.
Nikola Ninkovic almost won it for Genoa in the 71st minute, but his attempt cannoned off a post.
The son of Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone believes his father will switch to Inter Milan in the future.
Simeone played for Inter for two seasons from 1997-1999 and said in April that "one day I will return" to the Italian side, who have failed to qualify for the Champions League the past five seasons.
Giovanni Simeone, a striker for Genoa, told Onda Cero in Spain that he hopes his father follows up on his Inter vision.
"I think that at some stage my father will sign for Inter," the younger...
Genoa survived a scare to beat Serie B side Perugia 4-3 after extra time in the fourth round of the Coppa Italia.
First-half goals from Giovanni Simeone and Goran Pandev looked to have put the top-flight side on course for victory but Rolando Bianchi and Jean Armel Drole hit back after the break.
Nicolas Burdisso hit the bar late on for Genoa but they went on to win in extra time with a second goal from Pandev and another from Nikola Ninkovic.
Francesco di Nolfo scored Perugia's consolation after...