Gianluca Mancini’s late objective noticed Roma snatch a 2-2 draw at house to title rival Inter Milan on Sunday and dent its opponent’s Serie A aspirations.
Mancini headed within the equalizer 4 minutes from time after targets from Milan Skriniar and Achraf Hakimi appeared to have handed Inter the win. Lorenzo Pellegrini had scored the opener for Roma.
The consequence left Inter three factors behind Serie A pacesetter AC Milan, which gained 2-0 at Benevento on Saturday. Each Milan groups need to finish Juventus’ nine-year grip on the title.
Inter, which performs Juventus subsequent weekend, remained three factors above third-place Roma. Juventus can transfer to inside 4 factors of Inter – with a match in hand – if it wins at house to Sassuolo later, with the guests surprisingly solely some extent behind the Bianconeri within the desk.
”Let’s not overlook that Roma are preventing for a similar factor we’re,” Inter coach Antonio Conte stated. ”Going away to the third-place group within the league and enjoying like this implies we’re an organized and robust group.
”We had the possibility to kill off the sport however could not handle it, and let Roma again into it late on – as a result of we had been out of power. It is a disgrace as a result of, with a couple of minutes to go, we had been beating a robust aspect.”
The match within the Italian capital was a direct battle for second spot and Inter threatened to take an early lead however Romelu Lukaku’s header was acrobatically fingertipped over the bar by Pau Lopez.
As a substitute it was Roma that took the lead within the seventeenth minute when Pellegrini’s shot took a slight deflection to enter the underside left nook after a swift counterattack.
Lautaro Martinez had a objective dominated out for offside shortly earlier than the break however Inter has typically carried out higher within the second half this season and so it proved once more.
Inter went shut a number of occasions earlier than Skriniar headed in a nook within the 56th. Hakimi fired Inter in entrance seven minutes later when he collected a go on the fitting, minimize inside and curled a strike into the far prime nook.
Inter seemed to be heading for a priceless win however Roma upped the strain within the dying minutes. Mancini had an effort nicely saved by Samir Handanovic however the defender headed within the ensuing nook for the equalizer.
Tiemoue Bakayoko headed in a free kick within the closing minute at hand Napoli a 2-1 win at Udinese.
A defensive howler had seen Kevin Lasagna equalize for Udinese within the twenty seventh to cancel out Lorenzo Inisgne’s penalty.
Napoli moved to inside 9 factors of Milan having performed a match much less.
On the different finish of the desk, returning Parma coach Roberto D’Aversa noticed his group lose 2-0 at house to Lazio in his first match again in cost.
Parma remained within the relegation zone, two factors from security and three above backside membership Crotone, which misplaced 2-1 at Hellas Verona.
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