You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

Roma stall Inter 2-2, AC Milan move fourth in Serie A

AFP  |  Milan 

Roma battled back for a 2-2 draw which denied Inter second place in in a Stadio Olimpico thriller between two sides looking to impress after losing in during the week.

gave Inter the half-time lead amid Roma fury at having a penalty appeal denied, but the side from the capital powered back with a Cendiz Under scorcher after the break on Sunday.

slotted in a penalty to seal a point for the Romans to cancel out Mauro Icardi's header.

Inter -- who lost to Tottenham Hotspur in the midweek -- remain third, level on 29 points with second-placed Napoli who travel to Atalanta on Monday.

Champions Juventus opened up an 11-point lead on Napoli with a 3-0 win at Fiorentina Saturday with scoring from the spot to bag his 10th goal in 14 games.

"It was a very entertaining match for all watching and I think a valuable point for both teams," said Inter

"It shows we are on the right track."

Roma -- who advanced to the knockout rounds despite losing to Real Madrid -- have only won one of their last six league matches and are down in seventh place.

Eusebio Di Francesco's side were furious they were denied a penalty call after tripped Nicol? Zaniolo before Keita broke through after 37 minutes.

D'Ambrosio then set up Senegalese Keita to blast in a volley from close range.

"It's shameful," said legend

"I want to know, and we all do, how those in the VAR booth didn't see that foul. We all saw it on a far smaller screen."

Turkish Under pulled Roma level six minutes after the break rifling in from distance to stun in the Inter goal.

Icardi rose to head in a corner on 66 minutes before Kolarov slotted in a penalty on 73 awarded after Marcelo Brozovic's arm touched the ball.

The match ended in drama with former Roma boss Spalletti banished from the sidelines for dissent to cheers from the Stadio Olimpico crowd.

- AC move fourth -


Inter are now four points ahead of city rivals AC who moved fourth after and sealed a 2-1 comeback win over promoted

dropped to fifth a point back after being held 1-1 at bottom

It was a hard-fought victory for Milan who have a number of injured players out along with suspended Argentine forward

"This is a precious win because we played against a team who can trouble you in every moment," said

"This team is incredible, the boys always show grit, determination. They are giving their all, it's easy to a group like that."

nodded in his fourth goal this season for from a corner five minutes after the break but Milan pulled one back six minutes later thanks to Cutrone volleying home.

Kessie slotted in Milan's second from the spot on 71 minutes after was deemed after consultation with VAR to have handled the ball.

drop to ninth and are now five points behind AC Milan who occupy the final berth.

In Verona, grabbed a point for against a Chievo side still looking for their first win of the season, but who held Napoli 0-0 last weekend.

Sergio Pellissier, 39, opened for the hosts after 25 minutes, as were unable to turn their domination into goals.

forward Immobile finally broke through after 66 minutes for his ninth goal of the season following a one-two with Argentine

Immobile rattled the bar ten minutes later but Simone Inzaghi's side were unable to to find the three points and drop to fifth.

"It was the worst first half I'd seen in my three years in this job," said Inzaghi.

"I wanted to replace all 11 players at half-time.

"For the first time this season, we are not in the top four." Earlier Torino -- with back on the bench after a health scare -- rallied past 10-man 2-1 to move sixth.

Sassuolo dropped out of the European places following a goalless draw at Udinese.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 09:30 IST