Gianluca Mancini’s late objective noticed Roma snatch a 2-2 draw at residence 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 objectives 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 received 2-Zero 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 residence to Sassuolo later, with the guests surprisingly solely some extent behind the Bianconeri within the desk.
“Let’s not overlook that Roma are combating for a similar factor we’re,” Inter coach Antonio Conte stated. “Going away to the third-place staff within the league and taking part in like this implies we’re an organized and powerful staff.
“We had the prospect to kill off the sport however couldn’t handle it, and let Roma again into it late on _ as a result of we have been out of vitality. It’s a disgrace as a result of, with a couple of minutes to go, we have been beating a powerful facet.”
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 an alternative it was Roma that took the lead within the 17th 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 instances earlier than Skriniar headed in a nook within the 56th. Hakimi fired Inter in entrance seven minutes later when he collected a cross on the correct, reduce inside and curled a strike into the far prime nook.
Inter gave the impression to be heading for a useful win however Roma upped the strain within the dying minutes. Mancini had an effort effectively saved by Samir Handanovic however the defender headed within the ensuing nook for the equalizer.