Internazionale 3-1 Roma – Inter avoid defeat and secure a 3-1 victory at home to The Magic One

All 3 points secure for Inter as they see off visiting Roma on Wednesday
Internazionale vs. Roma
Adriano Saul

Adriano Saul

Reporting from beautiful, colorful city of Genoa, Adriano goes to the great lengths to make sure that no football fan remains uninformed about everything that happens in the best league of Italy.

On Wednesday, Roma suffer an away defeat to Internazionale at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. Both Inter and Roma arrived on the back of wins. Inter were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run after winning their previous two matches in the league. The most recent was against the Sampdoria at home (5-1), the other to Crotone away (2-0). Roma were looking to extend their winning run after a 5-0 victory against Crotone. As things stand, Inter and Roma currently occupy 1st and 7th spots in the league, with 88 points and 58 points respectively after 36 matches.

It was an impressive opening from Inter, thanks to a goal from Marcelo Brozovic in the 11th minute. Nerazzurri looked to have the game under control when they scored again and incerased their lead, thanks to a goal from Matias Vecino at the 20 minute mark to establish a 2-0. Giallorossi in turn, then responded, on 31 minutes increasing their lead with an effort from Henrikh Mkhitaryan, finishing the first half 2-1.

Inter continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, with a goal from Romelu Lukaku just before the final whistle, leaving the final score at 3-1.

For Inter, Lautaro Martinez, Achraf Hakimi, Stefano Sensi, Andrea Pinamonti and Ashley Young, came on for Alexis Sanchez, Ivan Perisic, Matias Vecino, Lautaro Martinez and Matteo Darmian. Roma brought on Stephan El Shaarawy, Gonzalo Villar, Carles Perez and Bruno Peres for Pedro, Bryan Cristante, Ebrima Darboe and Rick Karsdorp.

The referee booked four players from Roma, Ebrima Darboe, Davide Santon, Marash Kumbulla and Rick Karsdorp.

Inter will play their next fixture away against Juventus, while Roma will face Lazio at home.

Technical card:
Internazionale: Daniel Fuzato, Rick Karsdorp, Gianluca Mancini, Marash Kumbulla, Davide Santon, Pedro, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Ebrima Darboe, Bryan Cristante, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Edin Dzeko
Roma: Andrei Radu, Andrea Ranocchia, Danilo D`Ambrosio, Milan Skriniar, Matteo Darmian, Nicolo Barella, Marcelo Brozovic, Matias Vecino, Ivan Perisic, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku
Stadium: the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
Goals: Marcelo Brozovic (1-0, min. 11), Matias Vecino (2-0, min. 20), Henrikh Mkhitaryan (2-1, min. 31) and Romelu Lukaku (3-1, min. 90)

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