Italian Serie A
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Inter Milan 2-1 Roma

Lukas Podolski
Lukas Podolski came off the bench to assist Mauro Icardi's winner

Inter Milan enhanced their Europa League hopes by beating third-placed Roma.

Hernanes gave Inter the lead with a shot from the edge of the area and Roma's Víctor Ibarbo hit the post with a volley before Radja Nainggolan struck a fantastic first-time effort to level.

But Mauro Icardi scored a late winner after being picked out by Arsenal loanee Lukas Podolski.

Inter are up to seventh, overtaking AC Milan, who lost 2-1 to Udinese.

Giampiero Pinzi scored for Udinese with a low shot and Emmanuel Badu tapped home Guilherme's cross.

Giampaolo Pazzini scored a late consolation goal for Milan, who drop to 10th.

Roberto Mancini's Inter are now just four points from sixth-spot and a place in the Europa League qualifiers.

The result places some doubt on whether Roma will secure third position and with it, a Champions League play-off place. They are now only five points above fourth-placed Napoli, who have a game in hand.

Line-ups

Inter Milan

  • 1HandanovicBooked at 90mins
  • 33D'Ambrosio
  • 23RanocchiaBooked at 74mins
  • 15Vidic
  • 5Nunes JesusBooked at 66mins
  • 13GuarínSubstituted forShaqiriat 78'minutes
  • 27GnoukouriBooked at 77minsSubstituted forPodolskiat 86'minutes
  • 77BrozovicBooked at 54minsSubstituted forKovacicat 71'minutes
  • 88Hernanes
  • 9Icardi
  • 8PalacioBooked at 20mins

Substitutes

  • 10Kovacic
  • 11Podolski
  • 20Obi
  • 21Santon
  • 26Felipe
  • 28Puscas
  • 30Carrizo
  • 55Nagatomo
  • 91Shaqiri
  • 93Dimarco
  • 96Palazzi
  • 97Bonazzoli

Roma

  • 26De SanctisBooked at 90mins
  • 24Florenzi
  • 44Manolas
  • 2Yanga-MbiwaBooked at 21mins
  • 25Holebas
  • 4NainggolanBooked at 90mins
  • 16De RossiBooked at 86minsSubstituted forDoumbiaat 89'minutes
  • 15PjanicSubstituted forIturbeat 78'minutes
  • 19Ibarbo
  • 10TottiSubstituted forKeitaat 52'minutes
  • 27Gervinho

Substitutes

  • 3Cole
  • 7Iturbe
  • 20Keita
  • 28Skorupski
  • 32Paredes
  • 33Spolli
  • 35Torosidis
  • 42Balzaretti
  • 48Ucan
  • 53Verde
  • 88Doumbia
Referee:
Daniele Orsato
Attendance:
37,695

Match Stats

Home TeamInter MilanAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home17
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Inter Milan 2, Roma 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Inter Milan 2, Roma 1.

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by José Holebas.

Booking

Radja Nainggolan (Roma) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Juan Iturbe (Roma).

Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Xherdan Shaqiri.

Booking

Morgan De Sanctis (Roma) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Seydou Doumbia replaces Daniele De Rossi.

Goal!

Goal! Inter Milan 2, Roma 1. Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lukas Podolski.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Lukas Podolski replaces Assane Demoya Gnoukouri.

Booking

Daniele De Rossi (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Daniele De Rossi (Roma).

Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Mateo Kovacic with a headed pass.

Juan Iturbe (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Juan Jesus (Inter Milan).

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by José Holebas.

Attempt saved. Seydou Keita (Roma) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alessandro Florenzi.

José Holebas (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Xherdan Shaqiri (Inter Milan).

Foul by José Holebas (Roma).

Xherdan Shaqiri (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Morgan De Sanctis (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan).

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Xherdan Shaqiri replaces Fredy Guarín.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Juan Iturbe replaces Miralem Pjanic.

Booking

Assane Demoya Gnoukouri (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Víctor Ibarbo (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Assane Demoya Gnoukouri (Inter Milan).

Foul by José Holebas (Roma).

Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Víctor Ibarbo (Roma).

Danilo D'Ambrosio (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Andrea Ranocchia (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Víctor Ibarbo (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrea Ranocchia (Inter Milan).

Offside, Inter Milan. Nemanja Vidic tries a through ball, but Rodrigo Palacio is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Mateo Kovacic replaces Marcelo Brozovic.

Foul by Víctor Ibarbo (Roma).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 25th April 2015

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