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Summary

  1. Roberto Mancini's Inter miss out on going top
  2. Inter second in Serie A
  3. Ivan Perisic taps home to give Inter the lead
  4. Alberto Gilardino equalises for Palermo
  5. Inter finish with 10 men after Jeison Murillo is sent off

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Goodbye

So, Inter Milan miss out on the chance to go top of Serie A after a fourth league game without a win. We're back on Sunday to see if Barcelona can go level on points with Real Madrid at the top of La Liga. Thansk for your company. Until next time...

Fiorentina's season?

Palermo 1-1 Inter Milan

Fiorentina, who have not won the Serie A title since 1968-69, will open up a three point gap at the top of the table if they defeat title rivals Roma on Sunday.

Inter second in Serie A

Palermo 1-1 Inter Milan

Inter players celebrate
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What does this result do to the top of Serie A? Inter move above Roma into second spot, level on points with Fiorentina, who have a better goal difference and a game in hand.

Palermo 1-1 Inter Milan

Slow start but what drama in the end. Ten man Inter miss out on a chance to go top of Serie A as Palermo come from behind to force a draw.

FULL-TIME

Palermo 1-1 Inter Milan

Roberto Mancini
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Palermo 1-1 Inter Milan

That was so close. Deep into three minutes of added time.

Palermo 1-1 Inter Milan

Great chance for Jonathan Biabiany as the Palermo back four is sliced open by a defence-splitting pass but the Inter substitute is denied by Stefano Sorrentino as he tries to lift the ball over the keeper.

Great drama.

Palermo 1-1 Inter Milan

Here come 10-man Inter...big chance coming up.

Mauro Icardi controls
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Palermo 1-1 Inter Milan

Two mnutes of normal time remaining. The hosts, so dominant earlier, are hanging on. The home fans want the referee to blow for full time.

Palermo 1-1 Inter Milan

You can't take your eyes off this. 

Inter are playing better with 10 men than they did with 11. Yuto Nagatomo gets behind the Palermo defence and wins a corner for his troubles. 

Palermo 1-1 Inter Mialn

Roberto Mancini
Reuters

Do 10 man Inter shut up shop and look to secure a point or do they go for all three points? There's no sign of Roberto Mancini's men going all defensive. This has been a rip-roaring second half and it's still end to end in the closing stages.

Palermo 1-1 Inter Milan

Jeison Murillo can count himself unfortunate to see red. Replays show there was little contact with Franco Vazquez.

RED CARD - Jeison Murillo

Palermo 1-1 Inter Milan

Drama. Inter will play the final 10 minutes or so with 10 men after Jeison Murillo is sent off for a second yellow card following a foul on Franco Vazquez.

GREAT SAVE!

Palermo 1-1 Inter Milan

Inter Milan have to win to go top of the table. And they go oh so close as Fredy Guarin's 25-yard effort deflects off Enzo Maresca and flies towards the top corner of the net before Stefano Sorrentino produces the save of the night to tip it over. What a cracking match.

Palermo 1-1 Inter Milan

Oscar Hiljemark
EPA

This is nicely poised for a grandstand finish. Palermo have been excellent since conceding. They are not settling for a draw. Two huge blocks in the Inter area as the men in pink press for a second goal. 

Palermo 1-1 Inter Milan

Why couldn't the first half be like this? Both teams are going for it. End to end. This could go either way. 

GOAL - Palermo 1-1 Inter Milan

Alberto Gilardino

This game has come alive - and Palermo are right back in it. Franco Vazquez, who has been excellent for the hosts, pings the ball across Inter's penalty area. It takes not one but two deflections before Alberto Gilardino guides it home from close range. Scruffy? Yes. Scrappy? Yes. Deserved? Absolutely.

Alberto Gilardino
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Palermo 0-1 Inter Milan

This will be the ultimate smash and grab if Inter pull this off.

GOAL - Palermo 0-1 Inter Milan

Ivan Perisic

Ivan Perisic after scoring
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Out of nowhere, out of nothing...Inter have the lead.

Substitute Jonathan Biabiany makes an instant impact as he provides a low cross which allows Ivan Perisic to tap home from close range.

Biabiany has already done more in two minutes than Geoffrey Kondogbia managed in nearly an hour.

SUBSTITUTION

Palermo 0-0 Inter Milan

How much did Geoffrey Kondogbia cost Inter? He's not done an awful lot and now he's being replaced by Jonathan Biabiany. 

Geoffrey Kondogbia
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Palermo 0-0 Inter Milan

Roberto Mancini
EPA

That was the closest Inter have come to scoring. It's got Roberto Mancini out of his seat. He is about to make his first change.

CLOSE!

Palermo 0-0 Inter Milan

Enzo Maresca
AFP

Enzo Maresca brings down Stevan Jovetic just outside the Palermo area which results in a yellow card. It almost results in a goal for Inter too. Jovetic picks himself up to bend the free-kick round the wall which forces a fine save from Stefano Sorrentino.

Palermo 0-0 Inter Milan

Stevan Jovetic
Reuters

I'll be honest. Roberto Mancini's side don't look like potential champions. What has the former Manchester City boss said to his players at half-time? Inter have upped the tempo a notch or two.

KICK-OFF

Palermo 0-0 Inter Milan

John Newman's big in Italy. Who knew? 'Love Me Again' being played over the speakers as the teams emerge for the start of the second half. We're back under way.

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Elsewhere in Europe

Bayern Munich 4-0 Cologne

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Arjen Robben scored on his return from injury as Bayern Munich beat Cologne to become the first team to win their opening 10 Bundesliga games.

Pep Guardiola's side increased their lead to 10 points in their bid for a fourth successive German title.

Robben, 31, scored with an individual effort after 35 minutes and Arturo Vidal added a second before half-time.

Robert Lewandowski's 16th goal in nine games and a Thomas Muller penalty sealed a 1000th Bundesliga victory.

Elsewhere in Europe

Celta Vigo 1-3 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo
AFP

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 12th goal of the season as La Liga leaders Real Madrid stretched their unbeaten start to 12 games with a win at Celta Vigo.

Real went three points clear as their all-time leading scorer found the net in the eighth minute with a low shot.

Brazilian defender Danilo made it two, before Celta's Gustavo Cabral was sent off after 57 minutes for picking up a second yellow card.

Nolito pulled one back before Marcelo scored a stoppage-time third.

HALF-TIME

Palermo 0-0 Inter Milan

Palermo's Sisina Andelkovic
Reuters

A pretty uncomfortable night so far for Inter in Sicily. Palermo have been impressive but they haven't turned chances into goal and that could yet prove costly.

Palermo 0-0 Inter Milan

Roberto Mancini
EPA

Inter need to re-think their plans. They are not creating enough chances. Only once this season have they scored more than one goal in a Serie A game.

YELLOW CARD

Palermo 0-0 Inter Milan

Huge drama. Inter midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, who has already been booked, challenges Franco Vazquez inside the visitors half. Palermo's players scream for a free-kick and Kondogbia looks in trouble. But the referee infuriates the home fans by showing Vazquez a yellow card for diving. Replays show the referee is spot on.

Palermo 0-0 Inter Milan

Mauro Icardi
AFP

Inter are enjoying a sustained spell of possession deep inside the Palermo half but the home defence is standing up well to everything that is thrown at them.. It's hard to see how Roberto Mancini's side are going to find the net. 

Palermo 0-0 Inter Milan

Mauro Icardi
Reuters

One point will see Inter climb from third to second in Serie A. Right now, Roberto Mancini's side will do well to leave Sicily unscathed. Palermo are bossing the game. 

CLOSE!

Palermo 0-0 Inter Milan

Palermo are inching closer and closer to the breakthrough. Franco Vazquez forces a full-stretch save from Samir Handanovic after Inter fail to clear an attack.The visitors are under serious pressure.

Palermo 0-0 Inter Milan

Stevan Jovetic is by far Inter's most threatening player. His clever touches and lay-offs are beginning to cause the hosts problems. 

Palermo 0-0 Inter Milan

First real sign of danger from Inter. A cross by Yuto Nagatomo panics Palermo's keeper who concedes a needless corner.

Moments later Stevan Jovetic has Inter's first shot. It's high and wide.

Palermo 0-0 Inter Milan

Enzo Maresca might be 35 but the former West Brom midfielder is still full of energy. He is spraying the ball around with intelligence and is at the heart of Palermo's best moves.

Palermo 0-0 Inter Milan

Inter have yet to settle. Roberto Mancini's side are having an uncomfortable time with Palermo have making the brighter start.

There's a moment of alarm in the visitors defence as Franco Vazquez goes close before Samir Handanovic snuffs out the danger.

'Palermo not easy place to go'

Palermo 0-0 Inter Milan

Fredy Guarin
Reuters

Roberto Mancini forecast a difficult evening in Sicily at his pre-match news conference...

Palermo have 10 points and they've played better on the road than at home but I know it's never an easy place to go. Gilardino has a lot of experience and Vazquez is a talent. They have a very young side with lots of energy and they can cause you problems. I think Iachini's an excellent coach and knows how to get them playing.

Roberto ManciniInter Milan boss

Palermo 0-0 Inter Milan

Inter have hardly threatened. 

There's a lovely passage of exchanges by the hosts but they are struggling to turn possession into chances. 

The home fans have turned up in force. A huge roar erupts whenever a pink shirt ventures into Inter's half.

Palermo's danger man?

Palmero 0-0 Inter Milan

Oscar Hiljemark
EPA
Sweden midfielder Oscar Hiljemark, 23, is a summer signing from PSV