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
  • 88de Carvalho Andrade Lima
  • 9Icardi
  • 8PalacioBooked at 20mins

Substitutes

  • 10Kovacic
  • 11Podolski
  • 20Obi
  • 21Santon
  • 26Da Silva Dal Belo
  • 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
  • 27Kouassi

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Inter Milan 2, Roma 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Inter Milan 2, Roma 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by José Holebas.

  4. Booking

    Radja Nainggolan (Roma) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Juan Iturbe (Roma).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    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.

  8. Booking

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

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Roma. Seydou Doumbia replaces Daniele De Rossi.

  10. 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.

  11. Substitution

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

  12. Booking

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Daniele De Rossi (Roma).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    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.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Juan Jesus (Inter Milan).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by José Holebas.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 25th April 2015

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