Match ends, Palermo 1, Inter Milan 1.
Palermo 1-1 Inter Milan
Inter Milan failed to return to the top of Serie A as they were forced to hold on for a draw at Palermo.
A close-range goal from Croatia midfielder Ivan Perisic put Roberto Mancini's side ahead after half-time.
Alberto Gilardino levelled six minutes later, and Inter were forced back after defender Jeison Murillo earned a second yellow card after 78 minutes.
The 18-times Italian champions move up to second, level on points with leaders Fiorentina.
It is four games without a win for Inter, who took the lead against the run of play through Perisic's second goal since the 26-year-old joined from Wolfsburg for £14.5m in August.
Substitute Jonathan Biabiany made an instant impact as the French winger provided a low cross for Perisic to tap home from close range after 60 minutes.
The lead was short-lived. A twice-deflected cross from Franco Vazquez found Gilardino in the area for the striker to guide home a shot from close range for his second goal in three games.
Both sides had chances to score the winner after Inter were reduced to 10 men when Murillo fouled Vazquez.
Fiorentina can stretch their lead at the top on Sunday, when they host third-placed Roma.
Genoa remain without an away win, after goals from Rade Krunic and Piotr Zielinski sealed a 2-0 win for Empoli, who climb to 13th.
Adam Masina's injury-time goal earned Bologna a 2-1 win at Carpi, who replace them at the foot of the table.
- 27RigoniSubstituted forChochevat 90+3'minutes
- 25MarescaBooked at 49mins
- 10HiljemarkSubstituted forQuaisonat 64'minutes
- 7LazaarSubstituted forDaprelàat 81'minutes
- 20VázquezBooked at 38mins
- 11GilardinoBooked at 84mins
- 34El Kaoutari
- 54La Gumina
- 24MurilloBooked at 79mins
- 7KondogbiaBooked at 31minsSubstituted forBiabianyat 55'minutes
- 10JoveticSubstituted forRanocchiaat 85'minutes
- 9IcardiSubstituted forLjajicat 78'minutes
- 5Nunes Jesus
- Daniele Doveri
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Palermo 1, Inter Milan 1.
Substitution, Palermo. Ivaylo Chochev replaces Luca Rigoni.
Foul by Gary Medel (Inter Milan).
Franco Vázquez (Palermo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Fredy Guarín.
Attempt saved. Jonathan Biabiany (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adem Ljajic.
Offside, Palermo. Franco Vázquez tries a through ball, but Luca Rigoni is caught offside.
Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Stefano Sorrentino.
Attempt saved. Jonathan Biabiany (Inter Milan) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Adem Ljajic with a cross.
Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Aljaz Struna.
Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Enzo Maresca.
Substitution, Inter Milan. Andrea Ranocchia replaces Stevan Jovetic.
Alberto Gilardino (Palermo) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Gary Medel (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Alberto Gilardino (Palermo).
Attempt missed. Stevan Jovetic (Inter Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Adem Ljajic.
Substitution, Palermo. Fabio Daprelà replaces Achraf Lazaar.
Attempt missed. Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a fast break.
Attempt blocked. Robin Quaison (Palermo) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.