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Inter Milan 1-0 Roma

Gary Medel scores Inter Milan's winning goal against Roma
Gary Medel played for Cardiff City in the Premier League in 2013/14

Gary Medel scored his first goal for Inter Milan as they beat leaders Roma to go top of Serie A.

Midfielder Medel, who joined Inter from Cardiff at the start of last season, drove a long-range shot past on-loan Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny.

Roma dominated the second half but could not find a way past Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic as they lost for the second time this season.

The visitors finished with 10 men after midfielder Miralem Pjanic was sent off.

Pjanic was booked just before half time and received a second yellow card for handball in the 72nd-minute as Roma's five-match winning run in the league came to an end.

Inter Milan's players celebrate going top of the table
Inter Milan last won the Serie A title in 2010

Pjanic had earlier been close to an equaliser as Roma battled to recover from Medel's 31st-minute strike but his shot was saved by Handanovic, who then blocked the follow-up from former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah.

Handanovic also twice kept out headers from former Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko, who was slow to react to a chance to give Roma a first-half lead after a Maicon shot had also been saved.

Medel said: "I'm happy for the fans and my team-mates. I'm delighted with my goal and our win.

"We knew this was a massive game and a chance for us to overtake them at the top."

Napoli will replace Inter at the top of the table if they win at Genoa on Sunday.

Line-ups

Inter Milan

  • 1HandanovicBooked at 69mins
  • 33D'AmbrosioSubstituted forRanocchiaat 79'minutes
  • 25Miranda
  • 24Murillo
  • 55Nagatomo
  • 77Brozovic
  • 17MedelSubstituted forKondogbiaat 51'minutes
  • 13GuarínBooked at 59mins
  • 44Perisic
  • 10JoveticSubstituted forPalacioat 65'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 22LjajicBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 5Nunes Jesus
  • 7Kondogbia
  • 8Palacio
  • 9Icardi
  • 11Biabiany
  • 12Telles
  • 14Montoya
  • 21Santon
  • 23Ranocchia
  • 27Gnoukouri
  • 30Carrizo
  • 97Manaj

Roma

  • 25Szczesny
  • 13Sisenando
  • 44Manolas
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 3DigneBooked at 90mins
  • 24FlorenziSubstituted forFalqueat 64'minutes
  • 4Nainggolan
  • 15PjanicBooked at 73mins
  • 11Salah
  • 9DzekoSubstituted forVainqueurat 77'minutes
  • 27KouassiSubstituted forIturbeat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Castan da Silva
  • 7Iturbe
  • 14Falque
  • 16De Rossi
  • 18Ponce
  • 21Vainqueur
  • 23Gyömbér
  • 26De Sanctis
  • 33Emerson
  • 35Torosidis
  • 48Ucan
  • 97Umar
Referee:
Nicola Rizzoli
Attendance:
59,213

Match Stats

Home TeamInter MilanAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home10
Away19
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Inter Milan 1, Roma 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Inter Milan 1, Roma 0.

Attempt missed. Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Antonio Rüdiger (Roma).

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

Booking

Lucas Digne (Roma) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Yuto Nagatomo (Inter Milan).

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by William Vainqueur.

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Kostas Manolas.

Offside, Roma. Maicon tries a through ball, but Juan Iturbe is caught offside.

Booking

Adem Ljajic (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Adem Ljajic (Inter Milan).

Foul by Lucas Digne (Roma).

Jeison Murillo (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Jeison Murillo.

Attempt missed. Maicon (Roma) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Juan Iturbe replaces Gervinho.

Attempt missed. Jeison Murillo (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Fredy Guarín.

Attempt blocked. Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Andrea Ranocchia replaces Danilo D'Ambrosio because of an injury.

Radja Nainggolan (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan).

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. William Vainqueur replaces Edin Dzeko.

Booking

Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Wojciech Szczesny (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan).

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Wojciech Szczesny.

Attempt saved. Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rodrigo Palacio with a cross.

Foul by Kostas Manolas (Roma).

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Danilo D'Ambrosio (Inter Milan) because of an injury.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Miralem Pjanic (Roma) for hand ball.

Hand ball by Miralem Pjanic (Roma).

Attempt missed. Antonio Rüdiger (Roma) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Miranda.

Booking

Samir Handanovic (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Edin Dzeko (Roma).

Jeison Murillo (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Inter Milan11731117424
2Roma1172225131223
3Napoli106312181321
4Fiorentina107031881021
5Sassuolo105321310318
6Lazio106041515018
7Atalanta105231311217
8AC Milan105141215-316
9Sampdoria104331814415
10Juventus114341310315
11Torino114341717015
12Chievo103341310312
13Empoli103251115-411
14Palermo103251115-411
15Genoa103251014-411
16Udinese103251014-411
17Frosinone10316812-410
18Bologna10208615-96
19Hellas Verona10055817-95
20Carpi101271023-135
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