Roma and Inter share spoils in Serie A thriller
AS Roma fought back from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw with Inter Milan in Serie A in a Stadio Olimpico thriller on Sunday.
A fraught game packed with incident ended in a result that did little to help either team.
Inter missed the chance to leapfrog second-placed Napoli, who play Atalanta on Monday, while Roma remain outside the European places in seventh, having won just one of their last six league games.
Roma came close to scoring early on when captain Alessandro Florenzi’s shot rattled the post.
The home fans and players were then left furious when Nicolo Zaniolo appeared to be tripped inside the box, only for their appeals to be waved away without a pitch-side VAR consultation.
Moments later, Inter broke up the field and Keita Balde volleyed in the opening goal.
Roma equalised with a superb long-range equaliser from Cengiz Under after the break, but parity lasted just 15 minutes before Nerazzurri skipper Mauro Icardi rose to head his side back in front from a corner.
The capital club were awarded a penalty following a VAR review when Marcelo Brozovic was penalised for handball. Aleksandar Kolarov converted to earn his side a point.
The result leaves Inter 11 points adrift of Serie A leaders Juventus ahead of their meeting in Turin on Friday.
REUTERS/Reporting by Alasdair Mackenzie; editing by Clare Fallon