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Serie A: Roma 2:2 Inter – coverage, line-ups, forecast and Live Commentary

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After suffering a defeat in their mid-week UCL match, AS Roma are set to welcome Inter at the Stadio Olimpico in one of the main battles of the Serie A this season.

AS Roma have struggled quite a bit in the domestic championship this season; the Rome-based side are 18 points behind the league leaders from Turin, languishing in 7th position. They have won just 5 of their 13 domestic games so far, having lost 4 and tied 4.

On the other hand, the Nerazzurri have had a rather good beginning to the season, with 9 wins in their opening 13 matches of the Serie A. However, they are whopping nine points behind Juventus. They are also coming into this match on the back of a loss to Tottenham Hotspur in the UCL.

Prediction: 0:2


Roma (4-2-3-1): Olsen; Santon, Manolas, Juan Jesus, Kolarov; Nzonzi, Cristante; Florenzi, Zaniolo, Under; Schick.
Substitutes: Mirante, Fuzato, Fazio, Marcano, Lu. Pellegrini, Riccardi, Pastore, Perotti, Celar.

Inter (4-3-3): Samir Handanovic; Danilo D’Ambrosio, Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij, Kwadwo Asamoah; Borja Valero, Marcelo Brozovic, Joao Mario; Keita Balde, Mauro Icardi, Ivan Perisic.

Substitutes: Daniele Padelli, Joao Miranda, Andrea Ranocchia, Sime Vrsaljko, Roberto Gagliardini, Matias Vecino, Antonio Candreva, Matteo Politano, Lautaro Martinez

(Reporting by Denys Glushko, editing by Ponomarenko Valeriia)

Live commentary:

90+5′ FULL-TIME. ROMA 2:2 INTER. Denys Glushko commented this battle for you. See you later. 

90+3′ Spaletti not happy with a decision and the referee has sent the Inter boss to the stands.

90′ 5 minutes of added time.

88′ One more corner for Inter. So, Inter have 7 corners, while Roma just 3

85′ More brave defending from Roma. Good ability for Inter.

83′ The third and final Roma change sees Cengiz Under replaced by Javier Pastore.

81′ And now, Ivan Perisic was replaced by Lautaro Martinez.

81′ Substitution from Spalletti: Borja Valero went to the bench, Matías Vecino is on the field. 

79′  Yellow card for Aleksandar Kolarov.

78′  Substitution by Roma:  Nicolò Zaniolo out, while Diego Perotti in

77′ We have already seen 4 good goals this night and are waiting for amazing end of the battle.  

74′ GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL! Kolarov sticks it to the keeper’s left corner, and though Handanovic saw that way, but Samir couldn’t get it. ROMA 2:2 INTER

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71′ So,  it is Icardi’s 11th goal of the season and 8th in the Serie A.

69′ Substitution by Di Francesco:  Davide Santon out, Justin Kluivert in


64′ Perisic won dangerous corner.

62′  First substitution for Inter sees their goalscorer Keita Balde replaced by Matteo Politano.

61′  Roma’s spectators are unhappy as Cristante cought and threw Brozovic.

57′ Manolas is ok and coming back on the field.

56′ Nzonzi sent a shot blocked.

54′ Manolas went down, it’s looking as an ankle injury.

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51′ GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLL! Cengiiiiiz Undeeeeeeeer scored an incredible goooooaaaal! It’s a perfect start of the 2nd half. Cristante gave an assist, after what the Turkish’s swerving strike left Handanovic no chance. ROMA 1:1 INTER

50′ Dzeko, Stephan El Shaarawy, Federico Fazio and midfielder Daniele De Rossi are missing this match today.

48′  Yellow card for Kwadwo Asamoah from Inter. 

46′ 2nd half! Without any replacements. 

45′ 0 minutes added. HALF-TIME. 0:1

42′ The teams are showing equal results: shots off target: 4 vs 4, shots on target: 3 vs 5. 

40′ Handanovic saved Inter, tipping a free-kick by Kolarov over his bar. 

37′ GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAALLLL! Balde Keitaaaaa! Keita met a cross and prodded an amazing end into the left Olsen’s corner. Assist by Danilo D’Ambrosio! ROMA 0:1 INTER

36′ Huge penalty appeals from Roma! 

33′ Handanovic reacted sharply to keep the ball by Zaniolo.

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31′ First big moment for Icardi.

28′ Cristante punched twice Joao Mario but didn’t get a yellow card. It’s strange.

26′ Florenziiiiii stroke in a direction of Inter’s bar. So dangerous. 

25′ Young performer Zaniolo is showing amazing night today. So, let’s watching at him. He’ll probably be a new star. 

23′ Possession stats: Roma – 37%, Inter – 63%.

20′ Perisic ghosts into the area but can only turn his header into the side of the net. 

18′ It’s looking like both squads are very happy with playing a draw today. 

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15′ Handanovic got down to make the stop of Florenzi’s ball. 

13′ Perisic gives away the ball to corner but nothing comes of it and Inter clear the danger.

11′ Keita shot from distance but Olsen was in control. 

9′  Kolarov could win the battle against the rivals’ defence, but failed. 

7′ Asamoah got the ball down the left and sent a brilliant cross.

4′ Fouled by Asamoah. The first chance of the game goes to Inter.

3′ Bright start by Roma, they are trying to do smth since the very first moments of the battle. 

1′ Starting whistle at the Stadio Olimpico!

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0′ Both teams are on the field and are ready to start. 

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