Italian Serie A
Roma2Inter Milan1

Roma 2-1 Inter Milan

Edin Dzeko
Former Manchester City striker Dzeko scored the opening goal for Roma

Roma moved up to third in Serie A as goals from Edin Dzeko and Kostas Manolas secured victory over Inter Milan at the Stadio Olimpico.

Dzeko turned in Bruno Peres' cross from close range to give the hosts the lead after only five minutes.

Ever Banega equalised for Frank de Boer's side in the 72nd minute with a calm finish after Mauro Icardi's pass caught out the Roma defence.

Manolas restored Roma's lead soon after as his header deflected in off Icardi.

Inter pressed for a late equaliser but Dzeko nearly grabbed a second late on, only to be denied by Samir Handanovic's stunning save.

It was the fourth straight home win for Luciano Spalletti's side as they stayed within five points of leaders Juventus, who won 3-0 at Empoli, while Inter fall to ninth.

Line-ups

Roma

  • 1Szczesny
  • 13da Silva Peres
  • 44Manolas
  • 20Fazio
  • 3Nunes JesusBooked at 64mins
  • 16De Rossi
  • 6Strootman
  • 11SalahSubstituted forEl Shaarawyat 70'minutes
  • 24FlorenziSubstituted forNainggolanat 90'minutes
  • 8PerottiSubstituted forParedesat 79'minutes
  • 9Dzeko

Substitutes

  • 4Nainggolan
  • 5Paredes
  • 7Iturbe
  • 10Totti
  • 17Seck
  • 18Lobont
  • 19Ramses Becker
  • 30Santos da Silva
  • 33Palmieri dos Santos
  • 92El Shaarawy

Inter Milan

  • 1Handanovic
  • 15AnsaldiBooked at 36minsSubstituted forNagatomoat 62'minutes
  • 25Miranda
  • 24Murillo
  • 21SantonBooked at 24mins
  • 6João MárioSubstituted forGnoukouriat 60'minutes
  • 17Medel
  • 87CandrevaSubstituted forJoveticat 70'minutes
  • 19Banega
  • 44Perisic
  • 9Icardi

Substitutes

  • 5Felipe Melo
  • 7Kondogbia
  • 8Palacio
  • 10Jovetic
  • 13Ranocchia
  • 23Éder
  • 27Gnoukouri
  • 30Carrizo
  • 33D'Ambrosio
  • 55Nagatomo
  • 95Miangue
  • 96Barbosa Almeida
Referee:
Luca Banti
Attendance:
36,340

Match Stats

Home TeamRomaAway TeamInter Milan
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home19
Away18
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away10
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Roma 2, Inter Milan 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Roma 2, Inter Milan 1.

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

Foul by Juan Jesus (Roma).

Attempt missed. Samir Handanovic (Inter Milan) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Éver Banega with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Bruno Peres.

Foul by Assane Demoya Gnoukouri (Inter Milan).

Edin Dzeko (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Radja Nainggolan replaces Alessandro Florenzi.

Foul by Assane Demoya Gnoukouri (Inter Milan).

Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Stevan Jovetic (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bruno Peres (Roma).

Attempt missed. Edin Dzeko (Roma) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Attempt saved. Edin Dzeko (Roma) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Alessandro Florenzi with a cross.

Foul by Yuto Nagatomo (Inter Milan).

Alessandro Florenzi (Roma) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Éver Banega (Inter Milan).

Kevin Strootman (Roma) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Inter Milan. Éver Banega tries a through ball, but Stevan Jovetic is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Leandro Paredes replaces Diego Perotti.

Gary Medel (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Diego Perotti (Roma).

Goal!

Own Goal by Mauro Icardi, Inter Milan. Roma 2, Inter Milan 1.

Attempt missed. Kostas Manolas (Roma) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alessandro Florenzi with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Stevan Jovetic (Inter Milan).

Bruno Peres (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Miranda (Inter Milan).

Diego Perotti (Roma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan).

Kostas Manolas (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Roma 1, Inter Milan 1. Éver Banega (Inter Milan) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mauro Icardi with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Stephan El Shaarawy replaces Mohamed Salah.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Stevan Jovetic replaces Antonio Candreva.

Offside, Roma. Diego Perotti tries a through ball, but Mohamed Salah is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Assane Demoya Gnoukouri (Inter Milan) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Mauro Icardi.

Attempt missed. Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Juan Jesus (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Antonio Candreva (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Juan Jesus (Roma).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus76011541118
2Napoli7421146814
3Roma7412169713
4Lazio7412137613
5Chievo741296313
6Milan74121210213
7Genoa632185311
8Torino7322138511
9Inter Milan732298111
10Cagliari73131113-210
11Bologna7313811-310
12Atalanta73041012-29
13Sassuolo7304912-39
14Fiorentina62226608
15Sampdoria7214710-37
16Udinese7214612-67
17Pescara7133710-36
18Palermo713348-46
19Empoli7115211-94
20Crotone7016516-111
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