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Inter Milan 0-0 Roma: Antonio Conte's side miss chance to move clear at top of Serie A

Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling
Victory would have seen Inter Milan become just the second team to win 13 of their first 15 Serie A games, after Juventus

Serie A leaders Inter Milan missed the chance to move four points clear at the summit after being held to a goalless draw by Roma at the San Siro.

The build-up to the fixture had been overshadowed by Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport's 'Black Friday' headline, which was accompanied by images of Roma defender Chris Smalling and Inter striker Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku condemned the headline as "one of the dumbest" he has ever seen while Smalling said it was "wrong and insensitive".

Antonio Conte's Inter were denied a seventh-minute opener after Lukaku drew a good save from Antonio Mirante.

Inter's Marcelo Brozovic then blazed an attempt over following Mirante's scuffed clearance shortly before half-time, while Mirante - in for Roma's injured Pau Lopez - frustrated Inter further after the interval.

England manager Gareth Southgate was in attendance, alongside assistant Steve Holland, as Roma's Manchester United loanee Smalling stuck tight to former Old Trafford team-mate Lukaku throughout in what was an assured display.

The result, which ends Inter's five-match winning run, means reigning champions Juventus can move top with victory over third-placed Lazio on Saturday (19:45 GMT).

Line-ups

Inter Milan

  • 1Handanovic
  • 2GodínBooked at 61mins
  • 6de Vrij
  • 37Skriniar
  • 87CandrevaSubstituted forLazaroat 45+2'minutesBooked at 62mins
  • 8Vecino
  • 77BrozovicBooked at 80mins
  • 20ValeroSubstituted forAsamoahat 72'minutes
  • 34BiraghiSubstituted forD'Ambrosioat 88'minutes
  • 9Lukaku
  • 10Martínez

Substitutes

  • 13Ranocchia
  • 16Politano
  • 18Asamoah
  • 19Lazaro
  • 21Dimarco
  • 27Padelli
  • 30Esposito
  • 32Agoume
  • 33D'Ambrosio
  • 46Berni
  • 95Bastoni

Roma

  • 83Mirante
  • 18SantonSubstituted forSpinazzolaat 16'minutes
  • 23ManciniBooked at 77mins
  • 6Smalling
  • 11Kolarov
  • 42Diawara
  • 21Veretout
  • 77MkhitaryanSubstituted forFlorenziat 89'minutes
  • 7Pellegrini
  • 8PerottiSubstituted forDzekoat 68'minutes
  • 22Zaniolo

Substitutes

  • 5Nunes Jesus
  • 9Dzeko
  • 15Cetin
  • 17Ünder
  • 19N Kalinic
  • 24Florenzi
  • 37Spinazzola
  • 45Cardinali
  • 48Antonucci
  • 63Cerantola Fuzato
Referee:
Gianpaolo Calvarese
Attendance:
67,008

Match Stats

Home TeamInter MilanAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Inter Milan 0, Roma 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Inter Milan 0, Roma 0.

Offside, Inter Milan. Marcelo Brozovic tries a through ball, but Lautaro Martínez is caught offside.

Foul by Gianluca Mancini (Roma).

Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Alessandro Florenzi replaces Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Foul by Edin Dzeko (Roma).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Danilo D'Ambrosio replaces Cristiano Biraghi.

Attempt missed. Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) with an attempt from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Booking

Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Gianluca Mancini (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gianluca Mancini (Roma).

Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Gianluca Mancini (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan).

Dangerous play by Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma).

Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Kwadwo Asamoah replaces Borja Valero.

Attempt blocked. Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Edin Dzeko.

Foul by Milan Skriniar (Inter Milan).

Nicolò Zaniolo (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Valentino Lazaro (Inter Milan).

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Diego Godín.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Edin Dzeko replaces Diego Perotti.

Hand ball by Amadou Diawara (Roma).

Offside, Inter Milan. Lautaro Martínez tries a through ball, but Diego Godín is caught offside.

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Nicolò Zaniolo.

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Aleksandar Kolarov.

Attempt missed. Jordan Veretout (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Booking

Valentino Lazaro (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Aleksandar Kolarov (Roma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Valentino Lazaro (Inter Milan).

Booking

Diego Godín (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Diego Godín (Inter Milan).

Nicolò Zaniolo (Roma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matías Vecino (Inter Milan).

Aleksandar Kolarov (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Diego Godín (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 6th December 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Inter Milan15122131131838
2Juventus14113025121336
3Lazio1493233141930
4Roma1585226151129
5Cagliari1484229171228
6Atalanta1474334211325
7Napoli145542318520
8Parma145362018218
9Hellas Verona145361214-218
10Torino145271620-417
11AC Milan145271317-417
12Bologna144462023-316
13Fiorentina144461821-316
14Sassuolo134272425-114
15Lecce143561827-914
16Udinese14428923-1414
17Sampdoria143381224-1212
18Genoa142481528-1310
19SPAL14239921-129
20Brescia1321101026-167
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