Final score

19 March 2016 20:45

Roma
39' (2nd half) Nainggolan
1 - 1
Inter
8' (2nd half) Perisic
referee Daniele Orsato / linesmen Cariolato, Meli / 4th man De Luca / assistants Rocchi, Celi
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Minutes Text commentary
46' That's your lot for the first half, still 0-0 here at the Olimpico
45' The ref has indicated one minute of added time
43' Ljajic to Perisic who reaches the byline and cuts it back for Eder. Manolas is on hand to put it out for a throw
41' El Shaarawy smashes a volley on his right but Handanovic is alert to save
40' Miranda launches a ball from deep but it's too far for Inter's front-men
36' Salah has the ball in the Nerazzurri net but it had already been called up for offside
32' The ball falls for Brozovic after an Inter counter, unfortunately he can't keep his effort on target
31' Nainggolan's right-footed shot is deflected into Handanovic's grasp
28' Perisic cuts inside and shoots from the edge of the box. The ball flies narrowly over the Roma goal
24' Szczesny is well placed to block a Ljajic effort from distance
22' Keita picks up a yellow card for a foul on Biabiany, free-kick for Inter in a good position
22' Ljajic probes deep in behind on the left flank, Manolas steps in to clear things up again
20' Good work from Inter, Perisic fires in a cross-shot and Roma are saved by a Manolas clearance in the six-yard box
18' Medel tries to find Biabiany but Digne intervenes with a sliding tackle to put the ball out
14' Nainggolan puts the cross in and Miranda clears with his head
11' Perotti plays in El Shaarawy who slides a ball across the six-yard box, Nagatomo plays safe and puts it out for a corner
7' Biabiany swings in a deep cross for Perisic who attempts the volley, but Florenzi gets his body in the way
4' Perotti strikes from the 18-yard-line and it sails over
3' There's a high tempo from both teams at the start of this game
1' Orsato blows his whistle and we're under way in Roma v Inter
1' Inter and Roma make their entrance onto the Stadio Olimpico turf. Kick-off is in a few seconds
Minutes Text commentary
48' It's all over at the Olimpico, Nainggolan cancelling out Perisic's opener
47' Another change in for the home side, De Rossi coming on for El Shaarawy
45' There will be three minutes of added time
43' Manolas upends Manaj to halt a Nerazzurri counter and earns a yellow for his troubles
41' Felipe Melo comes on for Ljajic
39' Roma equalise. Dzeko mis-kicks his shot but it falls into Nainggolan's path who strikes home
38' Nagatomo saves one from off the line in the Nerazzurri box
36' Emerson comes on for Digne, while Mancini throws on Manaj for Biabiany
36' Handanovic deflects a shot from Salah behind for a corner
35' Inter continue to push, Szczesny intercepting a Perisic drilled cross
34' Manolas blocks a Brozovic shot from the edge of the area
30' El Shaarawy tries to exploit a mis-placed pass from Brozovic but shoots wide
29' Ljajic tries to find the killer pass for Biabiany, but Digne reads well and cuts it out
24' Another chance for Dzeko, a rebound falls into his path but he strikes over
23' A cross comes in from the right for Dzeko, who gets his head on it but Handanovic palms it away
22' Brozovic overhits a chopped through-ball intended for Biabiany
17' Medel is booked for a high kick on Pjanic, free-kick for the Giallorossi
15' Biabiany burns past Manolas and tries to beat Rudiger as well, but overhits and it goes behind
13' Great work by Miranda to get ahead of Dzeko, Handanovic clears up the rest
12' Roma make the first change of the game with Dzeko replacing Keita
8' GOOOAAAAAAL!!! Brozovic slides it into Perisic who fires it across Szczesny and into the net for 1-0!
5' Great run from Perisic, starting in his own half. His pass at the end is slightly too long for Eder
1' El Shaarawy shoots from range and Handanovic saves with a leap to his right
1' No changes to either side as we get back under way!
Biabiany
6.15
6.15
Nagatomo
6.88
6.88
Handanovic
6.82
6.82
D'Ambrosio
6.18
6.18
Medel
6.46
6.46
Brozovic
7.2
7.2
Miranda
7.47
7.47
Murillo
6.3
6.3
Manaj
5.88
5.88
Perisic
8.28
8.28
Ljajic
5.71
5.71
Melo
5.43
5.43
Eder
5.17
5.17
Average rating 6.46
6 shots on target 2
5 shots off target 2
10 fouls committed 12
8 corners 2
3 offsides 1
60% ball possession 40%
wins(28) draws(23) defeats(36)

ROME – Honours even at the Stadio Olimpico as Inter head back to Milan with just the one point after a hard-fought 1-1 draw in Rome. 

Ivan Perisic gave the Nerazzurri the lead early in the second half and it looked for a while that Roberto Mancini's men might sneak the victory until Radja Nainggolan restored parity in the 84th minute.

Inter had to do without attacking threats Mauro Icardi, Stevan Jovetic and the suspended Rodrigo Palacio, while Geoffrey Kondogbia was ruled out shortly before the warm-up. Mancini opted to play Jonathan Biabiany and Ivan Perisic on the wings, while Adem Ljajic was deployed in a free role behind Eder. Samir Handanovic took up his usual position between the sticks behind a back-four of Danilo D'Ambrosio, Miranda, Jeison Murillo and Yuto Nagatomo.

The first chance of the game fell to the Giallorossi. In the third minute, Stephan El Shaarawy laid it off for Diego Perotti to hit a first-time shot that he couldn't keep from sailing over. Inter reacted with a Jonathan Biabiany cross that found Ivan Perisic at the far post, but Alessandro Florenzi managed to block the resulting volley.

The Nerazzurri had to wait fifteen minutes for another decent opening: Adem Ljajic picked up the ball and dummied to shoot, slipping it into Perisic's path instead. The Croat fired a cross-shot into the danger area, only for Kostas Manolas to step in and save his side.

Inter were upping the pressure and their best opportunities came from the left flank. In the 28th minute, the ever-dangerous Perisic cut in from the wing, worked himself some room and shot narrowly over.

The Giallorossi had the ball in the net with ten minutes to play in the first half, but the linesman had already flagged up for offside as Mohamed Salah broke free and lifted it over Handanovic. Inter's No.1 was called into action once more before half-time, showing superb reflexes to dive low and bat away El Shaarawy's powerful volley.

There were no changes to either side at half-time and both teams created decent chances at the beginning of the second 45. It took until the 53rd minute for the deadlock to be broken.

Inter were pressing high up the pitch, with Gary Medel and Ljajic hunting in packs to regain possession. The Serbian played a ball forward to Brozovic, who himself played a first-time pass for Perisic to gather in his stride. Perisic took one touch before firing across Wojciech Szczesny in goal and into the net. 

The goal provoked Luciano Spalletti into a change and Roma's coach replaced Seydou Keita with Dzeko, switching to 4-3-3. Roma immediately began to ramp up the pressure and Dzeko was presented with two gilt-edged opportunities to draw his team level, both of which he failed to convert. 

The home side had the upper hand and Perisic almost handed Roma the equaliser on a plate when his errant pass was pounced on by El Sharaawy, who could only find the side netting. 

Inter tried to ease the pressure with a fluid move of their own that ended when Szczesny came out to claim a Perisic cross intended for Eder. 

Roma's equaliser eventually came in the 84th minute, although it was accompanied by a huge slice of good fortune. Dzeko completely miscued his shot in the area, but it fell fortuitously for Nainggolan to fire home past Handanovic.

With no more clear-cut chances for either side, it finished a goal and a point apiece in the capital and Inter climb onto 55 points. 

ROMA 1-1 INTER (HT: 0-0)
Scorers: Perisic 53 and Nainggolan 84.

ROMA: 25 Szczesny; 24 Florenzi, 44 Manolas, 2 Rudiger, 3 Digne (33 Emerson, 81); 4 Nainggolan, 15 Pjanic, 20 Keita (9 Dzeko, 57); 11 Salah, 8 Perotti, 22 El Shaarawy (16 De Rossi, 90+2).
Subs: 26 De Sanctis, 6 Strootman, 10 Totti, 13 Maicon, 14 Falque, 21 Vainqueur, 35 Torosidis, 48 Ucan, 87 Zukanovic.
Coach: Luciano Spalletti.

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio, 25 Miranda, 24 Murillo, 55 Nagatomo; 77 Brozovic, 17 Medel; 11 Biabiany (97 Manaj, 81), 22 Ljajic (83 Melo, 87), 44 Perisic; 23 Eder.
Subs: 30 Carrizo, 46 Berni, 5 Jesus, 12 Telles, 21 Santon, 27 Gnoukouri.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Yellow cards: Keita 22, Medel 63, Handanovic 74, Rudiger 75, Manolas 88.

Injury time: 1+3 minutes.

Referee: Daniele Orsato.
Assistants: Gianluca Cariolato, Filippo Meli.
Fourth official: Francesco De Luca.
Additional assistants: Gianluca Rocchi, Domenico Celi. 

starting lineups

Szczesny 25 1 Handanovic
Florenzi 24 33 D'Ambrosio
Manolas 44 25 Miranda
Rudiger 2 24 Murillo
Digne 3 55 Nagatomo
Nainggolan 4 17 Medel
Pjanic 15 77 Brozovic
Keita 20 11 Biabiany
El Shaarawy 22 22 Ljajic
Perotti 8 44 Perisic
Salah 11 23 Eder

substitutes

De Sanctis 26 30 Carrizo
Strootman 6 46 Berni
Dzeko 9 5 Jesus
Totti 10 12 Telles
Maicon 13 21 Santon
Falque 14 27 Gnoukouri
De Rossi 16 83 Melo
Vainqueur 21 97 Manaj
Emerson 33
Torosidis 35
Ucan 28
Zukanovic 87