MILAN - A double strike from Obafemi Martins salvaged a point for Inter as the Nerazzurri held Parma to a 2-2 draw at the San Siro.

Inter dominated for long periods of the Serie A Week 4 match but it was Parma who scored first when Alberto Gilardino's first-time shot from a corner found the roof of the net.

Substitute Martins equalised for Inter 27 minutes into the second half. Juan Veron found van der Meyde in space on the left with a superb long ball forward then the Dutch winger centred for the Nigerian to control and stab past Frey from close range.

Parma retook the lead almost immediately when Marchionni poked home after receiving from Morfeo and holding off a challenge from Favalli.

Recoba's entrance proved decisive for the second consecutive match, the Uruguay forward adding verve to the attack as Inter pushed for another equaliser. It came with less than ten minutes left on the clock. After another precise pass from Veron, Martins played a quick one-two with Il Chino then beat Frey with a powerful shot from the edge of the box.

Inter could have snatched a late winner but Materazzi's well-coordinated shot from inside the Parma area hit the crossbar.

The Nerazzurri are back in Uefa Champions League action this Wednesday with a Matchday 2 clash with Anderlecht at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium in Brussels

INTER 2-2 PARMA (HT: 0-1)

Scorers: Gilardino 17', Martins 72', 82', Marchionni 74'

INTER: 1 Toldo, 2 Cordoba, 4 J.Zanetti, 7 van der Meyde (5 Emre 79'), 8 Davids (20 Recoba 65'), 10 Adriano, 14 Veron, 16 Favalli, 23 Materazzi, 25 Stankovic, 32 Vieri (30 Martins 58')
Subs not used: 12 Fontana, 3 Burdisso, 13 Zè Maria, 19 Cambiasso
Coach: Mancini

Parma: 17 Frey, 5 Bonera, 10 Morfeo, 11 Gilardino (9 Maccarone 79'), 14 Contini (4 Bovo 59'), 23 Bresciano (8 Budel 13'), 28 P.Cannavaro, 30 Simplicio, 32 Marchionni, 33 Grella, 77 Potenza
Subs not used: 1 Berti, 6 Bolano, 20 Rosina, 26 Ferronetti
Coach: Baldini

Referee: Morganti

Booked: Simplicio 32', Cordoba 36', Morfeo 90'

Attendance: 55,303

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