Home side took an early lead through Edin Dzeko and hit woodwork THREE times — and inexplicably lost this clash
MAURO ICARDI scored two late goals to turn defeat into victory as title contenders Roma and Inter met in the Italian capital.
With questions being asked of Juventus this season, there’s a real sense that the title is in offing if someone can stake a genuine claim for it.
And this was a meeting of two teams who are certainly in that bracket.
The hosts were far better in the first half and deservedly took the lead through Edin Dzeko‘s neatly-taken goal.
He controlled Radja Nainggolan‘s through ball and fired past Samir Handanovic.
Roma then hit the wordwork THREE times with ferocious strikes from Aleksandar Kolarov, Nainggolan and Diego Perrotti.
While Stephan El Shaarawy had a shot acrobatically cleared off the line.
But, despite their dominance, they couldn’t find a second.
And they were made to pay when Icardi — who missed a sitter at 0-0 — scored twice in quick succession to make it four goals in two games.
Chelsea target Antonio Candreva slide the Argentine through for his first on 67 minutes before being set up by Manchester United target Ivan Perisic for the second ten minutes later.
With Roma throwing everything forward, Nainggolan was bullied off the ball in midfield and they were hit on the counter.
Perisic bamboozled the Giallorossi defence to cross in for Matias Vecino to tap home.
After an impressive win over Fiorentina in their opening game of the season, Inter really laid a marker here with an away win over side which only lost once at home all last season.
It was hard viewing for Francesco Totti as the retired legend watched his boyhood club beaten at home from his new position in the directors’ box.
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