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Inter fail to capitalise on Juve slip after 2-2 draw with Parma

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Inter Milan failed to make the most of Juventus’s earlier draw with Lecce, after drawing themselves against Parma.

Earlier in the day, Juventus seemingly dropped two points in a 1-1 draw with Lecce.

All Antonio Conte’s men had to do was win, and they would leapfrog the Bianconeri and take top sot in Serie A.

It started well for Inter when Candreva opened the scoring at the San Siro in the 23rd minute.

However, their joy was short-lived.

Only three minutes later, former Inter man Yann Karamoh scored for the visitors.

Then to further compound the host’s misery, Ivory Coast international Gervinho made 1-2 to Parma only four minutes later.

With 30 minutes on the clock, the scoreline read Inter Milan 1 – 2 Parma.

That was how things remained at the break.

As the game resumed, Conte’s men had to push in order to get back in the game.

Only five minutes in the second half, they got their goal.

Big money summer signing Romelu Lukaku was the scorer. The Belgian international was adjudged by VAR to be onside by the finest of margins.

The hosts were unable to capitalise on any further opportunities and the game played out to draw.

Fulltime: Inter Milan 2 – 2 Parma.

Parma manager Roberto D’Aversa told Sky Sports Italia, he was disappointed his side couldn’t keep the lead but was happy with a point against such tough opposition.

He said:

“There are regrets that we didn’t hold on to the lead.”

“But on the other hand considering how many players were out injured and the team we were up against.”

“We can be satisfied to take a point home from this fixture.”

Conte, on the other hand, is not happy.

He said:

“I can’t ask for much more from these lads, because it’s our third game in six days and we practically always have the same XI due to various problems.”

“I am not happy with this at all.”

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MILAN, ITALY – OCTOBER 26: FC Internazionale coach Antonio Conte reacts during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Parma Calcio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on October 26, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)