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Inter 2:2 Parma, VAR saved Lukaku`s goal 

Inter 2:2 Parma, VAR saved Lukaku`s goal


The teams of Inter and Parma finished 2:2 in Giuseppe Meazza in the 9th round of Serie A. Antonio Kandreva (23 `) and Romelu Lukaku (51 `), while Jan Caramo (26 `) and Gervinho (30 `), were the guests to be the hosts. Thus, the Nerazzurrs did not take advantage of Juventus` draw against Lecce (1:1) and missed the opportunity to return to the top spot in the standings they occupied in the first six rounds of the season.

The visitors had two good corner kick opportunities in the 8th and 11th minutes, but in the first Karamo did not find the goal, and in the second Samir Handanovic saved the shot of Kastriot Dermaku. In the 13th, Luigi Sepe knocked out a dangerous shot by Roberto Gallardini, and a minute later a shot by Dejan Kulushevski came out. The hosts proved to be more effective at corner kicks. With one of these in the 23rd minute, the ball reached Kandreva, who fired a shot from the boundary of the box, the ball ricocheted into Kulushevski and flew into the net for 1-0.

Only 7 minutes later the Parmalats were already leading the score. In the 26th Marcelo Brozovic gave the ball to Karamo, who advanced and with a long shot equalized for his team. The 21-year-old Frenchman, who owns precisely the Nerazzurri, also played a key role in the visitors` second goal in the 30th minute. Then he broke into the flank and delivered the ball to the uncovered Gervinho, who sent it into the opponent`s net for a complete turn of the match. In the 41st minute, Lautaro Martinez claimed a penalty kick for a foul against him, but no penalty was awarded. In the 43rd, his head hit proved inaccurate.

In the 51st minute, Kandreva passed to Lukaku, who turned to face the door and signed, but his hit was immediately canceled for an ambush. Subsequently, the referee reviewed the situation and considered that the goal was still regular. The pressure from the hosts continued in the next minutes.

In the 63rd, Gervinho hit a ground that was captured by Handanovic. In the 72nd, Lautaro fired a shot that flew over the door. Gaps of Kandreva and Lukaku followed. Debut in Serie A in the 73rd minute, 17-year-old talent Sebastiano Esposito twice failed to bring victory for the Nerazzur in the extra time and so the match ended with a score of 2:2.

Inter remain in second position in the table with 22 points or less than leader Juventus. Parma is sixth with 13 points.


1:0 Kandreva (24 `)

1:1 Karamo (26 `)

1:2 Gervinho (30 `)

2:2 Lukaku (51 `)

INTER: Handanovic, Screensaver, Godin, Bastoni, Kandreva, Galliardini, Brozovich, Barrel, Biragi, Lautaro, Lukaku
PARMA: Sepe, Jacoponi, Dermak, Karamo, Hernani, Scozarela, Gervinho, Galiolo, Dario

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