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M. Vecino
I. Perišić
1 - 3
M. Icardi
I. Perišić
1 - 2
M. Icardi
A. Candreva
1 - 1
Juan Jesus
Yellow Card
E. Džeko
R. Nainggolan
1 - 0

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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 8
Total Passes 458 476
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Juventus JUV Juventus 38 30 5 3 86 24 +62 95 W D W W L
2 Napoli NAP Napoli 38 28 7 3 77 29 +48 91 W W D L W
3 Roma ROM Roma 38 23 8 7 61 28 +33 77 W D W W W
4 Internazionale INT Internazionale 38 20 12 6 66 30 +36 72 W L W L W
5 Lazio LAZ Lazio 38 21 9 8 89 49 +40 72 L D D W W
6 Milan MIL Milan 38 18 10 10 56 42 +14 64 W D W W L
7 Atalanta ATA Atalanta 38 16 12 10 57 39 +18 60 L D D W W
8 Fiorentina FIO Fiorentina 38 16 9 13 54 46 +8 57 L L W W L
9 Torino TOR Torino 38 13 15 10 54 46 +8 54 W W D L L
10 Sampdoria SAM Sampdoria 38 16 6 16 56 60 -4 54 L L L W L
11 Sassuolo SAS Sassuolo 38 11 10 17 29 59 -30 43 L W W L W
12 Genoa GEN Genoa 38 11 8 19 33 43 -10 41 L L L L W
13 Chievo CHI Chievo 38 10 10 18 36 59 -23 40 W W W L L
14 Udinese UDI Udinese 38 12 4 22 48 63 -15 40 W W L D L
15 Bologna BOL Bologna 38 11 6 21 40 52 -12 39 L L L L D
16 Cagliari CAG Cagliari 38 11 6 21 33 61 -28 39 W W L L D
17 SPAL SPA SPAL 38 8 14 16 39 59 -20 38 W L W W L
18 Crotone CRO Crotone 38 9 8 21 40 66 -26 35 L D L W W
19 Hellas Verona VER Hellas Verona 38 7 4 27 30 78 -48 25 L L L L L
20 Benevento BEN Benevento 38 6 3 29 33 84 -51 21 L W L D W


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Luciano Spalletti enjoys a comeback victory on his return to the Stadio Olimpico. Inter fell 1-0 behind to Roma in the first half through Edin Dzeko and then rode their luck as the home side hit the woodwork three times. However, Mauro Icardi levelled in the second half and the Nerazzurri upped the ante to snatch the three points. Icardi notched a second before Matias Vecino secured the victory with a late strike from close range.
90' + 3' The referee ends the contest.
90' + 2' CHANCE! Roma fail to threaten from a free-kick as Kolarov smashes his effort into the wall. Inter launch a counter as Perisic feeds Joao Mario, but Alisson makes a smart stop to deny the Portuguese.
M. Tumminello
D. Perotti
90' + 1' Perotti makes way for Tumminello.
90' There will be three minutes of added time.
89' Roma can feel hard done by this evening in the final third, but their defending in the second half has not been good enough.
I. Perišić
87' Perisic produces another excellent cross from the left that is converted by Vecino.
M. Vecino
87' GOALLLL!!!!!! VECINO NOTCHES INTER'S THIRD! Spalletti's men surely secure the win as Vecino converts from close range. The visitors broke on the counter as Joao Mario won possession and fed Perisic down the left. Once again his delivery was on point across the face of goal, allowing the midfielder to tap the ball home.
86' All hands on deck for Inter at the back as the home side up the ante from a series of crosses into the box. However, the visitors pass the test and can counter.
João Cancelo
A. Candreva
84' Cancelo replaces Candreva after a tough shift for the Italian.
C. Ünder
D. De Rossi
83' Under replaces De Rossi for the home side.
82' AGONY!! Nainggolan somehow fails to find the back of the net. Dzeko cuts the ball back to the Belgian on the edge of the box and he shoots with power. However, his effort is blocked by El Shaarawy on the line, with the ball seemingly bound for the bottom corner. The rebound falls back to Nainggolan, but with his second attempt he hammers the ball over the bar. He has been so unlucky this evening.
81' CLOSE! Joao Mario picks out Icardi on the edge of the box and he lays the ball off first time for Perisic, but it falls agonisingly out of his reach. Inter are unstoppable in the final third at the moment.
80' SAVE! Icardi is played through behind the Roma defence and throws off the challenge of Manolas. He blasts his effort at goal from a tight angle, but Alisson makes the stop to deny him the hat-trick.
I. Perišić
77' Perisic is afforded space and time in the final third and he picks out Icardi, who finishes well to put Inter ahead.
M. Icardi
77' GOALLLLL!!!!!!! ICARDI FIRES INTER AHEAD! After being pummeled by Roma for the majority of the game Inter are now ahead. Perisic raids down the left and sends a great low cross into the box. Icardi controls with his back to goal and then fires on the turn, blasting his effort past Alisson into the bottom corner. An outstanding finish from the Argentine.
75' Skriniar comes in with a hard challenge on Dzeko in the box, but he does enough to win the ball according to the referee. 
73' Roma break forward with Perotti and he has Nainggolan for support. He threads the ball through to the Belgian, but the ball has just too much pace for him to strike first time. He gets into position after taking control, but Dalbert gets back to make the block.
72' It's a complete role reversal from the start of the half as Inter are piling on the pressure. Candreva lifts a corner into the box and Perisic pulls off his man at the back post, but misses contact on his volley when presented with an opportunity.
70' OVER! Vecino snatches at an opportunity inside the box as the ball falls kindly for him to shoot, but he smashes his opportunity over the bar.
68' OFF THE LINE! El Shaarawy almost puts his side ahead again as he latches on to ball over the top and lobs Handanovic. However, Dalbert races back to clear the ball off the line and out for a corner.
A. Candreva
67' Candreva slides a pass through to Icardi, who finishes well inside the box.
M. Icardi
67' GOALLLLLL!!!!! INTER ARE LEVEL!!! Roma are caught on the sucker punch as minutes after hitting the post for the third time Icardi equalises for the visitors. Juan Jesus gives the ball away and Candreva latches on to the knockdown from Skriniar. He threads a pass beyond the Roma backline and Icardi pounces to fire his strike past Alisson into the net. Clinical from the Argentine.
65' OFF THE POST! For the third time this evening Roma hit the post. Perotti is the latest victim as he cuts inside to rifle a right-footed strike at goal. His effort sails past the outstretched hand of Handanovic, but rattles the woodwork and bounces clear. The home side could have been out of sight if not for the post.
64' Almost an immediate impact off the bench for El Shaarawy as he nearly latches on to Perotti's cross at the back post. However, the ball just evades his outstretched leg.
S. El Shaarawy
G. Defrel
63' El Shaarawy replaces Defrel for the home side.
62' Perotti goes on the charge down the left flank and he fires a low cross towards the near post, but D'Ambrosio diverts the ball behind for a corner.
60' Candreva fails to punish Juan Jesus for his mistake as his first delivery is cleared before he hits his second cross into the gloves of Alisson.
59' Candreva hits a poor cross into the box for Icardi, but Jesus bails him out by knocking the ball out for a corner after slicing his clearance.
58' Mecino and Valero almost combine for the visitors in the final third, but the presence of Manolas stops their progress just when Inter looked to be threatening.
Dalbert Henrique
Y. Nagatomo
56' Dalbert replaces Nagatomo for the visitors.
55' Perotti attempts to burst past the challenge of Skriniar and he goes down on the byline. The winger looks back at the referee to appeal for a penalty, but the official points only for a corner for the home side.
54' The Nerazzurri finally exert pressure of their own on the Roma goal, but Joao Mario can only fire a tame effort straight at Alisson.
52' Inter have been unable to break out of their own half since the restart. The pressure has been unrelenting from the home side.
50' OVER! Perotti collects on the left flank and cuts inside to shoot on his right foot, but skews his effort well wide of the target.
49' Skriniar makes another important intervention at the back for his team to head Perotti's corner away from Dzeko. The visitors are under the cosh here.
47' Inter clear their lines from the corner, but the Giallorossi have come out firing at the start of the second period.
47' Strootman and Dzeko combine down the left flank to open up the Inter defence. Skriniar gets back just in time to deflect the Dutchman's shot behind for a corner.
46' We're back underway at the Stadio Olimpico.
João Mário
R. Gagliardini
46' Joao Mario replaces Gagliardini at the break.
Roma hold a 1-0 lead over Inter at the break thanks to Edin Dzeko's first goal of the season. The Giallorossi were on top for the majority of the first period as Aleksandar Kolarov and Radja Nainggolan also struck the woodwork. The visitors have had their moments with both Mauro Icardi and Antonio Candreva fluffed their lines from close range, while the Argentine stung the hands of Alisson later in the half.  
45' + 1' The referee ends the first half.
45' There will be one minute of added time.
43' SAVE! Icardi comes to life for the first time in the contest and he almost draws his side level. He collects the ball from Valero's deflected cross, but Alisson makes a fine reaction stop to beat his effort away.
42' Dzeko rises at the near post to clear the danger and the home side come away down the right on the counter.
41' Candreva makes a surge down the right and wins a corner off the legs of Perotti. Can the visitors threaten from the set-piece?
39' OFF THE POST! Roma hit the woodwork for the second time of the half. Defrel tees up Nainggolan 25 yards from goal and the Belgian meets it with a rasping first-time effort on the half-volley. It travels with pace towards the bottom corner, but strikes the post and bounces clear.
37' The tempo of the game has dropped over the last couple of minutes as the visitors have attempted to build a period of possession.
35' Inter clear the danger from the corner and counter through Perisic, but he wastes an opening by overhitting his cross-field pass for Icardi.
33' Roma's pressure causes a mistake from D'Ambrosio at the back and he crosses into the box from the byline. Miranda is forced into a hurried clearance behind for a corner.
31' SHOT! Space opens up for Candreva in the final third and he takes on the strike from 25 yards, but Alisson watches the ball safely into his hands.
29' Icardi tries to break through the Roma defensive line to latch on to a throughball from Candreva, but the flag is up for offside, although Alisson gathered at his feet anyway.
28' SAVE! Dzeko collects in the final third and he turns to strike at goal. He angles his effort towards the top corner, but it does not have the power to beat Handanovic.
27' D'Ambrosio releases Perisic down the right inside channel and the winger fires the ball across the face of goal, but there's no white shirt gambling on the cross at the back post.
25' Nainggolan requires treatment on the pitch after being caught by a stray arm from Valero.
23' Inter go for a training-ground routine from the set-piece. Valero chips the ball across the edge of the box for Perisic to strike, but it's too high for him to blast an effort at goal.
Juan Jesus
Yellow Card
22' Perisic makes a run down the left flank and has his progress stopped by a foul from Jesus. The Roma defender heads into the book for the challenge and Inter have a free-kick in a dangerous position.
20' Perotti robs Gagliardini of possession on the edge of his own box and he cuts the ball back to Defrel to shoot. However, the winger's shot is deflected over the bar by Miranda.
A. Candreva
Yellow Card
19' Candreva goes into the book for a late challenge on Kolarov.
17' Icardi bursts into the right inside channel and he lifts a cross into the box for Valero to attack, but the midfielder can only head his effort over the bar.
R. Nainggolan
15' Nainggolan lifts a pinpoint cross into the box for Dzezko to control and score.
E. Džeko
15' GOALLLLLL!!!!! DZEKO FIRES ROMA AHEAD! The home side take the lead as Dzeko converts from close range. Nainggolan opened up the Inter defence with a lofted pass over the top and the striker controlled it on his chest before blasting his effort into the top corner. A clinical finish.
14' OFF THE POST! Roma come within inches of taking the lead as a loose ball falls to Kolarov 30 yards from goal. He meets the ball on the volley and fires towards the net. It bounces before Handanovic, but strikes the post before heading to safety.
12' MISSES!!!! Inter should be ahead. A low cross into the box from Perisic finds Candreva in the six-yard box, but he scuffs his effot at goal. Icardi pounces on the loose ball, but can only fire his effort wide of the post. How on earth did both men miss than opening.
9' Jesus lifts the ball forward for Dzeko to battle Skriniar in the air, but the ball does not drop for the striker, allowing Handanovic to gather.
7' Inter waste an opening from a corner as D'Ambrosio's pass to Candreva catches the midfielder in an offside position.
6' D'Ambrosio raids down the right flank for the visitors and sends a low cross into the box. Perisic almost connects, but he fails to strike at goal.
4' Kolarov sends the resulting corner low and towards the near post. De Rossi almost latches on to the cross to steer his effort at goal, but it trickles wide of the post.
3' Defrel whips a cross into a dangerous area of the box and Nagatomo has to employ the safety first option to head behind for a corner.
2' De Rossi pulls the shirt of Valero in the early stages and the refere awards the first free-kick of the contest.
1' We're underway at the Stadio Olimpico.
The players are out on the pitch, so we should be underway shortly.
FLASHBACK! Roma won this fixture 2-1 last October. Spalletti led the Giallorossi to victory thanks to a strike from Eden Dzeko and an own goal from Icardi. Ever Banega had equalised for the Nerazzurri, but the defeat increased the pressure on Frank de Boer, who was sacked one month later.
Inter have made one change from their win over Fiorentina. Roberto Gagliardini gets the start in defensive midfield to replace Marcelo Brozovic. Borja Valero pushes further forward to take the Croatian's place in the attacking third in a three-man unit behind Icardi.
Juan Jesus will get the start at right-back for La Lupa as Bruno Peres misses out. Other than that it's an unchanged side from Di Francesco in his home opener.
Roma are without Emerson Palmieri, Nura Abdullahi and Rick Karsdorp due to injury this evening, although Alessandro Florenzi makes his return to the bench following a lengthy lay-off with a torn ACL.
Inter subs: Cancelo, Jovetic, Joao Maria, Ranocchia, Ansaldi, Eder, Padelli, Dalbert, Vanheusden, Brozovic, Gabriel, Pinamonti.
INTER (4-2-3-1): Handanovic; D’Ambrosio, Skriniar, Miranda, Nagatomo; Gagliardini, Vecino; Candreva, Borja Valero, Perisic; Icardi.
Roma subs: Pellegrini, Moreno, Under, Lobont, Gonalons, Florenzi, Skorupksi, Gerson, Tumminello, Ciavattini, El Shaarawy.
ROMA (4-3-3): Alisson; Juan Jesus, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov; Nainggolan, De Rossi, Strootman; Defrel, Dzeko, Perotti.
The team news has been announced and we'll start with the home side.
Spalletti would relish a victory over his old team to jolt Inter back into a title challenger this season, but Roma under Di Francesco have their own desires about finally catching Juve at the top of the table.
They will face their former manager Luciano Spalletti this evening as he brings his Inter side to the Stadio Olimpico. The Nerazzurri secured a 3-0 win over Fiorentina in their opener as Mauro Icardi notched a brace along with a strike from Ivan Perisic to kickstart the term.
Roma began life under new manager Eusebio Di Francesco with a win on the road against Atalanta in their opener. Aleksandar Kolarov scored the only goal of the game in the 31st minute as La Lupa battled hard to secure the three points.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the Serie A clash between Roma and Inter at the Stadio Olimpico.