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89'
N. Estévez
Yellow Card
84'
Léo Sena
G. Maggiore
62'
R. Marchizza
Yellow Card
39'
I. Perišić
Goal
1 - 1
12'
Diego Farias
Goal
1 - 0

Match Stats

Possession
36% 63%
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12
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 1 5
Total Passes 370 632
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Internazionale INT Internazionale 37 27 7 3 84 34 +50 88 L W W W W
2 Atalanta ATA Atalanta 37 23 9 5 90 45 +45 78 W W W D W
3 Milan MIL Milan 36 23 6 7 72 41 +31 75 W W W L L
4 Juventus JUV Juventus 37 22 9 6 73 37 +36 75 W W L W D
5 Napoli NAP Napoli 36 23 4 9 83 40 +43 73 W W D W W
6 Lazio LAZ Lazio 36 21 4 11 61 53 +8 67 L W L W W
7 Roma ROM Roma 37 18 7 12 66 56 +10 61 W L W L L
8 Sassuolo SAS Sassuolo 36 15 11 10 59 55 +4 56 L W D W W
9 Sampdoria SAM Sampdoria 36 13 7 16 48 54 -6 46 D L W L W
10 Hellas Verona VER Hellas Verona 36 11 10 15 43 45 -2 43 L D D L L
11 Bologna BOL Bologna 36 10 10 16 48 59 -11 40 L D D L D
12 Udinese UDI Udinese 36 10 10 16 41 52 -11 40 L D L W L
13 Fiorentina FIO Fiorentina 36 9 12 15 47 57 -10 39 D W D D W
14 Genoa GEN Genoa 37 9 12 16 46 58 -12 39 L W L L W
15 Spezia SPE Spezia 37 9 11 17 50 70 -20 38 W D L D L
16 Cagliari CAG Cagliari 36 9 9 18 43 58 -15 36 D W D W W
17 Torino TOR Torino 36 7 14 15 49 68 -19 35 L L D W L
18 Benevento BEN Benevento 36 7 10 19 38 73 -35 31 L L L L D
19 Crotone CRO Crotone 36 6 3 27 44 91 -47 21 W L L W L
20 Parma PAR Parma 36 3 11 22 38 77 -39 20 L L L L L

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Commentary

That's all for today, goodbye!
That draw takes Inter 10 points clear of rivals Milan at the top of the table with six games left of the season. Next up for them is Verona at home. Spezia stay in 15th, and are five points clear of the relegation zone, with a big game against Genoa, who sit just above them in the table, coming up at the weekend.
Inter are held to a 1-1 draw by Spezia. It was the hosts that took the lead through Farias after Handanovic failed to keep his shot out despite getting a hand to it and Perisic equalised from close range before half-time. Inter dominated throughout and thought they'd won it late in the game, but both Lukaku and Martinez had goals ruled out for offside.
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: SPEZIA 1-1 INTER.
90' + 4' SAVE! Sanchez picks out Lukaku in the middle of the box and he nods it down for Martinez. He hits the shot on the volley, but it's a comfortable height for Provedel and he holds onto it.
90' + 3' CHANCE! It's another great throughball from Sanchez to pick out Lukaku on the left of the box and he's one-on-one with the keeper. It's an awkward angle, but he goes for goal instead of looking for a team-mate and fires his shot high over the bar.
90' + 1' Into four added minutes now, and Inter are still piling forward in search of the winning goal. They look to Hakimi down the right again, but he has three Spezia defenders with him now and he can't pick out a cross into the box.
N. Estévez
Yellow Card
89' Estevez is late with his challenge on Sanchez and has his name taken by the referee.
87' OFFSIDE AGAIN! Inter take the free-kick early and Sanchez's throughball catches Spezia out as Martinez latches onto it. He hits his shot across goal, beating the keeper and it bounces in off the inside of the post, but he set off too early and the flag goes up against him.
85' OFFSIDE! Hakimi tries to curve his run to stay onside before making a driving run into the box from the right. He squares it into the box for Lukaku, who is left with a simple tap-in, but the linesman is quick to put the flag up against the wing-back after the ball hits the back of the net.
Léo Sena
G. Maggiore
84' Final change for Spezia now and Italiano is bringing on Sena for Maggiore.
82' Spezia are happy to sit back and invite the pressure from Inter still and the visitors are trying to open up space through the middle. Brozovic tries to tee up Sanchez on the edge of the box, but Terzi steps in to clear the danger.
80' OFF THE POST! Nothing comes of the initial free-kick for Inter, but Spezia take too long to clear their lines and Lukaku wins it back on the edge of the box. He touches it onto Martinez and he takes the shot early, curling it around the keeper and off the outside of the far post.
E. Gyasi
Diego Farias
79' The goal scorer, Farias, is also making way, with Gyasi coming on to replace him.
C. Dell'Orco
R. Marchizza
79' Spezia are making a double substitution now and Marchizza is being taken off, with Dell'Orco on for him.
78' Inter are still pushing forward and getting a lot of bodies forward as they chase a win in this game. Barella is crashed into by Ricci through the middle and Hakimi can't make anything of the loose ball, so the referee pulls it back for a free-kick.
76' SAVE! Martinez wins a free-kick on the right and Sanchez swings a dangerous cross into the box from the set-piece. It's over Lukaku's head, but Skriniar runs onto it at the far post, getting ahead of Terzi to poke it towards goal, but Provedel holds onto it on the goal line.
A. Sánchez
C. Eriksen
73' Eriksen is also being taken off, with Sanchez on to replace him.
A. Young
I. Perišić
73' Double change for Inter now as they continue to look for the win. The goal scorer, Perisic, is the first to go off, with Young on for him.
72' Inter are keeping the pressure on the hosts still as Bastoni tries to play another long ball over the top to pick out Lukaku's run. Terzi sticks with him all the way though and is there to hook it clear for Spezia.
70' Another mistake from Ismajli at the back for Spezia as he takes too long to make a pass. Martinez isn't giving him any time on the ball and nicks it off him before driving at goal, but the defender recovers well to slide in and stop him from having a chance.
68' DOUBLE SAVE! It's a loose backpass from Ismajli and he's played in Lukaku, who's one-on-one with Provedel. The keeper is quick off his line and manages to get a hand to the ball to stop the shot, but Lukaku keeps hold of it. He gets another chance, but Provedel is there to block it again.
66' GREAT CHANCE! Barella whips a brilliant cross into the six-yard box and Hakimi flicks it on at the near post. He can't direct his effort on target, but he does take Provedel out of the game as Perisic runs onto it at the far side, but he puts his shot into the side netting.
64' Inter open up some space in behind Spezia with a series of one-touch passes, with Hakimi starting the move and continuing his run to get it back from Brozovic. His first touch takes it away from him though which gives Terzi time to get back and nick it off him.
A. Galabinov
R. Piccoli
62' Spezia are using the break in play to make their second change, with Piccoli making way for Galabinov.
R. Marchizza
Yellow Card
62' Marchizza is shown the first yellow card of the game after he catches Barella late when he clears his lines.
61' A rare chance for Spezia to get forward now as Marchizza wins the ball back and makes a driving run down the left. Skriniar loses him as he curls a cross into the box, but it's straight into Handanovic's gloves.
59' Nobody picks up Perisic's run down the left wing and he chips a dangerous cross into the six-yard box. Provedel dives for it without getting any contact on the ball, but he does just enough to put off Lukaku behind him at the far post.
57' Spezia just can't get out of their own half at the moment and their passing is sloppy when they get near the halfway line. Ricci's looping pass into Farias is cut out by Brozovic and the hosts are under pressure again.
55' It's a brilliant run by Hakimi down the right as he goes on his own and weaves his way past three Spezia defenders to get down the wing. Marchizza is scampering back and he recovers well to block the cross into the box.
53' Inter break quickly on the counter and they're looking to Hakimi down the right again. He whips a good cross into the near post, but Ismajli does well to flick it away from Martinez. It loops up for Lukaku, but he misses it on the volley and bounces away from danger.
51' The hosts are moving the ball upfield quickly and Maggiore is picked out in a lot of space in the middle. He spots Piccoli pulling away from De Vrij in the middle and tries to pick him out with a throughball, only for Skriniar to intercept it.
49' SAVE! It's another great ball over the top from Bastoni and Martinez drifts out to the right to reach it after Terzi lets it bounce. He cuts into the box before drilling his shot at the near post and Provedel gets his hands to it. It bounces under him and rebounds off the post and back to the keeper.
48' Bastoni took a heavy touch which gifted the ball to Vignali, who switches it out to Ricci just as the defender slides in. Spezia have space to run into as they counter, but the referee's whistle goes for the foul, leaving the hosts furious that the advantage wasn't played.
46' Spezia get us back underway for the second half! 
L. Vignali
Salvador Ferrer
46' Spezia are making a change at the start of the second half, with Vignali coming on for Ferrer.
Inter's passing let them down in the final third at the beginning of the match, but they started to find their rhythm towards the end of the half and Conte will be hoping they can pick up where they left off. Spezia's only chance resulted in the goal, but they dealt with the pressure well after going ahead and Italiano will be asking for more of the same after the break.
It's level at the break with Spezia and Inter drawing 1-1. Inter dominated possession throughout the first half, but it was the hosts that took the lead through Farias. He cut away from Hakimi before hitting his shot from the edge of the box and Handanovic should've done better after getting a hand to it. Inter fought back, with Barella coming close before Perisic was there to tap it in from close range at the far post.
45' HALF-TIME: SPEZIA 1-1 INTER.
43' The Spezia defenders are asking for offside against Lukaku, but no flag comes and he pulls away from Ferrer on the left to whip a cross into the middle. Barella has made a run to the near post, but he's just beaten to it by Ismajli.
41' Inter are finding their rhythm now and are looking a lot more dangerous when they get into the final third. Yet again, Hakimi finds himself in space down the right and he fizzes a low cross into the near post, which Terzi puts out for a corner.
I. Perišić
Goal
39' PERISIC EQUALISES! Hakimi stays onside before whipping a dangerous cross into the six-yard box from the right. It looks like Ferrer has it covered, but Perisic keeps the pressure on him and is there to poke it over the line at the far post when the defender loses it. 1-1! 
38' CLOSE! Spezia don't clear their lines properly from the corner and Skriniar whips the ball back into the box from the left. He picks out Lukaku, who then tees up Barella at the near post and he takes the shot first time but ends up slicing his effort just wide of the far post.
37' Barella is closed down by two Spezia defenders on the right but he manages to dribble away from them to get to the byline. He tries to drill a low cross into the middle for Lukaku, but it's put out for another Inter corner.
35' It's a poor clearance by Handanovic as he was closed down by Piccoli, but he gets away with it as Lukaku steps in front of Estevez to keep hold of it. He turns and tries to float it out to Hakimi on the right, but it's another poor forward pass that is cut out by Spezia.
33' Inter's passing in the final third is still letting them down as they continue to push for an equaliser. Barella makes a driving run forward, and he has Lukaku and Martinez in support with him, but he overhits his cross straight out of play.
31' Barella touches the ball onto Lukaku before continuing into the box and he's screaming for the return pass, but he's strayed offside. Lukaku instead looks for Hakimi to his right, but it's short and Marchizza gets across to intercept it.
29' Spezia just can't get out of their own half at the moment as Inter continue to dominate in possession, but they're staying strong defensively. Brozovic plays another throughball forward to Martinez, but this one is intercepted by Ricci.
27' Skriniar chooses to go long again to try and get his side back on level terms and he's looking for Lukaku, who bursts between the two central defenders. It's just out of his reach on the stretch and Provedel is quickly off his line to scoop it up.
25' Inter are still patiently playing out from the back as they try to open up some space in behind Spezia, who have dropped back to sit in their shape. Barella tries a throughball into Lukaku, but Terzi is there again for the hosts to intercept it.
23' It's another great switch of play from Brozovic to take out the Spezia defenders and pick out Hakimi's driving run down the right. He takes it to the byline before trying to whip a low cross into the middle, but it's blocked by Marchizza.
21' Eriksen swings the corner into the box for Inter and Skriniar rises highest in the middle to get his head to it. He flicks it on to Martinez at the far post, but he can't wrap his foot around it to get his shot away on the volley.
19' Martinez turns away from Ismajli on the edge of the box before floating a cross over the top to Hakimi. He nods it down for Barella, and he can't get the ball out of his feet in time to have a shot before Terzi nicks it off him.
17' It's slow from Inter at the moment and they can't get out of their own half as the hosts continue to close them down high up the field. Bastoni tries to get them out with a hopeful throughball, but it's behind Lukaku and Estevez is there to collect it for Spezia.
15' Inter are still trying to push forward, but they're struggling to find a way in behind Spezia at the moment. Barella tries to link up with Hakimi down the right after intercepting Ferrer's clearance, but the wing-back knocks the return pass straight out of play.
13' Inter are looking to hit back straight away as Eriksen plays a throughball into Lukaku in the box. He does well to hold off Ismajli to create space for his shot, drilling his low effort on goal, but Provedel holds onto it as the flag goes up.
Diego Farias
Goal
12' SPEZIA LEAD! Hakimi closed down Farias on the edge of the box and ended up kicking his clearance against the forward's legs. Farias cuts away from the defender to make space for himself before hitting a low shot towards goal. Handanovic gets a hand to it, but he can't stop it from crossing the line. 1-0 Spezia!
10' The hosts are starting to get a foothold in the game now and are keeping Inter under pressure with a good spell of possession. Maggiore drifts away from Hakimi on the right but then overhits his cross into the box and it's over Agudelo's head at the far post.
8' Spezia just can't get into the game at the moment as Inter continue to dominate possession and they're trying to switch play out to Hakimi, who finds space down the right again. His first touch lets him down this time though just before the offside flag goes up against him.
6' Bastoni is allowed to carry the ball a long way from deep in his own half and he switches play out to Hakimi who has a lot of space on the right. He has three to aim for in the middle, but his cross is over everyone and Perisic can't keep it in at the far side.
4' Spezia are trying to find a way forward now they've managed to get hold of the ball, but Inter are pressing them high upfield and making it difficult for them to get out. It's knocked back to Provedel and he manages to clear his lines before Martinez closes him down.
2' Inter are seeing a lot of the possession in the opening minutes here and De Vrij spots Perisic making a good run off the back of Ferrer. He plays a long ball over the top looking for him, but Provedel is quickly off his line to collect it.
1' Lukaku gets the game underway for Inter!
The teams are out on the pitch now, with kick-off just moments away.
Inter have won all three of their Serie A and Coppa Italia games against Spezia, scoring 10 and conceding just twice across those matches.
Just the one change for Antonio Conte's team after their draw with Napoli last time out. Perisic is brought in for Darmian, who starts on the bench.
Vincenzo Italiano makes seven changes to the side that lost to Bologna at the weekend as only Provedel, Ismajli, Maggiore and Ricci retain their places. Gyasi, Verde, Sena and Vignali drop to the bench, and they're without top scorer M'Bala Nzola.
INTER SUBS: Andrea Ranocchia, Matteo Darmian, Roberto Gagliardini, Stefano Sensi, Ionut Radu, Alexis Sanchez, Matias Vecino, Daniele Padelli, Danilo D'Ambrosio, Ashley Young, Andrea Pinamonti.
INTER STARTING XI (3-5-2): Samir Handanovic; Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij, Alessandro Bastoni; Achraf Hakimi, Nicolo Barella, Marcelo Brozovic, Christian Eriksen, Ivan Perisic; Romelu Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez.
SPEZIA SUBS: Tommaso Pobega, Joroen Zoet, Daniele Verde, Lucien Agoume, Leo Sena, Cristian Dell'Orco, Luca Vignali, Gennaro Acampora, Julian Chabot, Emmanuel Gyasi, Andrej Galabinov, Ellio Capradossi.
SPEZIA STARTING XI (4-3-3): Ivan Provedel; Salvador Ferrer, Ardian Ismajli, Claudio Terzi, Riccardo Marchizza; Giulio Maggiore, Matteo Ricci, Nahuel Estevez; Kevin Agudelo, Roberto Piccoli, Diego Farias.
On the back of a busy few days for Inter, which saw them announce they were joining the European Super League before withdrawing earlier today, they have the chance to go 12 points clear at the top of the table after Milan's loss earlier on. They're unbeaten in their last 15 league games (W12 D3), but their 11-match winning run was ended by a 1-1 draw with Napoli at the weekend. They face a Spezia side in good form at home, with the hosts going unbeaten in their last five outings at the Alberto Picco (W3 D2).
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