Gary Medel scored his first goal for Inter Milan as they beat leaders Roma to go top of Serie A.

Midfielder Medel, who joined Inter from Cardiff City at the start of last season, drove a long-range shot past ex-Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny.

Roma dominated the second half but could not find a way past Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic as they lost for the second time this season.

The visitors finished with 10 men after midfielder Miralem Pjanic was sent off.

Pjanic was booked just before half time and received a second yellow card for handball in the 72nd-minute as Roma’s five-match winning run in the league came to an end.

Pjanic had earlier been close to an equaliser as Roma battled to recover from Medel’s 31st-minute strike but his shot was saved by Handanovic, who then blocked the follow-up from former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah.

Handanovic also twice kept out headers from former Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko, who was slow to react to a chance to give Roma a first-half lead after a Maicon shot had also been saved.

Napoli will replace Inter at the top of the table if they win at Genoa on Sunday.

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Inter Milan

  • 01 Handanovic Booked
  • 33 D’Ambrosio (Ranocchia – 79′ )
  • 25 Miranda
  • 24 Murillo
  • 55 Nagatomo
  • 77 Brozovic
  • 17 Medel (Kondogbia – 51′ )
  • 13 Guarín Booked
  • 44 Perisic
  • 10 Jovetic (Palacio – 65′ Booked )
  • 22 Ljajic Booked

Substitutes

  • 05 Nunes Jesus
  • 07 Kondogbia
  • 08 Palacio
  • 09 Icardi
  • 11 Biabiany
  • 12 Telles
  • 14 Montoya
  • 21 Santon
  • 23 Ranocchia
  • 27 Gnoukouri
  • 30 Carrizo
  • 97 Manaj

Roma

  • 25 Szczesny
  • 13 Maicon
  • 44 Manolas
  • 02 Rüdiger
  • 03 Digne Booked
  • 24 Florenzi (Falque – 64′ )
  • 04 Nainggolan
  • 15 Pjanic Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 11 Salah
  • 09 Dzeko (Vainqueur – 77′ )
  • 27 Gervinho (Iturbe – 84′ )

Substitutes

  • 05 Leandro
  • 07 Iturbe
  • 14 Falque
  • 16 De Rossi
  • 18 Ponce
  • 21 Vainqueur
  • 23 Gyömbér
  • 26 De Sanctis
  • 33 Palmieri dos Santos
  • 35 Torosidis
  • 48 Ucan
  • 97 Umar
Ref: Nicola Rizzoli


Match Stats

Possession

41




59

Shots

10




19

On target

3




9

Corners

4




9

Fouls

10




10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Inter Milan 1, Roma 0.

90:00 +5:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Inter Milan 1, Roma 0.

90:00 +4:40

Attempt missed. Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

90:00 +4:05

Foul by Antonio Rüdiger (Roma).

90:00 +4:05

Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +3:48 Booking

Booking Lucas Digne (Roma) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +3:07

Juan Iturbe (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:07

Foul by Yuto Nagatomo (Inter Milan).

90:00 +2:41

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by William Vainqueur.

90:00 +1:55

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Kostas Manolas.

90:00 +1:11

Offside, Roma. Maicon tries a through ball, but Juan Iturbe is caught offside.

90:00 +0:02 Booking

Booking Adem Ljajic (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

89:58

Hand ball by Adem Ljajic (Inter Milan).

88:23

Foul by Lucas Digne (Roma).

88:23

Jeison Murillo (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

86:45

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Jeison Murillo.

86:43

Attempt missed. Maicon (Roma) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

83:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Roma. Juan Iturbe replaces Gervinho.

81:59

Attempt missed. Jeison Murillo (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Fredy Guarín.

81:49

Attempt blocked. Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

78:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Inter Milan. Andrea Ranocchia replaces Danilo D’Ambrosio because of an injury.

77:33

Radja Nainggolan (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:33

Foul by Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan).

76:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Roma. William Vainqueur replaces Edin Dzeko.

76:45 Booking

Booking Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

76:37

Wojciech Szczesny (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:37

Foul by Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan).

75:56

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Wojciech Szczesny.

75:56

Attempt saved. Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rodrigo Palacio with a cross.

74:39

Foul by Kostas Manolas (Roma).

74:39

Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:08

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

73:21

Delay in match Danilo D’Ambrosio (Inter Milan) because of an injury.

72:35 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Miralem Pjanic (Roma) for hand ball.

72:28

Hand ball by Miralem Pjanic (Roma).

71:32

Attempt missed. Antonio Rüdiger (Roma) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic with a cross following a corner.

71:11

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Miranda.

68:57 Booking

Booking Samir Handanovic (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card.

68:40

Foul by Edin Dzeko (Roma).

68:40

Jeison Murillo (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:31

Attempt missed. Kostas Manolas (Roma) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic with a cross following a corner.

66:00

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Danilo D’Ambrosio.

64:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Inter Milan. Rodrigo Palacio replaces Stevan Jovetic.

63:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Roma. Iago Falque replaces Alessandro Florenzi.

62:40

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Samir Handanovic.

61:36

Lucas Digne (Roma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

61:36

Foul by Danilo D’Ambrosio (Inter Milan).

61:10

Attempt saved. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Radja Nainggolan.

60:53

Attempt saved. Mohamed Salah (Roma) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top right corner.

60:53

Attempt saved. Mohamed Salah (Roma) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

60:51

Attempt saved. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mohamed Salah.

60:04

Attempt saved. Mohamed Salah (Roma) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic.

58:18 Booking

Booking Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

58:15

Antonio Rüdiger (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58:15

Foul by Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan).

54:28

Lucas Digne (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:28

Foul by Stevan Jovetic (Inter Milan).

54:07

Attempt saved. Antonio Rüdiger (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

52:30

Lucas Digne (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:30

Foul by Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan).

51:48

Attempt missed. Gervinho (Roma) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic.

51:02

Attempt saved. Edin Dzeko (Roma) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic with a cross.

50:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Inter Milan. Geoffrey Kondogbia replaces Gary Medel because of an injury.

50:46

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

50:05

Delay in match Gary Medel (Inter Milan) because of an injury.

49:30

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Yuto Nagatomo.

47:40

Offside, Inter Milan. Danilo D’Ambrosio tries a through ball, but Ivan Perisic is caught offside.

45:31

Radja Nainggolan (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:31

Foul by Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan).

45:00

Second Half begins Inter Milan 1, Roma 0.

45:00 +1:03 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Inter Milan 1, Roma 0.

44:14

Attempt missed. Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Adem Ljajic.

43:21

Foul by Kostas Manolas (Roma).

43:21

Stevan Jovetic (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:34

Attempt missed. Radja Nainggolan (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

40:45 Booking

Booking Miralem Pjanic (Roma) is shown the yellow card.

40:31

Attempt missed. Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Gary Medel with a headed pass.

35:37

Foul by Lucas Digne (Roma).

35:37

Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:37

Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Roma).

32:37

Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Inter Milan 1, Roma 0. Gary Medel (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stevan Jovetic.

27:59

Attempt missed. Stevan Jovetic (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Adem Ljajic.

27:03

Attempt missed. Mohamed Salah (Roma) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic.

23:55

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Miralem Pjanic.

23:06

Attempt missed. Antonio Rüdiger (Roma) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic with a cross following a corner.

22:31

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Danilo D’Ambrosio.

22:27

Attempt blocked. Edin Dzeko (Roma) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

22:24

Attempt saved. Maicon (Roma) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic.

19:56

Edin Dzeko (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:56

Foul by Miranda (Inter Milan).

18:39

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Miranda.

17:38

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Yuto Nagatomo.

15:50

Attempt blocked. Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

14:45

Attempt saved. Edin Dzeko (Roma) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lucas Digne with a cross.

11:59

Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Roma).

11:59

Gary Medel (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:23

Foul by Maicon (Roma).

8:23

Adem Ljajic (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

7:42

Attempt saved. Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adem Ljajic.

7:28

Attempt blocked. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Edin Dzeko.

7:05

Attempt missed. Mohamed Salah (Roma) header from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

5:47

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Yuto Nagatomo.

0:57

Offside, Inter Milan. Stevan Jovetic tries a through ball, but Ivan Perisic is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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