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89 mins : And the Inter keeper is back in action two minutes later, tipping a low drive from Rebic around the post, before diving full stretch to gather a curling shot from Meite and clutchign the ball to his chest.


Bastoni’s clearance is charged down and from the byline, Ibrahimovic pulls back to Calhanolgu on the penalty spot, but after sitting the defender down with a great dummy he fails to execute a simple ball to Rebic.


Then a glorious first touch by Martinez ignites another lightning break from Inter, the Argentine picking out the onrushing Perisic on the left, whose first-time ball fizzes across the six-yard box towards Lukaku – who can’t make meaningful contact.


Photograph: Antonio Calanni/AP 25 mins: Saelemaekers floats in a cross from deep that Handanovic rushes out to collect, before hurling the ball out early to to Brozovic to start a great counterattack.


Inter, Milan, Roma, Lazio: four simple words that will, for football nerds of a certain generation, conjure endless wistful memories: of irreverent Sunday-morning telly, of gelatos being served in cobbled small-town squares, of baggy-sleved Diadora shirts, of Batistuta and Boban and Baggio.


Big-spending Inter, top of the pile, enter today’s game as favourites having put in-form Lazio to the sword last weekend to leapfrog their rivals – a youthful Milan side spearheaded by the Benjamin Buttonesque Zlatan Ibrahimovic – whose last outing was a shock loss to lowly Spezia.






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