Internazionale perform dramatic comeback to beat Milan in derby

Romelu Lukaku completed the scoring for Inter in an entertaining encounter at the San Siro

Internazionale went top of Serie A on Sunday after completing a remarkable second half comeback to overturn a two-goal deficit and beat AC Milan 4-2.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic set up Ante Rebics opener before scoring with a header, as Milan held a deserved 2-0 lead at the break. But a Marcelo Brozovic volley and Matas Vecino strike in the space of two minutes saw Inter draw level at the start of the second half, before Stefan De Vrijs header put them in front in the 70th minute.

Ibrahimovic hit the post with a late header as Milan pressed for an equaliser, but Antonio Contes side sealed the win in stoppage time through a Romelu Lukaku header.

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In Serie A Relegation-battlingLeccehaltedNapolis revival with a shock 3-2 win at the Stadio San Paolo on Sunday, their firstSerie Avictory at the venue since 1998.

Gianluca Lapadula put the visitors in front against the run of play after half an hour, but Napoli pulled level early in the second half through Arkadiusz Milik.

Gennaro Gattusos side were left stunned when Lapadula struck again with a header before Marco Mancosu whipped a stunning free kick into the top corner, and Jose Callejon’s 90th-minute bicycle kick was too little too late.

Felipe Caicedo scored the only goal as Lazio defeated Parma 1-0.

Elsewhere, Diego Lopez was denied a win on his debut asBresciacoach after a stoppage-time equaliser fromUdineses Rodrigo De Paul cancelled out Dimitri Bisoli’s opener to earn the visitors a 1-1 draw.

Genoasecured only their fourth win of the season with a 1-0 victory againstCagliari, Goran Pandev’s first-half strike stretching the visitors winless league run to nine matches.

Inter move into first place on goal difference, after catching Juventus on 54 points following their 2-1 defeat by Hellas Verona on Saturday, while Milan are 10th with 32 points.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/feb/09/internazionale-perform-dramatic-comeback-to-beat-milan-in-derby

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