MILAN (Reuters) – Ivan Perisic headed a second-half equaliser to rescue a 1-1 Serie A draw for Inter Milan at home to AS Roma on Saturday in a key game in the battle for Champions League places.
Stephan El Shaarawy stunned the San Siro with a brilliant Roma goal in the 14th minute when he broke down the left, cut inside, glided past three defenders and curled his shot into the top corner from the edge of the area.
Inter, whose attacks frustratingly broke down outside the area, levelled in the 61st minute as Perisic met Danilo D’Ambrosio’s curling cross with a diving header which flew past Antonio Mirante.
Inter stayed third with 61 points and Claudio Ranieri’s Roma fifth with 55, one point behind AC Milan who drew 1-1 at Parma. The top four teams qualify for next season’s Champions League.
(Reporting by Brian Homewood, editing by Ed Osmond)