At the San Siro, Internazionale welcomed Parma this Saturday in the Italian Serie A’s Matchday 9. Following the match between Juventus and Lecce, which ended up 1-1, the Nerazzuri had the perfect chance to overcome Juventus, and go top in the Serie A. However, they wasted a lot of chances, and just drew 2-2 against Parma.
After both teams frustrating games into this 9th Matchday, Juventus keep topping the Italian League, with 23 points. Antonio Conte’s Internazionale counts on 22. Parma, who showed brave football even playing away from home against one of the best teams in Europe right now, finishes the Matchday with 13 points.
The Nerazzuri goals were scored by both Antonio Candreva, who opened the scoring, and the Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku, who scored the equalizer for the hosts at the San Siro Stadium. Parma scorers were the Ivorian Yann Karamoh, and Gervinho.
In a very even first half, both teams had chances to score, and they did so. Internazionale opened the scoring on 23 minutes, through Candreva. After a clearance attempt from the Parma defense, the ball went to Candreva, who struck a half-volley, which deflected off a Parma defender and wrong-footed Parma’s goalkeeper, Sepe. 1-0 Internazionale.
However, Parma quick fired to level everything. Three minutes after Candreva’s opening, the visitors showed that they did not feel the goal, and equalized through a magnificent strike from the edge of the box into the top corner from Karamoh. 1-1.
Surprisingly, on 30 minutes, Parma turned the game around through veteran Gervinho. Karamoh was the architect this time. He intercepted a poor pass from the Internazionale defense, got to the right flank and spotted Gervinho inside the box. The Ivorian got the ball and tapped into the corner of Handanovic. 1-2 Parma.
After the break, Lukaku left everything equal again, on 51 mins. Candreva triggered the Belgian, who scored. The referee had to check the play on the VAR, to see if Candreva was in conditions, but in the end, the goal was confirmed. 2-2.
A surprising game from Parma and we can say that it was a frustrating draw to Inter, who lost the chance to take the lead once again. For the first 9 Matchdays in the Serie A, we can say that this League had very good improvement and that maybe Juventus won’t show the same supremacy as they were doing over the last eight years.