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Inter 2-2 Parma: Perisic snatches late point after Gervinho double

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Ivan Perisic scored in the 92nd minute as Inter recovered from Gervinho’s double to draw 2-2 at home to Parma in Saturday’s Serie A clash.

Gervinho found a way through 19 seconds into the second half – the third straight game he has scored against Inter – and added a second shortly after the hour mark.

That had Inter facing the real prospect of back-to-back home league defeats, though substitute Marcelo Brozovic pulled one back 137 seconds later to give his side some hope.

Inter had a strong penalty shout rejected but Perisic glanced in a last-gasp equaliser to deny Parma, who can still hold claim to being unbeaten in five away games with Inter at San Siro.

Perisic, used as a makeshift forward in the absence of the injured Romelu Lukaku, had wasted a good chance 99 seconds in when volleying over the bar from close range.

Samir Handanovic kept out Andreas Cornelius but it was Inter who were initially the brighter, Luigi Sepe denying Lautaro Martinez before Achraf Hakimi nodded over.

Those missed chances would come back to haunt the hosts when Gervinho guided home Hernani’s deep pass with a crisp first-time finish soon after the interval.

Andrea Ranocchia then had a goal ruled out for offside, shortly before Roberto Inglese played a ball clean through for Gervinho to strike under the onrushing Handanovic.

Brozovic pulled one back almost immediately for Inter, however, curling past a wrong-footed Sepe just five minutes after being introduced from the bench.

Antonio Conte’s side had a penalty appeal turned down when Botond Balogh brought down Perisic in the box, while Ranocchia was somehow thwarted by a point-blank Sepe save.

But the late pressure finally told as Perisic got his head to Aleksandar Kolarov’s free-kick to steer it past a helpless Seppe, who was grateful to see Arturo Vidal send a header of his own wide in the fourth minute of added time.

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