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Smalling heads winner as Roma beat Inter

Published on: 01 October 2022

Chris Smalling has scored two goals for Roma this season

Chris Smalling headed a 78th-minute winner as Roma came from behind to beat Inter Milan at the San Siro and jump to fourth in the Serie A table.

Smalling rose highest to nod in Lorenzo Pellegrini's free-kick and ensure Roma beat their rivals for the first time since February 2017.

Federico Dimarco had opened the scoring for Inter after 30 minutes.

But the visitors were level nine minutes later through Paulo Dybala's volley from an acute angle.

Roma's win saw them go to within four points of leaders Napoli, while Inter remain in seventh, eight points off the top having lost four of their eight Serie A matches so far this season.

Inter had had the better of the game's chances overall. Hakan Çalhanoglu hit the bar from a free-kick in the 62nd minute, while former Roma striker Eden Dzeko had thought he had opened the scoring in the 11th minute only for his strike to be ruled out by VAR.

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Line-upsInter Milan

Formation 3-5-2


    1Handanovic37Skriniar15Acerbi95BastoniSubstituted forGosensat 81'minutesBooked at 90mins2DumfriesSubstituted forBellanovaat 81'minutes23BarellaBooked at 90mins14AsllaniBooked at 72minsSubstituted forMkhitaryanat 77'minutes20ÇalhanogluSubstituted forCorreaat 77'minutesBooked at 87mins32DimarcoSubstituted forCarboniat 88'minutes9Dzeko10Martínez


    5Gagliardini6de Vrij8Gosens11Correa12Bellanova22Mkhitaryan24Onana33D'Ambrosio36Darmian40Botis45Carboni46Zanotti50Stankovic


Formation 3-4-2-1

1Rui Patrício23Mancini6Smalling3Ibañez da Silva19Çelik4Cristante8Matic37Spinazzola21Dybala22Zaniolo7Pellegrini

    1Rui Patrício23ManciniBooked at 61mins6SmallingBooked at 65mins3Ibañez da Silva19Çelik4Cristante8Matic37Spinazzola21DybalaSubstituted forAbrahamat 58'minutes22ZanioloBooked at 54minsSubstituted forBelottiat 86'minutes7PellegriniSubstituted forCamaraat 81'minutes


    9Abraham11Belotti14Shomurodov17Viña20Camara24Kumbulla52Bove59Zalewski62Volpato63Boer65Tripi92El Shaarawy99Svilar

Referee:Davide MassaMatch StatsHome TeamInter MilanAway TeamRomaPossessionHome58%Away42%ShotsHome15Away10Shots on TargetHome2Away3CornersHome5Away1FoulsHome15Away14Live Text Post update

Match ends, Inter Milan 1, Roma 2.

90'+7'Full Time

Second Half ends, Inter Milan 1, Roma 2.

90'+6'Post update

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Chris Smalling.

90'+5'Post update

Attempt missed. Mady Camara (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Bryan Cristante.


Nicolò Barella (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card.

90'+1'Post update

Attempt missed. Mady Camara (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.


Robin Gosens (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90'Post update

Foul by Robin Gosens (Inter Milan).

90'Post update

Andrea Belotti (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89'Post update

Attempt blocked. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lautaro Martínez.

89'Post update

Attempt missed. Tammy Abraham (Roma) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Andrea Belotti following a fast break.


Substitution, Inter Milan. Valentín Carboni replaces Federico Dimarco.

87'Post update

Foul by Edin Dzeko (Inter Milan).

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Gianluca Mancini (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.


Joaquín Correa (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card.

86'Post update

Hand ball by Joaquín Correa (Inter Milan).


Substitution, Roma. Andrea Belotti replaces Nicolò Zaniolo.

84'Post update

Foul by Nicolò Barella (Inter Milan).

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Nicolò Zaniolo (Roma) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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Federico Dimarco (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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