The third goal in three games by Argentine Lautaro Martínez was not enough this Sunday to give Inter Milan three points, which did not go past 1-1 in the Lazio field and stayed two behind the leadership, occupied by an Atalanta who crushed 5-2 to Cagliari.
Lautaro returned to the starting line-up after starting on the bench against Benevento on Wednesday and showed his scoring nose by taking advantage of a loose ball in the small area to overtake Inter, but Lazio, despite losing up to three players through injury, got the equalized at the restart with a header from Serbian Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Antonio Conte’s Inter, in which the Chilean Arturo Vidal and the Moroccan Achraf Hakimi also started, once again one of the best in the game, had the demerit of not capitalizing on their great first half or the numerical superiority of the last twenty minutes .
In fact, in an altercation between Vidal and Immobile, the Italian international was sent off for a direct red and left Lazio with ten. It was the 70th minute and Inter pushed harder in the final stretch, but their chances of victory ended in 85th, when a shot from Croatian Marcelo Brozovic, deflected by the defense, crashed into a post.
The nervousness in both teams increased and, seconds after the shot at the post, Inter also took ten for the red to Stefano Sensi after a controversy with the Spanish Patric Gabarrón.
With this 1-1, Inter leaves its first points of the course and remains second in the table, tied with Sassuolo, two units behind the leader Atalanta, who counts his games by victories and has already accumulated thirteen goals in three days.