It’s not happening for Antonio Conte’s team, the title threat fading with another two points falling after turning the game around.
Antonio Candreva turned things around with a deflection, but Miguel Veloso had the last word to keep Inter 2-2. It was a chaotic game at the Bentegodi, as Hellas Verona took the lead early.
The Nerazzurri had to win to avoid losing Atalanta’s third spot, though all sides needed a boost after the weekend’s losses. During the 2-1 defeat to Bologna, Nicolò Barella, Stefano Sensi and Victor Moses hurt, Lautaro Martinez and Christian Eriksen were benched, plus suspended Alessandro Bastoni and Danilo D’Ambrosio, and Borja Valero and Alexis Sanchez stepped in. Verona welcomed Sofyan Amrabat and Matteo Pessina back but they missed out on Mattia Zaccagni, Fabio Borini, and Giampaolo Pazzini.
A point in Verona means that Inter fell to the third position, and is Juventus leaders’ 10-point adrift, and one point behind Atalanta. Managing four draws from 18 attempts, Hellas has not yet beaten Inter in Serie A, since 1992.
Verona 2 – 2 Inter
Goals: 1-0 Lazovic 2′, 1-1 Candreva 49′, 1-2 Dimarco (OG) 55′, 2-2 Veloso 86′
Yellow cards: Dimarco (V), Gunter (V), Amrabat (V); Valero (I), Young (I)
Verona: Silvestri; Rrahmani, Gunter, Kumbulla (Empereur 84); Faraoni, Amrabat, Veloso, Dimarco (Adjapong 66); Lazovic (Verre 84), Pessina; Stepinski (Di Carmine 53)
Inter: Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Godin; Candreva, Gagliardini, Brozovic (Vecino 70), Young; Borja Valero (Eriksen 88); Alexis Sanchez, R Lukaku (Lautaro Martinez 76)