Edin Dzeko scored a dramatic late winner as Inter came from behind to defeat Venezia 2-1 at San Siro on Saturday.
Simone Inzaghi’s men looked destined to drop points at home in Serie A for only the third time since October 2020.
But Dzeko – who was previously wasteful – delivered the goods at the end.
Thomas Henry had put Venezia in front against the run of play with an excellent header.
Before Nicolo Barella ensured Inter went into the break level.
The Nerazzurri piled the pressure on in the second half but their efforts seemed set to be for little.
Until Dzeko nodded in a 90th-minute winner.
INTER (3-5-2): Samir Handanovic;
Milan Skriniar, Stefan De Vrij, Alessandro Bastoni;
Matteo Darmian, Nicolo Barella, Marcelo Brozovic, Hakan Calhanoglu, Ivan Perisic;
Edin Dzeko, Lautaro Martinez.
SUBS: Ionut Radu, Alex Cordaz, Denzel Dumfries, Roberto Gagliardini,
Alexis Sanchez, Arturo Vidal, Matias Vecino, Aleksandr Kolarov,
Stefano Sensi, Andrea Ranocchia, Federico Dimarco, Danilo D’Ambrosio.
VENEZIA (3-5-2): Luca Lezzerini;
Pietro Ceccaroni, Mattia Caldara, Marco Modolo;
Maximilian Ullmann, Michael Cuisance, Antonio Vacca, Tanner Tessmann, Ethan Ampadu;
David Okereke, Thomas Henry.
SUBS: Niki Maenpaa, Filippo Neri, Morre Makadji, Cristian Molinaro,
Luca Fiordilino, Filippo Mozzo, Damiano Pecile, Dor Peretz,
Sofian Kiyine, Arnor Sigurdsson, Nani, Issa Bah.
Though far from convincing, Inter ultimately got the job done in the manner that champions so often do, robbing Venezia of a remarkable result through Dzeko’s dramatic winner.
If anything, the visitors’ opening goal came a little early, leaving the Lagunari too long to hold on for a point particularly given their depleted resources and improvised lineup.
Their misfortune is Inter’s gain, however, and the Nerazzurri now roll on to next month’s Derby della Madonnina with another three points in their pocket.
So, what’s next for Inter and Venezia?
Inter will be facing AC Milan in Serie A, Meanwhile, Venezia will host Napoli.
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