De Vrij and Bastoni nets as Inter Milan grab late win over Parma

Stefan De Vrij of FC Internazionale celebrates his goal with his team-mate Alessandro Bastoni during the Serie A match between Parma Calcio and FC Internazionale at Stadio Ennio Tardini on June 28, 2020 in Parma, Italy.

Third-placed Inter Milan scored twice in the last six minutes through Stefan De Vrij and Alessandro Bastoni to grab a 2-1 win at Parma in Serie A on Sunday despite a subdued display.

The scarcely-deserved win left Inter eight points behind leaders Juventus and four adrift of second-placed Lazio with 10 games each to play.

Gervinho put Parma ahead with a solo goal in the 15th minute and a lacklustre Inter rarely looked like forcing their way back into the match until the closing minutes.

De Vrij headed an equaliser from a corner in the 84th and substitute Bastoni nodded home an unlikely winner three minutes later.

Parma had Juraj Kucka sent off in between the goals.

Elsewhere, Bologna pushed Sampdoria deeper into trouble as they handed Claudio Ranieri's side a third 2-1 defeat in eight days while Sassuolo were involved in another six-goal thriller, this time drawing 3-3 with Verona.

Musa Barrow broke the deadlock for Bologna from a penalty in the 72nd minute and the Gambian set up the second for Riccardo Orsolini with a mazy run down the left three minutes later.

Barrow then hit the post before Federico Bonazzoli headed one back for Sampdoria with two minutes left.

Sampdoria, who lost by the same scoreline to Inter Milan and then AS Roma, dropped into 17th place with 26 points, only one place and one point above the danger zone. Bologna are 11th.

Sixth-placed Napoli claimed their fifth consecutive Serie A victory when they easily beat relegation-threatened visitors SPAL 3-1.

Dries Mertens, Jose Maria Callejon and Amin Younes all found the back of the net to put Gennaro Gattuso's side on 45 points from 28 games, three points adrift of fifth-placed AS Roma who lost 2-0 at AC Milan earlier on Sunday.

Sassuolo and Verona drew 3-3, while Atalanta held on to beat Udinese 3-2, a result which solidifies their place in the top-four.
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