Series A: Inter battle past Roma to move seven points clear

Inter Milan continued their quest for the Serie A title on Saturday, beating Roma 4-2 to extend their league lead to seven points.

Marcus Durham was key to Inter's win at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome after his side trailed at half-time, with the France attacker scoring two goals apiece shortly after the break and forcing Angelino's own goal. min.

Alessandro Bastoni finished off Roma in stoppage time after completing a counter-attack as the hosts pushed for a leveller.

It was the second week in a row that Durham had forced an opponent into their own net after Federico Gatti's own goal in last weekend's win over nearest rivals Juventus.

Simone Inzaghi's side await the result of Monday's home clash with struggling Udinese to see how far ahead they will be after this weekend's fixtures.

Inter have won seven matches in all competitions as they aim to beat local rivals AC Milan to a 20th league title, with both teams tied for 19.

Meanwhile, Roma missed out on progressing to the Champions League stages after their first defeat since Daniele De Rossi took charge of his boyhood club last month.

They took the lead at the break through Gianluca Mancini and Stephane El Shaarawy before taking control of the match after Francesco Acerbi's looping header put Inter ahead in the 17th minute.

However, De Rossi's side are a point behind fourth-placed Atalanta, who have two games in hand over most of their top four rivals and are at Genoa on Sunday.

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Earlier, Ciro Immobile scored his 200th Serie A goal on Saturday as Lazio beat Cagliari 3-1 to set up their Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.

Italy forward Immobile, Lazio's all-time top scorer, gave his side a two-goal lead three minutes after the break in Sardinia after netting a first-half own goal from Alessandro Deola.

Filip Anderson scored in the 65th minute to lift Lazio to sixth place, two points behind fourth-placed Atalanta in the race for next season's renewed Champions League.

Lazio host Bayern on Wednesday in the last 16 of Europe's top club competition.

The 33-year-old Immobile captain is one of only eight players in Italy's top flight to have scored 200 or more goals and is the only one currently playing.

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