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Champion Inter suffer first defeat against Lazio, AC Milan go top

Felipe Anderson and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic scored late to complete a 3-1 comeback win for Lazio against Serie A champion Inter Milan in Rome on Saturday, as Simone Inzaghi fell to his first league defeat as Inter coach against his former club.

Champion Inter suffer first defeat against Lazio, AC Milan go top

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ROME: Felipe Anderson and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic scored late to complete a 3-1 comeback win for Lazio against Serie A champion Inter Milan in Rome on Saturday, as Simone Inzaghi fell to his first league defeat as Inter coach against his former club.

Ivan Perisic's penalty put Inter in front at the break, but Ciro Immobile levelled in the second half with a spot kick of his own.

Anderson then fired Lazio ahead after 81 minutes, leaving Inter players furious that the host continued playing while the Nerazzurri had a man down, but Milinkovic-Savic made sure of victory with a close-range header in stoppage time.

Inter's first defeat of the season leaves it third in the standings on 17 points, with Lazio moving up to fifth place, three points behind it.

AC Milan produced a superb second half fightback from two goals down to beat Hellas Verona 3-2 at San Siro and go top of the Serie A table.

Milan has now picked up 22 points after eight league games, its best record in the three-points-for-a-win era, going back to 1994-95.

A Gianluca Caprari strike and Antonin Barak penalty gave the visitor a comfortable halftime lead, but Olivier Giroud halved the deficit with a 59th-minute header.

The Rossoneri then turned the game on its head in the space of two minutes, as Franck Kessie equalised from the penalty spot and Koray Gunter steered an attempted clearance into his own net.

Earlier on Saturday, Spezia came from behind to beat second-bottom Salernitana 2-1 and move up to 15th place in what could prove to be a crucial result in the relegation battle. Agencies

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