MILAN: Third-placed Inter Milan scored twice in the last six minutes through Stefan De Vrij and Alessandro Bastoni to snatch a 2-1 win at Parma in Serie A on Sunday despite a subdued display.
The scarcely-deserved victory 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, after a subdued display, Inter suddenly burst into life when defender De Vrij headed an equaliser and substitute Bastoni grabbed the winner three minutes later.
Inter had reserve goalkeeper Tommaso Berni shown the red card and ordered from the bench for dissent in the second half — his second dismissal of a season in which he has yet to make an appearance on the pitch.
Inter coach Antonio Conte was suspended for accumulation of yellow cards and his side, held to a 3-3 draw at home by Sassuolo on Wednesday, seemed to miss the ranting of their fiery manager on the touchline.
They fell behind when Gervinho got to the byline, cut back inside to leave one defender on the ground then drove a low shot past Samir Handanovic.
Andreas Cornelius, scorer of a hat-trick in Parma's 4-1 midweek win at Genoa, missed two good chances to extend their lead as they pulled Inter's defence apart. Agencies