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Spezia 1-1 Inter Milan: Antonio Conte’s side edge closer to Serie A title

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Ivan Perisic scoresInter have failed to win three of their last four away games against newly promoted sides in Serie A

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Inter Milan edged closer to their first Scudetto since 2010 with a 1-1 draw at Spezia that took them 10 points clear at the top of Serie A.

Diego Farias' early goal put the hosts in front but Ivan Perisic levelled for Antonio Conte's side.

Earlier on Wednesday, AC Milan's hopes of catching their city rivals were dented by a 2-1 home loss to Sassuolo.

Meanwhile, Juventus came from behind to beat struggling Parma 3-1 and boost their hopes of a top-four finish.

A double from full-back Alex Sandro helped Andrea Pirlo's side recover after Gaston Brugman's opener before Matthijs de Ligt rounded off the scoring.

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Sassuolo coach Roberto de Zerbi had said he wanted to boycott his team's trip to Milan after they were named as founder members of a new European Super League on Sunday, alongside Inter and Juve.

And prior to kick-off Milan legend and club director Paolo Maldini apologised to fans for his club's involvement in the collapsed project.

"This was obviously decided at a higher level in the club than my own position," Maldini said.

"I felt a bit confused. That doesn't rule me out of taking responsibility for apologising to the fans, not just the Milan fans, but in general football fans, who felt betrayed by the principles of sport that we as Milan have always respected.

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"We certainly cannot push past the values of sport and of meritocracy, which are made of dreams."

Fourth-placed Atalanta, who are two points behind Milan and a point behind Juve, travel to Roma on Thursday (17:30 GMT).

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Spezia

Formation 4-3-3

94Provedel21Ferrer34Ismajli19Terzi5Marchizza24Estévez8Ricci25Maggiore80Agudelo91Piccoli17Farias94Provedel21FerrerSubstituted forVignaliat 45'minutes34Ismajli19Terzi5MarchizzaBooked at 62minsSubstituted forDell'Orcoat 79'minutes24EstévezBooked at 89mins8Ricci25MaggioreSubstituted forde Souza Senaat 84'minutes80Agudelo91PiccoliSubstituted forGalabinovat 62'minutes17FariasSubstituted forGyasiat 79'minutes

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1Zoet4Acampora9Galabinov10Agoume11Gyasi13Capradossi22Chabot26Pobega31Verde39Dell'Orco69Vignali88de Souza Sena

Inter Milan

Formation 3-5-2

1Handanovic37Skriniar6de Vrij95Bastoni2Hakimi23Barella77Brozovic24Eriksen14Perisic9Lukaku10Martínez1Handanovic37Skriniar6de Vrij95Bastoni2Hakimi23Barella77Brozovic24EriksenSubstituted forSánchezat 74'minutes14PerisicSubstituted forYoungat 73'minutes9Lukaku10Martínez

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5Gagliardini7Sánchez8Vecino12Sensi13Ranocchia15Young27Padelli33D'Ambrosio36Darmian97Radu99PinamontiReferee:Daniele Chiffi

Match Stats

Home TeamSpeziaAway TeamInter MilanPossessionHome37%Away63%ShotsHome1Away20Shots on TargetHome1Away5CornersHome0Away8FoulsHome8Away7

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    Match ends, Spezia 1, Inter Milan 1.

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