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Inter Denied Top Spot

Inter Milan extended their unbeaten start to the Serie A season but missed the chance to go top of the table after only being able to manage a 1-1 draw away to Cagliari on Sunday.

The Nerazzurri came into the match in fourth-place on the back of four wins and a draw from their opening five games and had only lost to Cagliari twice since 1995.

Inter’s half-time substitute Mauro Icardi, scored the game’s first goal in the 75th  minute, but Radja Nainggolan struck eight minutes later to earn the home side a share of the spoils at the Stadio Nereo Rocco.

The hosts had made two changes from their midweek 1-1 draw at Livorno as Albin Ekdal and Nene missed out in place of Matias Cabrera and Mauricio Pinilla.

Inter picked up a commendable win over Fiorentina in their last fixture, but coach Walter Mazzarri still chose to rotate his squad with Jonathan, Hugo Campagnaro, Saphir Taider and Rodrigo Palacio all being named on the bench, while Rolando, Alvaro Pereira, Mateo Kovacic and Ishak Belfodil got rare starts.

Yuto Nagatomo cleverly got behind the home side’s defence before he played the ball across the face of the goal for Icardi to head home, giving the home side just under 15 minutes to find a late equaliser.

The Nerazzurri looked destined to leave Sardinia with all three points for the first time since 2010 but, in the final few minutes of play, Nainggolan cut in from the left and had his strike deflect past the helpless Samir Handanovic, rescuing a point for Cagliari and preventing Inter from going top.

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