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Inter player Dimarco pushes newly-promoted squad to 1-0 win.

FC Internazionale v Parma Calcio - Serie A
Federico Dimarco of Parma Calcio celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Parma Calcio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on September 15, 2018 in Milan, Italy.
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It always seems to happen that Inter Milan win the games they aren’t supposed to win but come through and dominate the games they are expected to lose.

On Saturday, Inter loanee Federico Dimarco drilled a shot from distance past Samir Handanovic to lead newly-promoted Parma to a 1-0 win over the Nerazzurri at the San Siro.

Something I thought I would never write.

FC Internazionale v Parma Calcio - Serie A
Yeah Ivan, we don’t get it either.
Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images

Parma defeats Inter, 1-0 at the San Siro. It’s the first win for Parma over Inter at the San Siro since 1999.

What in the world? So much for those really cool looking third kits.

I just want to point out that Parma was a team filing for bankruptcy just three years ago.

Not really the way you want to usher in your first Champions League campaign in six years as Inter Milan will host Tottenham Hotspur in the first match of the group stage Tuesday.

That was the reason why Luciano Spalletti elected to rest Mauro Icardi, Kwadwo Asamoah and Matteo Politano Saturday.

The rest was short-lived as all three came into the match in the second half for what ended up being no reason at all.

Ivan Perisic nearly put Inter ahead late in the first half, but his corner kick delivery went wide of both Milan Skriniar and Danilo D’Ambrosio.

In the second half, it was Dimarco that nearly gave the Nerazzurri a chance as he appeared to have handled a clearance off the line, but the official decided no call was the best option.

Later in the half, it was Dimarco who drilled a shot from at least 30 yards out that found the back of the net and gave Parma their first Serie A win of the season.

Inter continued to pepper the Parma defense, but it was to no avail.

Now, a dejected Internazionale will have two days to recoup before welcoming the London side on Tuesday.


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