With Antonio Conte looking out at on from the stands as he served a touchline ban, Gervinho’s 15th-minute device seemed plot to be ample for Parma to stable a treasured purchase in their push for Europe.
Yet Inter fought support in the closing stages – De Vrij somewhat happily turning residence Lautaro Martinez’s header sooner than Bastoni headed in the winner three minutes later to consolidate Inter’s plot in third.
Bastoni’s device got here practically straight following the restart after Inter’s equaliser, with Juraj Kucka’s dismissal for dissent having brought about a lengthy stoppage.
After drilling huge with his first strive, Gervinho made no mistake with his second alternative, flippantly rounding Antonio Candreva and Danilo D’Ambrosio sooner than slotting into the bottom-fair appropriate nook.
A VAR tell for an Andreas Cornelius handball seemed plot to stop in Inter being awarded a penalty four minutes later, handiest for the officials to plot Diego Godin had been marginally offside.
Cornelius squandered two giant possibilities to position Parma 2-0 up sooner than the smash, first blazing over when one-on-one with Samir Handanovic sooner than slicing huge from Jasmin Kurtic’s injurious.
With Inter’s substitute goalkeeper Tommaso Berni having got a purple card for complaining from the bench, the guests’ comeback efforts seemed plot to show fruitless when Romelu Lukaku curled huge and Alexis Sanchez seen a stinging strike saved.
Yet their luck lastly turned in the 84th minute – De Vrij in the coolest plot to flick Martinez’s header on into the pick up.
Kucka became given his marching orders whereas Inter famend, and Inter impulsively made their numerical advantage depend as Bastoni headed in from point-blank range to deal the final blow to his feeble membership.
What does it imply? Inter warding off Atalanta… for now
Atalanta’s victory over Udinese earlier had lifted them to within a degree of Inter, whose slim title hopes all but venerable with a plot in opposition to Sassuolo final day time out. Nonetheless, the Nerazzurri non-public fair appropriate about managed to protect their competitors – who they face in their final league recreation of the season – at bay.
Bastoni the hero from the bench
With Godin having struggled up in opposition to Cornelius and Gervinho, Bastoni became launched in the 73rd minute, but it became at the diversified stop of the pitch that the feeble Parma teen made a telling impact, having been in the coolest plot at the coolest time to flip in his second Serie A device for Inter.
Cornelius’ misses show dear
Inter were made to pay for Roberto Gagliardini’s evident omit in opposition to Sassuolo, but this time they were the benefactors of two bad makes an attempt from Cornelius, who would possibly perchance need put Parma out of ask sooner than the smash.
Key Opta Facts
Inter non-public received 32 points some distance from residence this season, the most of any workforce in Serie A.
Inter non-public scored 13 headed targets in Serie A, no longer lower than two more than any diversified workforce this term.
De Vrij has been enthusiastic by six targets for Inter this season with three targets and three assists.
Gervinho is fair appropriate the third Parma player to be enthusiastic by 10 or more targets in support-to-support Serie A seasons since 2004-05, joining Domenico Morfeo (2004-05 and 2005-06) and Sebastian Giovinco (2010-11 and 2011-12).
Inter resolve on struggling Brescia on Wednesday, whereas Parma face Hellas Verona in a recreation that will perchance show key to each and each groups’ European hopes.