Dec 8, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​San Siro
Inter Milan
3-3
Parma
Palacio (44', 54'), Guarin (56')
Ranocchia (52'), Kovacic (81')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Sansone (11', 59'), Parolo (45')
Parolo (9')

Result: Inter Milan held by Parma

Two goals from Rodrigo Palacio are not enough for Inter Milan as they draw 3-3 with Parma.

Inter Milan were unable to make ground on Serie A's top teams as they drew 3-3 with mid-table Parma at the San Siro this evening.

It was the visitors who started the brighter when Nicola Sansone latched onto a through-ball and tucked his effort past Samir Handanovic into the bottom corner as Inter started slowly.

Nicola Sansone of Parma FC celebrates scoring the first goal during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale Milano and Parma FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on December 8, 2013© Getty Images

The hosts started to find their feet when Rodrigo Palacio rounded goalkeeper Antonio Mirante, but the Argentine was unable to score from a tight angle.

Walter Mazarri's men were level moments before the interval when Palacio manage to convert Fredy Guarin's cross.

However, they fell behind again in first-half stoppage time as Handanovic dropped the ball at the feet of Marco Parolo, who guided the ball home.

Marco Parolo of Parma FC celebrates scoring the second goal with teammates during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale Milano and Parma FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on December 8, 2013© Getty Images

Palacio's second of the match brought Inter level when rose highest to nod home Ricardo Alvarez's cross.

They were in front 90 seconds later as Guarin's effort from the edge of the box took a deflection, which wrong-footed Mirante and nestled in the Parma net.

Inter Milan's Argentinian forward Rodrigo Sebastian Palacio scores during the Italian Serie A football match Inter Milan vs Parma on December 8, 2013© Getty Images

The Milanese side were unable to hold on to their lead as Sansone converted Mattia Cassani low cross to draw the visitors level.

Afriyie Acquah almost put Parma ahead late on, only to see his fierce effort tipped over by Handanovic, but the game finished in a draw.

The result means the Nerazzurri are now within four points of the Champions League places, while Parma climb into the top half of the table.

Marco Parolo of Parma FC celebrates scoring the second goal with teammates during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale Milano and Parma FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on December 8, 2013
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