MILAN - A spectacular double from Belgium midfielder Radja Nainggolan kept the Serie A title race ticking over after Roma stunned Inter Milan 3-1 at the San Siro on Sunday.
Inter welcomed Luciano Spalletti's visitors confident of avenging their 2-1 defeat in the capital having suffered only one defeat, away to Juventus, in their past 10 league outings.
But in what is club captain Francesco Totti's 25th and final season in Serie A, a rampant Roma had other ideas.
Nainggolan had the Giallorossi 1-0 up on 12 minutes with a ferocious strike and doubled their advantage with an even more impressive offering shortly after the restart.
Although Mauro Icardi marked his return from a two-game ban by reducing the arrears on 81 minutes, Diego Perotti restored the visitors' two-goal advantage from the spot on 85 minutes.
Roma remain second and, after Juventus stretched their lead to 10 points with a 2-0 win over Empoli, restored the gap on the Turin giants to seven points.
Nainggolan was easily Roma's best player on the night, but said: "All I do is what I'm told to, and I'm enjoying myself.
- Title: Nainggolan brace rocks Inter as Roma roll on
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