Inter battles back to earn draw with Lazio

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Milan, Italy ( - Mateo Kovacic and Rodrigo Palacio scored second-half goals as Inter Milan came from two goals down to earn a point with a 2-2 draw against Lazio on Sunday at the San Siro.

Lazio entered the clash in fifth place in Serie A and riding a three-matching winning streak across all competitions, while Inter were looking for a second consecutive win following a 2-0 result over Chievo in league play last Monday.

The visiting side got off to a flying start as Anderson found the back of the net after just two minutes when he fired home a pass from Stefan Daniel Radu.

Lazio then doubled its advantage in the 37th minute when Anderson again found the back of the net, this time off a feed from German international legend Miroslav Klose.

But the second half belonged to the home side, which got back into the match in the 66th minute when Mateo Kovacic uncorked a wicked volley from the edge of the penalty area that flew into the top left corner.

The equalizer came with 10 minutes to play when Palacio got on the end of a perfectly-placed free kick between the goalkeeper and the back line and smashed it home on the half-volley for his first goal of the season.

The fourth official's board showed three minutes of added time, but neither team could find a winner and the clubs were forced to settle for a share of the spoils.

The result sees Lazio jump to third place with 27 points, while Inter Milan stays in 11th place with 21 points.

Also in Serie A on Sunday, Franco Vazquez and German Denis both scored a pair of goals as Atalanta and Palermo played to a wild 3-3 draw, while Alberto Paloschi's goal nine minutes from time lifted Chievo to a 1-0 win over derby rivals Hellas Verona.

Juan Vargas scored on the stroke of halftime, but it was canceled out by a tally from Lorenzo Tonelli as Fiorentina and Empoli battled to a 1-1 stalemate, while Manolo Gabbiadini's 60th-minute goal saved a point for Sampdoria in a 2-2 draw against Udinese.

Kamil Glik netted a pair of second-half goals as Torino claimed three points with a 2-1 victory over Genoa.