Inter more leader than ever in Italy

ROME-. Inter de Milan extended its lead in the A series despite blowing a lead and drawing 1-1 with Genoa on Friday.

Marko Arnautovi gave Inter the lead three minutes before the half-time break, but Radu Drguin equalized for the home team seconds before the break with a header from a corner kick.

The result puts Inter five points above Juventuswho has a match pending.

Earlier, Napoli drew 0-0 at home with Monza, Lazio came from behind to beat Frosinone 3-1 and Fiorentina beat Torino 1-0 with a late goal.

It was the fifth time that Napoli failed to score in their last seven games.

Matteo Pessina missed a penalty for Monza midway through the second half and teammate Mirko Maric was sent off in added time for kicking the ball to prevent play from resuming quickly. In addition, the two coaches also saw the red card in a chaotic final minutes.

Monza’s lack of goals is a problem for a team that punches above its weight. The club has performed creditably well in its season and a half in the top flight, but Friday’s match was the first time in its Serie A history that it has failed to score in three consecutive games. It remains in 11th place.

Meanwhile, Napoli’s barren streak has led them to win only 28 points out of a possible 54. He was in seventh place.

Goals weren’t much easier to come by in Florence, but a late header from defender Lucas Ranieri, his first of the season, earned Fiorentina a 1-0 victory against Torino.

The win extended Fiorentina’s unbeaten run to eight games in all competitions and lifted the team to fourth place in Serie A. Torino remained tenth.

Lazio scored two goals in three minutes to come back and beat Frosinone.

Matias Soule gave the visitors the lead with a penalty 13 minutes into the second half, but Gustav Isaksen and Valentin Castellanos worked together to turn the game around. Castellanos scored off an assist from Isaksen in the 70th minute, and two minutes later the roles were reversed.

Patric scored Lazio’s third with six minutes remaining to lift the Rome club to eighth place, just one point behind Napoli. Frosinone remained in 14th place.