Inter fights back to beat Verona 2-1 and move top of Serie A

Inter Milan's Nicolo Barella, right, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Hellas Ve...
Inter Milan's Nicolo Barella celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Hellas Verona, at...
Inter Milan's Nicolo Barella celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Hellas Verona, at...
Inter Milan's head coach Antonio Conte, left, celebrates with Danilo D'Ambrosio, center, and team manager Gabriele Oriali at the end of the Serie A so...
Inter Milan's head coach Antonio Conte opens his arms during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Hellas Verona, at the San Siro stadium i...
Inter Milan's Matias Vecino scores on a header his side's opening goal during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Hellas Verona, at the S...
Inter Milan's Matias Vecino celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Hellas Verona, at...
Verona's Valerio Verre celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Hellas Verona, at the ...
Verona's Valerio Verre scores his side's opening goal on a penalty kick, during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Hellas Verona, at the...

Inter Milan's Nicolo Barella, right, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Hellas Ve...

Inter Milan's Nicolo Barella celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Hellas Verona, at...

Inter Milan's Nicolo Barella celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Hellas Verona, at...

Inter Milan's head coach Antonio Conte, left, celebrates with Danilo D'Ambrosio, center, and team manager Gabriele Oriali at the end of the Serie A so...

Inter Milan's head coach Antonio Conte opens his arms during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Hellas Verona, at the San Siro stadium i...

Inter Milan's Matias Vecino scores on a header his side's opening goal during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Hellas Verona, at the S...

Inter Milan's Matias Vecino celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Hellas Verona, at...

Verona's Valerio Verre celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Hellas Verona, at the ...

Verona's Valerio Verre scores his side's opening goal on a penalty kick, during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Hellas Verona, at the...

MILAN (AP) — Nicolò Barella scored his first league goal for Inter Milan to help the Nerazzurri come from behind to beat Hellas Verona 2-1 and move top of Serie A on Saturday.

Barella struck a stunning winner seven minutes from time after Matias Vecino had cancelled out Valerio Verre's penalty for Verona.

Inter moved two points above eight-time defending champion Juventus, which hosts AC Milan on Sunday.

Verona remained ninth ahead of the rest of the weekend's fixtures.

Inter was in need of a boost after letting slip a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday.

But it went behind in the 19th minute when goalkeeper Samir Handanovic tripped Mattia Zaccagni and Verre drilled the resulting spot kick powerfully down the middle.

Along with Juventus, Verona had the best defensive record heading into the weekend and Inter struggled to break the visitors down.

But it laid siege to the Verona goal and it eventually paid off in the 63rd minute when Vecino headed in Valentino Lazaro's cross.

And Inter snatched all three points when Barella cut inside from the left and curled an unstoppable strike into the top corner.

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