Inter 1-0 Sampdoria: Icardi nets late winner for Nerazzurri

The former Blucerchiati striker converted from the spot with just seconds of normal time remaining, after Zdravko Kuzmanovic had been felled in the box by Alessio Romagnoli

Mauro Icardi converted a last-minute penalty to earn Inter a crucial 1-0 win over Serie A rivals Sampdoria on Wednesday night.

The Nerazzurri looked set to be held at home for the third successive game in all competitions, which would have heaped further pressure on coach Walter Mazzarri, until Zdravko Kuzmanovic was felled by Alessio Romagnoli with just seconds of normal time remaining.

Icardi, who had been repeatedly frustrated by Sergio Romero in the Sampdoria goal, then stepped up to beat his fellow Argentine from 12 yards out to send the Giuseppe Meazza wild.

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