Giovanni Simeone scored a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser as Fiorentina fought back to draw 1-1 against Inter Milan at the Stadio Franchi.

The Nerazzurri had taken just one point from the last three Serie A matches, which had seen them lose more ground on leaders Napoli and Juventus.

However, Mauro Icardi’s goal early in the second half looked to have been enough to secure all three points until Simeone lashed in from close range.

Fiorentina had enjoyed the better of the first-half chances, with Cyril Thereau twice off target.

Inter, though, went ahead after 55 minutes as Icardi knocked in a rebound after his bullet-header from a free kick had been brilliantly saved by Marco Sportiello.

Fiorentina came close to a swift equaliser when Samir Handanovic tipped away a free kick from Cristiano Biraghi.

Midfielder Borja Valero, who left La Viola during the summer, headed over before Handanovic made another stunning save to deny Khouma Babacar’s acrobatic effort.

Fiorentina, though, were not to be denied when Valentin Eysseric teed up Simeone, who crashed the ball in from six yards.

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