Inter go top in Serie A after derby win

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ITALY SOCCER SERIE A

Inter Milan have claimed derby bragging rights over AC Milan with victory at the San Siro

Antonio Conte insists it is still too soon to tip his Inter Milan side as Serie A title contenders despite going top of the table on Sunday.

Marcelo Brozovic, Matias Vecino, Stefan De Vrij and Romelu Lukaku all found the net as Inter overturned a 2-0 half-time deficit to stun rivals AC Milan 4-2 at the San Siro.

Inter jumped to the summit ahead of Juventus on goal difference after the eight-time reigning Serie A champions slipped up 2-1 at Verona on Saturday.

However, Inter boss Conte will not get ahead of himself.

"Scudetto? I say it is still too early to talk about things we can dream of today," Conte told Sky Sport Italia.

"It's inevitable that this period of 10 games will be quite intense."

Lazio won 1-0 away to Parma - the first time in their history they have gone 18 rounds unbeaten - to sit on 53 before welcoming Inter next Sunday. Juve host Inter on March 1 when their head-to-head record may come into play.

Inter staggered under the Rossoneri's pressure in the first half, but levelled for 2-2 in the first eight minutes of the second half and found victory through Stefan de Vrij and Romelu Lukaku's headers in a pulsating game.

Keeper Daniele Padelli, who filled in for injured Inter captain Samir Handanovic, seemed to stutter as Ante Rebic scored off a nodded assist by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was unmarked when he headed in Milan's second before the break.

Marcelo Brozovic volleyed a loose ball into the left corner and Matias Vecino levelled matters from inside the box as Inter upped the pace to clinch victory as de Vrij nodded in a corner kick on 70 minutes and Romelu Lukaku nodded home in added time.

Inter's new signing Christian Eriksen came on and sent a free-kick against the bar in the 80th, while Padelli had been saved by the post on Hakan Calhanoglu's first-half drive and watched Ibrahimovic's late header also hit the post.

Lazio's Felipe Caicedo netted the winner after a goal-mouth scramble on 41 minutes and the Romans held out as Parma pressed hard in the second half at the Ennio Tardini.

Midtable Parma are level with Milan and Cagliari, two points above Napoli, who suffered a 3-2 home defeat by underdogs Lecce, stumbling in their chase for the European places.

A brace from Gianluca Lapadula and a Marco Mancosu free-kick held the Neapolitans in 11th place, four points behind the Europa League zone and 12 off a Champions League berth for next term.

Lapadula tapped in after a save from David Ospina and stunned the Colombian keeper again after half-time with a deft header.

Arkadiusz Milik had flicked in an equaliser in the 48th minute, but substitute Mancosu fired home eight minutes from time before Jose Callejon netted Napoli's second.