While I was bold (and foolish) enough to predict a Roma victory today, let's give credit to David McFarland from our sister site Serpents of Madonnina, who correctly predicted a 2-2 draw in our pre-match Q&A series. Today's draw was the sixth-straight tie between AS Roma and Inter Milan, so perhaps I should have known better, but shame on me for thinking that Roma's home field advantage would give them a slight edge.
In many ways, today's draw with Inter was a microcosm of Roma's 2020-2021 season to date: Roma opened the match pressing high, forming tidy passing networks from back to front, and did, for the league-leading 23rd time this season, scored a first-half goal, only to see that lead disappear in the second half before clawing back to equalize.
Even with a one-goal lead, it never really felt like Roma were going to pile on and run away to a two or three-nil victory, not against an attack as potent as Inter. But then they conceded two rather soft goals to the Nerazzurri within the opening 15 minutes of the second half and seemed destined for a crushing defeat, only to scratch their way back with a late equalizer of their own.
So, in essence, we saw the good, the bad, the indifferent, and the resilient Roma we've come to know and love this season. And, just in case you didn't wake up for this one, enjoy the highlights of Roma's 2-2 draw with Inter.