Inter pounced on Monza errors with Matteo Darmian and Lautaro Martinez, but were punished for sitting on their lead by a stoppage-time Luca Caldirola equaliser – with help from Denzel Dumfries.
The Nerazzurri were fresh from ending Napoli’s unbeaten record and blowing the Scudetto race wide open, but Marcelo Brozovic was still injured and Lautaro Martinez came in for Romelu Lukaku. The hosts had seven points from the last four games, conceding only two goals, and missed Stefano Sensi, Nicolò Rovella and Giulio Donati.
Dany Mota Carvalho’s header was just over after Patrick Ciurria got into a tangle of legs with Francesco Acerbi, but Inter took the lead when Alessandro Bastoni’s cross from the left went past everyone to find Matteo Darmian ready to volley in at the back post.
However, just over 60 seconds later it was level again, as Ciurria was given too much space inside the penalty area to control the Matteo Pessina pass and place a left-foot curler into the far bottom corner for his debut Serie A goal.
Andrea Petagna’s header went over the bar, but Pablo Mari on his first start since the stabbing attack in a shopping centre on October 27 was caught napping by Lautaro Martinez in the penalty area, robbing the defender to drill into an empty net.