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Mauro Icardi double helps Inter Milan edge SPAL, move into third place

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SPAL 1-2 Inter: Icardi to the rescue (2:15)

Inter captain Mauro Icardi was in the right place to slot in both of Inter Milan's goal and help his side overcome a battling SPAL. (2:15)

Inter Milan survived a missed penalty as they won 2-1 at SPAL, their sixth win in a row in all competitions, with two goals from Mauro Icardi to go third on 16 points.

The Argentine forward scored with a header which took a deflection off Johan Djourou in the 14th minute but Inter had a huge let-off when Mirco Antenucci missed a penalty for SPAL, sending his effort wide.

Alberto Paloschi grabbed a deserved equaliser for SPAL in the 72nd, shortly after they hit the bar, but Inter went back in front six minutes later when Icardi scored on the turn.