11 Jan 2009

Inter Milan held to draw

4:37 pm on 11 January 2009

The defending Serie A champions Inter Milan have endured a disappointing start to 2009, after drawing 1-1 with with Cagliari at the San Siro.

The result gave Jose Mourinho's side a seven-point lead over Juventus.

Inter needed Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic's 77th minute strike, his 11th of the season, to level Robert Acquafresca's 65th-minute opener for Cagliari.

The champions had been chasing a ninth successive win.