Soccer-Inter Milan trip up again as Lecce earn Serie A draw

Jan 19 (Reuters) - Inter Milan were held to a 1-1 draw by relegation-battling Lecce in Serie A on Sunday, dropping points for the second weekend in a row.

Inter substitute Alessandro Bastoni headed in a second-half opener four minutes after coming on, but Lecce soon drew level through captain Marco Mancosu.

Marcelo Brozovic hit the post for Inter in the first half but Lecce, who went into the game on a four-match losing run and without a home win all season, went close to grabbing a late victory when Filippo Falco’s free kick struck the woodwork.

Antonio Conte’s side, who were held to a 1-1 draw by Atalanta last Saturday, are second and one point behind leaders Juventus, although they will be cut four points adrift if the champions beat Parma later on Sunday.

Lecce remain in 17th place on 16 points, one above the relegation zone. (Reporting by Alasdair Mackenzie Editing by Toby Davis)