Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari was sent off after only two minutes on the field as a substitute in a Serie A match as Inter Milan crashed to a 3-1 defeat at Catania on Friday night.
Muntari replaced Argentine Esteban Cambiasso in the 79th minute and was shown a yellow card a few seconds later for a foul on the edge of the penalty area. He deliberately handled the resulting free-kick inside the box to earn a second booking and give Catania a penalty.
Giuseppe Mascara cheekily chipped his spot-kick straight down the middle to send the Stadio Massimino wild to give Catania a 2-1 lead in the 81st minute. Muntari's sending off is probably one of the quickest red cards in Serie A history.
Diego Milito put the Nerazzurri in front in the 54th minute, but Catania refused to accept defeat and Maxi Lopez equalised 20 minutes later. Jorge Martinez sealed a deserved and important win for the Rosazzurri in the last minute. Inter's defeat threw the Serie A title race open and their lead at the top of the table could be cut to just one point if AC Milan beat Chievo on Sunday night.
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