Final score

4 October 2008 20:30

5' (2nd half) Adriano (P)
25' Ibrahimovic
11' (2nd half) Moras
Referee: Maurizio Ciampi / Linesmen: Altomare, Rubino / Fourth official: Orsato
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47' Another shot by Quaresma. Antonioli saves.
47' Half time. Inter lead Bologna 1-0, courtesy of Ibrahimovic's delightful backheeled goal in the 25th minute.
46' Inter close in added time at the end of the half. Quaresma's inswinging corner is tipped on to the far post by Antonioli. The resulting corner is cleared as far as... Quaresma, whose volley is blocked by the defence.
45' Two minutes of overtime.
44' Valiani runs on to Bombardini's ball down the left and swings in a cross. Julio Cesar saves.
42' With an outstretched foot Bologna captain Claudio Terzi intercepts Mancini's cross for Ibra.
40' Julio Cesar makes a diving save from Volpi's curling shot after a flowing Rossoblu move involving Valiani and Di Vaio.
39' Bologna win a corner kick as Zanetti blocks Adailton's left-wing cross. Nothing comes of it.
38' Adailton's free kick hits the wall.
38' Ibrahimovic's first-time shot from Adriano's pull-back is high and wide.
36' Davide Marchini dribbles two players before being tripped by Ivan Cordoba. Yellow card for the Colombian.
34' Quaresma's inswinging left-wing free kick is caught by Antonioli.
32' Vieira has a run on goal, firing over from 20 yards.
31' Inter close to a second but Antonioli blocks Vieira's close-range shot from Ibra's splendid through ball.
30' Adriano looks for Ibrahimovic at the back post with his curling free kick, but the flag goes up for offside.
27' Mancini's free kick comes back off the wall. The ball falls to Maicon, who crosses back into the box, but Mancini fails to capitalise.
26' Free kick to us in a central position about 25 yards from goal, awarded after Mudingayi's foul on Quaresma.
25' IBRACADABRA!!!!!!!!! Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores an absolute cracker. The Swedish ace backheels home Adriano's cross from the left, and we're in front at the Meazza! INTER 1-0 BOLOGNA.
20' Volpi's curling free kick is headed clear by Maicon.
20' Inter break and win a free kick after a tactical foul on Quaresma by Marchini. No yellow card is given.
19' Back in our half, Bologna win a left-wing free kick after Nelson Rivas' foul on Bombardini.
18' Brilliant cross from the right from Maicon. It needed just a touch, but Adriano just fails to connect.
14' Gay Mudingayi tests Julio Cesar from 30 yards.
14' Quaresma meets Adri's cut-back and sees his well taken shot deflected over for a right-wing corner.
13' Another corner for the Nerazzurri as Evangelos Moras beats Mancini to a high ball and heads behind.
13' Mancini takes the corner, Moras makes a headed clearance.
12' Mancini crosses from the right, forcing Marchini to head behind at the back post. Quaresma's left-wing corner is headed clear by Adailton.
9' Another chance for the Nerazzurri as Adriano finds the sidenetting at the far post after Maicon's floated cross-shot.
8' A chance for Bologna under the Curva Nord. Valiani's poked effort from Amoroso's short cross is blocked by Muntari.
8' Inter break and go close through Ibrahimovic, but Antonioli parries with his knee.
6' Bologna keeper Antonioli gets down and saves Zlatan Ibrahimovic's shot on the turn from 12 yards.
5' At the other end it's a corner for Inter as Vieira's cross comes off Bombardini. Nothing comes of Adriano's cross.
4' Cordoba concedes another corner. The ball arrives at the feet of Volpi, who fires narrowly wide from 25 yards.
3' The corner is cleared as far as Sergio Volpi, whose shot from distance is blocked by the defence.
2' Adailton serves Di Vaio in the area. Cordoba tackles the Italian striker, conceding a corner.
1' Welcome to the Giuseppe Meazza for tonight's Serie A Week 6 clash against the Rossoblu.
1' Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 2 Cordoba, 24 Rivas, 4 Zanetti; 77 Quaresma, 14 Vieira, 20 Muntari, 33 Mancini; 10 Adriano, 8 Ibrahimovic.<br> 1 Toldo, 5 Stankovic, 9 Cruz, 19 Cambiasso, 21 Obinna, 25 Samuel, 36 Bolzoni.
1' Bologna: 1 Antonioli; 2 Marchini, 19 Terzi, 18 Moras, 10 Bombardini; 26 Mudingayi, 5 Volpi; 20 Adailton, 4 Amoroso, 7 Valiani; 9 Di Vaio.<br> Subs: 15 Colombo, 6 Britos, 8 Mingazzini, 21 Zenoni, 23 Lanna, 41 Marazzina, 77 Coelho.
1' Bologna kick off. FORZA INTER!!!!
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51' Obinna fires home after Adriano's through ball but the flag goes up for offside.
51' That's it. Inter beat Bologna 2-1 and join Lazio on top of the table.
50' Incredible miss by Ibrahimovic. The Swede shoots wide of Antonioli, with Obinna in acres of space to his right.
45' Five minutes of added time.
44' Obinna is straight into the thick of the action. The Nigerian sets up a counter-attack with a backheeled pass, and finishes it off with a shot that goes behind for a goal kick.
43' Dejan Stankovic receives from Ibra and sees his bullet shot punched clear by Antonioli.
43' Nsofor Victor Obinna replaces Quaresma for his Inter debut.
38' Coelho's dangerous free kick into the six-yard box is gathered by Julio Cesar.
37' Stankovic receives in the Rossoblu third and fires a right-foot shot on target. Antonioli saves.
36' Ibra plays his free kick low to Vieira, whose floated cross for Adriano is intercepted.
35' Bologna goalscorer Moras is booked for a foul on Adriano.
34' Daniele Arrigoni brings on Coelho for Davide Marchini.
32' Mudingayi is okay to continue, and after a massage on the bench he makes his return to the pitch.
30' Bologna momentarily down to ten men as Mudingayi comes off injured.
30' Muntari's fiercely strick left-foot shot is well parried by Antonioli.
29' José makes another change: Dejan Stankovic for Mancini.
28' Esteban Cambiasso comes on for Nelson Rivas and Vieira reverts to his midfield role.
26' Nelson is stretchered off. Vieira has temporarily slotted in at the centre of defence as we await the substitution.
25' Quaresma's free kick is blocked.
25' Rivas requires medical attention after a challenge on Di Vaio.
24' Davide Marchini is booked for a foul on Quaresma just outside the box.
19' The Rossoblu make another change. Massimo Marazzina replaces Sergio Volpi.
19' The corner is finally taken. Quaresma's cross is palmed clear by Antonioli.
19' Woodwork! Maicon's right-wing cross shot bounces behind off the right post.
18' Antonioli narrows the angle well and thwarts Ibra, put through on goal by Adriano.
18' Bologna make a substitution before the corner. Cristian Zenoni comes on for Adailton.
16' Marchini fouls Zanetti right by the left-wing byline. Quaresma's free kick is blocked and cleared.
15' Inter attack down the left. Quaresma's cross for Adri is intercepted by Antonioli.
14' End to end stuff in San Siro. Inter attack the Rossoblu but Quaresma is caught in possession.
14' Back at the other end Francesco Valiani, who scored a brilliant goal here against AC Milan on the opening day of the season, slices wide from 25 yards.
13' Ric Quaresma swings in a cross from the left. Terzi beats Ibra to the ball.
13' Bologna hit back and Valiani crosses from the left. Zanetti's clearance falls to the feet of Mudingayi, who controls and shoots. It takes a deflection off the Inter captain and goes over for a corner.
12' Quaresma is booked for a foul on Mudingayi.
11' Bologna pull a goal back through Evangelos Moras, who fires home from close range after a moment of defensive incomprehension between Zanetti and Cordoba. INTER 2-1 BOLOGNA.
10' Volpi fires at Julio Cesar from 25 yards. Good save by Julio Cesar.
8' Ibra serves Quaresma, in loads of space just inside the box. The Portuguese's cross for Adriano is intercepted by Terzi.
5' PENALTY! Mancini's cross from the right is handled by Volpi.
5' GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!! Adriano sends Antonioli the wrong way from the spot. INTER 2-0 BOLOGNA.
1' Inter get the second half going.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 7.01
11 shots on target 4
7 shots off target 3
15 fouls committed 8
11 corners 5
4 offsides 1
00 ball possession 00
Mourinho v Arrigoni

The two coaches meet for the first time in a competitive fixture.

Mourinho v Bologna

Mourinho has never faced the Rossoblu before in his coaching career.

Arrigoni v Inter

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Cambiasso, Cordoba, Stankovic & October goals

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Bologna 372 minutes without Serie A goal

Bologna haven't scored a Serie A goal since Francesco Valiani's 78th-minute effort in their 2-1 win away to AC Milan on 31 August 2008. A total of 372 top-flight minutes have elapsed since then (remaining 12 minutes of AC Milan-Bologna plus Bologna 0-1 Atalanta, Fiorentina 1-0 Bologna, Bologna 0-3 Udinese and Bologna 0-1 Napoli).

Bologna a loss away from record of consecutive defeats in Serie A

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wins(46) draws(23) defeats(13)

MILAN - Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a wonder goal and Adriano converted a spot kick as the Nerazzurri saw off Bologna at the Giuseppe Meazza to join Lazio on the top of the table ahead of Sunday's fixtures.

The Swedish ace brilliantly backheeled home in the first half after a cross from Adriano, with the Brazilian stroking home his penalty right after the restart to put Inter in control. Bologna reopened the match through Evangelos Moras but Inter held out for victory after an end-to-end second half.

Mourinho made numerous changes to the team that drew with Werder Bremen in midweek, starting with Adriano and Ibrahimovic up front, Quaresma and Mancini on the wings, and Muntari and Vieira in the middle. With Materazzi and Burdisso suspended and Chivu not fully fit, the Inter coach paired Colombians Cordoba and Rivas in the centre of defence.

Bologna's Sergio Volpi shot wide and had another effort saved in the opening minutes but Inter were soon on top and Antonioli twice saved from Ibrahimovic before Quaresma went close, only for his shot to take a deflection.

Quick-thinking Ibra broke the deadlock in the 25th minute, stunning Antonioli with an irresistible backheeled goal from Adriano's left-wing cross to celebrate his 27th birthday a day late.

Inter could have been three-nil up by the break but Antonioli blocked Vieira's close-range effort from Ibra's splendid through ball, before tipping Quaresma's inswinging corner on to the far post in stoppage time.

Mourinho's men looked to have sewn up victory five minutes into the second half when Adriano sent Antonioli the wrong way from the penalty spot after Volpi handled Mancini's cross from the right.

But Bologna fought back and reduced the gap through Evangelos Moras, who fired in from just yards out after a moment of indecision between Zanetti and Cordoba.

An entertaining second half saw Maicon hit the upright with a cross-shot and substitute Stankovic test Antonioli with two cracking shots.

Nigerian forward Nsofor Victor Obinna came on for his Inter debut in the final minutes and almost brought the house down when he shot wide after setting up a counter-attack.

Ibrahimovic should have restored his team's two-goal cushion in overtime but crashed his low shot wide with Obinna lurking in space.

Inter 2-1 Bologna (HT: 1-0)

Scorers: Ibrahimovic 25, Adriano (pen) 50, Moras 56.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 2 Cordoba, 24 Rivas (19 Cambiasso 73), 4 Zanetti; 77 Quaresma (21 Obinna 88), 14 Vieira, 20 Muntari, 33 Mancini (5 Stankovic 74); 10 Adriano, 8 Ibrahimovic.
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 9 Cruz, 25 Samuel, 36 Bolzoni.
Coach: José Mourinho.

Bologna: 1 Antonioli; 2 Marchini (77 Coelho 79), 19 Terzi, 18 Moras, 10 Bombardini; 26 Mudingayi, 5 Volpi (41 Marazzina 64); 20 Adailton (21 Zenoni 63), 4 Amoroso, 7 Valiani; 9 Di Vaio.
Subs not used: 15 Colombo, 6 Britos, 8 Mingazzini, 23 Lanna.
Coach: Daniele Arrigoni.

Referee: Maurizio Ciampi (Rome).

Booked: Cordoba 36, Quaresma 57, Marchini 69, Moras 80.

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Antonioli
Zanetti 4 Marchini
Rivas 24 Moras
Maicon 13 Terzi
Cordoba 2 Bombardini
Mancini 33 Mudingayi
Muntari 20 Volpi
Vieira 14 Adailton
Quaresma 77 Amoroso
Ibrahimovic 8 Valiani
Adriano 10 Di Vaio


Cruz 9 Colombo
Samuel 25 Lanna
Toldo 1 Zenoni
Cambiasso 19 Britos
Stankovic 5 Mingazzini
Bolzoni 36 Coelho
Obinna 21 Marazzina