Final score

24 September 2011 18:00

21' (2nd half) Diamanti (P)
1 - 3
42' (2nd half) Lucio
36' (2nd half) Milito (P)
39' Pazzini
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento / Linesmen: Ghiandai, Giordano / Fourth official: Peruzzo
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47' After 2 minutes of added time the first half ends with Inter leading 1-0 on a goal from Pazzini scored in the 39th minute
45' The referee Tagliavento signals for two minutes of injury time
45' A deflected free kick from Diamanti goes over the bar
39' GOAL INTER: PAZZINI scores. Forlan, on the right, touches the ball to Cambiasso, who serves Pazzini first time. His powerful right hits the back of the net
36' Kone' takes a free kick for Bologna: blocked by Julio Cesar
35' Yellow card for Coutinho
34' A pass from Kone' sends Di Vaio in on goal but he is closed down by Samuel
29' Forlan crosses from the right, but Pazzini fails to get his head on it
25' Antonsson closes down on Pazzini
18' A free kick for Inter: Chivu strikes it and it is deflected over the bar by Pazzini
17' Corner taken by Forlan that Portanova heads away. Coutinho shoots with his right, but it goes just wide
13' Forlan hits the post from outside of the box
11' Another chance for Bologna: long pass from Kone' to Di Vaio, who shoots over the bar
9' Long pass from Kone'. Julio Cesar comes out and intercepts it before it gets to Di Vaio
8' Free kick for Inter take from Forlan. Portanova pushes it away, then Samuel's left is blocked by the feet of Gillet
1' Welcome to the Stadio Dall'Ara. Everything is ready for Bologna v Inter, the Week 5 match of the 2011/12 season
1' The Nerazzurri take the kick-off
1' Lining up in midfield are Coutinho, Zanetti, Cambiasso and Obi. The attacking pair up top consists of Pazzini and Forlan
1' For Ranieri's debut he has chosen a 4-man defence with Lucio and Samuel in the centre, and Nagatomo and Chivu as the full-backs
Minute Text commentary
50' After 5 minutes of injury time, Ranieri's first match as coach of Inter finishes as a 3-1 victory against Bologna
45' The referee signals for 5 minutes of injury time
42' GOAL INTER: LUCIO scores. Muntari's free kick from the right is headed in by Lucio for a goal
41' Yellow card for Krhin
39' Agliardi saves from Muntari's right-footed shot
36' GOAL INTER: MILITO scores from the penalty spot
35' Morleo is sent off and Bologna are down to 10 men
35' Tagliavento whistles a penalty for Inter after Morleo brings down Milito in the box
34' Substitution for Bologna: Ramirez exits, Krhin enters
33' Danger for Inter: a long-range free kick from Ramirez whistles inches wide of Julio Cesar's post
29' Substitution for Inter: Forlan exits, Milito enters
25' Substitution for Bologna: Gillet exits, Agliardi enters
22' Gillet is down after a clash with Muntari
21' GOAL BOLOGNA: DIAMANTI scores from a penalty
21' Tagliavento awards a penalty to Bologna for Samuel's foul in the box on Portanova
20' Ramirez takes a free kick with his left, which forces a fantastic save from Julio Cesar
19' Substitution for Inter: Obi exits, Muntari enters
19' Substitution for Bologna: Di Vaio exits, Acquafresca enters
17' Julio Cesar easily handles an attempt from Mudingayi
16' Yellow card for Perez
11' Substitution for Inter: Cambiasso exits, Jonathan enters
8' Diamanti crosses from the right, and Julio Cesar saves the header from Di Vaio
5' Coutinho shoots but it's blocked. The rebound falls to Cambiasso, whose first-time shot hits the bar
2' Pazzini moves down the right and crosses, but Obi's header comes off badly
1' The second half begins, without substitutions
Julio Cesar
Average rating 7.01
4 shots on target 6
4 shots off target 3
17 fouls committed 21
8 corners 1
2 offsides 2
57% ball possession 43%
One previous match-up between Bisoli and Ranieri

There has only been one match between the current coaches of these two sides: on 11 September 2010 Bisoli's Cagliari beat Ranieri's Roma 5-1 at home. That was Bisoli's first ever win in Serie A as a coach and is still his biggest victory in a professional league fixture. The current Bologna coach bettered that result on one occasion: while in charge of Prato, his team beat Pisa 5-0 at home in the Serie C Coppa Italia, on 18 October 2006.

Bisoli has lost his only game against Inter

This will be Bisoli's second game against Inter as a manager, following the home defeat by his Cagliari side (0-1) to the Nerazzurri in the 2010/11 Serie A campaign.

One defeat for Ranieri as coach (1996) in 10 encounters

This is the eleventh time Ranieri has faced Bologna as a coach in a competitive fixture. So far he has managed 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat, which was all the way back in 1996 when his Fiorentina team lost 3-1 at the Stadio Dall’Ara. He has never drawn a game against against Bologna at their ground: there have been 4 wins for Ranieri and 1 for the Emilians; Ranieri's teams have scored in all 5 matches - 9 goals in total. Ranieri was still in charge of Roma when they took to the field at the Dall'Ara for a Serie A match on 30 January this year, but the game was abandoned after 16 minutes due to snow. The rest of the match was played on 23 February but with Vincenzo Montella (making his debut) in the Giallorossi dugout.

Bologna haven't beaten the Nerazzurri since 2002

Bologna's last win against Inter home or away came on 10 February 2002, when the Rossoblu beat the Nerazzurri 2-1 in a Serie A fixture. In the 14 competitive matches played between the two sides since then, there have been 2 draws and 12 wins for Inter.

Bologna misfiring at the Stadio Dall’Ara for 512 minutes

Bologna haven't scored a goal at home in the league since 20 March this year, when they drew 1-1 with Genoa. Di Vaio was the scorer of the goal in the 28th minute. Since then, in the remaining 62 minutes of that match plus the Serie A fixtures against Napoli and Cesena (both 0-2 defeats), Parma (0-0), Bari (0-4) and Lecce (0-2), they have failed to hit the net at the Stadio Dall'Ara in 512 minutes.

Portanova strikes in September

Daniele Portanova has scored more goals in professional league matches in September than in any other month: 4 of his 18 total goals. He has already scored once this month, against Juventus last Wednesday.

100th Nerazzurri appearance for Lucio

Should he play today, Lucimar Ferreira Lucio will celebrate his 100th appearance with Inter and in Italy. His 99 appearances to date are divided as follows: 65 in Serie A, 8 in Coppa Italia, 21 in European competitions and 5 in other tournaments. Lucio made his competitive debut for Inter on 8 August 2009, in Inter 1-2 Lazio, the Italian Super Cup played in Beijing.

Inter after first win of the season

Inter are without a win in their last 5 competitive fixtures: 1 draw (0-0 at home in Serie A against Roma) and 4 defeats: 1-2 in the Italian Super Cup in Beijing against AC Milan, two league defeats away to Palermo (4-3) and Novara (3-1) and a 0-1 home defeat in the Champions League against Trabzonspor. The Nerazzurri's last win came on 29 May in the Coppa Italia final played in Rome against Palermo (3-1). Should Inter fail to win against Bologna, thereby making it 6 games without a win, it would be their longest run without a victory since October-November 2004, when the Nerazzurri notched up 7 draws in a row (Serie A and Champions League).

Good record for coaches making mid-season debuts under Moratti

Claudio Ranieri is the eighth coach to have taken over at the helm of Inter midway through a season with Moratti as president, with Hodgson and Castellini having both done that twice. The combined results of all coaches in their first games is excellent: 6 victories and 3 draws.

wins(33) draws(15) defeats(35)

starting lineups

Gillet 1 Julio Cesar
Casarin 55 Nagatomo
Portanova 6 Lucio
Antonsson 25 Samuel
Morleo 26 Chivu
Perez 29 Coutinho
Mudingayi 4 Zanetti
Kone' 19 Cambiasso
Ramirez 20 Obi
Diamanti 7 Pazzini
Di Vaio 9 Forlan


Agliardi 12 Castellazzi
Krhin 11 Alvarez
Pulzetti 22 Milito
Vitale 28 Zarate
Paponi 30 Castaignos
Loria 42 Jonathan
Acquafresca 77 Muntari