Final score

19 September 2017 20:45

32' Verdi
1 - 1
32' (2nd half) Icardi (P)
Referee: Marco Di Bello / Linesmen: Crispo, Posado / Fourth official: Banti / Assistants: Mariani, Vuoto
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46' The first half ends here at the Dall'Ara, with Bologna leading 1-0 thanks to a goal from Verdi
46' The deadly duo of Perisic and Icardi almost link up but the sliding striker just can't reach the ball
45' There will be one minute of added time
44' Donsah is shown yellow for a sliding tackle on D'Ambrosio
40' Vecino pushes forward, although a slip takes the sting out of his shot
36' Candreva attempts a cross aimed at Mirante, although the home defence clear with ease
32' Goal for the home side as Verdi finds the net from long distance.
31' Joao Mario tries to play in Icardi but its too long
30' Handanovic pulls off solid save to keep out Verdi
29' D'Ambrosio receives yellow card after bringing down Di Francesco
27' Joao Mario ruled offside after a ball from Skriniar
24' Chance for Nagatomo, whose drilled effort flies just inches wide of the post
21' Half chance for Bologna, although Verdi's cross comes to nothing
19' Hard challenge from Poli on Joao Mario, with the Rossoblu man picking up the game's first boorking
17' Perisic shoots from distance but he can't keep his effort down
16' Petkovic sets up Verdi who puts it narrowly wide
15' Verdi skips past D'Ambrosio and cuts back onto his right, before firing over Handanovic's bar
11' Cross from D'Ambrosio turned out for the Nerazzurri's first corner kick of the game
9' Handanovic pulls off a superb save to keep out Verdi from close-range
7' Free-kick given to Bologna 30 metres out after Skriniar brings down Di Francesco
4' Chance for Bologna, as Di Francesco tries his luck from range but it goes over
2' Starting with intent as Candreva squares it to Joao Mario who couldn't control it in the middle
1' And we are off!! Captain Mauro Icardi kicks us off here for Bologna vs. Inter! Come on lads! #ForzaInter
1' Almost ready for kick-off for this matchday five encounter. Inter are wearing black armbands in memory of Eugenio Bersellini
1' It is Bologna vs. Inter to begin the first midweek round of Serie A TIM 2017-2018 fixtures. Luciano Spalletti's Nerazzurri will be seeking to secure their fifth successive league win!
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50' All over in Bologna as we drop points for the first time this season
50' Cross from Perisic, although Mirante intercepts
46' Booking for Nagatomo
44' Five minutes of added time set to be played
42' Third and final swap for Donadoni, with Petkovic coming off for Okwonkwo
42' A cross-come shot from Verdi fails to find his teammate and ultimately goes out for a goalkick
41' Final change for Spalletti, as Gagliardini replaces Borja Valero
40' Eder shows his strength against Mbaye, although Di Bello blows for a foul and shows the yellow card
39' Perisic sends a curling effort over the bar
36' Change for Inter, as Brozovic replaces Candreva
36' Miranda plays through Nagatomo, but Mirante is there to clear
33' Yellow card for Petkovic
33' Mirante is booked for protesting
32' GOALLLLL!!!! MAURO ICARDI!!!! The captain makes no mistake from the spot and levels the scoreline. His sixth goal of the season!
31' VAR confirms the decision, with Icardi stepping up to take it
30' Eder is brought down in the area and Di Bello points to the spot!
29' Second change for Bologna, with Di Francesco coming off for Palacio
26' Donadoni brings on Taider in place of Poli
26' Foul on D'Ambrosio from Di Francesco. Inter have a free-kick 40 metres out
22' Perisic swings in a cross for Eder, whose header fails to find the target
21' Fears of the hosts doubling their lead as Donsah catches it very well but it goes just over
20' Inter push hard in search of an equaliser, although finding space being the Rossoblu defence is difficult
16' Skrinar shoots from long-range, but it's dealt with easily by Mirante
15' Mirante produces a fine save to keep out Miranda. Inter set up for their eighth corner
14' Another cross from Candreva, with the Nerazzurri being awarded their sixth corner of the game
12' Strong counter-attack from Bologna, with Icardi fouling Verdi just outside the area
10' Candreva swings in a cross although Gonzalez heads it clear
6' Candreva finds Icardi in the area, although the Nerazzurri captain is ruled offside
5' Instant change from Spalletti, who brings on Eder for Joao Mario
3' Petkovic strides forward with Vecino bringing him down just on the edge of the area. Free kick for Bologna
1' Back underway for the second half and we'll need to click into gear with the hosts a goal up. #ForzaInter

Joao Mario
Average rating 4.73
3 shots on target 3
8 shots off target 4
12 fouls committed 18
4 corners 11
1 offsides 4
42% ball possession 58%

Bologna have picked-up just two points from the last 11 home games against Inter in the top flight.

Bologna have lost seven of their last 11 Serie A games at home soil (3W, 1D), failing to score in five of those.

Rodrigo Palacio, former Inter player (39 goals in 140 league appearances with the Nerazzurri), has found the net in each of his last two Serie A games against the Nerazzurri while he was at Genoa.

Ivan Perisic is one of the only two players who have already scored with his left and right foot and with a header in this campaign (the other being Lazio’s Ciro Immobile)

Three of Danilo D’Ambrosio’s nine Serie A goals have been netted against Bologna, his favourite target in the top flight so far.

Inter are unbeaten in their last six Serie A clashes with Bologna, winning three and drawing as many.

Last time Inter managed three consecutive clean sheets in the league was in December 2016.

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

BOLOGNA – Luciano Spalletti’s Inter come back from the Stadio Dall’Ara with a point thanks to a 1-1 draw away at Bologna. Verdi opened the scoring in the first half before Icardi equalised in the second half from the penalty spot. After four straight wins to start the season, the Nerazzurri now have 13 points.

After two minutes, Candreva played a good cross from the right but Joao Mario wasn’t able to direct it towards goal in an effective way. The home side responded after five minutes with an effort from range by Di Francesco which missed the target. The Simone Verdi show then started from that point on. After nine minutes, his powerful effort was saved by Handanovic, in the 16th minute he fired just wide of the post after Petkovic’s pass while our goalkeeper had to keep him out after 30 minutes from a free kick. Two minutes later, there was nothing he could do to keep him out as he found the net from 25 metres. Inter got up the pitch as the half drew to a close with Icardi just failing to connect with a low Perisic cross by a matter of millimetres. 

Following the interval, the Nerazzurri headed out onto the pitch with more conviction, earning themselves a series of corner kicks during the first 15 minutes of play. One soon very nearly led to the equaliser, although Mirada’s header was beaten away well by Mirante. Bologna turned the tide themselves in the 66th minute, although Donsah’s long-range effort sailed high over the crossbar. With the clock running down, Mbaye tripped to bring down Eder (who replaced Joao Mario after 50 minutes) in the 75th minute, with VAR then confirming the awarding of the spot-kick. Icardi subsequently stepped up to take it two minutes later, making no mistake as he blasted the ball into the back of the net. Despite efforts from both Perisic and Verdi, neither side could snatch a winner during the final stages. Five minutes of added time were even not enough to split the two, as the game ended as a hard-fought 1-1 draw.

Goals: 32' Verdi (B), 77' rig. Icardi (I)
BOLOGNA: 83 Mirante; 15 Mbaye, 3 Gonzalez, 18 Helander, 25 Masina; 16 Poli (72' 8 Taider), 5 Pulgar, 77 Donsah; 9 Verdi, 7 Petkovic (87' 30 Okwonkwo), 14 Di Francesco (74' 24 Palacio)
Bench: 1 Da Costa, 34 Ravaglia, 2 Nagy, 4 Krafth, 6 De Maio, 10 Destro, 12 Crisetig, 13 Brignani, 42 Frabotta
Coach: Roberto Donadoni

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio, 37 Skriniar, 25 Miranda, 55 Nagatomo; 11 Vecino, 20 B. Valero (86' 5 Gagliardini); 87 Candreva (81' 77 Brozovic), 10 J. Mario (50' 23 Eder), 44 Perisic; 9 Icardi
Bench: 27 Padelli, 46 Berni, 13 Ranocchia, 17 Karamoh, 21 Santon, 29 Dalbert, 61 Vanheusden, 99 Pinamonti
Coach: Luciano Spalletti
Bookings: 19' Poli (B), 29' D'Ambrosio (I), 44' Donsah (B), 77' Mirante (B), 78' Petkovic (B), 85' Eder (I), 91' Nagatomo (I)
Stoppage Time: 1' + 5'

Referee: Di Bello
Assistants: Crispo, Posado
Fourth Official: Banti
VAR Operators: Mariani, Vuoto

starting lineups

Mirante 83 1 Handanovic
Mbaye 15 33 D'Ambrosio
Helander 18 37 Skriniar
Gonzalez 3 25 Miranda
Masina 25 55 Nagatomo
Poli 16 20 Valero
Pulgar 5 11 Vecino
Donsah 77 87 Candreva
Verdi 9 10 Joao Mario
Petkovic 7 44 Perisic
Di Francesco 14 9 Icardi


Da Costa 1 27 Padelli
Ravaglia 34 46 Berni
Nagy 2 5 Gagliardini
Krafth 4 13 Ranocchia
De Maio 6 17 Karamoh
Taider 8 21 Santon
Destro 10 23 Eder
Crisetig 12 29 Estevão
Brignani 13 61 Vanheusden
Palacio 24 77 Brozovic
Okwonkwo 30 99 Pinamonti
Frabotta 42

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