Final score

11 February 2018 15:00

18' (2nd half) Karamoh
2' Eder
2 - 1
25' Palacio
Referee: Paolo Valeri / Linesmen: Daniele Bindoni, Salvatore Longo / Fourth official: Juan Luca Sacchi / Assistants: Federico La Penna, Mauro Vivenzi
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46' The first half has finished at the San Siro. Palacio hit back after Eder gave Inter the lead to leave the score at 1-1 at half time.
44' The fourth official indicates that there will be one minute's added time.
41' A controversial moment inside the Rossoblu penalty area. Eder is brought down by Poli but there's no foul according to referee Valeri.
40' Karamoh shows great acceleration down the right and crosses to the back post where the Bologna defence are forced to concede a corner.
37' Poli inadvertently gives the ball to Perisic but the Croatian number 44 can't capitalise. His cross is deflected into the grateful hands of Mirante.
34' Another chance for Perisic but he doesn't manage to direct his right-footed effort.
33' Perisic tries his luck from distance but can't get any power behind the shot.
30' It's a bit of a scrappy period in the match at the moment with each side struggling to find a way through.
25' Miranda makes a mistake in possession and Palacio takes advantage by beating Handanovic after controlling the ball on his chest.
23' Fantastic save by Handanovic from Palacio's header!
19' Palacio goes in late on Eder and earns himself a yellow card.
15' Masina crosses from the left and Perisic pops up in the box to put the ball out for a corner.
10' Cancelo crosses from the right and Brozovic's headed effort goes just wide of the target. Very close to a second goal!
5' A third goal of the season for Eder who has scored in each of the last four games he has started in Serie A (5 goals in total)
2' GOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!!! The Nerazzurri take the lead straight away thanks to Eder! Karamoh feeds Brozovic who cuts the ball back to the Inter number 23 who does well to finish and make it 1-0!
1' Off we go! Luciano Spalletti's Nerazzurri take kick off. Come on lads! Forza Inter!!!
1' We are almost ready at the San Siro for Inter-Bologna on the 24th match day of Serie A TIM 2017/18
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54' It's all over! After a seemingly endless period of stoppage time, Valeri blows the final whistle. Inter go back to winning ways thanks to goals from Eder and Karamoh and climb to third place in the standings!
50' Red card for Masina.
50' Referee Valeri consults VAR and produces a straight red card for Masina following his foul on Lisandro Lopez.
47' Play is held up so Lisandro Lopez can get treatment.
44' We'll have four minutes of stoppage time.
41' Palacio shoots left-footed and Handanovic saves with his feet before D'Ambrosio puts it out for a corner.
39' Referee Valeri goes to the VAR after the ball strikes D'Ambrosio in the area. The decision is no penalty for Bologna.
36' The visitors make their final change as Avenatti comes on for Di Francesco.
35' D'Ambrosio picks up a yellow card for a late challenge on Di Francesco.
32' Cancelo is there to defend Dzemaili's cross and earns a free kick for his team.
27' Substitutions for both sides: Torosidis comes on in place of Poli for Bologna and Karamoh gets to enjoy the adulation of the crowd as he is replaced by Gagliardini.
24' Mbaye is shown a second yellow for a nasty challenge on Rafinha. Bologna are down to ten men.
22' Great play from Rafinha who beats three players and then puts Karamoh through on Mirante but the keeper makes the save and keeps the score at 2-1.
20' Substitution for Bologna: Falletti comes on for Orsolini.
19' Mbaye goes into the book for a foul on D'Ambrosio.
18' GOOOAAAALLLLL!!!!! What a goal from Karamoh! The French forward exchanges passes with Rafinha midway inside the Bologna half and unleashes a left-footed missile into the back of net! 2-1!!!
14' Spalletti makes his second change: Brozovic is replaced by Rafinha
10' Another chance! It falls to Brozovic this time but his shot from inside the area is poor.
9' What a chance for Perisic! Ivan is all alone in the six-yard box as he meets Eder's perfect cross but he heads it over the bar!
7' Poli takes a shot from 30 yards but Handanovic is down to save without any trouble.
3' D'Ambrosio hits the bar! After Vecino flicks on at the front post, the Nerazzurri full back plants a header against the crossbar from two yards out!
2' Cancelo sends in a cross from the right and De Maio somehow puts it behind for a corner.
1' Inter have made a change at half time. Lisandro Lopez has come on in place of Miranda.
1' Bologna take kick off and the second half is under way.

Average rating 5.75
5 shots on target 4
9 shots off target 1
18 fouls committed 17
7 corners 2
1 offsides 2
52% ball possession 48%

Inter are unbeaten in their last seven meetings against Bologna in Serie A (W3 D4).

Inter have won only one of their last five home Serie A games against Bologna (D2 L2), after winning seven of the previous eight (D1).

The Nerazzurri have failed to score more than one goal in each of their last four Serie A home games: in the previous eight their average was 2.5 goals per game.

Bologna have conceded at least two goals in each of their last five Serie A away games (12 goals), and they’ve lost three of the last four (W1

Only Torino (12) have drawn more Serie A games than Inter (nine) this season, while Bologna have drawn only one of their last 18 league games (W7 L10).

Inter have attempted the most open crosses (500), while Bologna have registered the fewest (232) in Serie A this season.

Rodrigo Palacio made 140 appearances and scored 39 goals in Serie A with Inter.

Mauro Icardi has scored four goals in his last five Serie A games against Bologna.

wins(46) draws(23) defeats(13)
MILAN – Inter got back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Bologna at San Siro. Goals from Eder and Karamoh were enough although former Inter great Rodrigo Palacio momentarily put his side back on level terms. The three points take Luciano Spalletti's team ahead of Lazio and into third place in the table with 48 points.
It only took two minutes for the Nerazzurri to take the lead. Karamoh played in Brozovic and his low cross was converted by Eder who did well to get there ahead of everyone else at the front post. With the deadlock broken, Inter continued to press. In the 11th minute, Brozovic headed goalwards from Cancelo's cross but it went just wide. Bologna worked Handanovic for the first time after 25 minutes when Masina crossed from the left and Palacio put his header on target but the Slovenian goalkeeper – captain on the day – dived at full stretch to push the ball away. Just 120 seconds later, the visitors found an equaliser. Palacio capitalised on an error in possession from Miranda, broke into the box and left Handanovic with no chance. Inter reacted through Perisic after 34 minutes when the Croatian intercepted inside the Rossoblu half and drew a save from Mirante with a right-footed shot from the edge of the area. 41 minutes in, Karamoh broke down right and his cross was put behind for a corner by the Bologna defence. That was the last action of the first half and saw the sides head in for the break at 1-1.
Upon return from the changing rooms, Spalletti sent on Lisandro Lopez for his debut with Miranda injured. Inter pressed on the accelerator straight away. In the 48th minute, D’Ambrosio hit the bar after a corner from the right before Skriniar then narrowly missed the target when trying to turn in the rebound. Perisic then had a great chance in the 53rd minute. Eder crossed it onto the Croatian’s head who redirected it over. Spalletti brought Rafinha on for Brozovic and the Nerazzurri went back ahead in the 63rd minute. Karamoh played a one-two with the substitute Rafinha and let fly with a great left-foot strike from the edge of the area that left Mirante with no chance. Two minutes later, Rafinha and Karamoh linked up once more but Mirante used his feet to save from the French player after he was set up by the Brazilian. The away side were reduced to ten men in the 68th minute, with Mbaye bringing down Rafinha and duly receiving his second yellow card. Bologna did however threaten in the 77th minute, as Dzemaili made his way past Cancelo and chipped a dangerous cross to the back post. With just three minutes remaining, Handanovic was called into action once again to keep out a fine strike from Palacio. As the game entered added time, VAR was called upon following a challenge on Lopez, with the referee showing Masina a straight red card. The match finally reached its 99th minute before the whistle went, with Inter securing a hard-fought 2-1 win.
Inter will be back in action on Saturday 17th February, taking on Davide Ballardini’s Genoa at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris at 20:45 CET.
Goalscorers: 2' Eder (I), 25' Palacio (B), 63' Karamoh (I)
INTER: 1 Handanovic; 7 Cancelo, 37 Skriniar, 25 Miranda (46' 2 Lisandro), 33 D'Ambrosio; 11 Vecino, 20 B. Valero, 77 Brozovic (59' 8 Rafinha); 17 Karamoh, 23 Eder, 44 Perisic (73' 5 Gagliardini)
Substitutes: 27 Padelli, 46 Berni, 13 Ranocchia, 21 Santon, 29 Dalbert, 87 Candreva, 99 Pinamonti
Coach: Luciano Spalletti
BOLOGNA: 83 Mirante; 15 Mbaye, 3 Gonzalez, 6 De Maio, 25 Masina; 16 Poli (72' 35 Torosidis), 5 Pulgar, 7 Dzemaili; 8 Orsolini (65' 21 Falletti), 24 Palacio, 14 Di Francesco (81' 19 Avenatti)
Substitutes: 29 Santurro, 2 Nagy, 4 Krafth, 10 Destro, 11 Krejci, 12 Crisetig, 18 Helander, 33 Keita Cheick, 77 Donsah
Coach: Roberto Donadoni
Bookings: Palacio (B), Mbaye (B), D'Ambrosio (I)
Red cards: 68' Mbaye (B) second yellow card, 94' Masina straight red (B)
Added time: 1' + 4'
Referee: Valeri
Assistants: Bindoni and Longo
Fourth Official: Sacchi
VAR operators: La Penna, Vivenzi

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 83 Mirante
D'Ambrosio 33 15 Mbaye
Skriniar 37 3 Gonzalez
Miranda 25 6 De Maio
Cancelo 7 25 Masina
Vecino 11 16 Poli
Valero 20 5 Pulgar
Brozovic 77 7 Dzemaili
Karamoh 17 8 Orsolini
Eder 23 24 Palacio
Perisic 44 14 Di Francesco


Padelli 27 29 Santurro
Berni 46 2 Nagy
Lopez 2 4 Krafth
Gagliardini 5 10 Destro
Alcantara 11 Krejci
Ranocchia 13 12 Crisetig
Santon 21 18 Helander
Estevão 29 19 Avenatti
Candreva 87 21 Falletti
Pinamonti 99 33 Keita
35 Torosidis
77 Donsah

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