Final score

1 September 2018 18:00

Bologna
0 - 3
Inter
40' (2nd half) Perisic
37' (2nd half) Candreva
22' (2nd half) Nainggolan
referee Marco Di Bello / linesmen Alassio, Lo Cicero / 4th man Abbattista / assistants Irrati, Vivenzi
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46' 0-0 at the break at the Dall'Ara in the match between Bologna and Inter
46' A Nainggolan rocket goes just over
45' One minute of stoppage time
44' Dangerous ball from Keita but none of his teammates get on the end of it
42' Asamoah crosses for Politano on the other side but Bologna clear
36' Keita makes the most of a mistake from Bologna as they play out but Skorupski intercepts the cross that was bound for Gagliardini
34' Handanovic comes off his line well to win the ball from the feet of Falcinelli
31' Keita and Perisic with the exchange but the Croatian's cross doesn't pick out Nainggolan
28' De Vrij closes Dzemaili down while Bologna continue to attack
23' Good chance for Keita who was alone in front of Skorupski but he couldn't find his balance to apply the finish
22' Keita sets Politano up for a shot from the edge of the box but it goes over
21' Cross from Dijks but it's simple for Handanovic to collect
17' The Nerazzurri are in control of possession while Bologna sit back
12' The ball is played to Perisic but Skorupski comes off his line to clear the danger
9' Handanovic makes a stop to keep Helander's header out after Danilo knocked it across goal
6' Another chance for Inter but Gagliardini fires over from near the penalty spot
2' Inter go close early. Skorupski fails to claim a Politano cross but Perisic wasn't ready to turn home into the open goal
1' The Nerazzurri kick off. #ForzaInter!
1' Handanovic; D'Ambrosio, Skriniar, De Vrij, Asamoah; Gagliardini, Brozovic; Politano, Nainggolan, Perisic; Keita. These make up the staring line-up. Kick-off coming up!
1' Matchday three in the 2018-19 season. Spalletti's Inter face Bologna at the Stadio Dall'Ara. Nainggolan is making his full debut but Icardi is out with a fitness issue
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49' All over at the Dall'Ara. Luciano Spalletti's Inter win for the first time this season thanks to Nainggolan, Candreva and Perisic goals
45' 4 minutes of stoppage time
43' Gagliardini is booked for a challenge on Mattiello
42' Big chance for Skriniar at the far post but he can't get a shot away
41' Last change for Spalletti. Vrsaljko replaces D'Ambrosio
40' GOAL! Perisic adds another, beating Mattiello before firing into the roof of the net
37' GOAL! Great move and Candreva finishes from the Perisic assist
36' Handanovic claims a Orsolini high ball and is fouled by Destro
34' Second change from Spalletti. Candreva takes the place of Keita. Bologna also bring Destro on for Falcinelli
33' First change from Spalletti. Nainggolan goes off to applause from the away fans and Vecino comes on
31' Big chance for Keita but fires over after Perisic won the ball and cut it back!
30' Bologna change. Okwonkwo on for Poli
28' Santander heads just wide of the post
26' First change for Bologna. De Maio goes off for Orsolini
22' GOAL! Politano finds the run of Nainggolan who takes one touch before firing beyond Skorupski! A debut goal for the Ninja and it's 1-0 for Inter!
19' Perisic looks to redirect a Politano ball. Bologna go forward on the break but Dzemaili can't hit the target
16' Perisic plays it to Politano in the middle but Helander holds him off so Skorupski can come out
15' Dzemaili is booked for protesting
13' Skorupski claims a Perisic cross from the left
9' Gaglardini with a penetrating pass for Keita who fires to the near post. Skorupski appeared to save but a goal kick was awarded
7' Dzemaili misses the target from range
6' Skorupski collects a Perisic cross
5' Keita makes a run inside but moves the ball too much while shaping to shoot and he's tackled
2' A Nainggolan shot is blocked by the Bologna defence. Same story as the first half. Inter attack while Bologna sit deep
1' The second half begins with the teams unchanged. Forza Inter!

Handanovic
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D'Ambrosio
5.58
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Brozovic
5.85
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Perisic
6.96
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Candreva
7.29
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Gagliardini
6.03
6.03
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Skriniar
6.73
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Vecino
6.09
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Nainggolan
7.35
7.35
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Politano
6.53
6.53
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Asamoah
5.67
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de Vrij
6.46
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Vrsaljko
5.9
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Balde
5.24
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Average rating 6.31 SEND RATINGS
1 shots on target 3
6 shots off target 8
8 fouls committed 10
3 corners 7
3 offsides 2
26% ball possession 74%

Inter are unbeaten in their last eight Serie A games against Bologna (W4 D4).

Bologna’s last home win against Inter in the Italian top-flight was back in February 2002 (2-1 for the Rossoblu) – since that result the Nerazzurri have recorded nine wins and three draws.

Bologna are winless in their last eight Serie A games between this and last season – currently the joint-longest run without a win in the top-flight.

Bologna haven’t found the net in Serie A this term yet: the Rossoblu have never played their first three games in an Italian top-flight season without scoring a goal.

Including the end of the 2017-18 campaign, Inter’s last seven league goals have been scored by seven different players.

Since the start of the 2017-18 season, only Marcos Alonso (eight) has scored more league goals than Inter’s Stefan de Vrij (seven) amongst defenders in the top-5 European leagues.

wins(31) draws(15) defeats(34)

BOLOGNA - Three goals were worth three points for Inter who came back with an important win after the struggles in the first two league matches. The Nerazzurri dominated in large spells before opening the scoring through Nainggolan (debut goal for the Ninja) before Candreva and Perisic found the net to make it 0-3 and send Spalletti’s team into the international break in the perfect fashion.

Inter started well. In the second minute, Skorupski missed the ball when coming out for a cross but Perisic wasn’t ready to pounce on the mistake. In the sixth minute, Gagliardini had a chance after being set up by Keita in the middle but he fired over the bar. Bologna looked to ask questions and they were dangerous in the ninth minute when Handanovic was called into action to make a superb point-blank save to deny Helander’s header. The Nerazzurri were on the attack again in the 22nd minute. Politano received the pass from Keita at the edge of the box before firing off target. It was then Keita who failed to beat Skorupski from a good position as he was off-balance when trying to hit the ball first-time. The tempo dropped off at the end of the half with Filippo Inzaghi’s side sitting back and defending.  Nainggolan went agonisingly close in stoppage time with a strike from range that just missed the target.

The match started in a similar fashion after the break with Inter still looking to find the net. In the 53rd minute, Gagliardini laid it off for Keita whose effort was turned around the post by Skorupski. In the 61st minute, Perisic played the ball in low for Politano in the middle who just failed to get on the end of it. Five minutes later, Bologna’s resistance fell apart. Politano set up Nainggolan who controlled perfectly before firing low across Skorupski into the corner. The home side had to come out of their shell after going behind and it created more space for Inter. In the 74th minute, Santander headed just wide from a Mattiello cross. Two minutes later, Keita missed a great chance after great work by Perisic. The second goal was coming however. Eight minutes from the end, a perfect through-ball played in Candreva (who replaced Keita) and he beat Skorupski. In the 85th minute, Inter added a third through Perisic who deserved it for his second-half display. He went past Mattiello before firing home from close range.

The final whistle came and Inter left with three well-earned points. It’s now time for an international break before a return to San Siro on the weekend of 15/16 September against Parma

#ForzaInter!

BOLOGNA 0-3 INTER

Goals: 66' Nainggolan (I), 82' Candreva (I), 85' Perisic (I)

BOLOGNA: 28 Skorupski; 4 De Maio (72' 7 Orsolini), 23 Danilo, 18 Helander; 14 Mattiello, 16 Poli (75' 30 Okwonkwo), 5 Pulgar, 31 Dzemaili, 35 Dijks; 9 Santander, 91 Falcinelli (79' 22 Destro)

Bench: 29 Santurro, 99 Pirana, 3 Gonzalez, 8 Nagy, 11 Krejci, 15 Mbaye, 19 Valencia, 32 Svanberg, 33 Calabresi

Coach: Filippo Inzaghi

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio (86' 2 Vrsaljko), 6 De Vrij, 37 Skriniar, 18 Asamoah; 77 Brozovic, 5 Gagliardini; 16 Politano, 14 Nainggolan (78' 8 Vecino), 44 Perisic; 11 Keita Balde (79' 87 Candreva)

Bench: 27 Padelli, 10 Lautaro, 13 Ranocchia, 15 Joao Mario, 20 B. Valero, 23 Miranda, 29 Dalbert

Coach: Luciano Spalletti

Bookings: Dzemaili (B), Gagliardini (I)

Stoppage Time: 1' + 4'

 

Referee: Di Bello

Assistants: Alassio, Lo Cicero

Fourth Official: Abbattista

starting lineups

Skorupski 28 1 Handanovic
De Maio 4 33 D'Ambrosio
Danilo 23 37 Skriniar
Helander 18 6 de Vrij
Mattiello 14 18 Asamoah
Poli 16 77 Brozovic
Pulgar 5 5 Gagliardini
Dzemaili 31 16 Politano
Dijks 35 14 Nainggolan
Santander 9 44 Perisic
Falcinelli 91 11 Balde

substitutes

Santurro 29 27 Padelli
Pirana 99 2 Vrsaljko
Gonzalez 3 8 Vecino
Orsolini 7 10 Martínez
Nagy 8 13 Ranocchia
Krejci 11 15 Joao Mario
Mbaye 15 20 Valero
Valencia 19 23 Miranda
Destro 22 29 Dalbert
Okwonkwo 30 87 Candreva
Svanberg 32
Calabresi 33

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