Final score

18 September 2021 18:00

Inter
23' (2nd half) Dzeko
18' (2nd half) Dzeko
9' (2nd half) Vecino
34' Barella
31' Skriniar
6' Martínez
6 - 1
Bologna
41' (2nd half) Theate
Referee: Giovanni Ayroldi / Linesmen: Di Vuolo, Imperiale / Fourth official: Gariglio / Assistants: Guida , Paterna
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46' The first half of this one comes to a close. Inter lead 3-0 after a scintillating display.
45' There will be one minute of stoppage time at the end of the first period.
44' Dimarco volleys on goal but is denied by a spectacular save from Skorupski.
40' The Nerazzurri fans like what they're seeing from Inzaghi's team, as they keep pushing forward ahead of the interval.
36' Hickey is booked for bringing down Dumfries, who continues to threaten down the right.
34' ANOTHER!!!!! Dumfries exchanges passes with Dzeko before sending a dangerous ball in. The Bologna defence clears but Barella is on hand to put the ball into the net! 3-0!!!
31' GOAL!!!! Skriniar rises to meet Dimarco's corner and heads home to make it 2-0!!!!
29' Correa's match is over unfortunately and Inzaghi is forced to send Dzeko on in his place.
26' Correa seems to be struggling as play continues and the Inter medical staff have come to his aid.
23' De Silvestri earns himself the game's first yellow card with a late challenge on Correa.
21' Brozovic has a go from distance but Skorupski gets down to save comfortably.
19' Bologna go close through Soriano, who forces Handanovic into a good save after being played in by Sansone, before firing the rebound over the bar.
15' Things have quietened down after Lautaro's goal but Inter are still looking to command proceedings and get that second.
10' Bologna are pushing high up the pitch, but it's giving Inter space to threaten the other way, as was the case with the goal.
6' GOAL!!!!!! Lautaro puts Inter in front. Dumfries flies down the right before crossing into the Argentine, who found the back of the net!
1' We're all set for kick-off! Forza Inter!
1' The teams are taking to the field, with the Nerazzurri donning their new third kit - which includes the sleeve sponsor Digitalbits - for the first time!
1' Simone Inzaghi's Inter side host Bologna on matchday 4 of this Serie A season. At San Siro tonight,the Nerazzurri are looking for their third win of the campaign.
Minute Text commentary
46' It's all over! Inter pick up their third win of the season, with a resounding victory over Bologna!
45' One minute of stoppage time at the end of this one.
41' Bologna pull one back. Theate gets his head to a corner from the left and beats Handanovic. 6-1.
40' Sanchez with splendid ball plays in Dimarco, who sends the ball just wide of Skorupski's goal.
39' Medel manages to thwart Dzeko as he looked to convert Dimarco's pass.
38' Dijks goes into the book for a challenge on the rampant Dumfries.
34' Dumfries is released by Dzeko and fires on goal with his left, but it hits the side netting.
29' Gagliardini is on for Brozovic.
29' Kolarov comes on in place of Bastoni.
25' Van Hooijdonk replaces Dominguez for Bologna.
23' DZEKO STRIKES AGAIN! Sanchez gets in on the action right away and serves up the Bosnian, who sends a pinpoint finish past Skorupski from the tightest of angles. 6-0!!!
22' Alexis Sanchez comes on for Lautaro Martinez to make his first appearance of the season.
22' Ranocchia meanwhile comes on for De Vrij.
18' GOOOOOAL!!!!!! Dzeko fires home number five for the Nerazzurri, after a wonderful dummy from Lautaro on the edge of the box!
16' Barrow's shot on the turn goes well wide of the Inter goal.
11' Triple change for Bologna: Barrow, Vignato and Dijks replace Sansone, Svanberg and Hickey.
9' GOAL!!!!! It's another for the Nerazzurri as Vecino nets Dimarco's ball from the left. 4-0!!!!
7' Brozovic sees his shot on the turn blocked by Skorupski and Lautaro fires the rebound over.
5' So close for Lautaro! Dumfries almost sets up El Toro again but the latter's right-foot effort comes back off the crossbar!
2' Hickey has a pop from outside the box but Handanovic is equal to it.

Ranocchia
6.38
6.38
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Handanovic
6.45
6.45
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Dimarco
7.21
7.21
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Brozovic
7.78
7.78
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Gagliardini
5.91
5.91
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Skriniar
8.19
8.19
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Vecino
6.96
6.96
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Martínez
7.77
7.77
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de Vrij
7.08
7.08
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Barella
7.61
7.61
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Bastoni
7.14
7.14
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Sanchez
6.35
6.35
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Kolarov
5.78
5.78
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Dzeko
7.71
7.71
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Dumfries
8.2
8.2
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Correa
5.87
5.87
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Average rating 7.02 SEND RATINGS
11 shots on target 2
5 shots off target 5
10 fouls committed 10
5 corners 1
2 offsides 0
45% ball possession 55%

Inter won both games last season against Bologna; the last time the Nerazzurri collected three consecutive wins in Serie A against the Emiliani was in 2010, under José Mourinho.

Bologna have won four of their last nine Serie A away matches against Inter (D2, L3): since 2011/12, only Juventus (5) have picked up more wins at the Meazza against the Nerazzurri than the Emiliani (4).

Bologna have scored in each of their last 10 league away games at Inter (14 goals in total): they are the Serie A side with the longest open streak with at least one goal at the Meazza against the Nerazzurri since 2010/11.

Bologna have drawn each of their last three Serie A away games: they last drew four consecutive away matches in the competition in December 2008, just under Sinisa Mihajlovic.

Bologna have equalled their best start to a Serie A season in the three points for a win era (7 points as in 2019/20 and 2002/03); the last time they won at least three of their first four games in a top-flight campaign came back in 2001/02.

Inter have won their last 17 home league games; only three teams in Serie A history have embarked on a longer winning run on home soil: Torino (21) in 1948, Milan (19) in 1950 and Juventus (25) in 2014 and in 2017 (33).

Inter have scored at least two goals in each of their last eight Serie A matches: the last time they went on a longer such streak was in February 2007 (10 in that case).

Since the beginning of last season (2020/21), Federico Dimarco has scored six goals in Serie A (5 with Verona and 1 with Inter): among defenders, only Gosens (11), Hakimi (eight) and Theo Hernandez (seven) have found the net on more occasions during this period across the big five European leagues.

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

MILAN – Inter turned in a truly rampant performance on Saturday evening in front of their adoring home fans, putting six goals past an in-form Bologna side to put Wednesday’s defeat to Real Madrid behind them. The Nerazzurri shone brightly, like the colours that adorn the new third kit they wore for the first time, with Lautaro Martinez, Milan Skriniar, Nicolo Barella, Matias Vecino and Edin Dzeko getting on the scoresheet. This dominant win takes Inter up to 10 points in the Serie A standings

Under a sunny Milan sky, the 35,000 Nerazzurri fans that packed out San Siro had converted the disappointment of the midweek Champions League loss into positive energy. As always they gave a warm welcome to Sinisa Mihajlovic, whose Bologna side faced an Inter featuring Denzel Dumfries, Matias Vecino, Federico Dimarco and Joaquin Correa from the first minute. 

Dumfries, the flying Dutchman on the right-hand side, took no time at all to make his presence felt. After just 6 minutes he produced a pin-point cross for Lautaro Martinez to fire left-footed into the goal and give Inter a crucial early advantage. 

For Correa meanwhile it was a more problematic outing. He picked up a knock halfway through the first period and was replaced by Edin Dzeko. It was a moment that looked like it might complicate matters for Inter, but Simone Inzaghi’s side hit the back of the net twice in the space of four minutes to give themselves a three-goal advantage. 

Firstly Milan Skriniar headed home from Dimarco’s perfect corner on 30 minutes, before Nicolo Barella pounced on a short Bologna clearance – following another dangerous Dumfries ball into the area – to add a third, rounding off a rampant first-half display from the Nerazzurri. 

Inzaghi’s men did not take their foot off the gas in the second period. Fewer than 10 minutes after play resumed, Vecino was on hand at the back post to convert Dimarco’s teasing cross in from the left, making it 4-0 to the home side. 

After the hour mark, Dzeko showed his goal-scoring prowess by netting twice in the space of five minutes. The first was a carefully lifted finish from inside the box, after Martinez produced a clever dummy on Brozovic’s pass. The second was an incredible finish, from the tightest of angles, after a neat pass from Alexis Sanchez, who had come on just moments before to make his first appearance of the campaign. 

As applause and cheers continued to ring round the Giuseppe Meazza stadium in the final minutes, a late consolation for Bologna scored by Arthur Theate, who headed home after being left unmarked in the Inter box, took some of the shine off what to that point had been a near-perfect Inter display. This resounding victory will nonetheless provide the perfect springboard for the upcoming run of games, which come thick and fast. 

Inter 6-1 Bologna (HT: 3-0)
Scorers: Lautaro 6, Skriniar 30, Barella 34, Vecino 54, Dzeko 63, 68, Theate 86. 

INTER (3-5-2): 1 Handanovic; 37 Skriniar, 6 de Vrij (13 Ranocchia 67), 95 Bastoni (11 Kolarov 74); 2 Dumfries, 8 Vecino, 77 Brozovic (5 Gagliardini 74), 23 Barella, 32 Dimarco; 10 Lautaro (7 Sanchez 67), 19 Correa (9 Dzeko 29).
Subs not used: 21 Cordaz, 97 Radu, 14 Perisic, 20 Calhanoglu, 33 D'Ambrosio, 36 Darmian, 48 Satriano.
Coach: Simone Inzaghi. 

BOLOGNA (4-2-3-1): 28 Skorupski; 29 De Silvestri (6 Theate 74'), 17 Medel, 4 Bonifazi, 3 Hickey (35 Dijks 56'); 8 Dominguez (20 Van Hooijdonk 69'), 32 Svanberg (55 Vignato 56'); 11 Skov Olsen, 21 Soriano, 10 Sansone (99 Barrow 56'); 9 Arnautovic.
Subs not used: 22 Bardi, 2 Binks, 5 Soumaro, 7 Orsolini, 15 Mbaye, 19 Santander, 66 Amey.
Coach: Sinisa Mihajlovic.

Referee: Ayroldi.
Assistants: Di Vuolo, Imperiale.
Fourth official: Gariglio.
VAR: Guida.
Assistant VAR: Paterna.

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 28 Skorupski
Skriniar 37 29 De Silvestri
de Vrij 6 17 Medel
Bastoni 95 4 Bonifazi
Dumfries 2 3 Hickey
Barella 23 8 Dominguez
Brozovic 77 32 Svanberg
Vecino 8 11 Skov Olsen
Dimarco 32 21 Soriano
Martínez 10 10 Sansone
Correa 19 9 Arnautovic

substitutes

Radu 97 22 Bardi
Cordaz 21 2 Binks
Gagliardini 5 5 Soumaro
Sanchez 7 6 Theate
Dzeko 9 7 Orsolini
Kolarov 11 15 Mbaye
Ranocchia 13 19 Santander
Perisic 14 20 van Hooijdonk
Calhanoglu 20 35 Dijks
D'Ambrosio 33 55 Vignato
Darmian 36 66 Amey
Satriano 48 99 Barrow

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