Inter 6 – Bologna 1: Nerazzurri secure all 3 points at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

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Bologna fell to an away defeat at the hands of Internazionale at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Wednesday. Inter were looking to get back to winning ways after losing their last match 2-0 to Juventus. Bologna were coming back-to-back wins against Torino and AC Monza. Inter and Bologna are 4th, (27 points) and 13th, (16 points), spots respectively, after 14 matches.

The Greyhounds scored first, when Babis Lykogiannis gave them the lead, at 22 minutes. However, the good fortune didn’t last for long. An equalizer from Edin Dzeko in the 26th minute brought Nerazzurri level. Inter looked to have the match under control when they scored again to grab the advantage, thanks to a goal from Federico Dimarco in the 36th minute to establish a 2-1. However they weren’t finished yet and Lautaro Martinez made it 3-1 just before half-time. The score at break remained 3-1.

Inter started the second half with renewed vigour, with an early 2nd effort from Federico Dimarco in the 48th minute. Nerazzurri looked to have the match under control when they scored again and increased their lead, thanks to a goal from Hakan Calhanoglu in the 59th minute to establish a 5-1. They then scored again, pulling level thanks to a goal from Robin Gosens in the 76th minute to give a final score of 6-1.

Substitutions for Inter included Raoul Bellanova, Marcelo Brozovic, Robin Gosens, Roberto Gagliardini and Kristjan Asllani for Denzel Dumfries, Lautaro Martinez, Federico Dimarco, Nicolo Barella and Hakan Calhanoglu, respectively. Bologna brought on Joaquin Sosa, Nikola Moro, Joshua Zirkzee, Roberto Soriano and Emanuel Vignato, to replace Jhon Lucumi, Gary Medel, Marko Arnautovic, Lewis Ferguson and Musa Barrow.

There were bookings for Lautaro Martinez from Inter. For Bologna, Marko Arnautovic, Jhon Lucumi, Gary Medel, Riccardo Orsolini and Joaquin Sosa saw yellow.

Inter will next play Atalanta away, with Bologna facing Sassuolo at home.

Technical card:
Internazionale:Andre Onana, Francesco Acerbi, Milan Skriniar, Alessandro Bastoni, Denzel Dumfries (Raoul Bellanova, min.61), Nicolo Barella (Roberto Gagliardini, min.74), Hakan Calhanoglu (Kristjan Asllani, min.74), Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Federico Dimarco (Robin Gosens, min.62), Lautaro Martinez (Marcelo Brozovic, min.61) and Edin Dzeko
Bologna:Lukasz Skorupski, Stefan Posch, Adama Soumaoro, Jhon Lucumi (Joaquin Sosa, min.46), Babis Lykogiannis, Gary Medel (Nikola Moro, min.46), Lewis Ferguson (Roberto Soriano, min.61), Jerdy Schouten, Marko Arnautovic (Joshua Zirkzee, min.61), Musa Barrow (Emanuel Vignato, min.74) and Riccardo Orsolini
Stadium:the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
Goals:Babis Lykogiannis (0-1, min. 22), Edin Dzeko (1-1, min. 26), Federico Dimarco (2-1, min. 36), Lautaro Martinez (3-1, min. 42), Federico Dimarco (4-1, min. 48), Hakan Calhanoglu (5-1, min. 59) and Robin Gosens (6-1, min. 76)