On the second attempt over three months later, the Nerazzurri now had the chance to outperform the leaders and city rival Milan – accordingly, the team of coach Simone Inzaghi, in which Gosens and regular keeper Handanovic had to fit.
Perisic sneaks to the tour
From the beginning, Inter pushed deep into half of Bologna and built up considerable pressure. The powerful game already paid off after three minutes: Perisic crept away from his opponents in a throw -in and welded the leather with his left foot into the corner. Even after the lead, the permanent pressure of the guests did not lose weight, but rarely was it as dangerous as with Dimarco’s distance shot and Lautaro Martinez ‘attempted dust (9th).
Arnautovic with brains
From Bologna around 12-goal man Arnautovic there was nothing to be seen for a less than half an hour, but the Austrian national player screwed himself to the second floor after a Barrow flank on the five-meter room and headed from there to compensate (28th). Arnautovic almost even made a copy of the hit shortly before the break, but this time the timing in the header was not right (44.).
In the second half, Inter increased the number of strokes. Dimarco tested keeper Skorupski several times from a distance (49th, 53.), Correa failed by head (55.). However, the guests had to take care of the lurking Arnautovic again and again, but which could not prevail in the few counter attempts.
In the final phase, the Nerazzurri attacks became more and more desperate. Even with Dzeko and Alexis Sanchez on the field, the Bollwerk of FC Bologna could not be cracked – and it came even worse: after a throw -in, Handanovic representative Radu undertook a bad dropout. The replacement goalkeeper wanted to continue playing to the right to D’Ambrosio, but did not really hit the ball. The substitute Sansone ran through and press the ball over the line to the 2: 1 winning goal (81.).
Due to the defeat, Inter only equated in terms of games with league leaders Milan. The two city rivals continue to separate two points four games before the end.