Bologna hold Inter Milan as Thiago Motta’s team came from two goals behind to make it 2-2 at the San Siro. The Nerazzurri could not hold their early lead and were complacent after scoring the second goal. Inter were sluggish and tired, the game against Benfica took a toll on the squad, and could not keep their intensity high throughout the match. Now Inter hopes the players come out fresh on the other side of the international break.
The Nerazzurri dominated in the early stages and were rewarded with a goal from Acerbi. Hakan Calhanoglu provided a brilliant in-swinging corner. Acerbi provided the direction as the ball went in on the far corner. Inter did not waste much time to get their second as they were aggressive with their press. Mkhitaryan and Calhanoglu won the ball before laying it to Thuram. The French forward evaded the space for Lautaro after providing a one-touch pass to him. The Argentine decided to let the ball fly from a distance as Inter doubled their lead.
The action of the first 20 minutes did not stop as Lautaro brought Lewis Ferguson down in the box following a corner. The VAR check confirmed the foul and Orsolini did not miss from the spot to get Bologna back in the game. Both teams then slowed the tempo as they settled into the game.
Bologna hold Inter Milan 2-2 at the San Siro
Bologna had a bright start to the second half as Inter were looking to get back into the rhythm. The Nerazzurri were struggling to build up patiently and were forcing passes forward. So Bologna caught their long pass and found Lewis Ferguson found Zirkzee in the front. The former Bayern forward managed to trick Inter’s defenders with his drop of shoulders and rolled the ball in nonchalantly, which caught Yann Sommer off-guard.
Inzaghi then tried to regain the lead by bringing in substitutes. Sanchez, Cuadrado, and Augusto came to add flair in the final third but could not find an opening. The Chilean forward came close with a flick following a corner but his effort hit the post. Bologna decided to go with the conservative approach and restrict Inter, something they have done well so far this season.