Friday February 17, 2012 Day 24 Finished Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

Internazionale 0 - 3 Bologna

  • Di Vaio 37’, 38’
  • Acquafresca 85’

  1. Inter lose again at home to Bologna

    Inter lose again at home to Bologna

    Internazionale's disastrous run of results continued after they were beaten 3-0 by Bologna at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Internazionale
    • Bologna
    • 90+3' The final whistle goes, and Inter's woeful run continues! They drop to sixth in the league courtesy of Napoli's win at Fiorentina. The pressure on Ranieri grows...
    • 90' Three minutes of added time to play before Inter are put out of their misery.
    • 88' Ranieri did so well to drag Inter up the table following Gasperini's awful five-match spell in charge, but this team has looked out of sorts for a while now.
    • 86' Acquafresca's fourth league goal of the season has the Inter fans streaming out of the exits. They've seen enough, but what about club president Massimo Morrati?
    • 85' GOAL!! INTER 0-3 BOLOGNA!! Thank you and goodnight! Ranocchia again at fault as he is shrugged off the ball all too easily by Taider. That allow Acquafresca to surge into the box and sidefoot a clinical low finish past Julio Cesar!
    • 84' Bologna forming a wall on the edge of their box now. An impatient Lucio tries his luck from range, but his shot sails comfortably over the bar.
    • 83' Inter are unbeaten in their last 13 Serie A games with Bologna (11 wins for the Nerazzurri and two draws). That run looks certain to end in the next 10 minutes or so.
    • 81' Lots of possession in the Bologna half from Inter, but they are unable to produce a clear chance. Ranieri grimaces in the technical area.
    • 80' Bologna are camped in their half now, but they are not letting Inter through in open play.
    • 78' GILLET!! Again Sneijder bends in a dangerous free-kick. Again Maicon wins the header all too easily. Again Gillet makes the save!
    • 77' Di Vaio's second goal this evening was his 140th in Serie A.
    • 76' Bologna substitution: Robert Acquafresca replaces Di Viao.
    • 75' Zanetti chases Antonsson into the Bologna area. The Swede defender stumbles over the ball and the referee gives Bologna a free-kick. Zanetti is not happy about that decision!
    • 74' The ball is fired in from the right by Maicon and Raggi does just enough to put Pazzini off his stooping header.
    • 72' Nagatomo and Sniejder link up down the left but it comes to nothing. Sneijder has been in that wide role far too much. He has looked most dangerous when he comes into more central areas.
    • 71' Bologna substitution: Panagiotis Kone replaces Ramirez.
    • 70' Castaignos scored 15 goals in 34 league games for Feyenoord last season. He has one in four appearances since joining Inter.
    • 69' Inter substitution: Luc Castaignos repalces Faraoni.
    • 68' Inter have a corner. The initial ball is cleared but Inter keep the pressure on. The move comes to an end as Sneijder fouls a defender.
    • 67' Sneijder floats in a lovely free-kick from deep on the left. Ranocchio twists as he sends a header towards the far bottom corner but it's another cracking save by Gillet!
    • 66' Inter launch a decent coutner but the ball is shepherded back to Gillet.
    • 65' Bologna send men forward for a free-kick on the left. the set piece flies right into the arms of Julio Cesar.
    • 64' Pazzini shows great agility to power a header intot he side netting! The flag was up for offside. Wouldn't have counted anyway.
    • 62' Forlan stomps past Ranieri as he takes his place on the bench. Neither man looks at the other. Oh dear.
    • 61' Inter substitution: Andrea Poli replaces Forlan.
    • 60' Remember, in the defeat to Novara last time out, Inter had 30 shots and were unable to score. We may be in for a similar stat this evening, the way things are going.
    • 59' Great run from Nagatomo into the box. He squares for Forlan who is unmarked... He can't connect fully with his shot but it almost trickles past Gillet before the keeper manages to grab it!
    • 58' Bologna substitution: Saphir Taider replaces Diamanti.
    • 57' Ranocchio tracks back to stop Di Viao's run, but only at the expense of a corner.
    • 56' In the night's other match, Napoli are still winning 1-0 at Fiorentina thanks to Cavani's third-minute goal. Fiorentina v Napoli
    • 55' Pazzini holds the ball up and tries to feed Forlan's run on the turn, but the ball clangs off the Uruguayan striker's thigh and rolls through to Gillet.
    • 54' Forlan comes deep and pings a nice ball out to Nagatomo. The Japanese is tackled but the ball breaks for Sneijder who slips a good reverse pass into the box, but Pazzini is caught off guard and stumbles as he tries to reach it.
    • 53' Remember, Inter's next two fixtures are away to Marseille and Napoli. Doesn't look as though they will be going into those games full of confidence.
    • 52' Inter scramble the corner clear. They look all over the place at the moment.
    • 51' Di Vaio cuts inside from the right. He's on a hat-trick... His shot is deflected and flies just wide of the far post!
    • 50' Faraoni is penalised for a late tackle on Mudingayi as he tries to win the ball on the edge of the box.
    • 49' Inter have plenty of men forward in their latest attack, but faraoni's ball into the box is aimless and easily dealt with.
    • 48' Sneijder does well to take the ball on his chest and clip a cross into the area, but Forlan is unable to get on the end of it.
    • 46' Bologna get the second half underway! Can Inter find an answer to their current problems in the next 45 minutes?
    • HT @SandroGrandi gives a damning verdict of Inter via Twitter: "Inter are completely inadequate .Lack of pace, technique, self-believe. Not sure they even enjoy playing football. Painful to watch." - Yep, that about sums it up.
    • 45+3' Half-time is called, and Inter's struggles continue after two disastrous minutes have them two goals down. Let me know your thoughts on that first half via Twitter - @tony_mabert.
    • 45+2' Faraoni chests the ball down on the edge of the box and drills a low strike wide!
    • 45+1' Gillet comes off his line decisively and punches this corner clear. Inter keep the pressure on, though. Two minutes of added time at the end of the half to be played.
    • 45' Inter's fourth corner. Sneijder's delivery is headed away for a throw, from with Inter win their fifth corner.
    • 44' This is within shooting range for Diamanti. He strikes it well but it doesn't dip enough to trouble Julio Cesar.
    • 43' Inter look rattled right now, as well they might! Ranocchia concedes another free-kick in a good position for Bologna after fouling Ramirez.
    • 41' Ranieri's face is a picture! His team now has a mountain to climb if they are to end this winless run.
    • 39' Wow, what a breathless couple of minutes. Those two goals came completely against the run of play. Di Vaio now has eight in the league this season.
    • 38' GOAL!! INTER 0-2 BOLOGNA!! Di Vaio again! Terrible mistake from Ranocchia, who chests a long ball right into Di Viao's path, and the striker scores his second goal in two minutes!
    • 37' GOAL!! INTER 0-1 BOLOGNA!! Morleo plays a throw-in to Ramirez, who makes a mug of Maicon with a swift turn near the byline. His ball across the box is cleared but only to Diamanti. The playmaker hits a cute disguised pass into the box for Marco di Vaio who finishes past Julio Cesar!
    • 35' Good, sweeping move forward from Inter, but Maicon's cross is too close to Gillet, who claims it.
    • 33' Ramirez turns on the corner of the Inter box. He knocks the ball through Nagatomo's legs but Lucio is one obstacle too many for the Uruguayan.
    • 31' Diamanti is the first player to go into the referee's book this evening and a foul on Lucio. The former West Ham man went in late on the Inter defender out wide by the halfway line. A needless foul and a silly booking to pick up.
    • 30' FORLAN! The Uruguay striker drives into the box after latching on to a loose ball. He shoots low but Gillet is quick off his line and spreads himself well to make the block!
    • 30' Sneijder crosses and Maicon again with a header, this time wide of the near post! Inter's two best chances have both fallen to their right-back!
    • 29' Diamanti's delivery is again left wanting., and Julio Cesar calmly collects the ball.
    • 28' Cambiasso trips Gaston Ramirez. The Inter man escapes a booking. Bologna have a free-kick from similar position to the last time he fouled someone.
    • 27' This is the first time since October 2010 that Inter have failed to score in back-to-back games in the league; last time the Nerazzurri didn’t score for three games in a row was between February and March 1999.
    • 25' Bologna threaten to break into the Inter box for the first time this evening, but Javier Zanetti steps in and effortlessly robs Diamanti of the ball. He may be in his 50s, but the classy Argentinian has still got it.
    • 24' Pazzini charges forward down the left channel. He has options on either side but slips it out wide to the overlapping Diego Forlan. The Uruguayan had strayed offside, though. Waste of a promising attack there.
    • 22' The free-kick is headed clear with ease and the second ball ends up in Julio Cesar's arms.
    • 21' Esteban Cambiasso is penalised for holding Gabi Mudingayi. Bologna send many forward for Diamanti's delivery.
    • 20' Almost a costly error as Portanova's header back to Gillet is too short and Pazzini leaps with the keeper! Pazzini's arm catches Gillet in the face. His mouth is bleeding. Free-kick to Bologna, but no punishment for Pazzini.
    • 19' Maicon is unmarked and he gets his header on target from six yards, but Gillet makes a wonderful reaction save with his left boot! Not only did he block the effort but he managed to kick it away in one movement!
    • 18' Sneijder whips in a free-kick from the right wing. Andrea Ranocchia leaps but it's headed over the bar by a defender for a corner.
    • 17' Faraoni is down on the deck again! This time he collided in the air with Portanova. Not sure that was as bad as he's making out, to be honest.
    • 15' Faraoni is still on the pitch, by the way. Looks like the Inter medics patched him up well enough. What's the Italian for 'magic sponge'?
    • 14' Giampaolo Pazzini steals in at the near post to meet the set piece, but he heads well wide.
    • 13' Daniele Portanova slides in to deny Maicon a chance to cross at the expense of the game's first corner.
    • 12' Bologna are looking well equipped to hit Inter on the break, but the home side are being careful not to commit too many men forward. Inter have dominated the possession so far.
    • 11' Yuto Nagatomo squares to Sneijder. The Dutchman rolls past his marker with a lovely turn, but his shot from 20 yards out is rigth at Gillet, who catches it.
    • 10' And yes, as many of you are know doubt thinking, he is probably secretly delighted that he gets the chance to tinker after just 10 minutes!
    • 9' Faraoni has gone down again, this time without any contact from an opposition player. Looks like his match is over and Ranieri will be forced into an early change.
    • 8' Only one goal has been scored in the first half of Bologna’s last five games, that scored by Robert Acquafresca against Napoli.
    • 7' In the evening's other Serie A match, Edinson Cavani has opened the scoring for Napoli at Fiorentina! Fiorentina v Napoli
    • 6' Maicon surges down the right and curls in a dangerous looking cross. Andrea Raggi, cool as you like, chests the ball back to goalkeeper Jean-François Gillet.
    • 5' Niala Baboolal (@nialainzaghi) has got in touch on Twitter: "Hope that AC Milan fans can continue to have a great week, so a Bologna victory will do us great! Time to down the City Rivals!" - Wonder who she supports?
    • 4' Bologna look to launch a swift counter-attack. Alessandro Diamanti's pass almost has Archimede Morleo away down the left flank but Inter have men back to slow the pace down again.
    • 3' Inter's Marco Davide Faraoni took a hefty knock to the ankle in that passage of play. The youngster takes a moment or two to recover before play continues.
    • 2' Inter mount their first foray forward. Wesley Sneijder tries a sneaky pass square to Diego Milito but the ball is intercepted.
    • 1' Inter get us underway!
    • 19:43 Solo has written in to defend Inter following their 1-0 defeat to Novara last time out: "Inter played not just well but had many shots on target­ in last match" - He's got a point. Inter recorded the highest number of shots (incl. blocked) attempted by a team in a single Serie A game this season (30). 13 of these shots were attempted by Wesley Sneijder, no other player has managed as many in a single Serie A game this season.
    • 19:40 We are just five minutes away from the kick-off in Milan now. You can get in touch with me to share your thoughts on the match - or anything, really - via Twitter. Hit me up @tony_mabert.
    • 19:35 Some good news for Inter ahead of that European trip to Marseille next week - striekr Loic Remy has been ruled out of that games and possibly the second leg too through injury. Full story
    • 19:30 Inter are unbeaten in their last 13 Serie A games with Bologna (11 wins for them and two draws). When these two sides met back in September, Ranieri got off to a winning start in the Inter job with a 3-1 victory at the Stadio Dall'Ara. It was the perfect tonic for the Nerazzurri, who lost four and drew the other of their first five matches of the season under the disastrous tenure of Gian Piero Gasperini. Match report
    • 19:25 Stefano Pioli (Bologna): "We will find an Inter determined and fierce because of recent results, however we will not be outdone. I am very confident and convinced that the team will play the match well, we want to do everything to stretch as much as possible the good streak of positive results obtained in recent days."
    • 19:25 Inter boss Claudio Ranieri: "The matches we have just left behind us were by no means inspiring because we took some blows that left us reeling; now we have to turn this tendency around. Football is not always an exact science: against Novara we worked hard and with one counter-attack they were able to hurt us. We'll have to be more careful tomorrow, because Bologna will try and attack on the break too." VIDEO: Ranieri on the pressure Inter are facing
    • 19:20 Inter are on their worst run of form in eight years in the league. Their only point in their last four games came via a 4-4 draw with Palermo in which Diego Milito scored all four of their goals. Coming up for them after this match is the first leg of their Champions League clash with Marseille and then a tough trip to Napoli. Inter results/fixtures
    • 19:15 Inter are still without Walter Samuel, who is set to miss at least another week. January arrival Fredy Guarin is also set to miss out, but goalkeeper Julio Cesar is fit and starts. For Bologna, Nico Pulzetti's thigh injury rules him out.
    • 19:10 Inter: 1 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 23 Ranocchia, 55 Nagatomo; 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso; 37 Faraoni, 10 Sneijder, 9 Forlan; 7 Pazzini /// Bologna: 1 Gillet; 84 Raggi, 90 Portanova, 5 Antonsson; 8 Garics, 15 Perez, 26 Mudingayi, 3 Morleo; 10 Ramirez, 23 Diamanti; 9 Di Vaio.
    • 19:05 Inter can close the gap on fourth-placed Udinese to two points with a win this evening. Bologna will open up an eight-point gap between themselves and the relegation zone with a victory in Milan ahead of the weekend's other fixtures. Serie A table
    • 19:00 Welcome to Eurosport's live coverage of the Serie A clash between Internazionale and Bologna at the Stadio Giusepe Meazza!
  • Summary

    • 85' GOAL!! INTER 0-3 BOLOGNA!! Thank you and goodnight! Ranocchia again at fault as he is shrugged off the ball all too easily by Taider. That allow Acquafresca to surge into the box and sidefoot a clinical low finish past Julio Cesar!
    • 67' Sneijder floats in a lovely free-kick from deep on the left. Ranocchio twists as he sends a header towards the far bottom corner but it's another cracking save by Gillet!
    • 59' Great run from Nagatomo into the box. He squares for Forlan who is unmarked... He can't connect fully with his shot but it almost trickles past Gillet before the keeper manages to grab it!
    • 51' Di Vaio cuts inside from the right. He's on a hat-trick... His shot is deflected and flies just wide of the far post!
    • 45+2' Faraoni chests the ball down on the edge of the box and drills a low strike wide!
    • 38' GOAL!! INTER 0-2 BOLOGNA!! Di Vaio again! Terrible mistake from Ranocchia, who chests a long ball right into Di Viao's path, and the striker scores his second goal in two minutes!
    • 37' GOAL!! INTER 0-1 BOLOGNA!! Morleo plays a throw-in to Ramirez, who makes a mug of Maicon with a swift turn near the byline. His ball across the box is cleared but only to Diamanti. The playmaker hits a cute disguised pass into the box for Marco di Vaio who finishes past Julio Cesar!
    • 30' FORLAN! The Uruguay striker drives into the box after latching on to a loose ball. He shoots low but Gillet is quick off his line and spreads himself well to make the block!
    • 30' Sneijder crosses and Maicon again with a header, this time wide of the near post! Inter's two best chances have both fallen to their right-back!
    • 20' Almost a costly error as Portanova's header back to Gillet is too short and Pazzini leaps with the keeper! Pazzini's arm catches Gillet in the face. His mouth is bleeding. Free-kick to Bologna, but no punishment for Pazzini.
    • 19' Maicon is unmarked and he gets his header on target from six yards, but Gillet makes a wonderful reaction save with his left boot! Not only did he block the effort but he managed to kick it away in one movement!
    • 11' Yuto Nagatomo squares to Sneijder. The Dutchman rolls past his marker with a lovely turn, but his shot from 20 yards out is rigth at Gillet, who catches it.
    • 19:10 Inter: 1 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 23 Ranocchia, 55 Nagatomo; 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso; 37 Faraoni, 10 Sneijder, 9 Forlan; 7 Pazzini /// Bologna: 1 Gillet; 84 Raggi, 90 Portanova, 5 Antonsson; 8 Garics, 15 Perez, 26 Mudingayi, 3 Morleo; 10 Ramirez, 23 Diamanti; 9 Di Vaio.

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