Inter beaten in Bologna, lose chance to top Serie A

ROME (AP) — For the past four months, Inter Milan have viewed their postponed game in Bologna as a chance to gain ground in the title race.

Still, a goalkeeping error handed Bologna a 2-1 victory on Wednesday as Inter lost a lead and a chance to reclaim the Serie A lead.

Reigning champions Inter were trailed by city rivals AC Milan by two points with four games remaining.

Reserve keeper Ionut Radu was shoved into action for the first time in almost a year following a back problem in Samir Handanovic and was to blame for the Bologna winner.

Attempting to clear after a throw-in, Radu instead kicked the ball towards his own net and Bologna’s Nicola Sansone had the finishing touch to make sure he got in.

Former Inter Milan striker Marko Arnautovic headed in the equalizer for Bologna after Ivan Perisic put Inter ahead early on.

The match was postponed from January due to an outbreak of coronavirus within the Bologna squad.


Fiorentina and Atalanta also squandered chances to boost their chances of qualifying for Europe in two other postponed fixtures.

Seventh-placed Fiorentina were beaten 4-0 at home by Udinese, marking a second successive defeat for the Viola.

Pablo Mari, Gerard Deulofeu, Walace and Destiny Udogie scored for Udinese, who are 12th.

Eighth-placed Atalanta had to battle to a 4-4 draw at home to Turin, with Luis Muriel converting his second penalty of the night into an 84th-minute equalizer.

Turin is 11th.


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