Inter Milan 1-2 Bologna: Musa Barrow and Musa Juwara give Bologna win

Inter Milan 1-2 Bologna: Inter’s slim Serie A title hopes fade as Musa Barrow and Musa Juwara give Bologna victory after Romelu Lukaku’s early opener and Lautaro Martinez’s penalty miss at the San Siro

  • Inter Milan lost 2-1 at home to midtable visitors Bologna in Serie A on Sunday
  • Romelu Lukaku scored his 20th league goal of the season with 22 minutes played
  • Lautaro Martinez missed a penalty and Musa Juwara equalised in the second half
  • Musa Barrow scored the 80th-minute winner after both sides had a man sent off 

Bologna’s Gambian duo Musa Juwara and Musa Barrow scored in the last 20 minutes to give the 10-man visitors an unlikely 2-1 win over Inter Milan who once again threw away a match that seemed to be theirs for the taking in Serie A on Sunday.

The contest turned on a remarkable double save by Bologna goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski who stopped a Lautaro Martinez penalty and parried away Roberto Gagliardini’s effort from the rebound when Inter were leading and playing with a man extra.

The defeat almost certainly ended Inter’s lingering title hopes as it left them with 64 points from 30 games, 11 adrift of leaders Juventus and four points behind second-placed Lazio.

Ashley Young (left) faces Riccardo Orsolini as Inter Milan lose at home to Bologna in Serie A

Prolific striker Romelu Lukaku (right) gives his side the lead in the 22nd minute at the San Siro

It was all too familiar for Antonio Conte’s side who missed an open goal and twice squandered the lead in a 3-3 draw at home to Sassuolo last month.

In a match played in sweltering heat, the first half went pretty much as expected with Romelu Lukaku giving Inter a 22nd minute lead with his 20th league goal of the season.

The Belgium striker reacted quickly to prod in the rebound after Martinez’s header hit the post.

Lukaku enjoys his 20th league goal this term to put Inter ahead against their midtable visitors

Musa Juwara cancels out Lukaku’s strike by equalising for Bologna with 16 minutes remaining

After Barrow also struck the woodwork early in the second half for Bologna, the game seemed to turn Inter’s way when the visitors had Roberto Soriano sent off in the 57th minute after a verbal exchange with the referee.

The hosts were awarded a soft penalty five minutes later after Antonio Candreva went tumbling over under the lightest of challenges but Skorupski’s remarkable double save changed the course of the match.

Must Barrow (right) celebrates putting Bologna ahead for the first time with ten minutes left 

Lukaku and Inter remain 11 points behind leaders Juventus with eight league matches to play

The equaliser came from in the 74th minute from a throw in when the hapless Gagliardini missed the ball trying to clear and 18-year-old Juwara lashed home for his first Bologna goal.

Inter defender Alessandro Bastoni was sent off for a second bookable offence three minutes later before Bologna’s Nicolas Dominguez released Barrow who slotted a neat finish past goalkeeper Samir Handanovic with 10 minutes left.

Inter manager Antonio Conte watches on as his third-placed side slip to a surprise home loss

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