Romelu Lukaku needed two attempts to get the ball in the Bologna net, but it was enough to give Inter a ninth consecutive Serie A victory.
Antonio Conte could not resist smiling as he spoke about Inter’s Scudetto chances. ‘We went close last season with the Europa League Final, but this time… we might get there.’
Sinisa Mihajlovic once again complains that Bologna don’t convert their chances after a 1-0 defeat to Inter, but also slams Japan for using Takehiro Tomiyasu against Mongolia.
Romelu Lukaku got his 20th Serie A goal of the season and it was enough to beat Bologna, sending Inter eight points clear with a game in hand.
Join us for live coverage of all the build-up and action as it happens from 10 Serie A games, including Milan-Sampdoria, Torino-Juventus and Bologna-Inter.
Inter and Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozovic unveiled a new and rather odd tattoo, as he now has the bomb emoji on his neck.
Inter full-back Achraf Hakimi hopes he can ‘score more goals’ during the run-in and believes the Nerazzurri ‘are on the right track’.
Samir Handanovic is back after contracting COVID, as leaders Inter resume their season with a visit to Musa Barrow’s Bologna.
There is good news for Inter, as all four players who contracted COVID have now provided negative tests.
Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic defended attacking midfielder Roberto Soriano, who returned from international duty without having played one minute.
Inter winger Ivan Perisic misses the next match against Bologna due to a muscle problem, but Arturo Vidal has recovered.
Antonio Conte wants Inter to ‘pick up where we left off’ against Bologna and was happy to have recovered those who were out with COVID. ‘They are all needed’.
Napoli are anxiously awaiting news from Piotr Zielinski’s blood tests, as he tested first positive and then negative for COVID after international duty with Poland.
Bologna chief medic Gianni Nanni warns ‘Serie A is on red alert’ after a COVID outbreak within the Italy squad.
Serie A players impressed in tonight’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers, as Goran Pandev and Eljif Elmas earned North Macedonia’s shock win in Germany, while Andreas Skov Olsen and Joakim Maehle scored for Denmark.
Michael Fabbri will officiate the derby della Mole on Saturday, while Piero Giacomelli will oversee Bologna-Inter.
Serie A clubs spent over €138m in agent fees in 2020, with Juventus, Roma and Milan on top of the list.
Inter will reportedly have Samir Handanovic back in time for the next game against Bologna.
Serie A players were decisive when Denmark earned the 8-0 win over Moldova, while Spain left it to the last minute against Georgia.
Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic proved he’s still got the best left foot in the business, even decades after retirement, by winning the basketball hoop challenge in one go.