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Italian Serie A

Renato Dall'Ara (ATT 20,000) 24th November 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: L Banti

Bologna Bologna vs Inter Milan Inter

Bologna 1

P Kone (12)


Inter 1

Jonathan (51)

Inter held at Bologna

Last Updated: 24/11/13 11:07pm

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Bologna's midfielder Panagiotis Kone plays the ball

Bologna's midfielder Panagiotis Kone plays the ball

Inter Milan fell further off the pace at the top of Serie A on Sunday after being held to a 1-1 draw at struggling Bologna.

Inter went behind to a Panagiotis Kone strike after 12 minutes and, although they levelled through Jonathan's deflected effort in the 51st minute, the Nerazzuri could not force a winner.

The result sees Inter remain in fourth place, two points behind Napoli and eight behind new leaders Juventus.

Bologna came into the match hovering just above the relegation zone, but were uncowed in the early exchanges and deservedly took the lead on the counter-attack when Jonathan Cristaldo squared for Kone who took a touch before finishing under Samir Handanovic.

The goal sparked Inter into life and Rodrigo Palacio twice went close to levelling either side of Fredy Guarin's volley that flew over the bar.

Guarin threatened again in the 28th minute when he attempted to lob Gianluca Curci, but the goalkeeper did well to claw the ball away for a corner.

Palacio saw a header skim the post and a Guarin free-kick hit the bar as Inter ended the half on the front foot.

The alarm bells were ringing loud and clear for the Bologna defence by this point and it came as little surprise when Inter finally made the breakthrough six minutes after the restart when Jonathan's low strike was deflected past Curci by the unfortunate Mikael Antonsson.

Handanovic kept out Rolando Bianchi's long-range strike as Bologna looked for an immediate response, but the rest of the contest belonged to Inter, with Guarin again threatening with a shot that brought the best out of Curci.

Inter almost snatched all the points two minutes into added time when the ball broke to Juan Jesus, but his half-volley came back off the bar.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 25 58
2 Roma 25 49
3 Napoli 25 45
4 Lazio 25 43
5 Fiorentina 25 42
6 Sampdoria 25 39
7 Genoa 24 36
8 Torino 25 36
9 Inter Milan 25 35
10 AC Milan 25 34
11 Palermo 25 34
12 Sassuolo 25 29
13 Udinese 24 28
14 Empoli 25 28
15 Verona 25 28
16 Chievo 25 25
17 Atalanta 25 23
18 Cagliari 25 20
19 Cesena 25 19
20 Parma 23 10