Bologna – Internazionale: Inzaghi Shows His Many Faces (0-1)

Not every win has to be gracious or elegant. Sometimes, the most satisfying of victories comes when your team grinds off the ball. When two of Serie A’s in-form teams met, Simone Inzaghi revealed Bologna's weaknesses as they were finally beaten at home in the league.

Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker.

Once pirouetting as part of Inter’s midfield, Thiago Motta is well-versed in causing his former team problems when he reunites on the touchline. 

Bologna kicked Inter out of this season’s Coppa Italia, Bologna beat Inter the last time they visited Renato Dall’Ara; even when Inter scored two goals in the first quarter of the game at the San Siro, Bologna was still able to come back. Swinging punches in the big games have sustained Bologna’s unlikely rise into the top four of Serie A, culminating with an impressive turnaround away to Atalanta Bergamo.

Motta does not face a bigger test than Inter. Fifteen points ahead of Juventus, the title procession can surely begin as Inter remained 100% during 2024, up to this point. Even with injuries to some of his stars, Inzaghi has been able to keep pace with a number of backups filling into their unique tactical arrangement. With a crucial Champions League fixture away to Atléti in midweek, those same backups will be relied on to keep momentum going.

Four changes were made to the Bologna team that beat Atalanta. Riccardo Calafiori was replaced by Jhon Lucumí at . . .

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Joel Parker (21) is an Everton fan. Whenever he’s not watching his beloved Everton, Joel spends his time analyzing all sorts of football. Chief editor and Founder of Toffee Analysis. [ View all posts ]


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