After eight matches unbeaten in the league, the Inter Milan team arrived in Bologna. The defending champion had a clear mission in the postponed match of Round 20: with his victory, he could take the lead in the league standings from rival Milan.
The match was originally supposed to take place in January, but after some funny scenes, the match finally got lost. In the midst of the Covid outbreak, Serie A managers did not give permission to postpone any of the matches from the 20th round scheduled for January 6, so a team that does not appear in place can count on 3-0-s the three points with goal difference are counted.
Thus, the Inter Milan players prepared warmly for the match scheduled for early afternoon (12:30) while the Bologna players were quarantined. Inter managers wanted the alliance to give them three points per match with a 3-0 goal difference, but Bologna wanted to play – for later. In the end, the meeting was officially postponed.
In a match announced three months later, on Wednesday, the Croatian team, the silver medalist in the Croatian world championship, took the lead in the third minute. Ivan Perisic His goal, but the owners of the land turned it game disciplined and enthusiasm.
The match was decided by a very special goal in his hair: the 37-year-old Slovenian national team Sameer Handanovic Entering the gate due to injury Andre Radu And his fatal mistake could lead to the Nerazzurri in the league title since then
With the 2-1 defeat, Inter can now predict the last 4 matches behind AC Milan from 2 points with the same number of matches. On the other hand, Bologna succeeded in securing its survival.
Italian League title Stefano Pioli Milan now needs at least three wins and one draw. If Milan score 10 points in the remaining four games, it could win its first league title ahead of its rival in the city since 2011.
However, experts say Milan have a harder time drawing the draw than Inter. The Reds and Blacks play with all teams in the remaining rounds who are currently seventh and 10th, with Inter’s other opponents in the lower region of the table.
Milan team chart:
1. Milan (74 points, 34 games): Fiorentina (at home), Hellas Verona (away), Atalanta (away), Sassuolo (first).
2- Inter Milan (72 points, 34 games): Udinese (1), Empoli (off the field), Cagliari (1), Sampdoria (off the field).
(cover by Jennifer Lorenzini/Reuters)
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