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Oct 27, 2015 at 7.45pm UK at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara
Inter Milan
FT(HT: 0-0)
Icardi (67')
Melo (60')

Result: Mauro Icardi strike gives 10-man Inter Milan victory over Bologna

A second-half goal from Mauro Icardi gives 10-man Inter Milan a 1-0 victory over Bologna in Serie A, after Nerazurri midfielder Felipe Melo receives two yellow cards.

A second-half goal from Mauro Icardi has given 10-man Inter Milan a 1-0 victory over Bologna in the Serie A this evening.

Both sides struggled to create chances in the first half, although the hosts could have taken a shock early lead as Amadou Diawara played Anthony Mounier in at the back post, but the French winger was unable to connect with the pass.

Inter's best chances came from free kicks, as Ivan Perisic headed an Adem Ljajic delivery wide, before the Serbian forward struck a dipping effort from 30 yards straight at Bologna keeper Angelo da Costa.

After the break Ljajic came close to breaking the deadlock after former Newcastle United full-back Davide Santon found the forward with an inviting cross, but the 24-year-old's effort was blocked.

Inter were reduced to 10 men on the hour mark, as Felipe Melo received a second yellow card for a heavy challenge on Bologna midfielder Luca Rizzo.

The visitors took the lead on 67 minutes, as Ljajic found space in the Bologna box following a defensive mix-up before finding striker Mauro Icardi for a tap-in from close range.

Despite being a man down Inter improved after finding a goal, and almost doubled their advantage as Icardi dragged an effort wide in the path of Freddy Guarin, who saw a curling effort deflect behind for a corner.

Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic prevented a late equaliser for Bologna with a strong reaction save to keep out a Mattia Destro volley from the penalty spot.

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