Inter suffered a painful blow in the title race with the defeat of Bologna

Bologna (Italy): A fatal mistake by Inter goalkeeper Ionot Radu cost his side a 2-1 defeat to Bologna, leaving coach Simone Inzaghi’s side squandering a chance to lead Italian Serie A on Wednesday. The match was supposed to have been played in January, but was postponed due to the numerous cases of Covid-19 in the Bologna squad. Inter, champion in charged, he was aware that winning the postponement would lead to snatching the lead from rivals Milan, and wasted no time in scoring the first goal with Croatian striker Ivan Perisic in the third minute. Despite this, the hosts responded well and equalized in the 28th minute with a header from brilliant Marko Arnautovic. Inter have chances and try to regain the advantage before Radu, who replaced the injured captain Samir Handanovic, makes a mistake when the ball slips via with nine minutes left to allow Nicolas Sansone to easily score the winning goal. With this defeat, the first in 12 Inter matches in all competitions, his tally has stopped at 72 points in 34 games, two points behind Milan. Bologna remains in 13th place and has 42 points. (Reuters)