Bologna Stuns Inter Milan in Italian Cup Upset
In overtime, Bologna played well and scored goals through Sam Beukema and Dan Ndoye. This surprised Inter and decided the outcome of the Italian Cup.
In a surprising twist, Inter Milan suffered a surprising loss to Bologna, knocking them out of the Italian Cup’s last 16. The final score was a heartbreaking 2-1 in favor of Bologna during extra time.
The San Siro saw a heated match where Serie A leaders Inter stumbled and lost to Bologna. Bologna secured their place in the quarter-finals with two crucial goals in added time.
The game began with Inter taking control, but Bologna, especially their goalkeeper Federico Ravaglia, stopped Inter from scoring. Despite many opportunities, Inter couldn’t turn them into goals. Even a penalty given to Inter was missed as Bologna’s goalkeeper blocked Lautaro Martinez’s shot.
The tie was finally broken in extra time when Inter’s Carlos Augusto scored a header, bringing hope to the home crowd. However, Bologna fought back strongly with goals from Sam Beukema and Dan Ndoye in the later part of extra time. This surprised Inter and determined their outcome in the competition.
In a surprising turn of events, Bologna, led by former Inter midfielder Thiago Motta, achieved a well-earned victory. They secured a place in the quarter-finals alongside Fiorentina, Lazio, and Frosinone, who had previously defeated league champions Napoli.
To manage his team’s busy schedule, Inter coach Simone Inzaghi made several changes, resting key players such as Hakan Calhanoglu and Marcus Thuram. Despite dominating the first half and making many attempts, Inter couldn’t break through Bologna’s strong defense until the later part of the game.
The loss comes as a surprising disappointment for Inter, considering they had won all eight of their previous Coppa Italia matches against Bologna. As the tournament moves forward, the focus shifts to the remaining last-16 matches, including Serie B side Cremonese’s upcoming game against Roma.
Inter’s loss sets the stage for their upcoming match against Lecce, while Bologna is getting ready to host Atalanta in their next game.