Italian Serie A champions Inter Milan have missed out on top spot on the league table after the 2-1 defeat at Bologna. The Nerazzuri came into their rescheduled match against hosts Bologna with the incentive to move one point clear of fellow Champions League campaigners with victory.

Inter Milan came into the Bologna game with a two-point deficit to leaders AC Milan and they failed to take the opportunity to move above Milan with a win after they were beaten by the home team despite taking the lead. Inter Milan shot into the lead after four minutes thanks to Croatian national team star Ivan Perisic. Ex-Bayern Munich winger Perisicfound the back of the netafter exchanging passes withItalian midfielder Nicola Barella to take his Serie A tally to six goals in 31 games.

While Inter Milan had eyes on top spot in their quest to win the Italian Serie A title for the second successive season, home team Bologna were also looking to pull further away from the relegation zone. Despite suffering a setback inside four minutes, it was Bologna who were able to meet their target thanks to two goals with a goal coming in each half. Austrian national team forward Marko Arnautovic was the recipient of the equaliser after 28 minutes, while Italian star Nicola Sansone scored the winning goal with nine minutes left on the clock. Sansone pounced on the mistake from IonutRadu in the Nerazzuri goal to secure the three points for the hosts.

Bologna have spent seven seasons in the Italian Serie A and are guaranteed an eighth straight season in the competition after the comeback win over Inter Milan. For Inter Milan, the defeat means that they are two points adrift of leaders AC Milan with four matches to play this season.