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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Ranieri debut

Inter Milan locked their 1st win of the season by seeing off 10-man Bologna in Ranieri's debut match in charge of i Nerazzurri. Pazzini put the visitors in front in the 39th minute, before Alessandro Diamanti levelled with a penalty in the 66th minute. Morleo was sent off after giving away a penalty in the 81st minute, from which Diego Milito put Inter back in front, and Lucio rounded off the scoring 3 minutes from time as Inter picked up their 1st 3 points of the season at the 4th attempt.

There was a different air about Inter following this week's switch in coach and they had the opportunity to go ahead after only 8 minutes when Forlan's free-kick was cleared badly by Antonsson to Walter Samuel, who failed to beat Jean-Francois Gillet from 5 yards. 3 minutes later, Di Vaio broke down to convert a one-on-one opportunity against Julio Cesar as he looked to curl his shot into the top corner but sent it a yard high and a yard wide.

Forlan's 25-yard strike cannoned against the outside of the right post minutes later before Coutinho shot just wide in a lively opening. Inter Milan brought the lead in the 39th minute with an excellent team move involving Forlan and Cambiasso, who set up Pazzini for a low shot which Gillet got his hand to but couldn't prevent creeping in.

Cambiasso hit the crossbar in the 50th minute before Julio Cesar scrambled across his goal to deny Di Vaio at the other end of a very open encounter. Julio Cesar then made some other fantabulous save to push Gaston Ramirez's direct free-kick behind for a corner, from which Samuel was adjudged to have fouled Portanova inside the area and a penalty was given. Diamanti stepped up to score his 1st goal for the club and bring Bologna tied.

A penalty at the other end saw Diego Milito restore Inter's lead after he had been fouled by Morleo, who was shown the red card. Lucio put the result beyond doubt with a near-post header from Muntari's free-kick in the 87th minute to give Ranieri a winning debut to life in charge of the Inter Milan

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