Having thrown away a two-goal lead in the midweek round, Inter hosted Bologna on Saturday night knowing three vital Serie A points were on offer. With sixth-placed Parma only two points behind, the Nerazzurri could not afford another slip up if they were to maintain their push for a return to European competition next season.
For their part, the visitors began the match just a single point above the relegation zone, fully aware that the sides below them could pull them closer to the fight to retain top-flight status. Having won the corresponding fixture 1-0 last term, Davide Ballardini’s men held the belief they could overcome the Milanese giants once more.
Inter would again fail to record a victory, becoming pegged back to 2-2 for the second time in a week and continuing a run of four matches without a win. Over the following pages are six things this game taught us about the two sides.