Serie A: Milan defeats Bologna 4-2

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BOLOGNA. Milan overcomes Bologna 4-2.

BOLOGNA. Milan conquers Bologna 4-2. Milan was vastly superior ball possession (63%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

Also, Bologna had 2 players sent off: A. Soumaoro (21′ for a red card) and R. Soriano (58′ for a red card).

The match was held at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara Stadium in Bologna on Saturday and this began at 6:45 pm local time. The referee was Paolo Valeri with the assistance of Filippo Bercigli and Alessio Berti. The 4th official was Daniele Minelli. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 12.8 degrees Celsius or 55.06 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 92%.​

Match Statistics

Milan was in firm control of the ball 63% while Bologna was struggling with a 37% ball possession.

Milan was more aggressive with 63 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Milan won the match.​

Bologna shot 10 times, 5 on target, 5 off target. On the other side, Milan shot 15 times, 7 on target, 8 off target.


Bologna received 1 yellow card (M. Arnautovic). On the other side, Milan received 3 yellow cards (S. Tonali, D. Calabria and A. Saelemaekers).

After playing this match, Bologna will stay with 12 points like Fiorentina and Empoli to stay in the 9th place. On the other side, Milan will have 25 points to stay in the 1st place.

Match Events

  • 17'

    R. Leao

  • 21'

    A. Soumaoro

  • 35'

    M. Arnautovic

  • 35'

    D. Calabria

  • 45'

    S. Tonali

  • 46'

    T. Bakayoko

    S. Tonali

  • 46'

    A. Saelemaekers

    S. Castillejo

  • 49'

    Z. Ibrahimovic (OG)

  • 52'

    M. Barrow

  • 58'

    R. Soriano

  • 60'

    O. Giroud

    R. Krunic

  • 61'

    D. Calabria

  • 63'

    J. Schouten

    N. Dominguez

  • 63'

    M. Dijks

    A. Hickey

  • 63'

    L. Binks

    M. Barrow

  • 67'

    A. Saelemaekers

  • 83'

    F. Santander

    M. Arnautovic

  • 84'

    I. Bennacer

  • 85'

    P. Kalulu

    F. Ballo Toure

  • 87'

    R. Orsolini

    G. Medel

  • 90'

    Z. Ibrahimovic

Next matche

In the upcoming Serie A match, Bologna will play away with Napoli on the 28th of October with a 15-7 head to head statistic in favor of Napoli (4 draws).

Milan will host Torino on the 26th of October with a 12-2 head to head record in favor of Milan (13 draws).

Bologna: Formation and Lineups

Bologna started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

The manager Siniša Mihajlović chose to play with the following team: Łukasz Skorupski (5.5), Adama Soumaoro (3.4), Gary Medel (6.3), Arthur Theate (6.1), Lorenzo De Silvestri (6.4), Nicolás Domínguez (7.0), Mattias Svanberg (7.4), Aaron Hickey (6.8), Roberto Soriano (7.2), Musa Barrow (7.7) and Marko Arnautović (6.8).


Bologna made 5 changes: N. Dominguez for J. Schouten (63′), A. Hickey for M. Dijks (63′), M. Barrow for L. Binks (63′), M. Arnautovic for F. Santander (83′) and G. Medel for R. Orsolini (87′).

Top player: Musa Barrow

The player who no doubt impressed Bologna the most was Musa Barrow.

His rating is (7.7) with 1 goal, 23 passes (78% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 9. He performed 5 crosses.

Milan: Formation and Lineups

Milan started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, Stefano Pioli played with: Ciprian Tătărușanu (6.2), Davide Calabria (7.6), Simon Kjær (6.7), Fikayo Tomori (6.9), Fodé Ballo-Touré (6.4), Sandro Tonali (6.7), Ismaël Bennacer (8.4), Samu Castillejo (6.1), Rade Krunić (6.2), Rafael Leão (7.3) and Zlatan Ibrahimović (8.0).


Milan made 4 changes: S. Tonali for T. Bakayoko (46′), S. Castillejo for A. Saelemaekers (46′), R. Krunic for O. Giroud (60′) and F. Ballo Toure for P. Kalulu (85′).

Top player: Ismaël Bennacer

Probably the most impressive player in Milan was Ismaël Bennacer.

His rating is (8.4) with 1 goal, 74 passes (90% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 7. He performed 2 crosses.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Serie A



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