ROME (AP) — The race for second place in Serie A is wide open after Inter Milan’s 1-0 loss at Bologna on Sunday.
The defeat left Inter 18 points adrift, three ahead of Roma and AC Milan, who are still to play in the round, and three ahead of runaway leaders Napoli.
Riccardo Orsolini took advantage of an Inter defensive error to score midway through the second half for Bologna, who recorded back-to-back wins against Inter for the first time since 1999.
Bologna dominated the match and had few more chances as Inter lacked the motivation to follow suit. 1-0 win against Porto Four days ago in the Champions League.
“If we play like this we won’t be able to achieve anything,” said striker Lotaro Martinez. “We need to change immediately and find more consistency. We played a great game in the Champions League and now we have shown this kind of performance. It’s not good.”
Milan host sixth-placed Atalanta later on Sunday, while Roma visit last-placed Cremonese on Tuesday.
Also Salarnitana beat Silvio Berlusconi’s Monza 3-0 with goals from Lassana Koulibaly, Grigoris Castanos and Antonio Candreva.