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Soccer PIX: 10-man Bologna stun Inter; Porto extend lead

July 06, 2020 10:10 IST
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Images from football matches played in Italy and Portugal on Sunday.

Bologna's Musa Juwara celebrates after the match against Inter Milan in their Serie A match at San Siro in Milan on Sunday

IMAGE: Bologna's Musa Juwara celebrates after the match against Inter Milan in their Serie A match at San Siro in Milan on Sunday. Photograph: Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters

Bologna's Gambian duo Musa Juwara and Musa Barrow scored in the last 20 minutes as the 10-man visitors hit back for an unlikely 2-1 win at third-placed Inter Milan who missed a penalty when leading with an extra man in Serie A on Sunday.

After striker Romelu Lukaku gave Inter a halftime lead and mid-table Bologna had Roberto Soriano sent off early in 57th minute, the home side appeared set to wrap up the points when they were awarded a penalty in the 62nd minute.

 

But Lautaro Martinez saw his shot saved by Lukasz Skorupski, who also blocked Roberto Gagliardini's effort from the rebound in what proved the turning point in the match.

Substitute Juwara, 18, levelled in the 74th minute, Inter had Alessandro Bastoni sent off three minutes later and Barrow drilled home the winner with 10 minutes to play to leave Inter trailing leaders Juventus by 11 points.

Porto hammer Belenenses 5-0 to increase lead over Benfica

Porto's Alex Tellis in action during their Primeira Liga match against Belenenses at Porto on Sunday

IMAGE: Porto's Alex Tellis in action during their Primeira Liga match against Belenenses at Porto on Sunday. Photograph: FC Porto/Twitter

Porto's Luiz Diaz scored a stunning late goal and Fabio Vieira notched his first for the club with a clever free kick as they hammered visiting Belenenses 5-0 on Sunday, taking their lead over Benfica at the top of the Primeira Liga back to six points.

The win put Porto on 73 points with four games left, ahead of second-placed Benfica, who beat Boavista 3-1 on Saturday.

It was a night to forget for Belenenses defender Nuno Coelho, who left forward Soares unmarked to open the scoring for the hosts with a header in the 31st minute.

Coelho was at fault again a few minutes later as he failed to stop Mateus Uribe coming through the middle to score, but his blushes were spared when the goal was ruled out by VAR for a handball by Uribe in the build-up.

Moussa Marega made it 2-0 after the break, latching on to Jesus Corona's through ball and rifling a crisp shot back across goalkeeper Herve Koffi to net in the 58th minute.

Alex Telles added the third with a penalty after Diaz was hacked down by Cafu Phete before Vieira, who came up through the youth ranks at Porto, scored his first senior goal for the club with a low free kick.

The hosts saved the best for last though as Diaz picked up the ball in his own half and drove forward before unleashing a rocket shot that flew into the top corner in added time to complete the rout.

The defeat was the fifth in a row in the league for Belenenses, who remain in 14th place on 31 points, four clear of the relegation zone.

 

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