Two one-hour races for Mihajlovic’s men, who pay individual negligence: Jota, Mane and Minamino decide
Double defeat for Bologna in the two 60-minute mini-games against Liverpool in Evian, France. However, Mihajlovic’s team did not sink despite the heavy absences of Arnautovic, Soriano, Barrow, Dijks and Tomiyasu in front of the greater depth and talent of the English team. The first game ends 2-0 and the second 1-0, with the rossoblùs who rarely look out from the sides of the Liverpool goal but resist, also saved by Salah’s crossbar in the first challenge and by the penalty sent to the post by Origi in the second.
Errors in output
However, Bologna hurts themselves and in fact the two goals that decide the first match – Diogo Jota in the 7th minute and Mane in the 13th minute – arise from the errors respectively of Bonifazi and Svanberg coming out of the defense. Skorupski then avoids that the score takes on heavier proportions with the rossoblù who wake up only in the final minutes, with Santander’s turn out on a corner and goal canceled for offside to Orsolini. Several men change in the second game, Liverpool have a decidedly solid team while Bologna is full of young players. Minamino scores in the 13th minute on Shaqiri’s cue and Mbaye’s wrong offside and the only blast from Bologna is a good shot by Van Hooidonk, who will then save Origi’s header on the line in the second half, with the Belgian wasting little after also the penalty. For Bologna there is still something to be recorded in defense, but there is no shortage of mitigating circumstances above all from the midfield upwards with the absence of all its top-quality men.
August 5, 2021 (change August 5, 2021 | 20:27)
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