Was a virtual spectator for 37 minutes, having had nothing more than a long-range free-kick from Diamanti to deal with before Di Vaio left him with no chance with his quick-fire brace. Perhaps should have done better with Acquafresca's late strike but that might be being harsh.
An absolute horror show from the young defender. Was already struggling to control Ramirez when he gifted Bologna a second goal after inexplicably triying to chest the ball down for himself in spite of the fact that he clearly had no idea where Di Vaio was. Was caught napping again by Diamanti in the second half was lucky to avoid giving away a freekick in a dangerous position. Nearly went some way towards atoning for his earlier errors with a fine header in the second half but Gillet was equal to it. His misery was complete when he was outmuscled by Kone in the run-up to the third goal.
Not his usual marauding self but he really should have put Inter ahead when he found himself completely unmarked one the edge of the six-yard box on 19 minutes only to head Snjeijder’s corner at the feet of Gillet. The Brazilian then nodded wide after being picked out by the Dutchman once more on the half-hour mark.
Given the job of anchoring the Inter midfield alongside Cambiasso but he struggled to impose himself on the game. As always, never stopped running but was unable to inspire his side out of their current rut.
The Japanese was unusually quiet. Indeed, he barely got forward once during the first half. He offered more of a threat in the second period and created a golden opportunity for Forlan but this was not his best game in an Inter shirt.
Completely at fault for Bologna's opener by trying to beat Diamanti to a ball that he was never going to win - and got rolled as a consequence. Tried to step out from the back several times in order to make something happen - but to no avail.
Offered game resistance throughout and also showed some positive signs of developing a decent understanding with Maicon down the Inter right. However, there was no end product from the youngster and his first touch was awful at times. Withdrawn during the second half.
Showed his quality with a sharp turn which left Portanova trailing in his wake early on but the curler which followed was easily saved by Gillet. He repeatedly created openings with his wonderful set-piece deliveries but he just did not seem to be on the same wavelength as Pazzini.
His passing was loose throughout and he repeatedly gave away frees as he attempted to win the ball back. Covered plenty of ground but did not exert any control over proceedings.
Kept battling right until the end and held the ball up well at times but he was forced to live off scraps for the entire game. Indeed, the closest he came was when he flashed a near-post volley wide midway through the first half. Has to be said, though, that he should have read Sneijder's clever through-ball 10 minutes into the second half.
Handed a start as Ranieri switched to a 4-2-3-1 system but never looked comfortable on the left-hand side of the Inter attack. Still should have taken the two glorious chances which came his way but he shot tamely at Gillet on both occasions. Hauled off to a chorus of boos midway through the second half after an abject showing in which he seemed utterly incapable of controlling the ball at the first time of asking.
Had a terrific game in the Bologna goal. Coped well when he came under pressure for set-pieces and also made a string of outstanding saves, denying Maicon at point-range before then putting his feet to good effect again to keep out Forlan's effort. Also got down brilliantly to tip Ranocchia's header around the post during the second half.
Was too easily rolled by Sneijder early doors and was perhaps lucky to escape a booking for leading with his arm when jumping with Faraoni but, all in all, hard to fault him given the amount of effort he put in.
Gave as good as he good in an intriguing duel with Maicon. Indeed, he pushed forward whenever he could and also deal well with the threat posed by Faraoni.
Another tremendously solid performer for Bologna, from a defensive perspective. Made several decisive challenges and never looked ruffled.
Sensational display from Raggi, who came up with crucial interventions time and time again for his side. Not once caught out of position and was always on hand to sweep up when one of his colleagues was.
His distribution was a bit iffy at times but Antonsson wasn't there to play pretty passes about the pitch. Dealt well with everything Inter threw at him during a no-nonsense display.
Put in a heck of a shift in the middle of the park, making a plethora of robust challenges as he went about disrupting Inter's rhythm. Also displayed a nice passing range and it was his nicely-weighted ball which put Di Vaio in for the opener.
Showed some neat touches during the first half and was a constant threat down the right-hand side. However, his influence waned as the game wore on and it came as no surprise when he was hauled off midway through the second half.
A fantastically dynamic display from the Belgian, who seemed to be everywhere: breaking up attacks one minute; putting Di Vaio away into space the next. Played a key role in the win.
There wasn't always an end product but the moody Diamanti was a constant thorn in Inter's side while he was on the field and effectively created the opening goal by deceiving Lucio close to the left touchline.
M. Di Vaio
What is there left to say about the seemingly ageless Marco Di Vaio. The man's a legend in Bologna - and rightly so. Before effectively settling the game with two wonderfully-composed finishes, he covered fully 60 metres to prevent Faraoni getting a free cross into the Bologna box. Inspirational.
- 25 F. Agliardi
- 48 M. Rubin
- 21 N. Cherubin
Fit again after injury, the Greek was sent on for the last 20 minutes and made his presence felt, bundling Ranocchia out of the way in the run-up to Acquafresca's killer goal.
- 13 N. Pulzetti
Saw half an hour of action after coming on in place of Diamanti but did not cause Inter as many problems.
Was only on the field for roughly 15 minutes but helped himself to a goal, slotting home from the edge of the area after Inter's defenders had back off him and invited him to shoot.