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Teenage substitute Juwara helps Bologna beat Inter 2-1

Teenage substitute Musa Juwara helped Bologna come from behind to win 2-1 at Inter Milan on Sunday in a pulsating Serie A game which saw both teams reduced to 10 players and the Nerazzurri miss a penalty.

Juwara canceled out Romelu Lukaku’s opener before Musa Barrow scored the winner 10 minutes from time.

Inter remained third in Italy's top tier but Atalanta could move to within a point with a win at Cagliari later. Out of Champions League contention, Napoli is also playing later against Roma with only three points separating the two in the hunt for a Europa League spot.

Bologna's Musa Juwara scores his side's opening goalduring the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Bologna at the Milan San Siro Stadium, Italy, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (AP PhotoAntonio Calanni)

The Nerazzuri were looking to cut the gap to second-place Lazio to one point and took the lead in the 22nd minute. Lautaro Martínez headed Ashley Young’s cross off the right post but Lukaku was on hand to tap in the rebound.

Barrow came close to equalizing early in the second half but his effort hit the right post.

It appeared as if Bologna had thrown away the match when midfielder Roberto Soriano was shown a red card for dissent in the 57th and then moments later the visitors gave away a penalty when Mitchell Dijks tripped Antonio Candreva.

Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte reacts during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Bologna, at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (Fabio FerrariLaPresse via AP)

However, Bologna goalkeeper Łukasz Skorupski parried Martínez’s tame penalty and then reacted swiftly to also stop Roberto Gagliardini’s follow-up.

The penalty was among a number of chances Inter missed and it was left to rue its profligacy as Bologna leveled in the 74th.

An awful clearance from Gagliardini came out to the 18-year-old Juwara who fired it in powerfully for his first Serie A goal.

Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku, left, Danilo D'Ambrosio and goalkeeper Samir Handanovic react after Bologna's Musa Barrow scored his side's 2nd goal, during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Bologna at the Milan San Siro Stadium, Italy, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (AP PhotoAntonio Calanni)

Moments later, Inter was also down to 10 men when defender Alessandro Bastoni was shown a second yellow for a foul on Juwara and sent off.

Barrow netted the winner three minutes later, finishing off a counterattack with an angled drive which squirmed under Samir Handanović.

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Bologna's Musa Barrow celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Bologna at the Milan San Siro Stadium, Italy, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (AP PhotoAntonio Calanni)

Bologna's Musa Barrow, left, scores his side's second goal during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Bologna at the Milan San Siro Stadium, Italy, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (AP PhotoAntonio Calanni)

Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez misses a penalty kick during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Bologna at the Milan San Siro Stadium, Italy, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (AP PhotoAntonio Calanni)

Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Bologna at the Milan San Siro Stadium, Italy, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (AP PhotoAntonio Calanni)