Disillusionment at Bologna after the Cup bankruptcy


Premier goal by Arbautovic did not prevent the embarrassment against the second division side Ternana.

Disillusionment at Bologna after the Cup bankruptcy

The ÖFB team striker Marko Arnautovic, who was received with a lot of euphoria in Bologna, may have imagined his competitive debut at the Italian Serie A club differently. Because the Cup appearance of the Bologna FC against second division Ternana turned out to be a mood killer. The 4-5 home defeat revealed defensive weaknesses in the “Rossoblu” team. “Arnautovic's debut was not enough to get the Bologna season off to a good start,” wrote the “Gazzetta dello Sport”.


Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic was appalled after the surprise cup defeat: “We have to apologize to the fans and the club for this performance. With all due respect for Ternana, that shouldn't happen. You can lose, but not like this. Everyone is disappointed. ”After 54 minutes, the Mihajlovic-Elf were already down 5-1 against the Umbrians, who were coached by the former Italian international Cristiano Lucarelli. However, Arnautovic's first goal to 2: 5 and the subsequent race to catch up did not turn things around.

Debut ruined

“We still have a lot of work to do on the defensive, but it's a matter of mindfulness. The five goals were far too easy. We were missing a few defenders today, but that cannot be a reason for this result. We were the favorites, such a defeat shouldn't be possible, ”said Mihajlovic. A look into the forest of leaves should not have improved the Serb's mood on Tuesday. “Lucarelli beats Mihajlovic, ruins Arnautovic's debut in attack and nullifies all predictions,” summarized Tuttosport.

Bologna sporting director Walter Sabatini, who recently rumored to be emigrating, gave the fans no prospect of further reinforcements. “We have invested a lot in the team, so it will be difficult for us to intervene in the market again. We have to take care of the mentality of the players. ”Bologna could possibly lose Japanese team defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, while Tottenham Hotspur put out feelers for the 22-year-old.

Against Austrians

By the way, underdog Ternana calls for the next “Austrian club” in the next round with the Serie A promoted Venezia. The two ÖFB legionnaires Michael Svoboda and David Schnegg play in Venice.

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