Sinisa Mihajlovic insists Bologna ‘did better than Milan’ when down to nine men. ‘We didn’t pick up points, but it feels like we won.’
The Rossoblu fought back from 2-0 down despite being down to 10 men, then had Roberto Soriano sent off too for a high tackle on Fode Ballo-Toure.
They still held out at 2-2 until the 84th minute, when Ismael Bennacer unleashed a screamer of a volley from the edge of the area.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic then added a fourth in stoppages at the Stadio Dall’Ara.
“I am not angry,” insisted Bologna coach Mihajlovic on Sky Sport Italia.
“I am disappointed the game ended up going that way, but I don’t want to talk about referees anymore. My team had the strength to get back on level terms, then we had two chances down to nine men where we could’ve won it, and without that moment of magic from Bennacer, we might’ve done it.
“We did better than Milan. The lads ought to be proud of what they did this evening. We didn’t pick up points today, but for everything else, it feels like we won. I saw great football, spirit, courage, everything that makes a team strong.
“My only regret is Bennacer’s strike, because without that out of nowhere, I don’t know how it would’ve ended.”
⚽️ 16′ Bologna 0-1 Milan
🟥 20′ Bologna defender Adama Soumaoro sent off.
⚽️ 35′ Bologna 0-2 Milan
⚽️ 49′ Bologna 1-2 Milan
⚽️ 52′ Bologna 2-2 Milan
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