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Close shave as Icardi rescues Inter

By AFP More by this Author Shaven-headed skipper Mauro Icardi rescued a 1-1 draw for Inter Milan at Bologna on Tuesday that ended his side's perfect start to the Serie A season.

Simone Verdi's superb long range first-half goal was just the second conceded by Inter before Icardi — with a new distinctive shaved-head look — stepped up to convert a contentious spot kick with 13 minutes to go at the Stadio Dall'Ara.

Spalletti had made just one change to the side that beat Crotone on Saturday with Japanese defender Yuto Nagatomo in for Brazilian Dalbert.

Inter gained momentum after the break but failed to find a way through until the controversial foul by Ibrahima Mbaye on Eder which was confirmed by the video assistant referee.

"We were slower than usual, unable to make the ball move well in vertical lines, especially in midfield, so we gave Bologna the chance to close down our channels."

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