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Simone Inzaghi backs brother Filippo at Bologna

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Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi believes his brother Filippo can turn things around at Bologna, despite beating his team 2-0 on Boxing Day.

Lazio versus Bologna on Wednesday afternoon pitted the two brothers against each other in the dugout, but Simone’s Lazio came out victorious with a 2-0 win.

It was the first time the two brothers had faced each other as managers.

Bologna is left in the relegation zone after the defeat, but Simeone has faith in his brother to change the club’s fortunes.

“I think they’re just missing incidents going their way,” Simone Inzaghi said in his post-match Press conference quoted in Football Italia.

“I’m convinced that with the attitude of the second half and recent games, Bologna can get out of this.

“When you look at both the European race and the relegation battle there’s not much in it. There are teams who are higher up whose season has hinged on an incident.

“Look at Sampdoria after [Riccardo] Saponara’s goal against us.”