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Watch: Inter Defender Jeison Murillo Scores Overhead Screamer Against Bologna

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The winter period of footballers scoring spectacular goals shows no sign of slowing down, with Inter’s Jeison Murillo getting in on the act on Tuesday night.

The centre-back was in action with the Nerazzurri in their Coppa Italia last 16 tie against Bologna at the San Siro, and put his side ahead just after the half-hour mark in highly-acrobatic fashion.

Reacting to a corner from teammate Joao Mario, the Colombian launched an overhead kick virtually on the penalty spot that gave Bologna goalkeeper Angel da Costa no chance of keeping it out.

Inter doubled their lead through Rodrigo Palacio six minutes later, but were pegged back to 2-2 in the second half through goals from Blerim Dzemaili and Godfred Donsah.

However, Stefano Pioli’s side sealed their place in the next round courtesy of an Antonio Candreva winner ten minutes into extra time.

MILAN, ITALY - JANUARY 17:  Antonio Candreva of FC Internazionale celebrates his first goal during the TIM Cup match between FC Internazionale and Bologna FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on January 17, 2017 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)

They already have some idea of who will face in the quarter-finals, as they will come up against the winners of Lazio versus Genoa, with the two due to face each other on Wednesday.

The victory also maintains Inter’s strong run of form – Pioli has now overseen seven wins in a row with the side in all competitions, and from a midtable position when he replaced Frank de Boer in November, they now find themselves among the chasing pack for a Champions League place.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.