Inter Milan’s trip to face Bologna this evening could be a real advertisement for “beautiful football” in Serie A.

Today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews, highlight how the Nerazzurri and the Rossoblu are arguably the two most stylish teams in the Italian top flight this season.

In recent seasons, Serie A has shed its reputation for defensive and negative football somewhat.

More teams have adopted high-tempo styles of play. Organized possession play and aggressive pressing are a norm in the Italian league.

That has become the case from the Champions League places all the way down to the relegation zone.

But that doesn’t mean that every team plays a truly stylish brand of football.

Plenty of teams rely on a style of play that more or less exclusively prioritizes getting results. And this does not always coincide with being overly easy on the eye.

Inter Vs Bologna A Showcase For “Beautiful Football” In Serie A

Two teams who have managed to both play attractive football and get results this season are Inter and Bologna.

The pair have, in a certain sense, followed Napoli last season in achieving this balance.

Under Simone Inzaghi, Inter have looked to be marching to the title. They are currently fifteen points clear of the more “pragmatic” Juventus.

The Nerazzurri have done so with a free-flowing tactical system that allows for some spectacular team goals from one end of the pitch to the other.

Bologna may not have quite the eye-watering points total that Inter do. But their season has been no less impressive.

Rossoblu coach Thiago Motta has turned the Emilian team into a finely-tuned machine.

The 41-year-old insists on versatility all over the pitch so that the players can move around freely and interchange positions in order to target weak spaces in opposition defensive structures.

The end result has been a team who play a style in possession that is nothing less than eye-catching.

Having these two teams meet creates the real prospect of spectacle, and an advertisement for Serie A.