Inter Milan and Napoli will go into the final three games of the Italian Serie A season as they were coming into the final four after a goalless draw at the San Siro.
Only the breadth of the post denied Gokhan Inler a late winner for the visitors in an even game which saw both sides create plenty of chances but neither break the deadlock, with Napoli remaining third in the standings and two places above their opponents.
Inter president Erick Thohir was again left disappointed, failing to see the Nerazzurri win once again on his latest visit to the San Siro, where he has only witnessed two home victories, five draws and one defeat.
First-half goals from Juan Cuadrado and Josip Ilicic put the Viola on their way to a win which should be enough to clinch them a place in the UEFA Europa League next season with three games remaining.
Cuadrado's second late on sealed the convincing victory, leaving Bologna potentially three points adrift of safety this weekend as their relegation plight worsened at the Stadio Dall'Ara, despite a valiant effort to recover in the second half.