Nicholas Dominguez is one of the important pieces of Bologna and this Friday, the date 31 of A serieshe converted a great goal that wasn’t enough to overturn a 2-1 win for Hellas Verona, who are clinging to permanence.
The match started in the third minute of the six added by referee Maurizio Mariani at the feet of the former Vélez, who went looking for the ball on the half moon goal of the area. There, Nicola Sansone combed a first touch from Lewis Ferguson and the Argentine put a hole in goalkeeper Lorenzo Montipò.
The midfielder, champion of the 2021 Copa América and often called up by Lionel Scaloni to the Argentina national team, had an outstanding performance despite the defeat and was encouraged to shoot on goal six times.
However, that wasn’t enough in a match that opened on the last play of the first half. Goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski’s infringement on former San Lorenzo Adolfo Gaich was penalized in the second instance by the VAR, who had previously overturned a foul in the box charged by the referee in the 26th minute, and Simone Verdi awarded the first penalty of the season with a shot to the bottom left corner.
Verdi, ex Bologna, was the key to the victory because he reappeared in the 17th minute to score the double. Bologna fails to clear a corner and the ball is left to Davide Faraoni, who once again sends the cross into the small area directly on the Italian forward’s head.
At the Marcantonio Bentegodi stadium, Bologna were the favorites on paper because they are eighth in Serie A with 44 points, they are four away from the qualifying zone for the European Cups and they were facing a rival who was fighting not to lose the category but was reaching a draw against leaders Napoli .
Furthermore, with these three points, Hellas Verona has improved their chances of permanence. Now he is 18th with 26 points, the same figure as Spezia, who visits Sampdoria on Saturday, very difficult with relegation with 16 points, just three more than Cremonese.
The following day, Bologna will face Juventus, while Hellas Verona will visit Cremonese in a key challenge for staying in the top flight, with seven appointments to go.
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