SERIE A MATCH REPORT

Serie A Week 33 - 25 Apr 2012 (14.00 UK)
1 - 1
Destro 52 (S), Diamanti 69 (B)
Stadio Artemio Franchi - Montepaschi Arena

A moment of magic from Alessandro Diamanti earned Bologna a point in Siena.

On 42 and 41 points respectively, these teams were essentially safe, but wanted an extra result to be absolutely sure of avoiding nasty surprises. Siena were fresh from demolishing Genoa 4-1 at Marassi and had won three of the last four games, but missed Emanuele Calaio, Angelo, Luigi Giorgi, Pablo Gonzalez, Nicola Belmonte and the suspended Gianluca Pegolo. Bologna shocked Milan with a draw at San Siro on Sunday and their injury list included Gaby Mudingayi, Jose Crespo, Nico Pulzetti, Jean-Francois Gillet, Federico Casarini and Rene Krhin.

Claudio Terzi missed an amazing goal on 17 minutes, as the pull-back from the by-line was deflected into his path, but the defender incredibly ballooned over from six yards totally undisturbed!

Rossi skipped past Panagiotis Kone down the left only to drag his chest and volley just over the bar from a tight angle. Archimede Morleo burst into the box and lost his footing under pressure, but there was no penalty nor simulation awarded.

Federico Agliardi caused a few panicked breaths in the stadium when he fumbled a Gaetano D’Agostino free kick, but was able to get it back under control.

D’Agostino unleashed a long-range left-foot blockbuster that the Bologna goalkeeper parried with great difficulty, then Mattia Destro’s follow-up flashed across the face of goal. From the resulting corner, Destro again threatened to give Siena the lead.

Alessandro Gazzi spread the play for Destro to hit the side-netting, but Siena did finally manage to break the deadlock soon after.

Gazzi flicked on a corner kick for Destro to come sliding in at the back post relatively undisturbed. It was his 10th goal of the season, but Destro picked up a thigh problem during that move and limped off.

Bologna equalised with a moment of magic from Alessandro Diamanti. He curled one of his trademark free kicks over the wall and Zeljko Brkic got a hand to it, but only enough to deflect it on to the crossbar and back into the net.


: Brkic; Rossettini, Contini, Terzi; Vitiello, Vergassola, Gazzi (Bolzoni 65), D’Agostino, Rossi; Brienza (Grossi 75), Destro (Bogdani 56)
: Agliardi; Raggi, Portanova, Antonsson; Kone, Perez (Garics 51), Taider, Morleo; Ramirez (Di Vaio 60), Diamanti (Belfodil 86); Acquafresca
Ref: Calvarese