Alberto Grassi’s bullet strike proved decisive for SPAL in a feisty affair, but 10-man Bologna failed to equalise thanks to the miss of the season.
This was an ill-tempered local derby and tussle in the danger zone, and it showed, as within 10 minutes Giancarlo Gonzalez was sent off for a last-man foul on Mirco Antenucci.
Godfred Donsah was fortunate not to follow after a sliding tackle in muddy conditions, but Grassi got the winning goal after the restart with his low strike from the edge of the box.
SPAL also went down to 10 men with a double Federico Mattioli booking, but with practically the last kick of the game, Mattia Destro somehow fired over from a yard.
Or see how all today’s Serie A games unfold on the LIVEBLOG.
See the latest Serie A predictions and betting tips with Eurotips.co.uk