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Italian Serie A

Luigi Ferraris (ATT 20,000) 6th January 2013 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: L Banti

Genoa Genoa vs Bologna Bologna

Genoa 2

M Borriello (57, 73)

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Bologna 0

T Guarente (S/O 90+3)

Borriello at the double

Last Updated: 06/01/13 4:56pm

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Marco Borriello scored a second-half brace

Marco Borriello scored a second-half brace

Marco Borriello struck a second-half brace to help Genoa down fellow strugglers Bologna 2-0 and claim only their fourth Serie A win of the season.

Borriello opened the scoring in the 57th minute after linking up well with Ciro Immobile before the much-travelled striker sealed the points with a fine finish in the 73rd minute.

The victory lifts Genoa out of the relegation zone and they are now just one spot and one point below 16th-placed Bologna, whose miserable afternoon was made complete when they saw midfielder Tiberio Guarente sent off in stoppage time.

Genoa entered the match looking to build on back-to-back draws against Torino and Inter Milan in their final two matches of 2012, and they came closest to a goal in a low-key first half when Immobile saw his 33rd-minute cross-shot tipped over by Federico Agliardi.

The first decent opening of the second period saw Genoa take the lead.

A great one-two between Borriello and Immobile put the Italy cap through on goal and, with only Agliardi to beat, he found the bottom-right corner of the net.

Borriello doubled his account for the night 16 minutes later when the former AC Milan, Juventus and Roma hitman drilled home a right-footed shot from the edge of the box which left Agliardi with no chance to save.

Agliardi did manage to prevent Genoa substitute Felipe Seymour from making it 3-0 in the closing stages, but it was scant consolation for Bologna, who finished the match with 10 men when Guarente was booked twice inside a minute, the first for a poor challenge and the second for complaining to the referee.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 20 49
2 Roma 20 42
3 Napoli 20 36
4 Lazio 20 34
5 Sampdoria 20 34
6 Fiorentina 20 31
7 Genoa 20 28
8 Palermo 20 27
9 Udinese 20 27
10 Inter Milan 20 26
11 AC Milan 20 26
12 Sassuolo 20 25
13 Torino 20 25
14 Verona 20 24
15 Atalanta 20 20
16 Cagliari 20 19
17 Empoli 20 19
18 Chievo 20 18
19 Cesena 20 12
20 Parma 20 10