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Italian Serie A

(ATT 13,000) 3rd February 2013 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: A De Marco

Pescara Pescara vs Bologna Bologna

Pescara 2

V Weiss (pen 30)
G D'Agostino (pen 45)


Bologna 3

A Diamanti (pen 34)
A Gilardino (50)
P Kone (66)

Pescara fall into drop zone

Last Updated: 03/02/13 4:59pm

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Panagiotis Kone celebrates Bologna's winner

Panagiotis Kone celebrates Bologna's winner

Pescara dropped into the Serie A relegation zone after losing 3-2 at home to Bologna in an eventful contest featuring three penalties in the space of 16 first-half minutes.

The home side twice took the lead from the spot through Vladimir Weiss and Gaetano D'Agostino, with Alessandro Diamanti initially equalising with a penalty for the visitors.

And Diamanti then set up a second equaliser for Alberto Gilardino before Panagiotis Kone scored what proved to be the winner midway through the second half.

The win lifted Bologna up to 14th, five points clear of the drop zone into which Pescara slipped due to Genoa's 3-2 win over Lazio.

Weiss had the first chance of the game with a shot from the edge of the area which just flew wide, while Bologna were also happy to try their luck from distance as Saphir Sliti Taider and Diamanti brought good saves from Mattia Perin.

The first penalty arrived on 29 minutes when Nicolo Cherubin fouled Weiss, who stepped up to convert the spot-kick.

But Pescara's lead lasted just five minutes as Damiano Zanon fouled Kone in the area and Diamanti equalised from the spot.

The home fans had to wait a full 10 minutes for the next penalty to be awarded, this time Frederik Sorensen bringing down Weiss, who allowed D'Agostino to restore Pescara's lead.

Bologna took just five minutes of the second period to get back on level terms with Gilardino heading in Diamanti's free-kick, and they could have been ahead before the hour only for Gilardino's effort to be ruled out for offside.

Pescara failed to heed the warning and duly went behind on 66 minutes as Archimede Morleo produced an excellent cross from the left to the far post, where Kone volleyed home from close range.

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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