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Italy Serie A

Renato Dall'Ara 21st April 2013 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: S Peruzzo

Bologna Bologna vs Sampdoria Sampdoria

Bologna 1

A Gilardino (24)


Sampdoria 1

G Sansone (59)

Honours even for mid-table pair

Last Updated: 21/04/13 6:09pm

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Frederik Sorensen makes a tackle

Frederik Sorensen makes a tackle

Two of Serie A's midtable clubs, Bologna and Sampdoria, played out a 1-1 draw at the Renato Dall'Ara after Gianluca Sansone cancelled out Alberto Gilardino's first half strike.

With the two sides sitting 12th and 14th, neither came into the match with much to play for, safe from the threat of relegation with little chance of challenging for a European place.

The home side were without suspended defender Gyorgy Garics, while Diego Perez missed out through injury - although Panagiotis Kone was passed fit.

The visitors were without suspended defenders Andrea Costa and Lorenzo De Silvestri while striker Eder and Nenad Krsticic both missed out through injury.

The visitors started strongly and just three minutes in Pedro Obiang's shot from the edge of the area had to be pushed to safety by home stopper Gianluca Curci

That kickstarted the home side and after 11 minutes a Marco Motta cross found Alberto Filardino, whose acrobatic volley skimmed the right post with Sergio Romero well beaten.

Just 60 seconds later and Filardino went close again with a curling free-kick which was well kept out by the Argentinian.

Sampdoria broke and Curci pulled off a wonderful save off Sansone from close range.

After a manic start, the game gradually settled down, that is until the 24th minute when Bologna took the lead. Saphir Sliti Taider did well down the right before delivering an inch-perfect cross for an unmarked Gilardino who headed home from close range.

They almost doubled their lead two minutes before the break when Kone burst into the box but his close range effort was kept out by Romero.

Alessandro Diamanti fired just wide of the post two minutes into the second half, before Curci made another impressive stop to keep out Andrea Poli's drilled shot.

There was however little he could do after 59 minutes as a terrific Maxi Lopez cross found Sansone, whose left footed effort flew into the top right hand corner of the net.

Kone shot over from the edge of the area before a Diamanti free-kick hit the post late on, but Sampdoria held on for a point.

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Italy Serie A

Italy Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 38 102
2 Roma 38 85
3 Napoli 38 78
4 Fiorentina 38 65
5 Inter Milan 38 60
6 Parma 38 58
7 Torino 38 57
8 AC Milan 38 57
9 Lazio 38 56
10 Verona 38 54
11 Atalanta 38 50
12 Sampdoria 38 45
13 Udinese 38 44
14 Genoa 38 44
15 Cagliari 38 39
16 Chievo 38 36
17 Sassuolo 38 34
18 Catania 38 32
19 Bologna 38 29
20 Livorno 38 25