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Italy Serie A

Sant'Elia (ATT 27,500) 30th October 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: D Orsato

Cagliari Cagliari vs Bologna Bologna

Cagliari 0

N Murru (S/O 52)


Bologna 3

G Garics (26)
P Kone (58)
M Pazienza (60)

Three and easy for Bologna

Last Updated: 31/10/13 9:07am

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Francesco Pisano and Diego Lazalt battle for the ball

Francesco Pisano and Diego Lazalt battle for the ball

Bologna claimed an important win as they defeated 10-man Cagliari 3-0 in the Serie A clash at Stadio San Elia on Wednesday.

Gyorgy Garics scored the opening goal in the 26th minute

and Cagliari's cause was not helped shortly after the break when Nicola Murru was sent off for his second bookable offence.

The home side were unable to rally and Panagiotis Kone extended Bologna's lead in the 58th minute before Michele Pazienza added the third in a two-minute spell that killed off the game.

The win was Bologna's second of the campaign and their second in succession after the weekend's 1-0 victory over Livorno. It moved them three points clear of third-bottom Catania.

Cagliari saw a couple of early chances go begging when Daniele Conti had an effort blocked and Andrea Cossu put his strike wide.

Diego Laxalt then fired over for Bologna before Murru picked up his first yellow card in the 11th minute.

Garics broke the deadlock with a right-footed shot from the centre of the area, finding the top right corner of Michael Agazzi's goal.

Murru's 52nd-minute sending off spurred Bologna into further action, with Kone and Diego Perez putting efforts wide moments before the former found the back of the net.

Pazienza set Kone up with a through-ball which allowed the striker to beat Agazzi before Pazienza added the third with a header two minutes later.

Daniele Conti went close to pulling a goal back for Cagliari in the 79th minute, but his free-kick struck the bar before Bologna goalkeeper Gianluca Curci denied him again three minute from the final whistle.

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Italy Serie A

Italy Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 34 90
2 Roma 34 82
3 Napoli 34 68
4 Fiorentina 34 58
5 Inter Milan 34 56
6 Parma 34 51
7 AC Milan 34 51
8 Torino 34 49
9 Verona 34 49
10 Lazio 34 49
11 Atalanta 34 46
12 Sampdoria 34 41
13 Udinese 34 39
14 Genoa 34 39
15 Cagliari 34 36
16 Chievo 34 30
17 Sassuolo 34 28
18 Bologna 34 28
19 Livorno 34 25
20 Catania 34 23