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Italy Serie A

Stadio Olimpico (ATT 17,000) 9th February 2014 - Kick off 11:30 Ref: Massimiliano Irrati

Torino Torino vs Bologna Bologna

Torino 1

C Immobile (5)


Bologna 2

J Cristaldo (11, 24)

Bologna claim first win of 2014

Last Updated: 09/02/14 3:53pm

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Bologna players celebrate victory at Torino

Bologna players celebrate victory at Torino

Bologna came from behind to beat Torino 2-1 on Sunday and clinch their first win in 2014.

Ciro Immobile put the hosts ahead in the fifth minute but two goals from Jonathan Cristaldo handed Bologna victory in the 24th minute.

Toro were twice denied by the woodwork as they fell to their first home defeat since September 29.

The outcome has lifted Bologna to 16th place, four points clear of 18th-place Livorno, who take on Genoa later on Sunday.

Torino are seventh but could fall to ninth if nearest rivals Parma and Lazio win their respective games on Sunday.

Bologna went into the encounter without top scorer Alessandro Diamanti following his move this week to Chinese side Guangzhou.

It was the home team that took an early lead when Immobile headed Mattia Darmian's cross past Bologna goalkeeper Gianluca Curci.

Bologna restored parity in the 11th minute when Cristaldo received the ball in the heart of the area and smashed it into the bottom right-hand corner to leave Toro goalkeeper Daniele Padelli well beaten.

The visitors continued to press forward and were rewarded shortly after when Padelli failed to hold onto Rene Khrin's bullet strike, leaving Cristaldo with an easy tap-in.

Torino nearly pulled level in the 30th minute but Kamil Glik's shot hit the post with Curci already beaten.

The hosts thought they had equalised six minutes into the second half when Alessio Cerci headed Emmiliano Moretti's cross past Curci, only to see his attempt hit the crossbar.

With five minutes remaining, Curci was forced to fully stretch to clear Cerci's 30-yard free-kick.

Bologna held on for their second win on the road this season.

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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