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Renato Dall'Ara (ATT 16,743) 6th October 2013 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: P Valeri

Bologna Bologna vs Verona Verona

Bologna 1

A Diamanti (pen 52)

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Verona 4

F Cacciatore (22)
J Iturbe (29)
L Toni (56)
Jorginho (90+3)

Verona triumph on travels

Last Updated: 06/10/13 5:41pm

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Luca Toni helped Verona claim an impressive victory

Luca Toni helped Verona claim an impressive victory

Hellas Verona claimed their first Serie A away win in style on Sunday afternoon with an emphatic 4-1 victory at struggling Bologna.

Goals from Fabrizio Cacciatore and Juan Iturbe gave the visitors a commanding 2-0 half-time lead at the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara.

Alessandro Diamanti pulled a goal back from the penalty spot shortly after the restart, but Luca Toni swiftly restored Verona's two-goal cushion before Jorginho Freiro sealed matters in stoppage time.

The result continued Verona's impressive start to the campaign, with the promoted outfit having taken 13 points from seven games.

Bologna, meanwhile, remained without a win and headed into the international break in 19th place in the standings.

The hosts went into the game looking to make amends for their 5-0 defeat at Roma last time out.

The encounter started 20 minutes late after the police had to disperse a number of Bologna fans attempting to clash with rival supporters outside the ground.

Verona dominated possession early on and went ahead midway through the first half when Juan Gomez fed Cacciatore in the box and his powerful effort beat Bologna goalkeeper Gianluca Curci.

Bologna had little time to react as Verona struck again seven minutes later, Iturbe's stinging drive from 30 yards finding its way past Curci.

The home team should have reduced the deficit before half-time but Panagiotis Kone's shot from just outside the area was kept out by Verona goalkeeper Rafael.

Bologna were given a helping hand in the 52nd minute when the referee pointed to the penalty spot after Alejandro Gonzalez was brought down by Davide Moscardelli in the box.

Diamanti stepped up and slotted his left-footed spot-kick past Rafael to give the hosts hope of getting back into the game.

But Verona extended their lead four minutes later when Iturbe found an unmarked Toni in the box and his 10-yard shot got the better of Curci.

With seconds remaining, Verona rubbed salt in the Bologna wounds by making it 4-1. Romulo set up Jorginho, who lashed home a right-footed strike to round off the rout.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 15 36
2 Roma 15 35
3 Sampdoria 15 26
4 Genoa 15 26
5 Lazio 15 26
6 AC Milan 15 24
7 Napoli 15 24
8 Fiorentina 15 23
9 Udinese 15 21
10 Palermo 15 21
11 Inter Milan 15 20
12 Sassuolo 15 19
13 Verona 15 17
14 Empoli 15 16
15 Torino 15 14
16 Atalanta 15 14
17 Chievo 15 13
18 Cagliari 15 12
19 Cesena 15 8
20 Parma 15 7