Bologna 1-1 Verona: Honours even between The Greyhounds and The Yellow and Blues

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On Sunday, Bologna and Verona were held to a 1-1 draw at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara. Both teams arrived at the match from previous defeats in the league. Bologna arrived at the match looking pick up points after losing their last match 2-1 to Lazio. Verona were beaten 5-2 in the previous match against Napoli. Following today’s result, both teams are on 1 point and sit in 12th and 16th places after 2 matches.

The Greyhounds started the first half well, when Marko Arnautovic gave Bologna the lead in the 21st minute. However, their celebrations were kept brief, as Thomas Henry equalised for Verona just before halftime. The first half ended 1-1. Both teams struggled to produce anything meaningful in the second half, leaving the final score at 1-1.

Both coaches used all substitutions. Substitutions for Bologna included Emanuel Vignato, Babis Lykogiannis and Michel Aebischer for Roberto Soriano, Denso Kasius and Nicolas Dominguez, repectively, Verona replaced Filippo Terracciano, Miguel Veloso and Milan Djuric with Davide Faraoni, Martin Hongla and Thomas Henry.

The referee booked Kevin Bonifazi, Nicolas Dominguez and Marko Arnautovic from Bologna and Riccardo Orsolini went off with a red card, while Verona’s Diego Coppola, Martin Hongla and Koray Gunter also received a yellow.

Bologna will next travel to AC Milan, while Verona will face Atalanta at home.

Technical card:
Bologna:Lukasz Skorupski, Gary Medel, Lorenzo De Silvestri, Kevin Bonifazi, Denso Kasius (Babis Lykogiannis, min.65), Jerdy Schouten, Nicolas Dominguez (Michel Aebischer, min.89), Andrea Cambiaso, Riccardo Orsolini, Marko Arnautovic and Roberto Soriano (Emanuel Vignato, min.64)
Hellas Verona:Lorenzo Montipo, Diego Coppola, Koray Gunter, Panagiotis Retsos, Davide Faraoni (Filippo Terracciano, min.52), Martin Hongla (Miguel Veloso, min.82), Ivan Ilic, Adrien Tameze, Darko Lazovic, Thomas Henry (Milan Djuric, min.89) and Kevin Lasagna
Stadium:the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara
Goals:Marko Arnautovic (1-0, min. 21) and Thomas Henry (1-1, min. 43)