Unstoppable Bologna: they asphalt Salernitana and rise to -2 from third place Juventus


By John

Bologna-Salernitana 3-0
NETWORKS: 14'pt Orsolini, 44'pt Saelemaekers; 47'st Lykogiannis
BOLOGNA (4-2-3-1): Ravaglia 7; Posch 6.5 (38'st De Silvestri sv), Lucumì 7, Calafiori 7.5, Lykogiannis 7; Freuler 6.5 (29'st Urbanski 6), Aebischer 6.5; Orsolini 7 (19'st Ndoye 6), Ferguson 6.5 (29'st Fabbian 6), Saelemaekers 7; Odgaard 6.5 (19'st Zirkzee 6.5). On the bench: Bagnolini, Skorupski, Corazza, Kristiansen, Ilic, El Azzouzi, Moro, Castro, Karlsson. Coach: Motta 7. SALERNITANA (4-4-1-1): Costil 5.5; Pierozzi 5 (15'st Sambia 6), Manolas 5.5 (38'st Boateng sv), Pirola 5, Pellegrino 5 (21'st Vignato 6); Tchaouna 6, Maggiore 5.5 (15'st Coulibaly 6), Basic 5.5 (21'st Legowski 6), Bradaric 5; Candreva 5.5; Simy 5. On the bench: Fiorillo, Salvati, Zanoli, Pasalidis, Ferrari, Martegani, Gomis, Weissman, Ikwuemesi. Coach: Colantuono 5.5.
REFEREE: Feliciani of Teramo 6.
NOTE: playing field in good condition. Booked: Pierozzi, Candreva, Tchaouna. Corners: 5-3 for Bologna. Recovery: 2'; 5'.

Bologna – Yet another shot towards the Champions League. Bologna wins 3-0 against Salernitana thanks to goals from Orsolini, Saelemaekers and Lykogiannis strengthening the fourth position in the standings and moving to -2 from third place Juventus. Fundamental success for Thiago Motta's men who fuel the European dream, in the next round there will be the match away to Frosinone. Late night for the Granata, with their twentieth defeat in thirty games played: the arithmetic to establish the definitive relegation is now missing. Dall'Ara's match was practically one-sided, with the hosts displaying their usual proactive football: the absence of Zirkzee, who started from the bench, did not slow down a fluid and difficult maneuver for Colantuono's team . The goal in the 14th minute scored by the usual Orsolini directed the match, a curling conclusion at the far post that was practically unstoppable for Costil. The rossoblù also dominated in ball possession, not even Simy's shot blocked for a corner by Ravaglia managed to give confidence to a team now abandoned to their fate: in the 44th minute Saelemaekers, also thanks to the complicity of Costil, invented the goal of 2-0, always with a shot from distance. The goal conceded just before the end of the first half complicated the matter even more in the Granata home, Colantuono's team was unable in any way to reverse the negative trend. Worth highlighting is the incredible performance of Riccardo Calafiori, who only missed the goal: a clear signal from a senior national perspective, in view of the European Championships scheduled in Germany. In the end Candreva tried to make the match less bitter, but Ravaglia managed to block the offensive of the Campania number 87 as he came out. In full injury time Lykogiannis closed the score with the goal to make it 3-0.