Bologna beat the drop on final day in Serie A

Martin Caparrotta
By Martin Caparrotta
Jubilant Bologna FC fans celebrate in Piazza Maggiore

Jubilant Bologna FC fans celebrate in 'Piazza Maggiore'

The climax of the Serie A season in Italy saw Bologna manage to beat the drop at Torino’s expense, and an astonishing total of 42 goals scored in the ten games.

Bologna’s Stadio Renato Dall’Ara erupted in cheers of sheer jubilation as the referee blew the final whistle to see the home side seal a 3-1 win over Catania; a result that secures Bologna’s Serie A status.

Torino took the lead against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico, only for the home side to take the lead and eventually win the game 3-2, with Totti, Vucinic and Menez on the scoresheet for Roma. The result saw Torino relegated from Italy’s top flight, but with Bologna’s victory, even a win would not have been enough to keep them up.

Inter Milan and Atalanta exchanged the lead numerous times in a thrilling 4-3 encounter at the San Siro. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice in the win to secure him the Serie A golden boot.

An eight-goal thriller between Udinese and Cagliari helped up the total number of Serie A goals scored on the day to a staggering 42. Udinese ran out 6-2 winners.

Elsewhere, Kaka and Pato were on target for AC Milan in a 2-0 win at Fiorentina that sees Milan secure the final automatic Champions League qualification spot in third place.

Juventus, who finished second, also won 2-0 with a brace from Iaquinta against Lazio. Napoli beat Chievo 3-0 and Palermo drew 2-2 with Sampdoria. Finally, Genoa beat Lecce 4-1 and Reggina and Siena drew 1-1.

To see all the goals from today’s Serie A encounters, Click Here.


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