Bologna 4 - 0 Catania

Match info: Serie A at Renato Dall'Ara

Date: 30/09/2012 KO: 14:00 Ref: Piero Giacomelli Att: 21,456

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Tiberio Guarente 19
Alberto Gilardino 40,61
Panagiotis Kone 90+5



FT (ht: 2-0)

  • Last Updated: September 29 2012, 9:18 BST

Bologna will be looking to rediscover their penchant for the unexpected when they host Catania at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on Sunday.

Stefano Pioli: Needs victory
Stefano Pioli: Needs victory

The Rossoblu came from behind to beat Roma 3-2 a fortnight ago, a result which led coach Stefano Pioli to call on them to go on a run that would give them some early-season momentum.

Despite that, though, it remains their only victory of the season, with disappointing scorelines against Pescara (1-1) and Siena (1-0 loss) following.

The last of those games, the midweek defeat at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, was a particularly frustrating one for the former Fiorentina defender, who saw his side batter their hosts for 90 minutes, only to concede an injury-time winner to Emanuele Calaio.

He was also sent to the stand for arguing with the officials.

"Will I sleep? I get little sleep regardless," said Pioli to Football Italia when asked about his side's failure. "We're already thinking about the next game."

He will have plenty on his mind on Sunday too, with Catania sitting admirably in the top half after a disrupted summer which saw them lose coach Vincenzo Montella.

Replacement Rolando Maran has impressed, though, with Wednesday's 2-1 win over Atalanta putting them seventh.

He has shown faith in Argentinean playmaker Pablo Barrientos too, and the 27-year-old has repaid him with some polished performances.

"I'm happy to be here," he said after scoring the winner in midweek.

"I went a long time without playing, but the support has been important."

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