Italian Serie A
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Bologna 3-2 Napoli

Bologna defender Luca Rossettini scores against Napoli
Bologna started the day in the bottom three

Napoli missed the chance to go top of Serie A after losing for the first time since August despite a strong fightback at struggling Bologna.

The hosts raced into a 2-0 lead in the opening 21 minutes after goals by former Roma striker Mattia Destro and defender Luca Rossettini.

Destro made it 3-0 before Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain scored two goals in the last three minutes.

Inter Milan remain top of the table after a 1-0 win over Genoa on Saturday.

The one consolation for Napoli, chasing a first Serie A title since 1990, was Higuain's two goals.

It takes the 27-year-old former Real Madrid striker's tally for the season to 14 league goals, and five in his last three appearances.

Napoli's next Serie A game is at home to title rivals Roma on 13 December.

Bologna's first win since 7 November lifted them out of the relegation zone.

Line-ups

Bologna

  • 83Mirante
  • 13Rossettini
  • 2Oikonomou
  • 28Gastaldello
  • 25MasinaBooked at 90mins
  • 8Taïder
  • 21DiawaraSubstituted forPulgarat 90+2'minutes
  • 23BrienzaSubstituted forBrighiat 65'minutes
  • 26Mounier
  • 10DestroBooked at 39mins
  • 22RizzoSubstituted forMbayeat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Da Costa
  • 3Morleo
  • 5Pulgar
  • 6Crisetig
  • 7Falco
  • 15Mbaye
  • 17Giaccherini
  • 18Acquafresca
  • 24Ferrari
  • 30Donsah
  • 32Stojanovic
  • 33Brighi

Napoli

  • 25Reina
  • 2HysajSubstituted forMaggioat 64'minutes
  • 33Albiol
  • 26Koulibaly
  • 31Ghoulam
  • 5Marques LoureiroBooked at 60minsSubstituted forLópez Silvaat 76'minutes
  • 8Frello Filho
  • 17Hamsik
  • 7CallejónSubstituted forMertensat 65'minutes
  • 9Higuaín
  • 24Insigne

Substitutes

  • 1Barbosa
  • 3Strinic
  • 4Henrique
  • 6Valdifiori
  • 11Maggio
  • 14Mertens
  • 19López Silva
  • 20Dezi
  • 21Chiriches
  • 22Vasconcellos Ferreira
  • 77El Kaddouri
  • 94Chalobah
Referee:
Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni
Attendance:
22,334

Match Stats

Home TeamBolognaAway TeamNapoli
Possession
Home31%
Away69%
Shots
Home11
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home19
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Bologna 3, Napoli 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bologna 3, Napoli 2.

Foul by Marek Hamsik (Napoli).

Matteo Brighi (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bologna. Erick Pulgar replaces Amadou Diawara.

Booking

Adam Masina (Bologna) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Bologna 3, Napoli 2. Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marek Hamsik.

Dries Mertens (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Masina (Bologna).

Goal!

Goal! Bologna 3, Napoli 1. Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lorenzo Insigne.

Attempt missed. Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Faouzi Ghoulam with a cross.

Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ibrahima Mbaye (Bologna).

Attempt missed. Dries Mertens (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jorginho following a set piece situation.

Dries Mertens (Napoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matteo Brighi (Bologna).

Attempt missed. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Gonzalo Higuaín.

Offside, Bologna. Saphir Taïder tries a through ball, but Anthony Mounier is caught offside.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Marios Oikonomou.

Attempt blocked. Marek Hamsik (Napoli) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Faouzi Ghoulam.

Offside, Bologna. Anthony Mounier tries a through ball, but Mattia Destro is caught offside.

Foul by Dries Mertens (Napoli).

Anthony Mounier (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David López (Napoli).

Saphir Taïder (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. David López replaces Allan.

Offside, Bologna. Mattia Destro tries a through ball, but Adam Masina is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Mattia Destro (Bologna) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Mounier.

Attempt saved. Dries Mertens (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kalidou Koulibaly.

Substitution

Substitution, Bologna. Ibrahima Mbaye replaces Luca Rizzo.

Attempt missed. Anthony Mounier (Bologna) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Matteo Brighi.

Attempt missed. Matteo Brighi (Bologna) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luca Rizzo.

Foul by Allan (Napoli).

Saphir Taïder (Bologna) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Raúl Albiol.

Offside, Bologna. Luca Rossettini tries a through ball, but Mattia Destro is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Luca Rizzo (Bologna) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mattia Destro.

Substitution

Substitution, Bologna. Matteo Brighi replaces Franco Brienza.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Dries Mertens replaces José Callejón.

Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 6th December 2015

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