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Serie A: Hellas Verona Beat Bologna Thanks to Simone Verdi Brace

Hellas Verona’s Simone Verdi, centre, celebrates with teammates after scoring to 1-0 during the Serie A soccer match between Hellas Verona and Bologna FC at the Marcantonio Bentegodi stadium in Verona, Italy, Friday April 21, 2023. (Paola Garbuio/LaPresse via AP)

Verdi converted from the spot in the 45th minute before completing his double in the 62nd minute of the game to steer Hellas Verona to a 2-1 win over visitors Bologna in the Italian top flight as Verona went level on points with 17th-placed Spezia

Hellas Verona improved its chances of escaping Serie A’s bottom three after beating Bologna 2-1 on Friday thanks to two goals from Simone Verdi.

A first penalty of the season set Verona on the way to the victory that moved it level on points with 17th-placed Spezia, which visits bottom club Sampdoria on Saturday.

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Verona remained below Spezia because it has the worse head-to-head record, which is the first tiebreaker in Serie A.

VAR backed Verona in first-half stoppage time with the award of a penalty after Bologna goalkeeper Łukasz Skorupski clattered into Adolfo Gaich when coming for a corner. Verdi rolled the spot kick into the bottom left corner.

The tally was doubled in the 62nd minute. Bologna failed to clear a cross properly and Davide Faraoni put it back into the box for Verdi to head across into the bottom right corner.

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Nicolás Domínguez lifted the ball over Verona goalkeeper Lorenzo Montipò in stoppage time to set up a nervy finale.

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