Orsolini’s Stoppage-time Freekick Extends Fiorentina’s Winless Run


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Bologna forward Riccardo Orsolini rifled in a free-kick from the unlikeliest of angles deep into stoppage time to give his side a 1-1 draw

with Fiorentina on Monday.

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The result denied Giuseppe Iachini a winning start as coach of the visiting side in Serie A.

Orsolini, after wasting a number of corner-kicks for mid-table Bologna with his poor delivery throughout the match, fired his shot straight

into the roof of the net from near the byline.

It helped to extend Fiorentina’s winless run to eight league matches.

Iachini, wearing his trademark baseball cap, replaced Vincenzo Montella who was fired following a 4-1 home defeat by AS Roma in


Fiorentina had taken the lead with an equally spectacular effort by Marco Benassi in the 29th minute.

The Bologna defence headed clear a free-kick and Benassi met the ball first time and sent a dipping volley into the far corner from the edge

of the area.

The two goals were out of place in a generally scrappy and disappointing match.

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Fiorentina, taken over by U.S. billionaire Rocco Commisso in the summer, are 15th in the table with 18 points, only four clear of the

relegation zone, while Bologna is 10th.

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