BOLOGNA NEWS

Mattia Destro scored twice for Roma to beat his former Siena teammates, while Lazio continued to climb against Parma and Chievo shocked Genoa in a six-goal thriller.
Stefano Colantuono admits Atalanta “fear this game” against Bologna and especially Alessandro Diamanti on Sunday.
Manolo Gabbiadini insists that he has no plans of leaving Bologna during the January transfer window.
Bologna are through to the next phase of the Coppa Italia and will face Napoli after getting the better of Livorno 1-0.
Bologna have decided to give boss Stefano Pioli a duel role by making him the club’s sporting director on an interim basis.
Stefano Pioli tells Bologna that tomorrow’s Coppa Italia game with Serie B promotion contenders Livorno “is an opportunity to be taken.”
Ciro Ferrara believes Sampdoria's win was worth more than three points, but Stefano Pioli regrets the early red card.
Roma climb up the standings with a hard-fought win on Pescara boss Cristiano Bergodi’s debut, while Fiorentina fought back for a four-goal thriller in Torino.
Stefano Pioli expects a tense encounter today, as “Bologna and Sampdoria are going through a similar period of form.”
Ciro Ferrara urges Sampdoria “don’t take off that helmet” they needed to battle their way to victory over Genoa, as they prepare to challenge Bologna.
Bologna have announced Saphir Taider underwent surgery today to stabilise a fractured wrist and Gianluca Curci is out for three weeks.
Stefano Pioli thanked Bologna's players for the deserved win, but Gian Piero Gasperini faces the harsh reality.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini insists Gian Piero Gasperini “is not at risk” despite their eight-man defeat to Bologna.
This was an extremely tense weekend with seven red cards, saved penalties and last-gasp comebacks that reshuffle the bottom of the table.
Bologna are increasingly desperate and would be bottom without Siena’s points penalty. “We need a result against Palermo,” admits Stefano Pioli.
Gian Piero Gasperini has a striker shortage for Palermo and knows who to fear in Bologna. “Alessandro Diamanti is public enemy number one.”
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini reveals Egidio Arevalo Rios has a “personal reason” behind a potential January exit.
Bologna are in freefall, but President Albano Guaraldi stands by Coach Stefano Pioli and feels “controversy is not helping us.”
Giampiero Ventura can see Torino consistency, but Stefano Pioli admits Bologna lack sharpness.
Napoli fought back in a six-goal thriller at Marassi, while 10-man Udinese snatched a point at Chievo and Torino saw off Bologna.