Experience the excitement of watching the full match replay and highlights of Bologna vs AS Roma. This showdown took place during Matchday 16 of the 2023/2024 Italy Serie A season, with a kick-off at 17:00 GMT on Sunday, December 17, 2023. The referee for this thrilling game was Marco Guida from Italy, and it all unfolded at the renowned Stadio Renato Dall’Ara in Bologna. Don’t miss out on catching all the action!
Bologna vs AS Roma Full Match Reports
Bologna continued their stunning run in Serie A by securing their fifth consecutive home victory, defeating AS Roma 2-0 and climbing to fourth place in the standings as they harbor aspirations of an unlikely UEFA Champions League (UCL) qualification.
The preceding five encounters between these two teams had only witnessed three goals, setting the stage for a first half with limited goal-scoring opportunities. Diego Llorente attempted to surprise Federico Ravaglia with a long-range chip, but the goalkeeper successfully deflected the ball over the bar. Andrea Belotti, on the other hand, tested Ravaglia with two shots. However, Bologna broke the deadlock with their sole meaningful chance of the half. Nikola Moro marked his Serie A account for the season, delicately placing a first-time shot into the bottom corner after Dan Ndoye provided the crucial assist, ending Bologna’s six-hour goal drought against Roma.
Entering the second half with the lead bolstered the hosts’ confidence, and they swiftly increased their advantage four minutes after the restart. Although Ndoye believed he had scored his inaugural goal for the club, the final touch came from Roma’s Rasmus Kristensen, who slid in to meet a dangerous cross. Belotti, deputizing for the suspended Romelu Lukaku, had an opportunity to put the visitors on the scoresheet, but Ravaglia denied his close-range shot with a leg save, preserving Bologna’s clean sheet.
In the closing moments, a peculiar incident unfolded when the referee initially showed Jhon Lucumí a red card for a foul on a Roma attacker as the last man. However, the decision was rescinded moments later as VAR revealed the attacker to be offside. Nevertheless, Bologna held on for what could be a crucial three points in the race for UCL qualification, while Roma’s six-match unbeaten streak in all competitions concluded as they slipped to seventh place.
Man of the Match: Dan Ndoye (Bologna)