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LA SPEZIA. Bologna defeats Spezia 1-0 after M. Arnautovic scored a penalty (83').

LA SPEZIA. Bologna overcomes Spezia 1-0 after M. Arnautovic scored a penalty (83′). Bologna took advantage of its superior ball possession (57%).

The match was held at the Stadio Alberto Picco Stadium in La Spezia on Sunday and this began at 2:00 pm local time. The referee was Luca Massimi with the help of Damiano Di Iorio and Pietro Dei Giudici. The 4th official was Alberto Santoro. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 9 degrees Celsius or 48.13 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 74%.​

Match Statistics

Bologna was in firm control of the ball 57% while Spezia was struggling with a 43% ball possession.

Bologna was more aggressive with 53 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 5 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Bologna won the match.​

Spezia shot 13 times, 4 on target, 9 off target. On the opposite side, Bologna shot 17 times, 5 on target, 12 off target.


Spezia received 3 yellow cards (A. Reca, E. Salcedo and M. Nzola). On the opposite side, Bologna received 1 yellow card (M. Arnautovic).

After this match, Spezia will stay with 11 points to stay in the 17th place. On the other side, Bologna will have 18 points to stay in the 11th place.

Match Events

  • 38'

    A. Reca

  • 58'

    Eddie Salcedo

    Janis Antiste

  • 58'

    Jacopo Sala

    Arkadiusz Reca

  • 58'

    Ebrima Colley

    David Strelec

  • 71'

    E. Salcedo

  • 75'

    E. Vignato

    M. Svanberg

  • 75'

    A. Skov Olsen

    R. Orsolini

  • 75'

    N. Sansone

    M. Barrow

  • 75'

    S. Ferrer

    K. Amian

  • 76'

    Salva Ferrer

    Kelvin Amian

  • 82'

    M. Nzola

  • 83'

    M. Arnautovic (Penalty)

  • 88'

    K. Bonifazi

    N. Dominguez

  • 89'

    M. Arnautovic

  • 90'

    I. Mbaye

    M. Arnautovic

Next match

In the upcoming Serie A match, Spezia will play away against Inter on the 1st of December with a 1-0 head to head statistic in favor of Inter (1 draw).

Bologna will host Roma on the 1st of December with a 15-3 head to head stats in favor of Roma (7 draws).

Spezia: Formation and Lineups

Spezia started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Thiago Motta chose to play with the following team: Ivan Provedel (7.1), Kelvin Amian (7.4), Martin Erlić (6.8), Dimitris Nikolaou (6.8), Arkadiusz Reca (7.1), Viktor Kovalenko (7.0), Giulio Maggiore (6.5), Simone Bastoni (7.3), Janis Antiste (7.0), M’Bala Nzola (6.6) and David Strelec (6.9).


Spezia made 5 changes: D. Strelec for E. Colley (58′), J. Antiste for E. Salcedo (58′), A. Reca for J. Sala (58′), V. Kovalenko for K. Agudelo (76′) and K. Amian for S. Ferrer (76′).

Top player: Kelvin Amian

The player who no doubt impressed Spezia the most was Kelvin Amian.

His rating is (7.4) with 34 passes (73% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 8 duels out of 13. He performed 1 cross.

Bologna: Formation and Lineups

Bologna started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

On the opposite side, Siniša Mihajlović played with: Łukasz Skorupski (7.9), Adama Soumaoro (6.8), Gary Medel (7.2), Arthur Theate (7.1), Riccardo Orsolini (7.1), Nicolás Domínguez (8.0), Mattias Svanberg (6.9), Aaron Hickey (6.2), Roberto Soriano (7.4), Musa Barrow (7.3) and Marko Arnautović (6.9).

Bologna could not rely on the presence of K. Bonifazi (injured).


Bologna made 5 changes: M. Svanberg for E. Vignato (75′), R. Orsolini for A. Skov Olsen (75′), M. Barrow for N. Sansone (75′), N. Dominguez for K. Bonifazi (88′) and M. Arnautovic for I. Mbaye (90′).

Top player: Nicolás Domínguez

Probably the most impressive player in Bologna was Nicolás Domínguez even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.

His rating is (8.0) with 63 passes (88% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 10 duels out of 19.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Serie A



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