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Bologna, Torino beaten at home in Serie A

Thiago Motta’s first game in charge of Bologna has ended in disappointment as his team hit the woodwork twice in a 1-0 defeat at home to fellow strugglers Empoli in Serie A.

Filippo Bandinelli’s second goal in as many matches was enough to give Empoli their first win of the season on Saturday.

Brazilian Motta replaced Sinisa Mihajlovic earlier this week. Youth squad coach Luca Vigiani had been in charge for the 2-1 victory over Fiorentina last weekend, Bologna’s first win this season.

It is the third coaching job for Motta, who led Spezia to safety last season after also coaching Genoa in 2019.

Empoli were awarded a penalty in the 59th minute after a cross hit the arm of defender Petar Stojanovic. But, after a lengthy decision with the video assistant, referee Manuel Volpi reversed his decision because of an offside in the buildup.

The visitors took the lead against the run of play in the…


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