Bologna have returned to winning ways with second-half goals from Giovanni Fabbian and Joshua Zirkzee helping them to a 2-0 victory over Torino in Serie A.
Bologna had gone 10 games without defeat before losing to Fiorentina before the international break.
Fabbian broke the deadlock for the home side after 56 minutes on Monday (Tuesday AEDT). The midfielder had a relatively easy finish after goalkeeper Luca Gemello committed himself outside the box. Although Torino defenders scrambled back to cover, Fabbian slotted the ball with aplomb.
Zirkee doubled their lead two minutes into added time and lifted his side two places to sixth on the table.
The Turin club matched Bologna for long spells but could not find the net. A win would have given them the honour of becoming only the eighth team in Serie A history to reach the milestone of 3000 points. The defeat leaves them in 12th place.
Earlier, Verona twice came from behind to salvage a 2-2 draw at home against Lecce.
Verona had beaten their visitors in their previous four league matches without conceding, but fell behind on the half hour mark when Remi Oudin hammered in an unstoppable 25-metre strike into the top corner.
Cyril Ngonge levelled four minutes before halftime when he took advantage of slack defending and fired home from a tight angle.
Lecce got their nose in front again midway through the second half thanks to Joan Gonzalez but Milan Djuric equalised nine minutes later for Verona when he headed home from a Filippo Terracciano free kick.
A point apiece means Verona remain second from bottom with nine points, while Lecce jumped one place to 13th on 15 points.
Australian Associated Press