Soriano scores twice as Bologna beats Parma 4-1

BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Roberto Soriano scored twice and set up another as Bologna beat Parma 4-1 in Serie A on Monday.

Both teams were looking for their first points of the season after losing their opening matches.

Soriano opened the scoring in the 16th minute when he headed in a corner at the back post. The Bologna midfielder doubled his and his side’s tally in the 30th with a delightful curled effort into the top right corner from 20 yards out.

Soriano turned provider 11 minutes into the second half as he raced down the field before rolling across for Andreas Skov Olsen to sweep in.

Hernani pulled one back for Parma in the 67th but any hope it had of getting something from the match diminished nine minutes later when defender Simone Iacoponi was sent off for a last-man foul on Bologna forward Rodrigo Palacio.

The referee initially awarded Bologna a penalty for that incident but then, on video review, deemed it occurred outside the box.

Palacio scored the last goal, anyway, in stoppage time.

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