Serie A Roundup: Bologna blows last-gasp chance with draw at Frosinone

Frosinone's Luca Garritano, left, and Bologna's Joshua Zirkzee battle for the ball during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Frosinone and Bologna at the Benito Stirpe stadium, in Frosinone, Italy, Sunday, April 7, 2024 . (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP)

MILAN — Bologna missed a chance right at the death and also wasted the opportunity to move into third place in Serie A as it was held to a 0-0 draw at relegation-threatened Frosinone on Sunday.

Bologna could have won the match with seconds remaining as Frosinone goalkeeper Stefano Turati fingertipped an effort off the underside of the bar from Dan Ndoye, who then sent the rebound over from in front of an empty goal.

The full whistle was blown immediately after the resulting goal kick.

Bologna, which is enjoying an impressive season and is on course to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in its history, could have moved a point above Juventus ahead of the Bianconeri’s match against Fiorentina later.

It was only three points above fifth-place Roma after Daniele De Rossi’s team beat Lazio in the capital derby on Saturday.

Frosinone inched to within a point of safety.

Bologna had much of the possession but it was Frosinone that had the better of the opportunities, especially in the first half when visiting goalkeeper Łukasz Skorupski was the busier.

Bologna was a little more incisive after the break and managed to test Turati a couple of times before the last-gasp opportunity.


There were five goals in 13 second-half minutes as Napoli fought back to win 4-2 at Monza.

Milan Đurić had given Monza an early lead but Victor Osimhen headed in the equalizer in the 55th and Matteo Politano — who had come on shortly before that goal — unleashed a spectacular volley two minutes later to turn the match around.

Piotr Zieliński then fired in off the crossbar in the 61st minute and, although Andrea Colpani pulled one back for Monza seconds later, Giacomo Raspadori restored Napoli’s two-goal lead in the 68th with his first touch — moments after coming off the bench.


Relegation-threatened Cagliari engineered a surprise 2-1 win over Atalanta, damaging its opponent’s hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.

Gianluca Scamacca fired Atalanta in front early on but Tommaso Augello leveled shortly before the break and Nicolas Viola headed in a shock winner for the home side two minutes from time.

Cagliari moved four points above the drop zone, while Atalanta was left eight points below Bologna.

Hellas Verona was just a point above the bottom three after a 2-1 loss at home to Genoa.

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