Brescia earn relegation boost
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Brescia gave themselves hope of avoiding relegation this season with an impressive 3-1 win over Bologna at the Stadio Rigamonti.

Perparim Hetemaj put the home side in front after only three minutes and Davide Zoboli added a second six minutes later.

Marco Di Vaio re-opened the game after half an hour, but a penalty from Andrea Caracciolo in the 65th minute sealed the win for Brescia and took them out of the bottom three, at least for a night.

Brescia went ahead in the third minute when Hetemaj headed the ball powerfully into the top left-hand corner as the Bologna defence was caught napping.

The second goal also came from some poor Bologna defending as Zoboli met Eder's corner with his head, despite falling away from goal, and he looped the ball into the top corner of Emiliano Viviano's goal.

Brescia threatened to run away with the game while Bologna did not look too concerned. Caracciolo had two shots blocked in the 23rd minute before Eder took over and saw his shot deflected behind for a corner.

Four minutes later, another corner caused problems in the Bologna penalty area with first Zoboli seeing his header saved, and then Pietro Accardi having a shot tipped over the crossbar.

If there is one Bologna player whose commitment can never be doubted, it is Di Vaio, and he brought Bologna back into the game with their first chance after half an hour. He cut in from the left and slotted his shot under Michele Arcari's legs into the goal.

Back at the other end, Viviano made an instinctive one-handed save to deny Caracciolo, who had been put clean through on goal.

Caracciolo finally put his name on the scoresheet in the 65th minute after Accardi was fouled by Miguel Britos inside the penalty area. The Brescia striker drilled the spot-kick in off the underside of the crossbar to complete the scoring.