Di Vaio downs Lazio
Marco Di Vaio scored twice for Bologna as I Rossoblu came from behind to beat Lazio 3-1 this afternoon.
Sergio Floccari put the Romans in front in the fifth minute only for Gaston Ramirez to bring Bologna level in the 36th minute. Di Vaio gave the hosts the lead three minutes later before sealing the win with his second in the closing stages.
Lazio also ended the game with ten men after defender Andre Dias was sent off for a second bookable offence. The result sees Lazio drop to fourth in the standings, one point behind city rivals Roma, while Bologna climb to 13th place.
Lazio went into the game on the back of a 2-1 midweek defeat to Roma that knocked them out of the Coppa Italia. The visitors took an early lead when Floccari struck from the heart of the area past Bologna goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano.
Shortly after, Di Vaio's right-footed shot was met by a fine save from Lazio goalkeeper Fernando Muslera. The visitors came close to doubling their lead in the 25th minute but Floccari's header from Christian Brocchi's cross was kept out by Viviano.
Bologna then increased the tempo and found the equaliser when Albin Ekdal fed Ramirez inside the area and he hit the back of the net. Di Vaio gave the home side a deserved lead when he controlled Francesco Della Rocca's pass and struck the ball past Muslera from ten yards.
Lazio could have made it 2-2 before half-time but Viviano did well to fully stretch and clear Mauro Zarate's attempt. The visitors also had a decent chance to equalise on the hour mark but Floccari's header from Alvaro Gonzalez's cross went over the bar.
And Bologna had a two-goal lead in the final minute when they punished a poor clearance by Lazio defender Giuseppe Biava. Di Vaio pounced and hit a right-footed shot from the heart of the area past Muslera.