The ball is laid off to Roberto Soriano (Bologna) on the edge of the box. He shoots through a crowd of players low towards the middle of the goal and forces Stefano Sorrentino to make a decent save.
Nicola Sansone (Bologna) attempts to send over a cross in order to find one of his teammates, but an opposition defender averts the danger by intercepting the effort.
Rodrigo Palacio (Bologna) is clearly in an offside position and the linesman raises his flag.
Riccardo Orsolini (Bologna) sends in a shot from a promising distance after a precise pass. His effort goes inches over the crossbar.
Stefano Sorrentino makes a brilliant save! Riccardo Orsolini (Bologna) easily weaves through the defence and fires the ball from mid-range. His effort goes towards the bottom right corner but is saved by the keeper!
Luca Pairetto shows a yellow card to Marco Andreolli (Chievo) for his blatant foul.
The goal by Riccardo Orsolini (Bologna) won't count as it has been disallowed on the advice of the video assistant referee!
Wait! The referee has now indicated he wants to check if the goal for Bologna can stand using VAR.
Goal! Riccardo Orsolini (Bologna) slots the ball into an unguarded net from close range after a shot rebounds off a defender. 1:0.
Federico Barba (Chievo) pulls the jersey of one of the opposition players and Luca Pairetto blows his whistle for a foul.
Rodrigo Palacio (Bologna) launches into a thunderous tackle on his opponent and the referee blows his whistle for a foul.
Lyanco (Bologna) escapes without any punishment from the referee after using excessive force to foul his opponent.
Fabio Depaoli (Chievo) sends a long ball across the pitch, but it misses its target.
Blerim Dzemaili (Bologna) trips an opponent with a slide tackle. Luca Pairetto stops the game and he could give him a card, but eventually decides on just a warning.
The ball is cleared after Mariusz Stepinski (Chievo) attempted to dribble past an opposing player.
The first half has just begun.
The players are out at last! Bologna will take the kick-off.
Let us introduce today's referee to you, and it's Luca Pairetto.
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