Bologna grab a Serie A point at Verona

Verona's Mattia Zaccagni and Bologna's Takehiro Tomiyasu battle for the ball.
Verona's Mattia Zaccagni and Bologna's Takehiro Tomiyasu battle for the ball.

Rodrigo Palacio has equalised in the 82nd minute to give Bologna a 2-2 draw at Verona in a game between two mid-table teams in Serie A.

Palacio met a cross at the far post with an outstretched leg to rescue a point with his fifth goal of the season.

Verona had taken the lead in just the second minute when the ball fell to Davide Faraoni in the box after a corner and he slotted home with his first touch.

Lorenzo De Silvestri made it 1-1 in the 32nd by turning a low cross in from close range before Nikola Kalinic restored Verona's lead in the 53rd.

Kalinic met a cross from the left with a deft volleyed flick from a tight angle at the near post for his 40th career Serie A goal.

Neither team had much to play for with Verona in 10th place, three points ahead of 11th-place Bologna before this weekend's final round.

Australian Associated Press