Serie A roundup: Juve held by furious Bologna, Lecce snatch draw at Fiorentina

Serie A roundup: Juve held by furious Bologna, Lecce snatch draw at Fiorentina
Serie A roundup: Juve held by furious Bologna, Lecce snatch draw at Fiorentina

Juventus were held to a 1-1 draw by Bologna in Serie A on Sunday after surviving a penalty controversy, while Lecce bounced back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Fiorentina.

Dusan Vlahovic earned disappointing Juve a point with a bullet header with 10 minutes remaining at the Allianz Stadium after Lewis Ferguson had put Bologna ahead midway through the first half.

But they were fortunate not to lose as referee Marco Di Bello decided not to award a spot-kick to Bologna after Dan Ndoye was brought down by Samuel Iling-Junior nine minutes before Vlahovic levelled.

It was a decision which so angered Bologna that it prompted a livid post-match reaction from the club’s CEO Claudio Fenucci as coach Thiago Motta refused to talk to media.

“I’ve done this job for 25 years and I don’t often go on TV to talk about referees,” said Fenucci.

“The win was taken from us by an incredible refereeing decision… It’s unthinkable that a challenge like that is not punished

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