Lecce-Bologna is the game that is only played to end the season as both teams scored the goal. Thanks to Colombo’s 96th-minute penalty in Monza, Lecce have secured another season in Serie A. Bologna has been sleeping peacefully for a while, has been in mid-table for a few days now, it’s time to start planning for next season. A game that neither team will therefore contest with any particular purpose, but it will be an opportunity to give space to those who have not been busy throughout the championship so far. That’s also true, at least the opportunity is taken to test in the last ninety minutes those who could not show themselves in the other three thousand three hundred and thirty.
Lecce-Bologna, the guests almost a black beast for the Apulians
When Lecce face Bologna in the top flight, it’s always difficult to lose your balance. On thirteen occasions, just two wins and the same result: 1-0 in 1989/90 (Vincze after a penalty) and 1-0 in 2001/02 (Cirillo). At home it was a problem, away it was even worse: Dall’Ara had just one win in thirteen games, a 2-0 between Giacomazzi and Grossmüller in the 2011/12 season. When, like this season, they lost 2-0 in Bologna (Arnautovic after a penalty and Ferguson), in Lecce: 1-1 1997/98 (Atelkin for Lecce and Fontolan), 1-1 1999/00 (Signori for Bologna and C Lucarelli) and 0-1 2010/11 (Ramirez). Bologna have beaten Via Del Mare three more times in Serie A.
Lecce-Bologna match indicated by the X on the ticket
In different circumstances, the Bolognese have won: 1-3 in 1990/91 (Turkylmaz, Waas and Turkylmaz; to replace Mazinho’s Puglia lead), 1-2 in 2003/04: Pecchia, Bojinov (Lecce) and Tare. Finally 2-3 in the 2019/20 season: 0-3 against Bologna with Orsolini’s brace interspersed with Soriano and a final 2-3 with goals from Babacar and Farias. Whenever the Giallorossi and Rossoblù met in Salento, they almost always drew: 1-1 in 1988/89 (Pasculli and De Marchi for Bologna), 1-1 in 1997/98, 1-1 in 1999/00, 0-0 2000/01, 1-1 2004/05 (Giacomazzi for Lecce and Bellucci), 0-0 2008/09 and 0-0 2011/12. What are you expecting tomorrow night? A very open game where anything can come out.
Lecce-Bologna, a nightmare for the Giallorossi at home
Lecce are completing the Serie A championship at home for the tenth time and so far it hasn’t been much: three wins, one draw and five defeats. For the fourth time in ten, the curtain will fall and a team from Emilia will be visiting, after Piacenza in 1997/98 and Parma twice in 2004/05 and 2019/20. The three wins: 3-1 against Torino (Benedetti, Barbas and Paciocco), 2-1 against Lazio in 2000/01 (two goals from Vasari) and 2-1 against Reggina in 2003/04 (Chevanton and D.Franceschini). The draw: 3-3 with Parma 2004/05 (Pinardi, Vucinic and Dalla Bona). The five defeats: 2-3 v Juventus 1989/90, 0-2 v Inter 1990/91, 1-3 v Piacenza 1997/98, 2-4 v Lazio 2010/11 and 3-4 v Parma 2019/20.