Lackluster Roma slump to 2-0 loss at Bologna


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AS Roma suffered a 2-0 defeat at Bologna after a Nikola Moro strike and Rasmus Kristensen's own goal saw the fired-up hosts climb to fourth spot in Serie A on Sunday.

Roma, missing several key players including forwards Romelu Lukaku and Paulo Dybala due to injuries and suspension, struggled to match Bologna's aggression, failed to retain possession and were never able to control the match.

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The victory took Bologna to 28 points from 16 games, a point above Napoli and Fiorentina, while Roma are seventh with 25.

Bologna broke the deadlock eight minutes before halftime when Moro netted first time after Dan Ndoye pulled the ball back from the byline.

Four minutes into the second half the hosts went further ahead when the ball deflected off Roma's Kristensen into his own net after Lewis Ferguson's cross was missed by Ndoye.