Bologna had to settle for a draw against Genoa (1-1), Friday at the opening of the 19th day of the Italian Championship. The team coached by Thiago Motta ended 2023 with a heavy defeat at Udinese (3-0).
Trailing since the 20th minute on a free kick from Albert Gudmundsson, they seemed to be heading towards another setback for their first match of 2024.
But Lorenzo De Silvestri, who came on shortly before, equalized in added time (90th 5th).
Surprise team of the first phase, Bologna remains 5th with 32 points, four lengths from the podium, but can be overwhelmed by Atalanta (6th, 29 pts) at the end of this 19th day.
Inter Milan, leader with two points ahead of Juventus Turin, can win the honorary title of autumn champion if they win against Verona on Saturday (12:30 p.m.).
Juve returns to Salernitana on Sunday, bottom of Serie A, whom they have just humiliated 6-1 on Thursday in the round of 16 of the Italian Cup.