Goal of the day: Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna) vs Udinese | inside World Soccer

Alessandro Diamanti scored a sweetly struck free-kick but Bologna were denied their first win of the season after a 1-1 draw at Udinese on Sunday.

Bologna player Alessandro Diamanti celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Udinese
Bologna player Alessandro Diamanti celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Udinese

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Diamanti put Bologna on track for their first win of the new season with a spectacular free-kick in the 71st minute.

Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu was caught grappling with Michele Pazienza on the edge of the Udinese box.

Diamanti stepped up to drive home a wonderful free-kick that curled over the wall into the near top corner, leaving Udinese goalkeeper Ivan Kelava no chance.

But Antonio Di Natale came to the rescue with his first goal of the season, marking his 300th Serie A game for Udinese.

"Diamanti? His development still has not stopped, he can still get better," Bologna coach Stefano Pioli said afterwards.


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