It took just under five minutes for Palermo to break through, as Josip Ilicic had a give-and-go with Fabrizio Miccoli to then curl a splendid first-time shot into the far bottom corner from the edge of the box.
Bologna equalised with their first shot on target, but it was an absolute howler from Sorrentino.
The goalkeeper went to pick up a Michel Morganella backpass, remembered at the last second he couldn’t touch it with his hands and let the ball roll under his body. This allowed Manolo Gabbiadini to deposit into an empty net. Sorrentino waved an apology to the crowd.
Miccoli then hit the post as Palermo pushed for a second, while Alberto Gilardino had a penalty appeal waved away after a challenge from alvatore Aronica.
Jasmin Kurtic went down in the box at the 84th minute and was furious he did not receive a penalty. There was certainly contact with Saphir Taider, but it’s not clear whether it was a foul or if Kurtic ran across his path.
Palermo started to pour forward in the final stages, but Curci beat away a powerful Edgar Barreto snapshot from distance. A Kurtic free kick took a flick off Tiberio Guarente’s head and scraped a coat of paint off the far post.
More penalty appeals from Palermo in stoppages after two different tussles in the box, but again the referee waved play on and booked Massimo Donati for his protests.
The last kick of the game was a set piece just outside the box, but free kick specialist Miccoli had already been substituted due to fatigue. Pablo Dybala stepped up and his shot was deflected wide.
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