Bologna's Joshua Zirkzee and Hellas Verona's Pawel Dawidowicz, left, in...

Bologna's Joshua Zirkzee and Hellas Verona's Pawel Dawidowicz, left, in action during the Serie A soccer match between Bologna and Hellas Verona at Renato Dall'Ara stadium in Bologna, Italy, Friday Feb. 23, 2024. Credit: AP/Michele Nucci

ROME — Bologna beat Verona 2-0 at home and moved into fourth place in Serie A on Friday.

Bologna’s fifth in a row earned its best winning run since 1967.

Giovanni Fabbian scored the first after 27 minutes. A corner evaded everyone and when Riccardo Orsolini struck the ball low back across goal, Fabbian was on hand in a crowded box to turn it in.

Remo Freuler doubled the lead with a left-foot volley after 66 minutes. It was the Swiss midfielder’s first goal of the season.

Verona has gone six games without a victory. It remained third from bottom in the standings.

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