Mayoral strike keeps Roma in touch with top four

Borja Mayoral's first-half strike earned AS Roma a 1-0 win over Bologna, which was its first league win in its last four games.

Borja Mayoral was the lone goal scorer of the match between AS Roma and Bologna at Stadio Olimpico on April 11, 2021 in Rome.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Borja Mayoral's first-half strike earned AS Roma a 1-0 win over Bologna on Sunday, ensuring Paulo Fonseca's side kept in touch with the top four in Serie A.

Bologna had plenty of chances to edge in front in the first half, but its wastefulness in front of goal proved costly as Mayoral broke clear on the counter before slotting home one minute before halftime.

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The chances dried up for the visitors after the break, as Roma claimed a first league win in its last four games with ease.

The result kept seventh-placed Roma five points adrift of Napoli in fourth after 30 games played, while Bologna stayed 11th on 34 points.

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