Another impressive performance as Hellas take a point at the Dall'Ara.
#1. One point gained (or two dropped). Yet another impressive performance for Hellas Verona on the road, particularly in the second half when they completely dominated a 10-man Bologna (Mattia Bani was sent off on 66 minutes). With 19 attempts (7 on target) and 58% possession, Juric will be disappointed to have come away from the Dall'Ara with just a point.
#2. Fab grab. Fabio Borini, on a six month contract from Milan, entered for Veloso on the 62nd minute and immediately seized the opportunity to grab his first goal for Hellas. His goal, a powerful header following some elusive dribbling by Lazovic on the left-flank, was just reward for a dominant second half performance. Borini nearly secured a late winner for Hellas with a left-footed effort from just outside the box, his curling shot whistled just over the crossbar.
#3. Pavel sees red (again). History nearly repeated itself for Pavel Dawidowic early in the second half, when he was shown a straight red card for an apparent hand ball inside the box. Remember, Dawidowic was sent off against Bologna in the opening game of the season (which also finished 1-1). This time VAR was consulted and the ball was adjudged to have struck the defender's chest. The red card and the penalty were both rescinded, as the big Pole breathed a massive sigh of relief.
#4. Flying wingmen. Reliable in defence and potent going forward, Verona's rampaging wing-backs Darko Lazovic and Marco Faraoni are enjoying the form of their lives under Juric. With a three-man defensive unit, rangy, physical and athletic wing-backs are crucial to Juric's footballing philosophy. From his customary position on the left flank, Faraoni has contributed two goals and three assists in Serie A this season. Just as vital has been Lazovic's offensive contribution, with three assists and one goal from the left flank.
#5 Four on the trot. The point against Bologna takes Verona's unbeaten run to four games (two draws and two victories). In fact, Juric's men haven't lost since the beginning of December, when they were narrowly beaten by Atalanta. Confidence is high ahead of Sunday's clash with a struggling Lecce at the Bentegodi on Sunday, after which Verona face Milan, Lazio and Juventus - three matches in the space of just six days!