The view from Italy

Diamanti needs to shine for Bologna

September 4, 2012
By Roberto Gotta
All eyes were on Giampaolo Pazzini when Milan showcased their new striker in their week two visit to Bologna on Saturday evening.

Pazzini obliged by scoring three times - once from a penalty he had earned by grabbing his opponent's shirt and then diving once the shirt pull had been reciprocated - to celebrate his return to Cesare Prandelli's plans for the national team ahead of the first two qualifying matches for the 2014 World Cup.

Bologna had outplayed Milan for most of ...

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