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Vlahovic winner lifts Fiorentina fifth in Serie A

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Serie A top scorer Dusan Vlahovic scored the winner from the penalty spot in a 3-2 victory at Bologna on Sunday to lift Fiorentina to fifth in the Italian top flight.

Vlahovic’s 13th goal of the campaign moved the Tuscany side ahead of Jose Mourinho’s Roma who lost 3-0 at home to champions Inter Milan on Saturday.

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Vincenzo Italiano’s Fiorentina end a run of four consecutive defeats on the road to Venezia, Lazio, Juventus and Empoli and now sit 11 points behind leaders AC Milan.

Juventus, in seventh place, can pull level on points with Fiorentina later Sunday with a win at home over struggling Genoa.

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Fiorentina’s Youssef Maleh opened with a header after half an hour at the Stadio Dall’Ara for his first Serie A goal.

Musa Barrow pulled a goal back for Bologna before the break but a Cristiano Biraghi freekick six minutes after the interval restored the visitors’ advantage.

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Vlahovic added the third from the penalty spot after 67 minutes to seal all three points with the 21-year-old Serb moving two goals ahead of Lazio’s Ciro Immobile on the Serie A scorers charts.

In the clash of European hopefuls, Aaron Hickey pulled a goal back for eighth-placed Bologna with seven minutes to go.

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