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      22.03.2014 13:27 - in: S

      Grosso extends winning start to Primavera reign

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      A solitary Vykintas Slivka strike is enough to seal all three points from this afternoon’s home meeting with Bologna

      Fabio Grosso has maintained his 100 per cent record in the Primavera dugout after masterminding his youngsters to this afternoon’s 1-0 win over Bologna at Chisola.

      Last week’s comfortable 3-0 debut triumph in Carpi was followed by a more gritty affair against the Rossoblu on home soil, and Grosso will have every reason to be pleased with the attitude and application shown by his players throughout.

      The hosts’ reward came moments before the half-time whistle when Vykintas Slivka, recently drafted into the first-team squad by Antonio Conte, met Luca Barlocco’s cross to ram home from inside the area.

      Bologna huffed and puffed in their attempts to find an equaliser but were unable to get the better of a Bianconeri rearguard which held firm across the 90 minutes.

      The visitors’ threat was ultimately extinguished when Francesco Bergamini was shown his second yellow card for a foul on Sergio Buenacasa, leaving them down to ten men for the remaining stages.

      This afternoon’s win continues the Primavera’s recent revival and takes them into second place on 40 points, one above Empoli, who have a game in hand.

      The young Bianconeri will now begin preparations for their next game against Sassuolo, who travel to Turin on Saturday 29 March.

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