By James Agberebi:
Nigerian striker Orji Okonkwo was on target for 10-man Bologna in their 3-0 home win against Sampdoria in the Italian Serie A on Saturday.
It was back-to-back goals for Okonkwo, 19, who also scored in Bologna’s 3-2 away win against Hellas Verona just last Monday.
Okonkwo was brought on in the 69th minute and scored in the 73rd minute to make it 3-0 to Bologna.
Simon Verdi had given Bologna a 1-0 lead in the third minute before Ibrahim Mbaye made it 2-0 in the 23rd minute.
Bologna were however reduced to 10 men following Vasilious Torosidis’ sending off on the stroke of halftime.
He has now scored three Serie A goals after six games this season for Bologna.
The win took Bologna to seventh on 20 points in the league table.