Sassuolo draws 2-2 with Bologna in Emilia derby

Sassuolo's Filip Djuricic, right, is hit with the ball kicked by Bologna's Riccardo Orsolini during a Serie A soccer match between Sassuolo and Bologna, at Mapei Stadium, in Reggio Emilia, Italy, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. (Serena Campanini/ANSA via AP)
Bologna's Ibrahim Mbaye, center, scores his side's second goal during a Serie A soccer match between Sassuolo and Bologna, at Mapei Stadium, in Reggio Emilia, Italy, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. (Serena Campanini/ANSA via AP)

ROME — Sassuolo twice came back from a goal down to draw 2-2 with Bologna in an Emilia derby on Sunday.

Former AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng scored a decisive penalty five minutes from the end, giving him four goals in eight matches since returning to Serie A.

Rodrigo Palacio had put Bologna ahead two minutes in then Marlon Santos equalized for Sassuolo in the 17th.

Ibrahim Mbaye again put Bologna in front with a fortunate goal after the break before Stefano Sensi earned the penalty that Boateng converted.

Sassuolo, which has lost only once in five home matches, is seventh.

Bologna, which is coached by former Milan striker Filippo Inzaghi, is 16th.

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