Aaron Hickey's Serie A debut for Bologna earns him an ovation from home fans

Former Hearts teenager makes winning start to life in Italy

Monday, 28th September 2020, 11:58 pm
Bologna's Aaron Hickey, left, controls the ball during his Serie A debut against Parma.
Bologna's Aaron Hickey, left, controls the ball during his Serie A debut against Parma.

Aaron Hickey enjoyed a winning debut for Bologna, helping his new club to a 4-1 home victory over Parma.

The teenager turned in a composed performance at left-back in his first outing since his £1.8 million transfer from Hearts.

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The 18-year-old looked bright and energetic and posed an attacking threat as he helped Bologna to get off the mark in Serie A this season.

He was occasionally on the end of some rough treatment by Parma and was unfortunate not to be awarded a penalty in the first half.

Hickey, who was courted by Bayern Munich before opting to join Bologna, was substituted on 79 minutes and received a rousing reception from the limited number of supporters inside the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara.

The fixture is known as the Derby dell'Emilia and Bologna won the local skirmish thanks to two first-half goals from Roberto Soriano and second-half strikes by Andreas Skov Olsen and Rodrigo Palacio.

Parma, who pulled a goal back through Hernani, were reduced to ten men with 15 minutes remaining following the dismissal of Simone Iacoponi.

Aaron Hickey, left, celebrates with his new Bologna team-mates after Roberto Soriano's second goal.

It was an impressive performance from Siniša Mihajlović’s side who lost their opening Serie A match to AC Milan last week.

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Debutant Aaron Hickey, right, joins in the celebrations after Roberto Soriano had opened the scoring for Bologna.

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