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Fighting leukemia, Mihajlovic inspires Bologna to 2nd place


September 15, 2019

ROME (AP) — Sinisa Mihajlovic's fight against leukemia continues to inspire Bologna, which has surprisingly surged into second place three rounds into Serie A.

The coach was absent from a 4-3 comeback win over 10-man Brescia on Sunday but his halftime speech via telephone made a resounding impact.

"We're playing like this thanks to his mentality. At the end of the first half he transmitted his anger to us," Bologna forward Rodrigo Palacio said. "In the second half we came out with the necessary desire and a great mentality."

Brescia led 3-1 at the break with a brace from Alfredo Donnarumm...

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