Aaron Hickey signs off for Scotland duty with Bologna goal against Lazio

Former Hearts full-back Aaron Hickey scored his first Serie A goal last month – and has entered a prolific run with another at the weekend against Lazio.

Monday, 4th October 2021, 11:40 am
Aaron Hickey of Bologna celebrates a third goal during the Serie A match between Bologna FC v SS Lazio at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on October 03, 2021 in Bologna, Italy. (Photo by Marco Rosi - SS Lazio/Getty Images)

The teenager will link up with Scot Gemmil's Scotland under-21 squad this week fresh from his second goal in as many weeks and shackling Serge Milinkovic-Savic and Lucas Leiva in a surprise 3-0 win for his side.

It helped Bologna move joint-sixth in Serie A – a position they share with the vanquished Rome side, Juventus and Atalanta.

Hickey, who earned Hearts £1.5m when he moved to Italy last September, added his name to the scoresheet with his third career goal to cap the 3-0 win, bringing a cross-field pass down on his chest and shifting the ball from his left to right and driving an impressive strike low and past former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina.

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The defender is in line to receive his first under-21 cap when Scotland face Denmark at his old ground Tynecastle, this week.

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