Bologna – Juventus: The Old Lady seal win as The Greyhounds are left stunned

Bologna vs. Juventus

Juventus earn hard-fought win over Bologna 4-1 on Sunday at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara. Bologna wanted to improve their league standing after a 2-2 draw against Hellas Verona whilst Juve were hoping to increase their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Internazionale and Sassuolo. Following the final whistle at the end of the last game of the Serie A season, Bologna and Juve sit 12th (41 points) and 4th (78 points) in the league respectively, after a total of 38 matches.

It was an impressive opening from The Old Lady, with Federico Chiesa opening the rout early in the first half. The momentum was now with Juve, who then scored again through a goal from Alvaro Morata, 29 minutes in to establish a 2-0. The Old Lady looked to have the game under control when they scored again and incerased their lead, thanks to a goal from Adrien Rabiot, 45 minutes in to establish a 3-0. Juve then scored again and increased their advantage thanks to a second effort from Alvaro Morata just before half-time. The score at half time was 0-4.

The Greyhounds took the initiative in the second half, with a goal from Riccardo Orsolini just before the final whistle and seeing the game end 4-1.

For Bologna, Riccardo Orsolini, Valentin Antov, Nicola Sansone, Paolo Farago and Andri Fannar Baldursson, came on for Andreas Olsen, Gary Medel, Emanuel Vignato, Lorenzo De Silvestri and Jerdy Schouten. Juve replaced Leonardo Bonucci, Arthur, Weston McKennie, Carlo Pinsoglio and Federico Bernardeschi with Matthijs De Ligt, Giorgio Chiellini, Federico Chiesa, Wojciech Szczesny and Danilo.

There were bookings for Gary Medel from Bologna. For Juve, Alvaro Morata and Weston McKennie saw yellow.

Technical card:
Bologna: Lukasz Skorupski, Lorenzo De Silvestri (Paolo Farago, min.68), Takehiro Tomiyasu, Adama Soumaoro, Mattias Svanberg, Jerdy Schouten (Andri Fannar Baldursson, min.80), Andreas Olsen (Riccardo Orsolini, min.57), Gary Medel (Valentin Antov, min.58), Emanuel Vignato (Nicola Sansone, min.58), Rodrigo Palacio and Musa Barrow
Juventus: Wojciech Szczesny (Carlo Pinsoglio, min.68), Danilo (Federico Bernardeschi, min.68), Giorgio Chiellini (Arthur, min.58), Matthijs De Ligt (Leonardo Bonucci, min.46), Alex Sandro, Juan Cuadrado, Dejan Kulusevski, Adrien Rabiot, Federico Chiesa (Weston McKennie, min.58), Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata
Stadium: the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara
Goals: Federico Chiesa (0-1, min. 6), Alvaro Morata (0-2, min. 29), Adrien Rabiot (0-3, min. 45), Alvaro Morata (0-4, min. 47) and Riccardo Orsolini (1-4, min. 85)
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