Serie A

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Serie A
Renato Dall'Ara


    • KICK OFF
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    • 90'
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      Last chance for Juventus from a free-kick, following Diawara's yellow card. The ball comes in and Pogba fouls Mirante, which certainly puts an end to this one!
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      Allegri barking out instructions as Juventus enter desperation mode. They're playing everything forward through the air, to no avail, as Bologna appear dead set on seeing this one out. It would be a well-deserved point for the hosts should they hold on.
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      That's all for our live coverage from Bologna, thanks for following along! Goodbye.
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      The Bianconeri are left frustrated at the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara as their 15-match winning run in the league is dashed by Roberto Donadoni's side. It's a deserved result for Bologna, while Juventus turn their attention to a massive Champions League clash with Bayern Munich on Tuesday.
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      Bologna remain committed to defence and have left the leaders frustrated after 45 minutes as Mirante has yet to be tested. No goals at the interval as two of the most in-form teams in the Serie A remain locked in a tactical battle.
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      It's not a long trip from Turin to Bologna, and thus plenty of Juventus supporters have made the trip, resulting in a terrific atmosphere at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara. The players are a bit late getting out of the tunnel, but the match should be underway shortly.
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      Antonio Mirante is a welcome return for the hosts in goal after a short injury layoff, ending Angelo Da Costa's spell between the pipes. The keeper is one of three changes made by Roberto Donadoni from their 1-0 win at Udinese on the weekend. Adam Masina starts at right-back ahead of Archimede Morle
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      Massimiliano Allegri has made three changes following their victory over Napoli on the weekend, ahead of a massive Champions League clash with Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Simone Zaza is rewarded for his winning goal against the Partenopei with a place in the starting line-up, coming at the expense of
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      SUBS: Da Costa, Oikonomou, Morleo, Pulgar, Zuniga, Constant, Brienza, Ferrari, Mounier, Stojanovic, Brighi, Floccari.
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      BOLOGNA (4-3-3): Mirante; M'baye, Gastaldello, Maietta, Masina; Donsah, Diawara, Taider; Rizzo, Giaccherini, Destro.
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      SUBS: Hernanes, Cuadrado, Lemina, Padoin, Dybala, Rugani, Neto, Rubinho, Favilli, Romagna.
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      JUVENTUS (4-3-1-2): Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Barzagli, Evra; Sturaro, Marchisio, Pogba; Pereyra; Morata, Zaza.
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      Bologna have taken on the form of an entirely different team under Roberto Donadoni, creeping their way into the top half of the table and sitting within striking distance of the top seven. It really is a pity he couldn’t have arrived earlier. The Rossoblu lost eight of their 10 league matches under
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      Hello and welcome to live coverage of Juventus’ trip to the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara where they will take on Bologna in a battle between two of the hottest teams in the Serie A. The Bianconeri are literally unbeatable in 2016 – in fact, they can’t help but beat everyone who tries to get in their way.
    • 1'
      And we're off!
    • 3'
      Appreciating the magnitude of the occasion, and buoyed by their recent good form, Bologna have come out of the gate like a bat out of hell. They're chasing down every ball and committing to their tackles, which has made for a very lively and energetic start - much to the joy of the home fans.
    • 5'
      Juventus win the first corner of the night, and although it's not met by a black and white shirt, Bologna can't clear their lines effectively. Barzagli gets on the ball and chips a pass over the top, but it runs too far for Zaza to get on the end of.
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      STAT: Juventus have kept six consecutive clean sheets in the league, not conceding a goal in their last 566 minutes in Serie A.
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      The biggest change to this Bologna team under Donadoni is that they've been able to find their identity. They know the type of team they are, and who they have to be, and have bought into it fully. The system is working effectively and everyone is playing their role.
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      Delightful break from Juventus, and Pogba is able to play Morata through on goal following a string of one-touch passes in midfield. The striker needed to take the chance first time with Gastaldello closing down, but hesitates and fails to get a shot off in the end.
    • 13'
      Bologna are showing good patience in possession, not just lobbing the ball forward every time they win it back. It's helped them spend less time in defence, as well as build their confidence, although they need to show a bit more when they do get in the final third.
    • 15'
      Everything Juventus have thrown at Bologna thus far, the visitors have dealt with comfortably. There has yet to be a moment of panic from the Rossoblu anywhere on the pitch, as they keep organised and maintain 100 per cent focus.
    • 17'
      Plaguing Bologna right now is the reluctance of their wing-backs to get forward. It's a sign of respect shown to Juventus, but the hosts' latest attack saw Taider into the area, and all he needed was Masina available on the overlap to play him into acres of space - but he was standing back at the ha
    • 19'
      STAT: Juventus are unbeaten in 12 Serie A games at the Dall'Ara (8W, 4D): the last time Bologna defeated Juventus at home was back in November 1998 (3-0).
    • 21'
      STINGING DRIVE! Destro picks up the ball about 30 yards from goal, turns around his marker and takes a couple steps forward before unloading a cannon at Buffon. The keeper sticks with it and manages to parry, but the rebound so nearly falls for Rizzo who would have had the easiest of tap-ins.
    • 23'
      Just cut out by Barzagli! The hosts continue to grow in stature with each passing minute. Taider sprints forward on the break and steps inside two defenders before trying to pick out the run of Rizzo at the far post, but Barzagli is able to hold his ground and intervene. Perhaps the midfielder would
    • 25'
      Juventus are struggling to find their legs in attack. The partnership of Zaza and Morata certainly alters their approach, but it hasn't been working up to this point. They don't have the width they usually do, with Sturaro and Pogba far too narrow.
    • 27'
      Close to 40 yards out, on a wide angle, Marchisio stands over a free-kick. He whips a flat delivery into an inviting delivery with plenty of bodies attacking it, but it's Gastaldello who sends it high up into the air before Mirante claims.
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      STAT: Only Juventus, Napoli and Fiorentina have taken more than the 27 points Bologna have managed over the last 15 Serie A matches.
    • 31'
      It's becoming increasingly scrappy, with neither side able to take charge. Both goalkeepers have had a relatively go at things thus far in what has proved to be a first half bereft of any real attacking quality.
    • 32'
      Gastaldello puts in a hard two-footed challenge and promptly finds himself in the referee's book as a result.
    • 34'
      Juventus are enjoying the bulk of possession over the last five minutes, but have done precious little with it other than win a couple corners - all of which Bologna have dealt with comfortably. The hosts need the presence or a true wide man like a Cuadrado who can run at the full-backs and whip in
    • 36'
      How has he not been booked? Zaza gets his boot dangerously high and makes contact with the face of Maietta, sending the defender crashing to ground. Play is brought to a halt but the striker escapes any discipline. The centre-half pops onto his feet and has no hard feelings toward Zaza.
    • 38'
      Donadoni couldn't have asked for the first half to go much better than it has. His team have smothered the potent Juventus attack and have not backed down in any facet. There's still plenty of work to be done of course, and it's not easy to maintain this focus throughout 90 minutes, but they have pl
    • 40'
      STAT: Juventus are top of the table after beating Napoli, residing at the summit for the first time this season. This is also the first time in the three points era that there have been five teams at the top of the Serie A table at one point or another.
    • 41'
      Sturaro becomes the first Juventus player booked on the evening, following Bologna's best spell of possession. The hosts are pushing for a goal that would send this crowd into a frenzy before the interval.
    • 43'
      Every Juventus player who gets the ball in attack is immediately swarmed by at least two red and blue shirts. The hosts are doing such an admirable job of pressuring the ball and closing down their gaps. Allegri needs to make the appropriate adjustments at the break.
    • 45'
      Sensing a dangerous break could be on, Marchisio slides in to trip up Giaccherini with little effort to make contact with the ball - and is promptly booked.
    • 46'
      SI J. Cuadrado SO R. Pereyra
    • 46'
      As expected, Juan Cuadrado has been introduced for the second half and it comes at the expense of Roberto Pereyra. Juventus needed width and the Colombian certainly provides it.
    • 46'
      Back underway in Bologna!
    • 48'
      Marchisio has to be careful! The midfielder will be walking a tight line the rest of the way, already on a yellow and now conceding another cynical foul as he sticks an arm out to block the run of Tiader, conceding a free-kick 25 yards out from the Juventus goal.
    • 49'
      Giaccherini takes, and his strike towards the near post fails to hit the target. Buffon read it the whole way and would have had it covered anyhow.
    • 51'
      Cut out by Bonucci! Diawara works the ball around well and picks out Donsah on the right, who sends in a terrific cross for Destro, but Bonucci is just able to get there first. The ball comes out for Diawara, but he gets the contact all wrong, sending a strike high and wide of the target.
    • 53'
      STAT: Gianluigi Buffon has kept a clean sheet seven times since the start of 2016, more than any other keeper across the top five European leagues.
    • 55'
      JUST WIDE! That's the presence Juventus needed! Lichtsteiner makes strides down the right and picks out the perfect cut-back for Pogba, but the Frenchman sends his first-time strike agonisingly wide of the near post from the top of the six-yard box!
    • 57'
      Juventus starting to ask a couple more questions, but it's still nothing much of note. Bologna continue to pack bodies in defence, limiting themselves to the odd counter, but as the visitors grow frustrated they're leaving bigger gaps open for the hosts to exploit.
    • 59'
      The tempo continues to sputter and is struggling to take on any sort of consistency. Bologna certainly have their opportunities to send the ball forward and carve out a chance on the break, but Destro has been far too isolated up top. This is a very tough ask of the striker.
    • 61'
      Bologna enjoy prominent spell in possession and are starting to impost themselves in the attacking half. Giaccherini and M'baye combine down the right, but neither manages to get a cross in. Still they keep the pressure on and Masina is able to deliver a ball into the box, but Buffon claims comfort
    • 63'
      STAT: Juventus have won each of their last five Serie A clashes vs Bologna, keeping three clean sheets and scoring an average of two goals per game.
    • 65'
      SI A. Mounier SO R. Pereyra
    • 65'
      The hosts make their first change of the evening as Anthony Mounier comes off the bench in place of Rizzo. He's more of an out and out winger, which should help Bologna on the counter.
    • 67'
      Juventus make their second change, but it's not very positive, instead a straight like-for-like swap. Not willing to switch to a 4-3-3, it is Zaza who winds up being replaced by Paulo Dybala.
    • 68'
      SI P. Dybala SO R. Pereyra
    • 69'
      Sooner or later one of these teams will have to throw caution to the wind. Juventus have won 15 league matches in a row, a club record, and are chasing down Inter's league record of 17. They will be very disappointed with a draw, as it would allow Napoli to reclaim the lead atop the table with a win
    • 71'
      The teams have combined for three shots in the second half, none of them hitting the target and just one of them coming inside the area - Pogba's chance in the 55th minute. Bologna won't budge defensively, and Juventus don't appear to have the answer.
    • 73'
      SI K. Constant SO R. Pereyra
    • 73'
      Kevin Constant, who played for quite some time under Allegri at Milan, is introduced by Bologna for the remainder of the match, replacing Masina.
    • 75'
      Bonucci's stray tackle concedes a free-kick just a few yards outside the Juventus penalty area. Destro stands over it, slightly off to the left of goal, and tries to curl an effort towards the near corner but can't find the target! Although he didn't miss by much...
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      OFFSIDE! Pogba gets on the end of a free-kick whipped into the area and arrives just ahead of Mirante, but the contact is enough to throw the Frenchman off as his header bounces narrowly wide! It wouldn't have counted anyhow as the flag went up for offside, though it was very much the wrong decision
    • 79'
      Juventus are starting to try and force balls into their creative attacking players, but nothing seems to be working. Bologna are closing on the ball so quickly, and have virtually everyone behind the ball. It's going to take something special to break this deadlock.
    • 81'
      Cuadrado appears to get clipped by Constant atop the area as he runs to get on the end of a ball over the top - although there was very little contact - and he wins his side a free-kick no more than a foot outside the box. This is a great chance for Juventus!
    • 82'
      SI F. Brienza SO R. Pereyra
    • 82'
      A final change for the hosts as Franco Brienza replaces Taider.
    • 82'
      What a waste! Cuadrado's delivery in towards the far post is chased down by Pogba, but the Frenchman didn't time his run accordingly and the flag goes up.
    • 84'
      HAD TO BE BETTER! That was the chance Juventus have been waiting for, and they can't take it! Finally Pogba manages to sneak behind the defence and is picked out by the excellent delivery of Marchisio, but the Frenchman gets under the ball and sends it slicing high and wide of the near corner.
    • 86'
      A clever little ball over the top springs Cuadrado down the right, behind Constant, but as the Colombian looks up to send in a cross, he realises there's nobody there to attack it in the centre! Time is running out and Juventus aren't even getting bodies forward!
    • 88'
      Morata does well to fend off a challenge atop the six-yard box and force Mirante into a save at the near post, which results in a corner. The subsequent delivery is put behind for yet another set-piece opportunity, but again the Bianconeri fail to take advantage.
    • 90'
      There will be three minutes added on at the end of the match.

    Line Up




    Sinisa Mihajlovic
    Maurizio Sarri



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 15 10
    Yellow Cards 2 2
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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