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Juventus v Bologna Live Commentary, 10/2/22

FT
3 - 0
JUV
BOL
F. Kostić (24)
D. Vlahović (59)
A. Milik (62)
Allianz Stadium

Commentary

That's all for today. Goodbye.
Next up, Juventus host Maccabi Haifa in the Champions League. As for Bologna, they play at home against Sampdoria in Serie A
Two goals in three second half minutes helped Juventus complete a comprehensive win over Bologna. Kostic gave the hosts the lead in the first half, getting on the end of a pass from Vlahovic and sending the ball into the bottom corner. Despite the smart finish, it was the striker who made the goal, with the former Florentina man carrying the ball from inside the Juventus half to the outskirts of the opposition box. Despite dominating the opening 45 minutes, Allegri’s side started the second half slowly but ensured they left with all three points after two quickfire goals. Vlahovic and Milik were the scorers, with both finding the net against Bologna for the fifth time. First, it was the Serbian who struck, heading McKennie’s cross past Skorupski before Milik smashed in a volley moments later. It was a disappointing day for the travelling side, who are enduring their worst start to a season since the 2014/15 campaign.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: JUVENTUS 3-0 BOLOGNA
J. Sosa
Yellow Card
Bologna
90' + 2' Sosa is given a late yellow card for taking out Danilo who was breaking away down the right. He flicked the ball away from the defender with a smart turn.
90' + 1' Bursting down the right, Cuadrado looks across the box for options but decides to go alone, smashing the ball well over from a tight angle.
89' A wild shot from Sosa goes well over the bar. It was from around 35-yards out.
87' SO CLOSE! Cuadrado finds Sandro who smashes the ball from the left of the box across the goal. Originally looking like a shot, the ball whistles beyond the foot of Vlahovic who could have had an easy finish from close range.
85' Aebischer gets the ball on the edge after it was cleared to his feet but smashes the ball well over. That may have gone out of the stadium.
84' Orsolini is in the action again. Receiving the ball from Cambiaso on the break, his shot from the right of the box goes well wide. He attempted to curl the ball into the bottom corner, but inside just struck it well wide.
83' Orsolini cuts inside from the right and puts a ball into the box. However, he does not look up before his attempt, with there being nobody there to receive it.
M. Kean
A. Milik
Juventus
81' Substitution for Juventus. Milik is replaced by Kean.
79' Miretti looks for Vlahovic with a cross from the outside of his right foot, but his fancy attempt is intercepted.
M. Aebischer
J. Schouten
Bologna
77' Substitution for Bologna. Schouten is replaced by Aebischer.
L. Ferguson
R. Soriano
Bologna
77' Substitution for Bologna. Soriano is replaced by Ferguson.
F. Miretti
M. Locatelli
Juventus
77' Substitution for Juventus. Locatelli is replaced by Miretti.
M. De Sciglio
A. Rabiot
Juventus
77' Substitution for Juventus. Rabiot is replaced by De Sciglio.
75' Cambiaso chests the ball before volleying it inside the box but has his attempt blocked by Sandro.
72' POST! A powerful corner from substitute Parades is met by Rabiot who smashes the post. The Bologna goalkeeper stood still and would have had no chance if the attempt was on target.
69' Rabiot smashes the ball towards goal but his low effort is blocked by Schouten.
66' Another chance for Juventus. Milik and Vlahovic combine with the latter chipping the ball just past the far post from inside the box.
J. Cuadrado
Assist
Juventus
62' Right after coming on, Cuadrado gets an assist. His ball forward falls perfectly for Milik who powers it past the goalkeeper. It's his first assist of the season.
A. Milik
Goal
Juventus
62' GOAALLLLL! MILIK SCORES! 3-0 JUVENTUS! Three points should now be secure for the home side. The former Napoli man volleys the ball past Skorupski who had no chance of saving it. It's his third goal of the season.
G. Medel
N. Domínguez
Bologna
61' Substitution for Bologna. Dominguez is replaced by Medel.
E. Vignato
N. Sansone
Bologna
61' Substitution for Bologna. Sansone is replaced by Vignato.
A. Cambiaso
L. De Silvestri
Bologna
61' Substitution for Bologna. De Silvestri is replaced by Cambiaso.
J. Cuadrado
W. McKennie
Juventus
60' Substitution for Juventus. McKennie is replaced by Cuadrado.
L. Paredes
F. Kostić
Juventus
60' Substitution for Juventus. Kostic is replaced by Paredes.
W. McKennie
Assist
Juventus
60' McKennie started the counter, clearing away a corner from Sansone before ending the move with a perfect cross to Vlahovic.
D. Vlahović
Goal
Juventus
59' GOAALLLL! VLAHOVIC SCORES! 2-0 JUVENTUS! Juventus score their second of the match. Locatelli feeds the ball to McKennie who dinks it over to Vlahovic who heads home. It's their second goal from a counter, with the attack coming from a Bologna corner.
57' With Locatelli over a free-kick, the Italian curls the ball towards Danilo who heads it over the bar.
55' Bologna are having their best spell of the game. They are retaining possession and are looking to enter Juventus' defensive third.
53' Arnautovic finds himself on the right and looks to cross the ball in but curls it straight out of play.
50' Chance for Juventus. Milik and Kostic combine with a cross cleared straight back to the feet of the Serbian by Schouten. He then plays the ball to Milik who shoots over from the edge.
48' Kostic looks for Vlahovic who rushes into the box but the pass is intercepted.
47' Juventus are unbeaten in their last 21 Serie A matches when leading at half-time (W16, D5) dating back to 11th September 2021 against Napoli (L1-2).
46' Bologna gets the second half underway.
With the height of Milik and Vlahovic leading the attack, Juventus must add to the 12 crosses that they attempted in the first half. The duo and McKennie have regularly found themselves unmarked in the middle of the box and should have done better with their attempts towards the goal. As for Bologna, they must support Sansone a lot more down the left, with the attacker having little to no help when bursting down the left on the counter. They must also look to get Arnautovic more involved, with the striker yet to have a shot.
Juventus go into the break with a narrow lead over Bologna. The deadlock was broken by Kostic, who tucked the ball into the bottom corner, but the goal was made by Vlahovic. Bursting forward on the counter, the striker carried the ball from his own half to just outside the opposition box before picking out the Serbian who rushed forward on his left. Milik should have added a second with 15 minutes of the first half remaining, but he directed Sandro's cross straight at Skorupski. Bologna had just one clear opportunity in the opening 45 minutes, with De Silvestri knocking a tame effort right at Szczesny.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: JUVENTUS 1-0 BOLOGNA
45' Juventus win the ball and look to break, but Danilo's pass forward towards McKennie is poor and gets intercepted. The former Manchester City man raises both hands to apologise for the quality of his ball forward.
42' Sansone attempts a cross from the left but smashes the ball out of play for a goal-kick.
40' Lykogiannis crosses the ball to De Silvestri who is free inside the Juventus box but his attempt is weak and Szczesny gets down to save with ease.
37' Danilo looks for Milik in the box with a short pass but the striker was not anticipating his attempt and Juventus lose possession.
34' Sansone breaks away down the left but is taken down by McKennie, claiming that the midfielder fouled him. With the referee allowing the game to continue, he takes his frustrations out by committing a foul on Rabiot.
32' Lykogiannis blasts a free-kick from distance well over the bar.
30' SAVE! It should be 2-0 to Juventus. Sandro's chipped ball into the box is met by Milik, but the striker can only direct his attempt down the middle of the goal with the goalkeeper getting low to push it away.
29' Juventus have a record of W2, D1, L0 when scoring the opening goal at home in the Serie A this season.
27' Kostic looks to return the favour by looking for Vlahovic inside the box but the striker runs the wrong way and the goalkeeper claims the ball.
D. Vlahović
Assist
Juventus
24' Vlahovic will get the plaudits for the goal. On the break, he runs from his own half into the Bologna defensive third. He then plays the ball to Kostic who finishes the chance well and gives Juventus the lead.
F. Kostić
Goal
Juventus
24' GOOALLLL! KOSTIC SCORES! 1-0 JUVENTUS! Juventus take the lead through Kostic. On the counter, Vlahovic breaks through the middle of the pitch with players streaming forward on either side. Looking for options, he plays the ball down the left towards Kostic who directs the ball into the bottom corner.
21' Juventus have dominated the ball so far, keeping 64.7 per cent of possession. Bologna are sitting deep, waiting to break on the counter.
18' McKennie has another header inside the box, but this time he is under pressure from Sosa, with the goalkeeper catching his deflected effort with ease.
17' Rabiot hassles the ball off of Schouten with the ball rolling to Vlahovic. The striker thinks he's away and runs towards the goal, but the referee pulls it back for a free-kick.
14' Chance for Juventus. Kostic crosses from deep towards McKennie, but the midfielder can only direct his header into the palms of Skorupski. He was free in the middle and should have done better with the attempt.
12' Rabiot attempts a clever flicked pass to Locatelli who runs into the Bologna box but his pass is intercepted.
10' From a clearance, Szczesny launches the ball out of play.
8' Rabiot dinks the ball forward towards Milik who bursts into the box but his pass has too much power and the goalkeeper claims. The striker raises his thumbs at the attempt from the Frenchman.
6' Orsolini shoots from the edge after a corner was cleared to his feet but his attempt is blocked.
6' Sansone breaks away on the counter for Bologna and looks for Orsolini who is free on the right. However, he curls his pass into the back of Soriano and the away side lose possession.
4' Juventus have lost just one (W28 D10) of their last 39 league games against Bologna (the only defeat during this period was a 2-0 loss in February 2011), drawing the most recent one. The last time the Bianconeri drew two games in a row against the Rossoblu in the competition was in March 2012.
2' Early chance for Juventus. Sandro and Kostic combine down the left before Locatelli shoots over from just outside the box.
1' Juventus gets this Serie A clash underway.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has won 15 Serie A matches against Bologna: no coach has recorded more wins against the Rossoblu in the era of three points for a win (since 1994-95) and in general only one has beaten a single opponent on more occasions - Allegri himself against Chievo (16).
As for Bologna, Motta makes five alterations to the side that lost to Empoli. Posch, Lucumi, Cambiaso, Medel and Musa Barrow all come out of the team and are replaced by Sosa, Bonifazi, Lykogiannis, Domínguez and Sansone.
Juventus make six changes to the team that started their defeat against Monza. Szczesny, Bonucci, Sandro, Locatelli, Rabiot and Milik all come into the side and replace Perin, De Sciglio, Gatti, Miretti, Paredes and the suspended Angel Di Maria.
BOLOGNA SUBS: Francesco Bardi, Nicola Bagnolini, Stefan Posch, Adama Soumaoro, Nikola Moro, Joshua Zirkzee, Gary Medel, Lewis Ferguson, Michel Aebischer, Jhon Lucumi, Denso Kasius, Andrea Cambiaso, Emanuel Vignato.
BOLOGNA (4-2-3-1): Lukasz Skorupski; Lorenzo De Silvestri, Kevin Bonifazi, Joaquin Sosa, Charalampos Lykogiannis; Jerdy Schouten, Nicolas Domínguez; Riccardo Orsolini, Roberto Soriano, Nicola Sansone; Marko Arnautovic.
JUVENTUS SUBS: Carlo Pinsoglio, Mattia Perin, Mattia De Sciglio, Juan Cuadrado, Federico Gatti, Moise Kean, Fabio Miretti, Daniele Rugani, Matias Soule, Leandro Paredes, Nicolo Fagioli.
JUVENTUS (4-4-2): Wojciech Szczesny; Danilo, Leonardo Bonucci, Bremer, Alex Sandro; Weston McKennie, Manuel Locatelli, Adrien Rabiot, Filip Kostic; Arkadiusz Milik, Dusan Vlahovic.
As for Bologna, they have won just one of their opening seven games. Winless in their first five matches, previous manager Sinisa Mihajlovic was replaced by Thiago Motta, who lost his first game in charge against Empoli in their last match. Bologna are yet to win away from home this season, taking just one point from a possible nine.
Juventus are winless in their last five matches in all competitions and lost for the first time in the league last time out. Defeated by newly promoted Monza, who won for the first time in Serie A, Massimiliano Allegri’s side are ninth in the table after seven games, 10 points behind leaders Napoli. With Inter two points and one place above Juve, the home side will only move up the table with a win.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary for the Serie A clash between Juventus and Bologna at the Allianz Stadium.