Italian Serie A
Bologna0Juventus2

Bologna 0-2 Juventus

Giorgio Chiellini

Juventus extended their lead at the top of Serie A to six points with a 2-0 victory over lowly Bologna.

Arturo Vidal and Giorgio Chiellini scored to secure the Turin side their seventh victory on the trot.

Midfielder Vidal filled the void left by injured playmaker Andrea Pirlo with a strike from the edge of the box.

But Juve, who started with striker Carlos Tevez on the bench, had to wait until the 89th minute for a second, when defender Chiellini headed home.

Coach Antonio Conte had asked for "clear heads" as he prepared his team for an "important moment of the season" which included this clash with Bologna and then Galatasaray in the space of five days.

With one eye on Tuesday's Champions League tie in Turkey, where defeat would eliminate Juve, former Manchester City striker Tevez remained on the substitutes' bench until the final 20 minutes.

But even without a host of regulars, the visitors were rarely troubled by Bologna, who have won just once at home this season.

Roma, who are second in the league and have been leapfrogged by in-form Juventus recently, play Fiorentina on Sunday.

Line-ups

Bologna

  • 1Curci
  • 8GaricsSubstituted forCristaldoat 65'minutes
  • 3Morleo
  • 22MantovaniBooked at 32mins
  • 14Natali
  • 5Antonsson
  • 15PérezSubstituted forLaxaltat 45'minutes
  • 4Krhin
  • 9BianchiSubstituted forAlibecat 89'minutes
  • 33Kone
  • 23Diamanti

Substitutes

  • 7Della Rocca
  • 11Alibec
  • 12Acquafresca
  • 13Laxalt
  • 19Christodoulopoulos
  • 24Pazienza
  • 25Agliardi
  • 31Radakovic
  • 32Stojanovic
  • 35Cech
  • 75Crespo
  • 99Cristaldo

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 33IslaBooked at 40mins
  • 13PelusoBooked at 23minsSubstituted forAsamoahat 67'minutes
  • 3ChielliniBooked at 44mins
  • 5Ogbonna
  • 15Barzagli
  • 23Vidal
  • 8MarchisioBooked at 83mins
  • 27QuagliarellaSubstituted forTévezat 70'minutes
  • 9VucinicSubstituted forLlorenteat 39'minutes
  • 6Pogba

Substitutes

  • 4Cáceres
  • 10Tévez
  • 11De Ceglie
  • 14Llorente
  • 16Motta
  • 19Bonucci
  • 20Padoin
  • 22Asamoah
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 30Storari
  • 36Vannucchi
Referee:
Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni

Match Stats

Home TeamBolognaAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home10
Away19
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home16
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Bologna 0, Juventus 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bologna 0, Juventus 2.

Delay in match Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Goal!

Goal! Bologna 0, Juventus 2. Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) header from a difficult angle on the left to the top left corner. Assisted by Carlos Tévez with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bologna. Denis Alibec replaces Rolando Bianchi.

Attempt blocked. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Fernando Llorente.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Panagiotis Kone.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Cristaldo (Bologna) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andrea Mantovani with a cross.

Foul by Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus).

Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Bologna. Alessandro Diamanti tries a through ball, but Rolando Bianchi is caught offside.

Foul by Arturo Vidal (Juventus).

Andrea Mantovani (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Fernando Llorente (Juventus) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Carlos Tévez.

Offside, Juventus. Carlos Tévez tries a through ball, but Arturo Vidal is caught offside.

Booking

Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Claudio Marchisio (Juventus).

Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Archimede Morleo (Bologna) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Alessandro Diamanti with a cross.

Fernando Llorente (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cesare Natali (Bologna).

Attempt saved. Rolando Bianchi (Bologna) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jonathan Cristaldo.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Gianluca Curci.

Attempt saved. Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Fernando Llorente with a headed pass.

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

Rolando Bianchi (Bologna) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Angelo Ogbonna.

Offside, Juventus. Arturo Vidal tries a through ball, but Carlos Tévez is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Cristaldo (Bologna) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Arturo Vidal.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Carlos Tévez replaces Fabio Quagliarella.

Offside, Juventus. Fabio Quagliarella tries a through ball, but Kwadwo Asamoah is caught offside.

Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna).

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Kwadwo Asamoah replaces Federico Peluso.

Foul by Federico Peluso (Juventus).

Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bologna. Jonathan Cristaldo replaces György Garics.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Rolando Bianchi.

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