Italian Serie A
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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

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bologna 0, Juventus 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bologna 0, Juventus 2.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  5. 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.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Bologna. Denis Alibec replaces Rolando Bianchi.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Panagiotis Kone.

  9. Post update

    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.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Arturo Vidal (Juventus).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    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.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Booking

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Claudio Marchisio (Juventus).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    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.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 6th December 2013

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