Italian Serie A
Juventus3Bologna1

Juventus 3-1 Bologna

Alvaro Morata heads a goal for Juventus
Alvaro Morata scored his first league goal of the season

Juventus came from behind to secure only their second league win of the season as bottom club Bologna lost for the sixth time in seven games.

Serie A champions Juventus, recovering from their worst start to a season, fell behind to Anthony Mounier's well-taken early goal.

But the home side levelled before half-time as Alvaro Morata headed his first league goal of the season.

Paulo Dybala scored a second-half penalty and Sami Khedira added a third.

After taking only a point from their first three games, Juventus have won two and drawn one of their last four to climb into mid-table.

Their domestic form had been nothing like their start to their Champions League campaign - they won their opening two games in Group D, including a 2-1 win at Manchester City.

But their second-half performance against a Bologna side struggling in the top flight following promotion last season suggested Juventus are starting to get back to their best.

Morata missed an excellent chance before he was fouled by Alex Ferrari to allow Dybala to score his fourth goal of the season from the spot.

Juve's former Real Madrid midfielder Khedira, making his first league appearance after injury, capped an impressive performance by nodding in at the far post.

Anthony Mounier scores for Bologna
Anthony Mounier also scored Bologna's goal in their only win so far this season

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 15Barzagli
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3Chiellini
  • 33Evra
  • 6KhediraSubstituted forAsamoahat 90+2'minutes
  • 11de Carvalho Andrade LimaSubstituted forLeminaat 67'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 10Pogba
  • 16Ju Cuadrado
  • 21Dybala
  • 9MorataSubstituted forZazaat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Zaza
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 18Lemina
  • 20Padoin
  • 22Asamoah
  • 24Rugani
  • 25Murara Neto
  • 38Audero
  • 40Vitale

Bologna

  • 83Mirante
  • 24Ferrari
  • 2Oikonomou
  • 28GastaldelloBooked at 41minsSubstituted forRossettiniat 48'minutes
  • 25MasinaBooked at 50mins
  • 21Diawara
  • 5PulgarBooked at 56minsSubstituted forBrighiat 70'minutes
  • 26MounierBooked at 45mins
  • 23BrienzaSubstituted forFalcoat 76'minutes
  • 22Rizzo
  • 10DestroBooked at 40mins

Substitutes

  • 1Da Costa
  • 3Morleo
  • 6Crisetig
  • 7Falco
  • 11Mancosu
  • 13Rossettini
  • 15Mbaye
  • 18Acquafresca
  • 20Maietta
  • 32Stojanovic
  • 33Brighi
  • 90Crimi
Referee:
Domenico Celi
Attendance:
39,330

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamBologna
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home19
Away2
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Juventus 3, Bologna 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Juventus 3, Bologna 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Kwadwo Asamoah replaces Sami Khedira.

Attempt missed. Filippo Falco (Bologna) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Mario Lemina (Juventus).

Anthony Mounier (Bologna) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Mario Lemina (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mario Lemina (Juventus).

Anthony Mounier (Bologna) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Paul Pogba (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Simone Zaza (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luca Rossettini (Bologna).

Substitution

Substitution, Bologna. Filippo Falco replaces Franco Brienza.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Simone Zaza replaces Álvaro Morata.

Mario Lemina (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mattia Destro (Bologna).

Offside, Bologna. Adam Masina tries a through ball, but Mattia Destro is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Bologna. Matteo Brighi replaces Erick Pulgar.

Offside, Juventus. Álvaro Morata tries a through ball, but Paulo Dybala is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Álvaro Morata (Juventus) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Pogba.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Mario Lemina replaces Hernanes.

Goal!

Goal! Juventus 3, Bologna 1. Sami Khedira (Juventus) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Álvaro Morata with a cross.

Attempt missed. Hernanes (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Giorgio Chiellini.

Foul by Hernanes (Juventus).

Anthony Mounier (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Antonio Mirante.

Attempt saved. Álvaro Morata (Juventus) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Sami Khedira.

Booking

Erick Pulgar (Bologna) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Erick Pulgar (Bologna).

Offside, Bologna. Luca Rossettini tries a through ball, but Mattia Destro is caught offside.

Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Sami Khedira.

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

Alex Ferrari (Bologna) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Juventus 2, Bologna 1. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Juventus. Álvaro Morata draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Alex Ferrari (Bologna) after a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Adam Masina (Bologna) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 4th October 2015

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Fiorentina76011441018
2Inter Milan751186216
3Lazio75021011-115
4Roma7421179814
5Torino7412128413
6Napoli7331167912
7Chievo7331115612
8Sassuolo733197212
9Sampdoria73221310311
10Atalanta732288011
11AC Milan7304813-59
12Juventus72239818
13Palermo7214912-37
14Udinese7214710-37
15Genoa721447-37
16Empoli7214711-47
17Carpi7124816-85
18Hellas Verona7043610-44
19Frosinone7115410-64
20Bologna7106412-83
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