Italian Serie A
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Juventus 2-0 Bologna: Champions put pressure on Milan teams

Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo
Brazil midfielder Arthur Melo joined Juventus from Barcelona for 82m euros

Arthur Melo scored his first goal for Serie A champions Juventus as they beat Bologna to put pressure on the Milan teams.

The Brazil midfielder's deflected long-range strike opened the scoring before Weston McKennie headed in a second.

AC Milan lead Serie A despite losing at home to Atalanta after second-placed Inter drew at Udinese.

Roma are third with Juventus moving fourth ahead of Atalanta into a Champions League berth.

Ex-Barcelona player Melo broke his scoring duck in his 19th appearance for Juventus since joining from the Catalan side last summer for 82m euros.

USA midfielder Weston McKennie got the second after 71 minutes, heading in from a corner, for his fourth goal in 21 games since moving from Bundesliga side Schalke.

Line-ups

Juventus

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Szczesny
  • 16Ju Cuadrado
  • 19BonucciSubstituted forde Ligtat 78'minutes
  • 3ChielliniBooked at 47mins
  • 13Danilo
  • 14McKennieSubstituted forDemiralat 90+2'minutes
  • 5ArthurBooked at 52minsSubstituted forRabiotat 78'minutes
  • 30Bentancur
  • 33BernardeschiSubstituted forMorataat 69'minutes
  • 44KulusevskiBooked at 21minsSubstituted forRamseyat 78'minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 4de Ligt
  • 8Ramsey
  • 9Morata
  • 22Chiesa
  • 25Rabiot
  • 28Demiral
  • 31Pinsoglio
  • 36Di Pardo
  • 37Dragusin
  • 38Frabotta
  • 41Fagioli
  • 77Buffon

Bologna

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 28Skorupski
  • 29De SilvestriSubstituted forSoumaoroat 45'minutes
  • 23Larangeira
  • 14Tomiyasu
  • 35DijksBooked at 62minsSubstituted forPalacioat 75'minutes
  • 32SvanbergSubstituted forDomínguezat 64'minutes
  • 30Schouten
  • 7OrsoliniSubstituted forSkov Olsenat 76'minutes
  • 21Soriano
  • 55VignatoBooked at 14minsSubstituted forSansoneat 45'minutes
  • 99Barrow

Substitutes

  • 1da Costa Júnior
  • 3Hickey
  • 5Soumaoro
  • 6Paz
  • 8Domínguez
  • 10Sansone
  • 11Skov Olsen
  • 16Poli
  • 18Baldursson
  • 20Breza
  • 24Palacio
Referee:
Juan Luca Sacchi

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamBologna
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home23
Away11
Shots on Target
Home11
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Juventus 2, Bologna 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Juventus 2, Bologna 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Rodrigo Bentancur.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Roberto Soriano (Bologna) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Merih Demiral replaces Weston McKennie.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Matthijs de Ligt.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Musa Barrow (Bologna) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nicola Sansone.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Juan Cuadrado.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Lukasz Skorupski.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adrien Rabiot (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Musa Barrow (Bologna) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nicolás Domínguez.

  12. Post update

    Álvaro Morata (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Adama Soumaoro (Bologna).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nicola Sansone (Bologna) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Roberto Soriano.

  15. Post update

    Aaron Ramsey (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Nicolás Domínguez (Bologna).

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Danilo.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Aaron Ramsey replaces Dejan Kulusevski.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Matthijs de Ligt replaces Leonardo Bonucci.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 24th January 2021

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1AC Milan19134239221743
2Inter Milan19125245232241
3Roma1911444132937
4Juventus18106237181936
5Atalanta19106344232136
6Napoli18111641192234
7Lazio1910453226634
8Hellas Verona198652518730
9Sassuolo198653229330
10Sampdoria198293029126
11Benevento196492336-1322
12Fiorentina195682030-1021
13Bologna195592433-920
14Udinese194692028-818
15Spezia194692636-1018
16Genoa194691930-1118
17Torino192892837-914
18Cagliari1935112337-1414
19Parma1927101436-2213
20Crotone1933132243-2112
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