24 Jan Juventus vs. Bologna – Football Match Report – January 24, 2021
Juventus obtained their Serie A title defence again on observe with a hard-fought 2-Zero dwelling win over Bologna on Sunday that moved Andrea Pirlo’s facet into the highest 4.
Arthur Melo notched his first objective for the Turin membership within the first half with a deflected strike and USMNT midfielder Weston McKennie headed dwelling the second after 71 minutes.
Bologna goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski made some beautiful saves to maintain his facet within the match and the guests additionally had good possibilities in an entertaining encounter on the Allianz Stadium.
– Stream Football4cast FC Each day on Football4cast+ (U.S. solely)
– Is Ronaldo the highest scorer of all time?
It was a much-needed victory for Pirlo’s facet following the frustration of their 2-Zero defeat to Inter Milan final weekend because it minimize the hole behind league leaders AC Milan to seven factors and the champions even have a sport in hand.
“It is crucial for us. We watched yesterday how each Milan teams dropped factors,” McKennie informed DAZN after Milan misplaced 3-Zero to visiting Atalanta and Inter had been held 0-Zero at Udinese.
“We’re a sport down and we nonetheless must play each of them in Turin. We’re three factors nearer and I feel it will be a struggle to the tip. We’ll see who needs it extra.”
Juventus are fourth with 36 factors from 18 video games, one level behind AS Roma in third. Bologna are 13th with 20 factors.
Pirlo received the primary trophy of his brief managerial profession on Wednesday by main Juve to a 2-Zero win over Napoli within the Italian Tremendous Cup, offering some welcome reduction on the Turin giants after their meek defeat by Inter.
They obtained off to a superb begin on Sunday when Arthur’s speculative effort ricocheted off Bologna’s Jerdy Schouten and into the underside nook after 15 minutes.
Skorupski then produced an outstanding double-save to disclaim Cristiano Ronaldo and Federico Bernardeschi.
Bologna got here to life after the break as Juve goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny spared Juan Cuadrado’s blushes by palming his team mate’s header over the bar earlier than the Pole’s diving save thwarted a whipped Riccardo Orsolini effort.
However McKennie made positive of the factors by discovering area to move in from a nook and Bologna once more had Skorupski to thank for protecting the rating down as he blocked efforts from McKennie, Adrien Rabiot and Ronaldo within the closing phases.