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Juve win but don’t convince in foggy Bologna

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Juventus have won 2-0 in a foggy Bologna. It wasn’t as comfortable as the Bianconeri would’ve liked, but a win is a win. Juve climb to 6th place in Serie A and are tied with Roma, who are 5th. Max Statman gives you a quick breakdown and player ratings.

Juventus started off well and took the lead in the 6th minute. It was a quick counter attack, Morata gave it to Bernardeschi, who gave a fabulous pass through Theate’s legs back towards the Spanish striker. Morata made no mistake in front of Skorupski. The VAR checked the goal, but it stood.

Dangerous Svanberg

There was another opportunity for Rabiot after a good dribble by McKennie, but his shot was too soft. Then Bologna went looking for the equalizer. Svanberg got away from Cuadrado, but De Ligt cleared his shot. The Swede created more danger with an overhead kick that just missed the goal after Dominguez’s shot was blocked.

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Bologna grew stronger towards the end of the first half, but couldn’t create big chances. There was a shot by Svanberg from the edge of the box, but it didn’t cause Szczęsny any trouble.

Excellent De Ligt

It took a while before anyone created a chance in the second half. Svanberg took a shot from outside the box, but De Ligt, who played excellent, blocked it. Bologna came close after Bernardeschi lost posession again, but Bonucci intercepted before Barrow could finish. Szczęsny denied Dominguez with a big save a couple minutes later.

Where Bologna failed to equalize, Juve tried to double their lead. Cuadrado took a shot from the edge of the box. It took a deflection on Hickey and fell into the goal. Juve also got chances to make it 3. Cuadrado showed his quality in attack with a great run. The ball fell to Bernardeschi, who’s good shot got saved by Skorupski.

Substitute Kaio Jorge gave Cuadrado another opportunity after a good dribble, but Skov Olsen made sure that the Colombian couldn’t shoot.

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Player ratings

Szczęsny 6.5;

Cuadrado 6.5, Bonucci 6, De Ligt 7, Pellegrini 6;

Rabiot 5, Arthur 5.5, McKennie 6;

Bernardeschi 6, Morata 6.5, Kean 5

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Substitutes: Alex Sandro 6, Bentancur 5.5, Locatelli 6, Kulusevski 6, Kaio Jorge (-)

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Jurre van Wanrooij is a writer and lead match analyst for Max Statman. He was born and raised in The Netherlands, where he still lives. He is studying journalism and that’s why he joined Max Statman, so that he could develop his writing. Apart from Juventus, he also support PSV Eindhoven, the club closest to his home. The goal is to give you guys the best information about Juventus in English and be as reliable as possible.

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