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Juventus maintains push for Scudetto after 2-0 win over Bologna

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After failing to score a single goal in their last two games since the restart of football action, Juventus has secured maximum points against Bologna to be in a good position for the Serie A title fight.

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for Juve from the penalty spot after Stefano Denswil fouled Matthijs de Ligt. The Portuguese superstar has now bettered his last season’s tally in the division with his 22 Serie A goals. Ronaldo scored 21 in the entirety of last season

Juve is planning to win the 9th straight Scudetto as they are four points clear of Lazio, who visit Atalanta on Wednesday.

Paulo Dybala doubled the team’s lead with a shot second from Federico Bernardeschi’s backheel.

The visitors, however, lost their right-back, Danilo, after a red card, and Bologna failed to take a numerical advantage.

The controlled the major part of the game Maurizi as they were in control in the second half as well. They couldn’t score more goals, while Bernardeschi hit the post. Ronaldo also scored, but it was ruled out for offside.

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“Alex Sandro is injured, and Mattia de Sciglio pulled up during the game holding his hamstring. He was replaced by Danilo, who will now be suspended after picking up two yellow cards.

Juventus had played 0-0 with AC Milan in the Coppa Italia semi-final and scales through penalties. The Bianconerri had lost the final to Napoli on spot-kicks after another goalless draw.

Bologna had failed to take advantage of the outstanding as Juve made numerous errors at the back. The win returns Juve to 66 points, four points more than Lazio in the second place.

Sarri reacts

Juventus manager, Maurizio Sarri has insisted that ‘criticism was excessive’ of Juventus, Federico Bernardeschi and Matthijs de Ligt.

Juventus sharper in the 2-0 win over Bologna

The gaffer who said he was pleased with the response against Bologna said there were sharper than the two previous games played.

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Speaking with Sky Sport Italia, the Italian tactician noted that the team kept up the tempo and intensity for 70 minutes, unlike in the Coppa Italia that they were able to just control for  20-30 minutes.

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